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Black 200kw wheel barrow
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ok guys want to get your opinion

as some of you would be aware im getting rid of my car and picking up a yoot

what my dilemma is atm is which one!

the scenario is its out of either an AU2/3 XR8 ute and a low k's second hand BA XR6 ute

the XR8 is around the $30,000 mark (some series 3's theyre still wanting close to $35,000) and have found there arent very many around at all

the XR6 i have seen a few now at dealers for around the $32,000 to $35,000 mark

ok now advantages and disadvantages for both

AU2/3 XR8
Advantages

aggressive front end styling
the V8! which i havent owned one yet and would love to
little bit cheaper but not by much
its not a series 1 which seem to have a few issues in all models (even BA)
Disadvantages
Quite hard to find!
interior not as good as the BA
less of a warranty
not as good resale

BA XR6
Advantages

new front end
new 6
still a couple years warranty
better interior
easier to find
Disadvantages
quality issues with series 1
bit more expensive
not an 8

im still leaning towards the XR8 atm but am finding it hard to find one!
i want to go through a dealer as i want to finance some of it and if i need to trade my old car in it will make the change over easier as i wont be without a car in between

what are your opinions?
 

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Ford Appreciation Society
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Go the XR6 BA... BA styling, 180kw, newer model... Should be cheaper insurance (unless you get the turbo!)

Although an 8 is great, I'd go the XR6 BA
 

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Was XLS, now XR8 UTE!!
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dont worry about the BA XR6 mate. seriously.


i was in the same boat and i ended up getting the BA XR8 ute.
get the AUII wack a BA ass end bumper, wicked exhaust note, even touch up the interior and add whatever stereo you want!

if you want a V8, dont get a 6! simple. i know finances come into it, but even if you wait a few months mate, it'll be worth it.

Teza
 

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XR82GO
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You Know my opinion Falkeen Xr8

I had the same decision to make. The way i looked at it was. I could buy the Ba Xr6 with no options. Or find a Fully optioned Au2 Xr8 with low k's.

When your looking around the $30,000 you should be able to pick up a AU 2 XR8 ute with.
Leather (for $30,000 it would wanna have it)
Hard Tonea cover
Premium sound
A lot of em have the tow pack
Cabin tidy's
If your lucky maybe even Sat NAV and/or the factory bodykit/momo gear
And the k's should be under say about 60,000.
And if you find one at a ford dealer get some free Xr mats and other stuff out of him as well.

Being a used car you will probally be able to get one with
Tinted windows
Pehaps an exhaust.

I can't see you being entertained with any thing less than a GT or a Pursuit considering your going to be getting out of a car with 206RWKW.

Choice is yours just make sure you think long and hard
 

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Black 200kw wheel barrow
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thanks guys

yeah Teza if i was buying the BA new i wouldnt even consider the 6! only 5 grand more and you have the 8, 6 wouldnt be worth it, but when i was seeing a few secondhand xr6's for low 30's thats why i considered them

and sylox thats the thing mate, finding the ute, im after manual, leather, hard cover (but could obviously fit later), bodykit, and in a dark colour like black, blue or meteorite and id be happy

went and checked a 2002 series 3 one out at a dealer the other day, didnt have leather or hard cover and the gutter side rims were a bit busted up, had 50k on it and they wanted $34,000, told him i didnt think it was worth that much and his response was "yeah it is" and then he walked off, then so did i

ive just gotta find that one!!
theyre pretty scarce... :fraz:
 

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X-DM!!
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The obvious one to get would be the BA which as you said warranty wise and resale you are better of but like Teza, I would go for the XR8 AU if you can find one. Take it from me you won't be dissapointed.
 

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Tickford and FPV Bloke
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Get the AU, basically the same ride as the BA. If you were talking sedan then i would probarly tell you to get a BA thanks to Control Blade. Id say you should be able to pick one up for about $28,000.

Also remember that the AU has the Prestige sound standard, while the BA doesnt, plus the AU V8 goes VERY hard and sounds good with a few mods.
 

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Tickford and FPV Bloke
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Also if you buy a Series II built after Oct 01, you get all the series III stuff neways, just make sure it has the kit as the Series III plated ones from Feb / Mar 02 had kit as standard.
 

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Tickford and FPV Bloke
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This is a good example for 26 grand less the canopy which you can sell. Interesting to note it also has the auzzuros.

http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.dealer_vehicle?vehicle_id=1304599&current_rec=2&total_rec=7&sort_type=1&make_id=6&model_id=17&badge_id=25123&search_distance=50
 

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Black 200kw wheel barrow
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shame its an auto
and red
and no bodykit


and in victoria

but i get what your saying cheers
 

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Rip Up The Track Join OFR
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hi Falkeen, check this he will not take any offers . AU XR8 III BLACK 2002 46,000 KLMS $30,000,5 speed Manual.
http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.private_vehicle?vehicle_id=80118&current_rec=1&total_rec=3&sort_type=&price_min=30000&price_max=30000&make_id=6&model_id=17&state_id=2&search_distance=50
 

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Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
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If I was ever after a specific combo in a used car I put out the specs to dealers. It's amazing what they can find. I have had VERY good dealings with Marcus at Parkside Autos at Arncliffe - just tell them what you want and they'll go looking. That's who I sold my XR8 through.

http://www.parksideautomobiles.com.au/

Pete.
 

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Black 200kw wheel barrow
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well guys ive found one
in the suburb just next to mine also!!

just gotta work out the "small" money issue then go from there

Vehicle 2001 FORD FALCON AU II Pursuit
Price $30,500
Kilometres 58,000
Body 2 door Utility
Colour BLACK
Transmission 5 speed Manual
Engine 8 cylinder Petrol Multi-point injected 5.0L (4942cc)
Reg Plate YMU736
Brief Comments XR8 PURSUIT SERIES 5L UTE, awesome, reliable, economical car for work or play
Long Comments Features incl; Leather interior, Chrome rollbars, Hayman Reece towbar, tray liner, dual exhaust, A/C, Alarm/Immobiliser, Dual Airbags, all power accessories. Rego Sept 04. Reasonable offers will be considered.

she sounds good to me...
 

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RIP Sox.....
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The AU series car is excellent, the BA series even better. I like both V8's and I6's, though I'm not much of a fan of the Windsor. The DOHC I6 on the other hand is an absolute ripper and gives bugger all away to the 200kw Windsor.

If you have the money, definitely the BA.

Rick.
 
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