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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-04-04, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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XR8 - EB & ED

Is there much difference between an EB and ED XR8? Also how do the cars hold up with over 200,000 Kms? Is there much between the auto and manual in terms of performance? Is the manual gearbox reliable?

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The main differances are the Lights, Front spoiler/bib, seat cloth, and badges.
Manual is definately the better one.
But there isnt that much differance.
Manual gearboxes are reliable and will take alot as long as you treat it ok.
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The First Twin headlight came with the ED and Still looks HORN!!!!

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I said the lights Brett.
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definitely get the manual, auto's are slooooow
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definitely get the manual, auto's are slooooow
Really? my EB isn't bad for what it is and it's auto..
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definitely get the manual, auto's are slooooow
So are manuals.
This era of 5L are very poor performers in standard form. They need a big wake up call (lotsa $$$) to get them moving.
Standard they can only produce around 110-115rwkw.

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What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?
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Love ED XR's!
An ED XR8, 5sp in Colbolt Blue would be my pick of any model XR ever built....apart from a BA of course...
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But at the time which XR was the quickest?

The XR6.
Ohh and it was quicker than the S, and SS.
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Oi kerry ..
What exactly is an XR8*s?
my rego papers say that & havent been able to figure it out...
p.s. S doesnt stand for simple slow or special smartass...

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