Originally Posted by DavidL
Thanks "The Shark", "XRchic" and "Bearman" and "flavze".
Sounds like the easiest way will be to compare with a standard XR/XT, and I'm sure there will be at least one of those at the dealer (Peter Warren, Smithfield, Sydney btw).
XRchic: I have owned HK, HT, HQ, VR & VT Holdens, plus a few other cars, and currently have a supercharged-V6 VT-II S-pack. After sampling the latest performance offerings from Holden, Ford and (may god forgive me) Mitsubishi, I decided that I liked the Falcon more than the Commodore by enough to "switch camps". The relatively easily enhanced performance of the XR6T was also very attractive.
flavze: I'm checking the FPV forum now, ta.
Well, congrats on your purchase anyway - I hope you really enjoy the turbo. I just have the regular XR6 but have had APS unichip in it so at least I get something more than the average XR6... And yes, the turbs are SOOOO easily enhanced, to really insane degrees!
I too, will admit, now that you have, that I also test drove a Magna VR-X last year. The model previous, not the current fugly one. Anyway, I was not too thrilled when taking the car up Windy Point Rd (those in Adelaide will understand this), which is very windy (lots of bends), and the front drive ripped the wheel out of my hand when I accelerated out of the bend..... Liked the manual box though. Anyway, the dealers were so rude to me the whole time, wouldn't talk to me, just talked to my Dad, etc....so I left there in a rage, drive across town and bought my current BA Beast then and there! It just scares me how close I came!!!!
And yes, the best way to check your brakes is to compare others on the showroom floor on the day. You will see the difference, mainly in the grooves. I have heard that the premium brake package is definitely worth having, so congrats on that choice too! You will have to update us when you get it!
Also, since you are obviously smart enough to check your cars specs properly on delivery, check your paint thoroughly, in the sun if you can. I didn't check properly and found the rear door was a different colour about a week later in the sun. It is black and the rear door was a milky greyish black. Suffice to say, the entire side of the car has been resprayed not once but TWICE and there have been a lot of dramas with it. If it has a problem when you look at it on the day, refuse to accept delivery of it and make them get you another one.... you have much more power over them if they do not yet have your money!!! You probably know this anyway, but just checking.
Oh and don't take it through any car washes. The laser guidance system in the BP ones see the XR badge on the side skirts and thinks they are wheels. It then engages the very harsh wheel scrubbers onto the bottom of your rear doors and proceeds to take paint off, or at least scratch it badly. BP are fixing it, but the dramas are not worth it. Some other XRs have ended up worse than mine has - some have had entire layers of paint ripped off!
Anyway, good luck and enjoy the BEAST!