An XR8 test drive
Well, driving past the ryde ford dealership, i decided to take the plunge and walk in and ask for a test drive of a brand spanking new blueprint XR8!
First thing i have to say is, OMG how many looks do you get! Every single person. I'm not kidding here.
Secondly, the car had the sweetest sounding engine i've heard for a quite a while, and its road manners were second to none.
But its weight was something that becomes very apparent as soon as you take the wheel. Don't get me wrong, the XR8 was a great ride, but you could definitely feel the xtra weight.
It all comes down to whether you MUST have a V8, or you'd rahter go the cheaper option in the XR6T (and arguably have the better performance, but not the V8 bragging rights and looks).
Either way you've got yourself a sweet ride hey? Personally, i've always been a Holden man, but i've found this forum very interesting.
I can confidently say that Ford has a very very very strong package in teh BA.. What has become clear to me most, however, is how the VY SS/clubsport still marginally holds the performance trophy.
As i said, very arguable. Hell, thats why we're on here, ay?
PS- the ford salesman was an absolute champ. Still haven't met a salesman who is unwilling to take a new hotrod for a ride. Gw boys/.