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View Poll Results: What car would you pick and Y?
BA XR6 Turbo 35 67.31%
TE Series 3 17 32.69%
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Old 09-11-2002, 20:43   #1 (permalink)
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Question A little help from everyone?

Hey guys,

Ok this is the story, My old man is selling his AU2 XR6 and will be looking for a new car and he only wants a Falcon. In a years time i will buy the car off him and start to increase the HP to over 300KW i hope. Now i have to pick out of 2 cars that he has his eye on. A Brand new BA XR6 Turbo with 5Speed in Phantom OR A Very low Ks TE Series 3 Manual I like both cars and don't know which way to go so if you have any coments i would appreciate it.

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Old 09-11-2002, 21:47   #2 (permalink)
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If you want upgradable performance go the XR6 Turbo. That turbo comb is good for 600 hp, but you'd need a new bottom end for that much. The 5.6l V8 is close to maximum tune (you could still get 300+ kW out of it) but it would probably cost you more per kw than the Turbo. The XR6T should also have better handling and the interior is much nicer (in my opinion) than a T3.
On the other hand, some people say that nothing beats the feel of an 8. The T3 is also a bit of an icon, being the last of an era.
Oh, what a decision you have! I hate to be in your shoes :)
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I'd go the 6, but that's me. In fact only the GT would stop me from buying the 6 (if I had anywhere near enough money to afford it).

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Take both - I'll have the left overs.
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I'd go for the XR6T as every new car is an improvement. Also as said before it would be comparatively cheaper to improve the performance.

Resale could be better later because it is not a AU????

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I'd say the XR6 Turbo. It would be easier and probably cheaper to get past the 300kw mark, not to mention it's newer, and looks unreal! Not that the TE doesn't
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Yep pretty well agree with all here. The BA chassis is a better proposition, as is the interior. The turbo engine should be a great performer in stock trim (love that torque curve!), and should have some superb aftermarket potential!
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after seeing and playing with the XR6 Turbo.....i would be going the 6 turbo. (cant believe i just said that! 6 over an 8!)
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Hahahah I love this thread so far. 9-0 after my vote.

Go the SIX!

The turbo will be a cult classic in the years to come and who's gunna want an AU with the Windsor V8 in years to come, even if it was the pinnacle of the series. The T-series will be thought of as practice for the GT.

No offense to any current AU, V8 or T-series owners.
They are fine cars but that's not how I reckon the marketplace will judge them in a few years.
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Last of the windsors... 250kw.... V8 sound.... nuff said
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Yeapers Go the XR6 Turbo mate, as for the reason why read my signiture. ROFL j/k. Not hard to get 280kw+ out of them later on.
Just like the Japanese sports cars, this Barra XR6-T will be unbelievable for modifications.
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