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XR8 Ute

7796 Views 36 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Donut King
Is it wrong to want an XR8 ute when your not a tradesman??? I see the performance value of a ute more than its practical value and I realise they are a real work horse when compared to the show pony SS ute.

Someone please put me on the straight and narrow - am I crazy for wanting an XR8 ute????

I just want one!

Also found this cool 6 minute video of a red AU XR8 ute doing the rounds in a carpark in the US!!!!

And to quote the article "...Ford says it can’t import the Falcon Ute because it’s a truck-type vehicle that would get hit with a 25% import tax. But Toyota got around this tax on its pick-up truck for years by making the pick-up bed in California, importing the truck from Japan, and assembling the two in the U.S. Since local assembly was involved, it avoided the import tax. We think Ford could do the same thing..."
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When the series 2 utes came out I actually asked if I really needed the rear doors. I also noticed 5 SS utes yesterday:(
In general I think the Ford ute is hold on but they are shift a lot of those SS units. In Tassie I reckon I have seen the best part of 7 since launch
I like the Ford extra cab space and look but I gotta tell ya Brockies Targa bus looked good. Lowered and with wheels that really filled the guards it was good. Same treatment for the XR8 gets my vote though Just call me loyal (OK you can stop with loyal no don't keep going with those other name I SAID STOP DAM IT)
Interesting. Would like to know the history on that beast:)
The simple explaination is that the previous owner changed the exhaust and engine markings but that would be a long shot. What engine power rating were they claiming for this car?
Yes that is true FM but that is for 200kw units only. The ute in question should be 185 and of the utes I have seen the plentum chamber badge is the same as mine.
Sedans of series 2 vintage do have the synergy marking and have the old Tseries 200 unit with a different engine moulding. I have one on my car and it caused untold confusion with the parts people
Not say that is right, they may well have started badging 185 motor synergy at some stage.
Yep you have me. I have no idea what it is !
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