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Old 04-30-2004, 04:15   #1 (permalink)
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XR8 Ute roadtest by UK "Whatvan"

Thought you might like to read a roadtest by the UK "WhatVan online" journo's while here in Australia of the XR8 Ute.

http://www.whatvan.co.uk/newvans_s.asp?id=4175
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After what seemed like an endless time on a motorway (strictly enforced 120/130kph speed limit)
Need to check their glasses!
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They seemed pretty impressed. Would liked to of seen thier faces when they stomped it for the first time......
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I find it hilarious that Holdens are called Vauxhaull over there. Isn't that like a dodgy stereo brand or something?

And Ford are just that. Ford. Nuff said.
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Old 04-30-2004, 18:03   #5 (permalink)
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that ute was featured in another story that was in the daily telegraph carsguide section a fair few months back.
ive got it hanging on my wall,same car and rego plates,
"Ute,me and the open road" it was calld.
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Seems like he was pretty impressed with it and why would he not be !
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undertake a Sydney to Deniliquin to Sydney round trip. Including an overnighter heading further west to Mildura from Deni, this added up to 1,700 miles, near as damn it.
Mildura is west from Sydney....??? man i must be going craxy, last time I checked it was south in Victoria....maybe the British have their co-ordinates backwards....
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Black Kat, your thinking Voxson.

They should have given them an XR6T to test.
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Anyone know of tests of XR6T or XR8 by UK magazines?
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Mildura IS west of sydney.
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