Originally Posted by bossxr8
Why buy an XR6 Turbo and then worry about fuel economy. Just drive it and enjoy it, so what if it costs you a few extra bucks a week the enjoyment of giving it some stick should make it worth it. Interesting choice of interior color with the Lightning Strike exterior although you made a good color choice. My Lightning Strike XR8 looks awesome especially with the tinted windows.
Yep true. I want fuel economy, while at the same time wanting power so I can 'cream' that wanky Holden next to me....yep I know it doesn't make sense...
When I test drove it on the weekend, I found if you dont take the revs up beyond 2700, the turbo barely kicks in anyway, but feel like a grandpa driver with those sought of revs.
PS - I hope your right about the BAII (later this year) not having many differences. I figure with 240kw, I should be safely ahead for a few years, and if I want more, some minor changes should be able to take me up to 280 with no probs.
I agree with tinted windows, looks great on Lightning Strike, but the dealer is trying to rip me off (asked for $495 to use the 3M - metallic free film). Told him to hold off, and I'll get back to him.
Spoke with Tint-a-car, the best they have is the Formula 1 Plus tint, while they use a carbon fibre based tint on the back windows b/c of the aerial. They recon that metal free films actually turn purple in the long run...
Where did you get your tinting done ? (and how much ?)