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FPVorHSV
28-08-2006, 10:32 PM
Sup peeps, prolly a already-done topic but yeh, a typhoon or LS2 clubsport down a quarter and 0-100.

I currently own a MK II XR6T and am looking to make the next step. Formerly i was all FPV, but im starting to fall in love with the HSV's. Im obviously not basing my decision down the quarter or the 0-100 :D but i was just interested in the opiinions of you HSV loyalists.

F6 Typhoon OR LS2 Clubsport????????

Cheers

BeteNoir
29-08-2006, 05:02 PM
Well, disregarding the E-Series HSVs, the BA/BF F6 had the better handling, and was only a little bit slower than the HSVs in a straight line.

But if you're considering the E-Series Clubby, go with that.

murph_fan51
29-08-2006, 05:25 PM
Well if you want a 6 cylinder, get the Typhoon. If you want a V8 muscle car, get a GT-P or HSV. I recommend getting the VE series seeing it is all new. HSV VE Clubsport R8 is the way to go, if you get the BF Falcon, its still the old design from 1998 (AU Falcon). I think the VE HSV is slightly quicker than the Typhoon, I think it has the same amount of torque too (550Nm).

BeteNoir
29-08-2006, 06:43 PM
But the BA/BF Falcon has a superior chassis to any pre-VE Commodore.

FPVorHSV
29-08-2006, 11:32 PM
Chassis ?? Heard of it but im not exactly familiar with it :S embarrasing when your thinking of buying a HSV.

Ok, what about the GTO, how did that go against the Clubby or the Phoon? Straight line and handling.

Cheers guys.

BeteNoir
30-08-2006, 08:43 AM
Well the Monaro/Coupe chassis is very simillar to the Commdore, if not the same. Sure the handling will be better than the Commodore, but it won't be amazing.

The best car to get at the moment is definately any of the HSV VEs.

max pwr
01-09-2006, 10:10 PM
I know of several people who have traded near new fpvs both turbo and eights recently on holden/hsv because they have been disappointed in their fords. personally i think new fords are crapola especially interior build quality. if i was buying a new car at the moment i would be happy with the ve ssv. I havent driven one yet but its probably better than any previous hsv. as far as 0-100 times on paper and in wheels comparisons fpv and hsv seem to be almost identical though in my experience i havent come across any new ford that even comes close to my maloo for speed. also ford will void warranty very quickly when mods are carried out

Big_power
02-10-2006, 07:49 PM
Don't worry, I'd choose an HSV to an FPV any day

LuxoBarge
06-12-2006, 06:29 PM
It's simple... Buy the Holden/HSV. Better resale, better build quality, BETTER CAR!!! The ford is very plasticy inside, have front end problems (Yes, still) and all round, don't look the money that they ask for them. For me, the choice is clear. I'll keep "Holden" on!

vypower
06-12-2006, 09:06 PM
without meaning to be too biased, but it doesn't take an engineer to work out that LS2 HSV has much more POTENTial (potent being the real part of that word) than the 5.4 ford V8. keep in mind that the calculations used between HSV and FPV are different and HSV are actually higher than it actually looks on the figure comparison.

as for the 6 turbo, although it has great torque, and gets to it quite quickly, it doesn't hit 90% torque capacity until a little over 2000rpm, whereas LS2 HSV hits it from 1600rpm. that makes huge difference. not only higher HP, but can hit it earlier.

But when you go to play with them, dollar for dollar, component for component, HSV LS2's really start to climb up the horsepower ladder much faster than the FPV.

As for design, well VE is brand spankin' new. FPV was ok for it's time but gettin on a bit now. and as Luxo said in last post. it feels i little cheap in the quality. and yes, i've driven them!!!!

The only advantage FPV have over HSV is a better auto. real drivers drive manuals i believe, but if you are an auto man, it only takes a trip to a trans specialist to trick it up a bit.

forget the Fools Purchase Vehicle and get a car you'll no only enjoy driving, but be proud to own it!!!!!

Tim
06-12-2006, 10:38 PM
This is a tough one. I have driven a typhoon and the VE SS, and thought the VE HSV is quicker 0-100kph, from a rolling start the typhoon will eat anything. The torque is on tap from 2000rpm, awsome through the twisties. Just can ignore that torque. Fun car to drive. Avoid the ford V8, no good. The only thing wrong with the typhoon is its not a V8. Its all about the rumble.