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The FG cause you can't put a Chev Badge on it!

One word VE's are gutless !!! My mate took me in his 6LT calais ve trying to impress me then I took him in the booster fgt he went all silent no comments at all lolllll

Guys, I intially went in to buy myself a VF SV6......dealer wanted $39 on road - and when he refused to haggle, his response was 'mate I have a 3 month wait - take it or leave it'......I didnt even en

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Yeah, if you've got $25,000 to blow on mods, take your pick. If you're running on a budget less than $10,000 then the XR6T will definitely get you more killer wasps for your dollar.

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Sorry guys I realise you were comparing the FG XR6T with a VE SS, so not really fair to compare against the GTS

See link below, baseline run was 208rwkw

makes the XR6T look very healthy in terms of power

cheers

Armando

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I had to decide between the two, just go drive them both

after driving the fg the ve felt terrible, I had a vz ss before and have nothing against the holdens but the fg was far better

ve interior feels so cheap n tacky and I found the leather seats in the Bogan special to be realy uncomfortable, fg is soooo nice to drive and comfortable

the v8 does sound awsome with an exhaust though, but then again turbo whistle and flutter is just as good

and you can get more power from the T for much less $s

just drive them both and I would be suprised if you went for a ve over an fg

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Owned both and I agree with most of what has been said about each car. I am a Expensive Daewoo and regret selling my SS not because it's a better car but I have changed a fair bit over the last 3 years of owning my FG and to be honest the SS is what I would prefer to have now.

If you want a nice cruiser that has a little bit if go and don't intend on flung to much to it get the SS. If you want the bragging rites, 300+ atw then the FG is the way to go.

It's stupid how quick these things are for such little money. Such a placid easy to live with car unless you give it a boot. If you were going to keep it stock though then I would always go for a big V8.. My turbo as much as I love it just doesn't get your heart racing unless you're really putting your foot down which I don't do a lot of.

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I had a fg which I flipped after the lease expired, then took out the SS-V and settled back on a new FG.

V8's have always got the nice note which was appealing but otherwise I thought it was tacky, plastic fantastic with crap seats. Performance was pretty unappealling.

The FG (although bias with the lux pack) is a much nicer/refined car, they have got the design right finally (always was a Expensive Daewoo man before I bought my first FG, never liked the older fords). The VE SS looks like a four wheel drive being jacked up so high.

Eitherway, its all personal preference and there is some good content in this thread to chew on. go drive them both and figure out which you like the best.

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My cousin(he owns an ss) and I both have the same power and run the same mile an hour.

It cost me less than $4000 to get there, cost him around $8000.

And that's in a BA so FG is even cheaper to achieve that kind of mph

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im not sure I agree with who ever said the 6L v8 will use the same amount of fuel as the xr6t I no for a fact that if u baby both theese cars around the fg will get about 11Lper 100 klm and the 6L v8 bout 14, so unless u live on a race track and can floor it all the time the fg will be cheaper on fuel.my fg is stock and with some good tires re002s I got a 12.9 @107mph with 2.07 60 foot, my girl friends mate in his 6.2L clubby has exhaust otr and tune and he got 13.3 both are auto

so I reckon the only thing wrong with the ford xr6 turbo is..... the ford part . I am one of thoose guys that argue ford vs Expensive Daewoo and up untill the 02/03 Expensive Daewoo was better but now I think its very clear that the turbo car is much eazer to drive better on fuel more power/ torque @ 2500 rpm and in the top end and unless u supercharge the v8 (if u do it will destroy everything and drink like a fish ) the fg is faster not to mantion that the next step in doing up the v8 after the exhaust and and otr is the head and cam pack than things start to get uncomfortable to drive and start costing lots and use more fuel again than stock . people start saying that's just the diff gears holding the 6L back but if u have the exhaust cam and dif gears have fun on road trips with the engine noise + more fuel again!. ill stick with my fg powerfull quite good on fuel and wen I get bored ill just take it in spend the 1750 for the tune and flog any UNsupercharged and keep up with cam'ed holdens still

my 2c I own both a camed Expensive Daewoo ute and a fg xr6 turbo sedan the Expensive Daewoo ute is only a v6 but it still uses more fuel the fg

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Check this video out, VE GTS with OTR CAI and custom tune

270rwkw

cheers

Armando

Sorry guys I realise you were comparing the FG XR6T with a VE SS, so not really fair to compare against the GTS

See link below, baseline run was 208rwkw

makes the XR6T look very healthy in terms of power

cheers

Armando

Interesting thing to note is my stock FG T auto pulled 242rwkw.

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To get the same around the 250rwkw from an SS auto you'll need a tune with CAI and even a full exhaust. Admittedly you get the V8 sound but minus the turbo rush the T gives you.

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Hi all first time poster, long time researcher.

I recently purchased a second hand 2009 Fg xr6 turbo in Mystic green. with just over 60,000kms on the clock I payed 26,000 on roads with new tyres, racv check, vehicle history check, service and 6 month warranty. The car is imaculate inside and out.

This is just a post to let you all know my thoughts from stepping out of a Expensive Daewoo ve manual ute into a Fg sedan ZF auto.

The Expensive Daewoo I had has done me well with no problems other than the tub liner pulling away from (fixed under warranty) I thought the ve was a great looking ute and I still do but the interior let it down, the 6 speed manual was generally good with the exception of 5th gear sincro occasionally grinds. It is a great car but as my career changed so was my needs.

So I looked into the fg xr6 turbo.

I went to a dealership for a test drive, needless to say the same night my ute was on the market and next weekend deposit placed and awaiting the transfers.

The car is amazing im still learning all of the buttons I keep finding little things that excite me.

I love the way the radio tells u what songs is playing.

I'm still getting used to the auto. sometimes I feel its alot quicker to slightly accelerate then mash the foot down to get the in your pants feeling.

is there any little tips or tricks to the dash commands etc I should know about like, on the ve I could set aproach lighting so that when I unlock the car it would turn the parkers on, I could select driver only or all doors unlock on button press (on the keys)

I have heard (somewhere?) that a BCM panel filter will make the spool or induction noise nicer, also may add some power once the ecu has learnt?

also Please answer this one if u only comment one thing :)

The previous driver was a 64 year old male who owned it from new, so just wondering would the computer be adapted to his (slugish driving style) THe car feels rediculasly quick now. but will the computer "learn my driving style?" post-52900-0-62511700-1346578818_thumb.j

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If you leave your lights switched to auto, you adjust the settings in the menu on the ICC, you can change a heap of things like follow me home lighting.

The ecu will eventually adapt to your driving behaviour so if the old owner never gave it any then yes it 'may' be slightly sluggish. BUT if you give it a good bootful and try keep the revs up every now and then the ecu will reset itself. I'm no tuner but this is what Herrod told my old man to do with his GT so assume the same applies here.

And congrats on the purchase mate

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the ve DID NOT tell you what song was playing on the radio. THe fg does but im sure u know that

Series 2 in the ve probly does show the song name on radio.

Also no one answered my question about the computer , will it learn my driving style?

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