opinion of Barra XT from the Dark Side!
Thought i'd let you know that a mate of mine recently drove the Barra XT (while I was overseas)...182kw, Auto with Sequential Shift.
Now my mate is an engineer and has done contract work for both Holden and Ford, on VY and BA. He's got a slight preference to the Holden and he prefers the styling etc, he himself drives a VX 'S'...
Now i haven't seen him so excited about a Ford product ever! He's is one who appreciates good engineering no matter who makes it, and his words, the XT will sh!t on VY exec in all repects.
What suprised him about the package, was, well, everything...the new control blade IRS, the DOHC engine, very smooth, loves to rev, interior quality...
he was just really impressed, and for me this is the best sign coming from some what a Holden man!
I'm spewing i wasn't here for the drive, but in the near future, an XR8 will be picking me up to go for a spin!!!!