about to update my current ute (01 XLS MARLIN) to new BA either XR6T or XR8...
im undicided on what i really want...
i would love that bonnet and the V8 rumble under my right foot but reading reviews on the XR8's, the Turbos kill it.
on the other hand i would love to roll up to a clubby at the lights and pump the farker in a ford 6!
so heres my problem!
XR6T or XR8
either way its only a $1,200 step up to the XR8 from Turbo..
insurance is a little cheaper on the turbo...
im also willing to mod either car to get full potential outa the sucker!
whats everyones pro's and cons about each ute or sedan?
The colour is another thing.. blueprint, citric acid or blood orange?
blueprint looks awsome, but at times looks sorta dull
citric acid stands out like dogs balls- any colour would in the new XR's though!
and Orange.. well its a pretty mental colour!
i spose im going to have yet another drive in the cars again to really find out what i want..
P.S. does anyone have pictures of the phantom XR8 ute from the FPV DAY? or a MP3 sound file of a stock ba XR8 and another with full exhaust system?....i think it was HERRODS? it had the D shaped duel exhaust tips..
For only an extra $1,200 I'd go for the XR8. The bonnet bulge and the V8 rumble are worth it. As for colour I'd go for Red. Blueprint is a great colour but pretty common, Citric Acid and Blood Orange just don't do it for me.
I'm amazed the price difference in utes between XR6T and XR8 is so small whereas in sedans it's about 6 grand!!
It's all subjective, whatever you choose you'll be wearing a big grin!! Enjoy the ride............
BA XR6 NA Mercury Silver (daily drive)
XC Fairmont Coupe (sunday cruiser)
i can't speak for a xr8 owner, but i got myself a xr6t ute and the only way i can describe it is it's an animal! i love it! can't fault it... the power is unreal... the sound... everything, except probably the fuel is uses... but i'm still flogging it!
then on the other hand, a nice v8 is tempting... performance is similar to the turbo isn't it? excpet u get that big beefy v8 sound!
Thanks dude. Looks MUCH better in the flesh. I picked it up last Thursday morning. Awesome, just awesome. Talk about everyone staring at you. If you don't like people looking, don't buy one that's all I can say!
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