Join Date: May 2003
Location: Far S.E. Melbourne
Re: BA XR8 Ute...Or a Pursuit?
Well rodc, that's a good question...
For me Ford Supplier Discount applies only to Ford product, not FPV, so that clinched it for a start.
Leaving the discount out of it...
If you option on the XR8 Ute all the things the Pursuit has standard you narrow the gap to about $5000. SO the 5k buys you unique seats, some unique bodykit, GT spec wheels (whether you like them or not), interior cosmetic stuff (the dodgy carbon fibre etc.) and datadots. You still don't get leather or prestige sound nor the sports steering wheel.
For me I don't want the hardcover, spoiler or necessarily the bodykit. Premium brakes I'm getting elsewhere and 18"s were borderline for me (they look great but curb scrapes, tyre costs and wear issues all stack up against them). So that adds up to $7500 worth of stuff included in the price of the Pursuit that I don't want as well as compulsory PULP costs.
As it is, the only accesories I really wanted that come standard on the Pursuit are the passenger airbag, alarm and spare alloy totalling about $1500. My XR8 has leather, sound and auto which remain options on the Pursuit anyway and would still cost me over $2000.
What have I left out of all of this, the BOSS290!! This is the ONLY thing I would want that I cannot get in an XR8, and $10,000 or so is alot for 30kw given you could buy a blower instead.