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Old 01-18-2004, 23:37   #1 (permalink)
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dilemma

ok guys want to get your opinion

as some of you would be aware im getting rid of my car and picking up a yoot

what my dilemma is atm is which one!

the scenario is its out of either an AU2/3 XR8 ute and a low k's second hand BA XR6 ute

the XR8 is around the $30,000 mark (some series 3's theyre still wanting close to $35,000) and have found there arent very many around at all

the XR6 i have seen a few now at dealers for around the $32,000 to $35,000 mark

ok now advantages and disadvantages for both

AU2/3 XR8
Advantages

aggressive front end styling
the V8! which i havent owned one yet and would love to
little bit cheaper but not by much
its not a series 1 which seem to have a few issues in all models (even BA)
Disadvantages
Quite hard to find!
interior not as good as the BA
less of a warranty
not as good resale

BA XR6
Advantages

new front end
new 6
still a couple years warranty
better interior
easier to find
Disadvantages
quality issues with series 1
bit more expensive
not an 8

im still leaning towards the XR8 atm but am finding it hard to find one!
i want to go through a dealer as i want to finance some of it and if i need to trade my old car in it will make the change over easier as i wont be without a car in between

what are your opinions?
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Old 01-18-2004, 23:45   #2 (permalink)
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Re: dilemma

Go the XR6 BA... BA styling, 180kw, newer model... Should be cheaper insurance (unless you get the turbo!)

Although an 8 is great, I'd go the XR6 BA
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:22   #3 (permalink)
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Re: dilemma

dont worry about the BA XR6 mate. seriously.


i was in the same boat and i ended up getting the BA XR8 ute.
get the AUII wack a BA ass end bumper, wicked exhaust note, even touch up the interior and add whatever stereo you want!

if you want a V8, dont get a 6! simple. i know finances come into it, but even if you wait a few months mate, it'll be worth it.

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Old 01-19-2004, 01:38   #4 (permalink)
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Re: dilemma

You Know my opinion Falkeen Xr8

I had the same decision to make. The way i looked at it was. I could buy the Ba Xr6 with no options. Or find a Fully optioned Au2 Xr8 with low k's.

When your looking around the $30,000 you should be able to pick up a AU 2 XR8 ute with.
Leather (for $30,000 it would wanna have it)
Hard Tonea cover
Premium sound
A lot of em have the tow pack
Cabin tidy's
If your lucky maybe even Sat NAV and/or the factory bodykit/momo gear
And the k's should be under say about 60,000.
And if you find one at a ford dealer get some free Xr mats and other stuff out of him as well.

Being a used car you will probally be able to get one with
Tinted windows
Pehaps an exhaust.

I can't see you being entertained with any thing less than a GT or a Pursuit considering your going to be getting out of a car with 206RWKW.

Choice is yours just make sure you think long and hard
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Re: dilemma

thanks guys

yeah Teza if i was buying the BA new i wouldnt even consider the 6! only 5 grand more and you have the 8, 6 wouldnt be worth it, but when i was seeing a few secondhand xr6's for low 30's thats why i considered them

and sylox thats the thing mate, finding the ute, im after manual, leather, hard cover (but could obviously fit later), bodykit, and in a dark colour like black, blue or meteorite and id be happy

went and checked a 2002 series 3 one out at a dealer the other day, didnt have leather or hard cover and the gutter side rims were a bit busted up, had 50k on it and they wanted $34,000, told him i didnt think it was worth that much and his response was "yeah it is" and then he walked off, then so did i

ive just gotta find that one!!
theyre pretty scarce...
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Are you in a hurry to find one??
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Are you in a hurry to find one??
umm more impatience than anything

but i sort of need to get it pretty soon yeah
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Re: dilemma

The obvious one to get would be the BA which as you said warranty wise and resale you are better of but like Teza, I would go for the XR8 AU if you can find one. Take it from me you won't be dissapointed.
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Re: dilemma

shame its an auto
and red
and no bodykit


and in victoria

but i get what your saying cheers
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hi Falkeen, check this he will not take any offers . AU XR8 III BLACK 2002 46,000 KLMS $30,000,5 speed Manual.
http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.private_vehicle?vehicle_id=80118&current_rec=1&total_rec=3&sort_type=&price_min=30000&pr ice_max=30000&make_id=6&model_id=17&state_id=2&search_distance=50
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