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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-06, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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confused Xr8 Or Not????

Im planning on getting a Xr8 either a ED or a EL im not sure but do these V8'S drink heaps of fuel.Ive always wanted a V8 I dont flog my car when i drive.Also are they difficult to maintain???

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Re: Xr8 Or Not????

They cost a lot more to mod than the six!

They're a pretty reliable unit, you don't have to worry about head gaskets and crap like that. They're a bit thirstier around town than the six, but on the highway they're the same. Some people claim they get more k's out of the eight when doing highway kms or towing.

I think your main concerns would be non-engine related if looking at an XR8. Things like the transmission, suspension, steering, cooling system, etc, the same as if you're looking for another six.

With 4.11s, a modified engine, semi-auto, and mixed driving (heavy foot and >5000rpm often seen) I regularly see 450kms to a tank.


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Re: Xr8 Or Not????

If you want to get the ED XR8 keep in mind that the XR6 is quicker and doesn't use that much fuel. It is also cheaper to mod. Also the EL XR6 only has 8KW less than the XR8. But XR8's can potentiolly be a lot quicker, just depends on how much money you want to spend on the modification.
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Re: Xr8 Or Not????

Ive got a ED XR8 Sprint (Better than ALL Ford XR8s all the way to the AUII..) As it has 200KW from factory.. Mine is for sale for $15K and is a manual if your in the market for one....

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Re: Xr8 Or Not????

I never thought my EB or EL XR8 was thirsty- 500 to 600 km per tank. The V8s hold their value better, and I think are easier to modify. The gun versions to go for are the ED Sprint and the series 2 EL XR8.

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