Originally Posted by WINGED
Keep the ED. No point getting yourself into that kind of debt just yet. I own an AU and beleive me they are not trouble free and one on gas would not give me much confidence.
Stick with your ED untill you can afford to upgrade, the novelty of an AU will wear of prity quickly anyway.
Winged: I have an AU1 on gas, and it has never missed a beat. Don't forget
that the Falcon 4L engine is specifically desined to also run well on gas (unlike the 3.8L Buick/Commodore engine) That's why there's so many Falcon
taxis. The newer LPG systems are also very good quality.
XRated: I came out of an XF, into an AUXR6, and all I can say is the
difference is amazing. No matter how much you love your car sometimes you
just have to let her go. My XF had 293,000kms on it, and even though I
loved it, I wanted something comfortable and reliable. Remember once it clicks over into the next 100,000kms it will be harder to sell.
As far as getting yourself into debt though, just make sure you think through
all the worst case senarios. Maybe the ED can last another 2 years with a
few bucks spent on repairs, by then you can try to save up a few more grand
and don't so much debt. You should get a part time job whilst at uni.