Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
I drove a Barra and...
today i got to sit behind the wheel of a barra futura. and let me tell you, boy it was an experience. my dad has an auii forte and ive driven that plenty of times - but this thing was nothing in comparison.
the barra is smooth, steering a little firmer than the au but a lot more responsive. suspension feels less floaty and more to the ground, but keeps excellent ride quality at the same time. the thing holds corners brilliantly. power? this thing rockets, and is smooth all the way up. the dohc gear makes a hell of a difference. gear changes are unnoticable with mild driving, the transmission is brilliant. brake feel is awesome and the car can really stop. headlights are brilliant (boom boom!) and the high beams outshine anything on any car ive ever driven.
on the inside, the interior is very european styled, almost retro in design. seats are extremely supportive, a million bucks on the au. the centre console is brilliantly laid out, the stereo kicks ass.
so... to sum it all up:
I WANT ONE.