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Old 07-29-2002, 02:52   #1 (permalink)
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OMG : XR=SS/VX

I saw the original XR thread & took a gander expecting to see some neat pics. Unfortunately Ford had them pulled so, undetered, I started scanning the net for anyone who had captured the pics before they were pulled....Success !!!

Now, I'm not going to give anything away but here are my initial reactions :

1. (front shot) Nice !!!
2. (front shot) Elegant with an agressive nature
3. (rear quarter) What's an SS doing in the shot
4. (rear quarter) OMG....that's an XR - still....Nice !!!

I have a feeling those of you who are used to the bolt-on look of the current XR are going to be dissapointed. On the other hand, those of you who love the TE/TS elegant look are going to love the new XR.

Time will tell how it's received but overall, I rate it 8.5/10 (based on pics only).

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To all the XR current shape diehards out there, trust me.

The new shape will grow on you - really.

Just give it time :)

Sorry for messin with ya - just filling in the time :)

**edit** BTW : I have really seen the pics.

**edit** Pls don't PM me. I'm not giving out the link. Just sit tight.
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Old 07-29-2002, 03:37   #3 (permalink)
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I think, if you liked the T1 T-Series, you will like the new XRs. They are not as aggressive as most were probally expecting. Kinda like the AU1.
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Hi Barra.

What are your own impressions of the XR, particularly the colour, lights, body kit etc (pls - no details).

Score out of 10?

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Old 07-29-2002, 03:47   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with you. The new XR is quite different to the AU series Xr. It doesn't have the "busy" look at the front at all. That was the first thing i noticed when i saw the upgraded XR from AU1 to AU2. I thought the front look too busy.

This looks alot cleaner, its a more refined look. I like the integrated body kit, much better than tacked on bits, i think this will preserve the look of the car.

Don't know i really liked the color it was shown in though, although that could be also due to the stark background.

Overall, i thinks it looks nice and is an improvment on the AU series..

And atleast there's plenty left for Tseries/GT....

8.5/10
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Old 07-29-2002, 03:50   #7 (permalink)
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Has it been confirmed that the TE/TS r 2 keep their name, maybe GT/GTHO. Sounds a s#$t load better than TE/S, maybe thats Y the XR is so mellow & saving aggression 4 the T SERIES.
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Has it been confirmed that the TE/TS r 2 keep their name, maybe GT/GTHO. Sounds a s#$t load better than TE/S, maybe thats Y the XR is so mellow & saving aggression 4 the T SERIES.
I think you could be right on the money there till.
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Old 07-29-2002, 03:54   #9 (permalink)
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I know the pics are badgeless... but heres my thoughts... i see no tickford anywhere on the Xrs.. i know that its bad to compare, but maybe the XR6 + XR8 are going to be subtle like the S and SS, and carry the ford performance banner, while the tickford cars will be wild like the HSVs?

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