Where have you been...Most sensible people would take the refined and well geared 5 speed Ford box over the pea-soup stiring, oddly greared 6 speed of the Holden. Ford are looking at a proven 6 speeder for the update I have heard.
The XR6T price is alot lower than the SS and with more power. The XR8 is a fraction more (only a fraction due to optional 18' wheels) but with alot more power...and technology...quality....bonnet bulge!!
Bring on FPV