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Old 10-09-2003, 00:15   #1 (permalink)
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Question 03 or 04?

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Im currently ready to order my BA XR8 Ute. But i have shot myself in the foot, leaving it so late in the year to order. Basically i wont get the ute until November 2003 which makes it a late model 03 car. But my other option is to order a January 04 model which makes the car a year newer? Does that make sense? I'm just wondering if it is worth waiting for the 2004 model car or should i just order it now in get the 03?

Just a quick note, if you compare the 2002 to 2003 BA XR8 Ute 'Trade In' & 'Private Sale' price, there is around $2500 difference. So what is worrying me, is if i get the 2003 model, i will be loosing around $4000 just by driving the car out & another $2500 when it hits the year 04. Which is only 2 months away.

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Old 10-09-2003, 00:17   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 03 or 04?

mate id go for the 04 model, ppl alway prefer a newer number and will pay more, even if its only a few mjonths diff! go the 04!
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Old 10-09-2003, 01:50   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 03 or 04?

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G'day,

Im currently ready to order my BA XR8 Ute. But i have shot myself in the foot, leaving it so late in the year to order. Basically i wont get the ute until November 2003 which makes it a late model 03 car. But my other option is to order a January 04 model which makes the car a year newer? Does that make sense? I'm just wondering if it is worth waiting for the 2004 model car or should i just order it now in get the 03?

Just a quick note, if you compare the 2002 to 2003 BA XR8 Ute 'Trade In' & 'Private Sale' price, there is around $2500 difference. So what is worrying me, is if i get the 2003 model, i will be loosing around $4000 just by driving the car out & another $2500 when it hits the year 04. Which is only 2 months away.

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I was thinking the same thing myself and my theory is that i've waited this long whats a couple of months going to do.
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Old 10-09-2003, 02:00   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 03 or 04?

really depends on how quickly your planning to get rid of it. If you keep the car for 10 years I wouldn't worry. If it was 3 years, then yes!
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Old 10-09-2003, 16:13   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 03 or 04?

Go the 4 ( if you can wait).
It will translate into $$$ (dealers / traders go by year, and will screw you, even if it is only by 2 months - I've a december car - i *know* ), and also buyer preference.

In general, for each month you wait, hopefully they refine the build quality more and more as well . . .

Plus, if its late january, it will be after school hols, and out of double demerit time - much better when you have a new toy to play with
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Old 10-09-2003, 17:26   #6 (permalink)
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Neways at the end of the day 2 months isnt going to make a big difference.[/QUOTE]

^^^yep so right, doesn't matter you lose anyway, get the car sooner than later.
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Re: 03 or 04?

I say go for the 04. Few months difference, but you get to say/write 2004 XR8 when you sell it...
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Re: 03 or 04?

Can't offer much more advice, but have you considered waiting until the 2004 model and looking at getting a 2003 model - as they will most-likely be that little bit cheaper?
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Old 10-10-2003, 16:05   #9 (permalink)
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the car will depreciate $20,000 or $30,000 over the term of ownership, i woudn't bother waiting several months for the sake of $2k..
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Old 10-10-2003, 16:13   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 03 or 04?

It's so close now, I'd wait for 04 if it were me. Later build cars have usually better quality, resale and often pick up a few extras as the initial sales rush slows.

Just my opinion, not worth much :s6:
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