Re: AU XR8- r they any good
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I would recommend the AUII or AUIII XR8. The series I has 185kw (nothing wrong with that, I had one myself.. lol), the sII 200kw, and later sII and all sIII 220kw. They're awesome cars the AU XR8 sedans, and the pick of the bunch is the sIII. The IRS suspension is very very good, even better than the current BA Falcon IRS system some say, and all Holden IRS systems to date. Looks wise, I love the look of the series I XR with full body kit. Much better than II and III in my opinion, but the series II and III have a better braking package (2 piston caliper on front for II and III, series I has a single piston caliper on the front), and the aftermarket for brake upgrades is much more supported for the sII and sIII.
Being a '99 I think it's a AUII. The AU II and III XR8 200kw and 220kw engines were all hand assembled. Look for the engine builders plaque on the drivers side rocker cover. See pic below for example of what it looks like. EL or AU? AU by a mile!!!