Bucknaked Is My Real Name
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Left of middle
Xf , Ea , El , Au , Ba
I've owned a 1986 XF S Ute, 1988 EA S-Pack, 1995 EL Futura and now a AU III XR6 and drive a BA Futura for work.
The XF was no frills. No power, no air, no EFI. It was all standard. Although it drove and handled like a dog, it was the most reliable car I owned. Not 1 problem. I even made $1,100 on it when I sold it 10 months later.
The EA, heaps of problems, Head Gaskets & Brake Calipers, drove extremely well and was a good strong car.
The EL drove well and was very reliable. It had its share of mechanical problems, but overall was a good car to drive and always got me from A to B. With the exception of the transmission going.
The AU Xr6 is an excellent car. I've driven Series 1, 2 and 3, forte and futura's and found that everyone was different. Some were shockers, squeaks and rattles, brake noises and many other problems. Fleet cars of course. But the XR6 is a great car to drive and the feel is solid and I think it will be a reliable car.
The BA Futura is a fleet car. It feels and drives like a commodore. Its comfortable to drive and handles exceptionally well, i just think it feels more like a commodore. The engine sounds and reaction, feels like one of the generals.
Of all these cars, for me, I think the AU is a far superior car. What do you think? BA the best or worst, Au best or worst, etc etc etc. I know theres no real comparasin between an standard model and an XR, because it has better components. But generally
Last edited by bucknaked; 10-18-03 at 05:11 AM.