Originally Posted by xrchick
Now Ive Owned An Xr6 Im Looking At Going To The Top Of The Class By Purchasing A Mk2 Gt.only Problem Being The Cost Of Insurance On These Beasts Is Frightening $2000 Plus A Year,i Know These Babies Are Worth Insuring But This Is Ridiculous,my Only Other Option Is An Xr8 But It Doesnt Compare To The Gt,yeah I Know Its Got The Bulge And 18" Wheels.but Those Gt Wheels And The Push Button And All The Gt Details Are Just So Hard To Pass Up.ive Test Driven Both Cars And Would Have To Say The Gt Is A Completly Different Ride To The Xr8.whats A Girl To Do??????
I pondered this very question prior to buying my GT's. Sure they are cheaper, but in the end you have to remember you are passionate about cars, and it doesn't just represent a means of getting from A to B. It's how you get from A to B.
You only get one bite at the cherry, unless you want it to cost you plenty of $$$. Get the car you REALLY want now. It may be a struggle initially, but in 18 months time you'll wonder what the fuss was about.
As far as insurance goes, both my GT's cost around the $1000 mark, so shop around. Taximan is half right, if you go to ford for pad replacement you will pay premium prices. In the case of brembos, which is what Taximan is talking about, Herrods offer items for half Ford's price. Again, shop around.
No offence intended to XR8 drivers, but if you buy the XR8 whilst always wishing for the GT, you will be mighty deflated next time you pull up next to one in traffic.
Bite the bullet. If nothing else, girls in GT's attract plenty of male attention, just ask my wife.... not sure if that's the idea, lol.