I have read with interest all of the posted comments about the positive feedback on the 6 speed auto fitted to the latest FG's, and 90% agree.
I have just taken delivery of a new FG XR6 50thy anniversary (600 km ago), which replaced a 2006 VE SV6 5 speed auto, and prior to that a 2004 BA XR6 4 speed auto. While the transmission is good, I am surprised at the lag (almost flairing) when changing from 1st to 2nd under moderate to heavy acceleration, and an obvous clunk (diff backlash?) when backing off quickly at 70 kmph or so after the same moderate to heavy acceleration. Being a Ford person, I am sorry to say the Commodore transmission was a considerably more seamless change (bairly noticable) from 1st to 2nd.
Has anyone else had the opportunity to compare this FG XR6 situation to the VE SV6 (heaven forbid!)?
Apart from a coulple of minor finish / trim issues which I will report on the first service I am pleased to be back in an XR6. The ride / visibility / low down torque / general comfort is streets ahead of the GM equivalent (even after taking into consideration the 'free' sunroof currently on offer by the general).