Re: Need Some Objective Opinions - EF XR6/VS Calais
Everyone has pretty much summed it up, though I'll add my 20c.
Casper is dead right about the re-sale, XR's hold on pretty decently, particularly compared to there poverty pack sisters.
175k's is high(ish), though as most have pointed out, if it's been looked after well, there shouldn't be any serious problems aside from general wear.
On a plus side for the XR is they have a very nice engine which is significantly smoother and more powerful than GM's V6, being a manual is a bonus and adds to that further. The GM auto is also not a very good thing to use, with a lot of flaring and poor shift points.
The XR will also quite easily out handle the Holden even though it has IRS, unfortunately the GM IRS is pretty ordinary, more marketing than actual superiority.
It's actually a no brainer, depending on the condition of the XR........
BTW, the advice to not go to quickly is good, though don't let a good car slip through your fingers. Manual Falcons are difficult to find.
4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?