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Old 09-14-2004, 19:27   #1 (permalink)
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confused 2 cars or one???

Just thought I'd see what peoples opinions are on this matter.

I've decided that I need a V8. Theres just something magical about them that has made me change my attitude towards them.

I currently have a BA XR6T ute and am thinking of the following options:

1) Keep the ute and get an EB/ED XR8 as a second car (I have found one already).
2) Trade the ute in for a new XR8.
3) Forget about it and just play around with the T.

Also, I'd like to go back to a sedan.

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Old 09-14-2004, 19:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2 cars or one???

Depends on what your finances are like really.

I mean, if you were going to loan money to buy do an EB/ED - then the answer is no. That really isn't worth it.

If you've got a lousy 15k sitting around to do something up - then go for it.

If you find that you wouldnt be able to keep a good interest in it - and not drive it as much as you'd think - then dont do it.

If you find that you wouldn't drive it because you have a really nice XR6T in your drive as well - then buy the XR8.

If you dont feel the need for a second car, get the XR8.

Just a few things to think about....
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Old 09-14-2004, 19:40   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2 cars or one???

4 words - Stamp duty, insurance, rego, maintainance.

If you don't care for paying these twice, then get an additional car.

If I were you I'd stick with the T.
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4 words - Stamp duty, insurance, rego, maintainance.

If you don't care for paying these twice, then get an additional car.

If I were you I'd stick with the T.
^^ what he said
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Old 09-14-2004, 19:46   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2 cars or one???

Spend $5k on the Nizpro kit, 350rwkw and you'll forget what that engine with 2 extra cylinders ever was.
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Old 09-14-2004, 19:48   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2 cars or one???

Stick with the T mate. You already have it, no stamp duty or taxes to pay. Go and get an APS phase 2 kit fitted on it and blow away those V8's, keep it for a few years and get some use out of it, then update to the V8 when they have the 6 speed auto in them.
Thats my 2 bobs worth, V8's sound nice but thats about it over the turbo.
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Old 09-14-2004, 19:49   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2 cars or one???

The problem with the turbo is that they are only fun when you're belting them around, but a V8 is fun just listening to it burble away.

If I get a new XR8 sedan I'll be looking at around $12,000 change-over. If I get the EB XR8 that I'm looking at as a second car it will cost me $7,000 to buy + the yearly running expenses.

For me its a tough decision...
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you can never have too many toys, although one of mine has to go to make way for a new project
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Old 09-14-2004, 20:03   #9 (permalink)
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hrm didn't think about the aps kits... stick with the turbo and get a kit for it
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Old 09-14-2004, 20:17   #10 (permalink)
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you can never have too many toys, although one of mine has to go to make way for a new project


you can have too many toys or not enough space,
paying 3 lots of rego, insurance and maintenance costs (you cant drive em all at one so maintenance should be reasonable) doesen't worry me cos i've got what i want(sort of) XF sedan(want a better one hotted up), XG UTE and DIRT bike
i've often regretted selling or trading in cars i've liked
so if you like the ute and can afford(or happy to fork out extra debt) i'd get the sedan as well
thats my opinion
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