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Wildlife Rescue
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Hello everyone, Im Grant and i just bought my first Ford ever.
I have been a Holden man for the past 11 years with my
Holden VN Aero HTD, even tho it has been a great car, it was
time to move on. The holden utes didnt do much for me, but
when i saw the XR8 AU II, i was blow away, after i took it for
a test drive, well, i bought it there and then. Its got everything
i need power, comfort and most of all THE LOOK of a hot car.
SO anyways , i thought i would drop in say hi, and get to know
a few of you and be able to get some cool tips, for when im
ready to do some work on it.

take care Grant.
 

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BOFH
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Welcome Grant, good to see another AU convert.
Is it just me or does the AU look better as each year rolls past?
 

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Just give me an excuse...
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Welcome Grant. Congrats on the car. Yeah the AU will never age. A good looking car.
 

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Mountain man'
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welcome grant,
glad to see another come over from the dark side!
i have to admit at first i thought the AU was a bit odd,
but now i love it!
 

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BA'o'Matic 100% working.
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I still don't like the AU, the XR front yes, the rear still weird looking, but hey it stands out gotta give it that :0)

Oh and welcome, enjoy.
 

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CK 302
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Welcome to the best ute in the world owners club Grant. I am surprised at you saying that the Holden utes didnt do anything for you, strike me down with lightning, but I actually think they look and go great!
Ive done a couple of mods to mine, Ide be happy to share any info.
 

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Two SC 61's = trouble
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falcon coupe said:
No it`s just you :p
same here..
Look too much like a Taurus...
They will outlast the Taurus tho..
Have already!!!
 

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XR82GO
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They Au Xr8 utes are pretty damm hot. ( I have to say that though I own one)
The only department they were lacking in from the factory I reckon is the Pwer side of things. IF ONLY THE BOSS HAD BEEN IN EM.........................
 

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Sandwich Connoisseur
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56 762 Go The Uni Student!
 

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Registered
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Go the AU!

Welcome aboard, you shall never leave...
 

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Rip Up The Track Join OFR
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falcon coupe said:
The only good looking AU was the TS/TE series imo.
HI Jeff, Dangerous comment’s did you see how many AU’s were parked behind you on Sunday on AFD..LOL
 

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Tickford and FPV Bloke
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AUs are a sweet car, good luck with her mate and ignor those who say shit about AU's, they are only jealous coz they cant afford one (N).
 

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Welcome aboard mate,your statement about the AU prove's one thing,even Holden people knew they were a good looking vehicle,don't listen to anyone who say's they arn't a good car,I love mine,not a single problem with it and the AU's style won't date easy,all you need to do is go see the boy's at Herrod's and give your ute some little Herrod attention.
 

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The Deputy Dogg.
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XRFPV8 said:
HI Jeff, Dangerous comment’s did you see how many AU’s were parked behind you on Sunday on AFD..LOL
I am not knocking the AU as a model, just saying its looks are not my cup of tea.
 

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falcon coupe said:
I am not knocking the AU as a model, just saying its looks are not my cup of tea.
I Know you were not knocking them it was supposed to be a light hearted comment, I said that for a laugh I to had a AU.. Mechanically very good car..
 

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kickerinthegutsbarry
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Good luck modding the au and how the hell did you live with yourself ,driving a vn for all those years? :p
 

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Wildlife Rescue
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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
WOW ! Thanks everyone for the great welcome.

I love the look of the ute, thats what makes it
a tuff looking car, it could be better in the power
side, tho i still compare everything to the VN Aero.
But hey, thats why i buy cars, to to them up.
So any tips you have, pass them on, thanks :)

The VN was a good car of its time, let me tell you,
this thing still blows cars of the road, i will miss it.

take care Grant.
 
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