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Old 10-06-2003, 18:57   #1 (permalink)
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'98 AU Forte V8

I have a '98 AU Forte V8 lined up. It has only 67000 km's on it. It is totally stock with the original fan grill that I despise. So I was thinking of either replacing it with a Futura grill (ahh thats better) or painting it same as body colour. Also as I have also posted beforehand I would probably want to buy some XR 5 spoke mags and bodykit (front and rear) at least to hide the rear mechanicals a bit better. (basically as they did in the AUII upgrade)

So the AU wasn't that bad a car was it? I can get the car for around $12000, so I thought that was reasonable from a dealer and since I want a V8 and low km's there aren't too many options out there for this money.

Any inherent problems I should watch for?

I owned an EAII 30th Anniversary and an EFII and the EA was a better car I thought. The EFII was rough and more went wrong with it, although obviously it had more power, but more electrical problems.

I would appreciate all of your comments on this vehicle.

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Old 10-06-2003, 19:26   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds pretty good for the money and kms. How long has the dealer had it for?

I presume you get the standard warranty with it?
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Sounds good. A V8 Forte would be a rare beast to come across. Definitely go the XR kit, up to you whether you prefer series 1 or 2, or what you can find.
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Re: '98 AU Forte V8

Instead of painting the front grill, try the SVO grill. It is very similar to the old mailbox opening grill. Just has a centre piece in the middle, and looks very sporty
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Re: '98 AU Forte V8

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Instead of painting the front grill, try the SVO grill. It is very similar to the old mailbox opening grill. Just has a centre piece in the middle, and looks very sporty
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Re: '98 AU Forte V8

very similar to mine xrated.

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My car is now lowered and has a Bi plane on the back. Hopefully get pics up later today
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Re: '98 AU Forte V8

thats an awesome price for that car!!
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Yeah i dont want to think about that because chuck on another 4500 and that what i paid for my AU around a year ago. But i must say i did get a really good trade in price on my EB.
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Old 10-06-2003, 22:17   #9 (permalink)
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Re: '98 AU Forte V8

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How much did the grill cost mate? Looks great, the car in question is galaxy blue too. So after my mods it would look similar. I just looked at www.ssv.com.au and basically for an AU XR front & rear skirt and rear wing would cost around $800 all up.
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What's the SVO Grille worth??
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