BAII XR6T Driver!
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
The VCT may be slightly slower to the hundred than the VT S S/C, however the XR6 is a much, much better drive. Before the XR6 I drove a VT S (for about 18 months) and IMO the XR6 is in a different league.
The steering in the XR6 is communicative and the IRS is fantastic. Whereas the steering on the Commodore is deader than disco and the IRS is from a previous time period. Also the gear change in the XR6 is better than what was in the V6 S I used to drive (note that you can't get a manual in the S/C S, however from all accounts the auto box in the Commodore is rather ordinary).
I have had a few minor problems with the XR6 (however nothing as bad as in the VT S though). The first one being occasionally when giving it WOT in first gear the engine would cut out at 3-4000rpm for a second or so, however this hasn't happened to me for a few months and I know that this problem relates to the fuel hose (according to someone in Ford servicing, who is high up the chain) so if you experience this problem it can be fixed. The only other problem being that it chewed up a set of tyres after 25,000 kays, I think it was, however that was mainly due to wheel alignment.
On balance IMO it is a much better can than the S/C S and believe me it certainly doesn't feel slow. Iam pretty sure you wouldn't be disapointed with an XR6VCT.
Also all AUII XR6 VCT's built after June 2001 come with 17" wheels standard. These can be identified by having colour coded mirrors, as far as I know this was also the time they droped the LSD on the HP XR6 as well, however the VCT continued to come standard with an LSD - thats for sure :s6: ).
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
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