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Old 07-17-2003, 20:52   #1 (permalink)
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confused What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

If you guys had about $30k to spend on either a fully optioned AUIII XR6 VCT, with leather, momo wheel, etc or a brand new BA XR6 N/A with only a sunroof as an option which would you get and why?

I am not that interested in the options but more how the two cars drive and feel. I would be most interested to hear comments from people that have driven both cars.

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Old 07-17-2003, 21:04   #2 (permalink)
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Well when we bought our BA XR6, we had a quick look around the second hand area first to see if there were any good AU XRs about, and the dealer said that if you have the money to get the BA, then get the BA, as overall it is a much better car. Having never driven an AU myself, I don't know, but having driven the BA, I reckon I wouldn't settle for less now.
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Re: What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

Mate, I have had several AU's and I say take the BA without a doubt, it's a $500 million dollar better car than the AU, and it really feels it.

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I compare it to Ford going from EA to EL over night, same basic car (doors) floorpan etc but you cant compare one car to the other. Not is any way or form.
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Re: What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

Yup go the BA for sure. Much smoother ride, way better engine and guranteed better resale value
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Re: What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

I'd buy the BA in a heartbeat.
The AU is an excellent car, and better than it's sales indicated, however Ford have really excelled themselves with the BA, as it is simply superior to the AU.

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Where are you gonna get a n/a BA XR6 for $30K, a BA XR6 with a sunroof is about $45K on the road
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Re: What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

The BA is a better car & will have better resale too
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Re: What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

Thanks for all of your comments guys, much appreciated.
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Re: What to get: AUIII XR6 VCT or BA XR6 N/A

Can someone post the figures for the following for 0-400m time AND fuel consumption:

BA XR6 N/A
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I just want to compare.

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Old 07-21-2003, 00:01   #10 (permalink)
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yes me too very interested - although in Sydney :-<

as soon as i get my tax return ill be ringing Herrods for some info on a cat-back system.

also Sinclair Ford in Penrith have a range of exhaust systems for new BA (he claimed 12rwkw for BA XR6) for $1700 stainless steel, or $500 mild steel (both cat-back systems). Also you dont lose any warranty as its fitted by the dealers. The service team however didnt know much about it when pressed for info and seemed to be pretty clueless on what simple terms like mandrel bent and pipe diameter mean. I think therefore i may give them a miss and ring Herrods - i think they fit through Brad Garlic Ford in Ryde (so i guess id also keep my warranty).
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