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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-11-02, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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XR6 Turbo or XR8?

Took the plunge today and bought the XR6 Turbo but I still have a choice to buy a XR8.

Which one should I get? I'm tearing all my hair out!

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Go the Turbo mate, at least the production line is rolling....
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Value for the performance $$$... go the Turbo. 2 tenths quicker & serious V8 rumble... Go the XR8.

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flip a coin.......
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Go the turbo.

I just got back from 3 weeks OS and jumped in my XR6T for a drive last night. Stoped off at Subway and had a bunch of guys crowding around to have a look at it. I thought that the hype would have died down by now, but it hasn’t.

XR6T has truck loads of street credibility. The XR8 will have about .2 tenths more.

You’ll be happy either way.

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YOu sound like you wan the 8.

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If you can afford it and are prepared to wait the XR8 would be my choice. There won't be much difference in performance I expect, but the V8 will have the edge - oh, and that nice exhaust note!

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

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Go the T six.

Better value, lower running costs, more scope for power upgrades down the track.
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heres a tip I heard from a ford insider..

the xr6t has "quite" a bit - (lot) more poke than 240kw
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every tom, dick & harry will have the 6t
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