Phantom BA XR6
Join Date: Jun 2003
Ba, Why There The Best
The new BA Falcon range is the most impressive ever. Ford have taken the market by storm with as quoted by major Automotive magazines as "Possibly the best Australian built car ever". This is a huge statement to make, and I think they are right.
In comparison to they main opposition (Holden), hey what am I saying, there is now opposition any more, they are slowly being blown away into the weeds.
The new base model XT, almost laughs at the Commodore Executive, boasting 30 KW more power, with the same if not better features for only $2,500 more than it's rival. For this you get the better looking of the two and the most comfortable by a long shot.
Same with the Futura, again 30 KW more power, pretty much the same features, this time for an anstounding $3,500 less than the Holden Berlina.
Then the the XR's, the most exciting of the new ford range(IMO), The XR6 boasts 30 KW more than the Commodore S, and a far more stylish look, along with the better ride for less than $1,000 more.
The XR6 Turbo, shouldn't be compared to the Commodore Supercharged S, but hey, both sixes, both forced induction, thats where they lay. The XR6 Turbo with 69KW more than the Commodore (theres enough power difference there to power a small car). the looks, the feel and more for only $4,500 more.
The XR8, well you only have to read the magazines, an awesome 260KW, really puts it in HSV Clubsport territory, but for the sake of Ford Vs Holden, FPV Vs HSV, the XR8 is 25 KW more powerful than the Commodore SS, while being laden which a much heftier weight, still rivals if not has a slight edge over it's much lighter rival.
Then theres the Fairmont, completely dominating the Calais. The basic Fairmont is virtually equal to the Calais for $7,000 less. While the Fairmont Ghia takes prestige to the next level for only $1,500 more.
We would be here for ever if we discussed every model in detail, lets just say GT, what Clubsport, GT-P, what GTS and Pursuit, what Maloo.
So, if your a Ford fan, and have been watching the Holden market domination for the past 10 or so years. Your turn is here, and I bet "You can't get enough of this".
What are your opinions on the Holden Vs Ford, VY Vs BA rivalry???
Glenn, Phantom XR6 - Premium Sound, LSD, Manual, Electric Windows, Tint, Tow, Awesome!!!