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Used BA XR6 83 35.47%
AU2 XR8 220. 151 64.53%
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Old 05-20-2004, 21:30   #1 (permalink)
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Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

Hi All,

I just saw the thread on XR6 NA pricing and it prompted me to ask this question. I am trying to sell my AU2 XR8 (220kW manual) and have rung a few dealers to see what they would offer. The general consesus seems to be 23-27k, because demand has dropped due to being able to pickup a used BA XR6 for around the price AU2 XR8s now go for (low thirties). These prices are in QLD.

So, which would you go for? BA XR6 or AU2 XR8 220?

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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

No brainer for me, I'll take the V8!
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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

Been thinking about this one for a while actually, and it has to be the AU XR8 220, IMO better looks and its a V8 nuff said
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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

Yup definately the V8, its an AU and an 8, cant go wrong!
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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

I'd pesonally go the 220 as well. My bro's ex car was awesome and was probably just as quick (IMO, or at least very close) as his current xr6 turbo.

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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

Maybe I should show this thread to all the dealers!

I wanted to avoid private sale, but if I can't get what I want I might have to go that way.
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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

I may be biased but I would definitely go the 220kw V8. It's not just the engine but the complete package which is so appealing - speed and the AU chassis handling. Enough poke to give most (non modified) cars a good run in a straight line and SS Commodore shattering performance around the bends. Need I say anymore? Oh yeah, despite some knockers the 220kw Windsor V8 ROCKS. Could never go back to a 6, force fed or not...
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XR6 Pffffft.

Go the V8 220. I used to have one before i bought my GTP. Great car.

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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

220 V8 for sure. Great car. Now if we were talking the XR6T it would be a different matter IMO.

Seriously it does depend on what your priorities are. Are you a long term or a short term buyer? Are you a V8 nut or someone who would be happy with just reasonable power with reasonable economy as a trade off for newer and better looks?
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Re: Which would you buy? Used BA XR6 or AU2 XR8.

I think the answer to that question would currently relate very closely to who was paying the fuel bill - you or the company you work for...
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