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.
April 03 Narooma Blue BA N/A XR6 - 5 Speed, Tint, Alarm, XR Mats and Scuff Plates, Slimline Windowshields.
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.
Chalk and Cheese.
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.
Car's I have owned. First car purchased in July 1994, in order of ownership.
VC Valiant 245Hemi, 280zx Nissan 5 speed, 88 EA 3.9CFI,94 ED Gli X Chaser, 79 FC LTD, 351, FMX, 91 EA2 Fairmont Ghia, 1999 AU S pack, 2000 AU Forte, 1992 EB2 XR8, 2001 AU2 SR, 2002 VX2 Acclaim, 2002 VX2 Manual S pack,2003 BA XR6 manual, 2001 VX2 Berlina.
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).
2003 BA XR6, T5, Blueprint. Herrods exhaust, unifilter ,painted calipers.
0-100 in 6.55 secs.
Forever to live in the shadow of its big brother!
Also - Kawasaki ZZR, soon to be Kawasaki ZX6R.
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