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new xr8 dissapointed?

why? because i couldnt have it then thats why. i stopped at the local ford dealership yesterday at about 5:10 and was talkin to the salesman and said wanna go for a drive.of course he was only to happy to oblige especially since it was raining.one word AWESOME
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hahaha,, you don't know what you're missing. Just go earlier and you'll get your testdrive.

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When i asked for a test drive of an XR8 at a certain dealer in the central west of NSW i was told that i couldnt because they didnt want to get too many k's on the clock. I politely left.

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I drove one yesterday BLOODY AWESOME!! have driven a number of turbos and while they are quick and get from A to B with a mininum of fuss they dont give you the same rush the 8 does.

something about looking over that bulge and hearing the exhaust note at full noise.
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i would love to drive one but since i wouldn't be able to keep it i don't want to. going from a 260kw to 182kw hmmmm might save the moment for when i buy one!!

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I know how you felt. I took my XR8 for a test drive before I picked it up and just couldn't wait to get the thing in my hands. Well know that I have got it, I do nit regret it one bit. It awesome.

As 61sg said "something about looking over the buldge and hearing the exhaust at full noise."

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When i asked for a test drive of an XR8 at a certain dealer in the central west of NSW i was told that i couldnt because they didnt want to get too many k's on the clock. I politely left.
That dealer is probably full of shit then. Surely they would be able to roll back the value of a demo by $1000 or whatever to ensure they dont lose money on the car. I bet my left nut the sales guys use it to get their lunches.
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That dealer is probably full of shit then. Surely they would be able to roll back the value of a demo by $1000 or whatever to ensure they dont lose money on the car. I bet my left nut the sales guys use it to get their lunches.
Thats if it is in fact a demo. I know that my local dealer can't get a demo XR6T or an xr8 so test drives are done in customer cars before delivery, and thats why they don't want to put to many km on them...

I know I'd be very unhappy if my new car had been test driven by customers.....
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the dealership has the sitting on the showroom floor.a red ute,a blueprint sedan and the black sedan we went in.lucky bastards
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Thats if it is in fact a demo. I know that my local dealer can't get a demo XR6T or an xr8 so test drives are done in customer cars before delivery, and thats why they don't want to put to many km on them...

I know I'd be very unhappy if my new car had been test driven by customers.....
The 3 Ford dealers I've dealt with over the years would NOT use a customers car for a demo drive!.... Even informed me that is not only their own policy, but Ford's policy!
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