Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth West Australia
Re: I cancelled my order for a Typhoon.....
Originally Posted by Blueblud
I know I'm probably going to get roasted on this subject but I must say that I cancelled my order on my Typhoon soon after the negative article in the "Herald-Sun" a few weeks ago. I saw the first article in "The Age" and freaked. I calmed myself down and thought it cant be right. The second artcle gave me chills down my spine. I thought I'm not paying $60k for a car and have to go back for warranty work!!!!!!!!!
Not happy Jan. Anyway I cancelled the order and I purchased an XR6T Mk2. I'm happy with the car but just thought I would post this as FPV people seem to read this material. I must say that the lack of straightline speed that has been reported since the news of clutch failures has only reinforced my decision to cancel the Typhoon order.
To FPV: I feel that the Typhoon has under delivered on it promise. I know no particular promise was made in writing. I talk more about the implied promise of "a step forward" "the next phase" etc,etc. Your fooling youselves people if you dont think straight line speed matters to performance car buyers. Hell the best time for the 1/4 mile in a Typhoon is 14.04 secs which by my estimation is 0.1 secs faster than a stock XR6T Mk1 ( I know on a different day rah,rah,rah). What do you think people look at first? SPEED!!!! Then is it a good ride and is it reliable. There you go. A bit of free market research right back at you......
You are a very wise man Blublud I think you have saved yourself a few sleepless nights. I just found the cause of the rattle in the front RH side of mine that had the mechanics stumped. Some fool on the production line at the clown factory simply shoved the piece of plastic in behind the front guard at the door end without bothering to put the clips in so there is a plastic panel happily flapping in the breeze. Had to just laugh and wonder what else they forgot to bolt up properly, pretty good for what was supposed to be an enviable high speed weapon. Perhaps it may drive me to the
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