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Old 06-23-2003, 05:06   #1 (permalink)
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Commodore to Falcon convert

Been a regular 'reader' but a rare 'poster' on this forum but I think this will get a few cheers of support.

I've never had a Ford ever(!) having been a five time Commodore man - until now. Just could not go past an XR6T for value, specification levels, looks, performance, etc, etc. When the SV8 came out, I thought that it would be the cheapy performance car to get into - then Ford came out with the XR6T. Being a biased Holden man, I tried to make the SV8 equation work, but it ended up short on too many fronts.

Having waited 4(!) months for my XR6T, I have never been happier. I was reasonably happy with my previous VX S Scharged but the XR's handling, ride and dynamics are simply in another league.

One thing though - has anyone got their trip computer 'tweaked' at the delaer? On my S, at the 10K service, I had the speed alert turned into a digital speedo which is all I generally used. Has anyone done a similar thing with the BA?
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Old 06-23-2003, 05:13   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard,good to see all the work Ford has done with the BA can persude a Holden supporter to see it is a good car,enjoy your stay.
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Congrats on the switch, an also on the sweet car. Only another million or so to go.....
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Welcome aboard. Always glad to hear of new converts :) Nice ride you have there mate. May it bring you much more hapiness into the future.
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What a beast!!! Well done in you choice of car. Are your friends suprised you bought a ford?
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Yes, digital speedo can be activated, ask the dealer while the car is there for servicing.

There is a thread somewhere on here detailing all the options that can be activated/deactivated in the BA's, I'm pretty sure what you're after is "Police Mode"
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a freind from work who is a di-hard Holden fan, and who owns a VY SS now wishes he got a XR6turbo after i took him for a rap in mine:)
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My buddies were pretty amazed when I decided to go the XR. My missus still can't believe it cause in the 14 or so years we've been together, I've never had anything other than a Commodore!

But at the end of the day, putting parochialism to one side, this is just a better car by miles.
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Yes, digital speedo can be activated, ask the dealer while the car is there for servicing.

There is a thread somewhere on here detailing all the options that can be activated/deactivated in the BA's, I'm pretty sure what you're after is "Police Mode"
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Awesome car mate,just love that colour.
The new BA looks so much better than the dunnydore
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