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Old 10-16-2001, 06:53   #1 (permalink)
 
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ARGH! dilemma! big time dilemma!

guys... what the hell do i do? as some of you know, my car's bog stock, and i'm bent on doing it up! to get where i want to get, it'll cost me at least $15-20K. now if we add a few things up that's $45-50K for the car alone, without interest on the loan and on road costs. that's almost as much as a brand new te50 costs for cying out loud, or an optioned second hand TE50 II.

what do i do?! please, advice! make me think!
i won't be able to do anything untill early next year though. anyone ever been in a similar situation?

the thing is, i get realy attached to my cars! i love my car, and i'd hate to see it go. well, at least i think i would. ARGH! this is so frustrating! anyone?
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btw, i need arguments "for" and "against"
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Old 10-16-2001, 07:11   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmm - I have the same dilemma..

I want to do HEAPS more to my car, but what I am doing seems to be standard on the TS50!! (except the super charger)

plus those new T Series look AWESOME!!

At the moment, I am looking at spending almost $15k in getting my car ready to be supercharged (better brakes, stronger gear box, bigger MAF, TB, Manifold and big bore extrators) plus I also need a respray.

decisions decisions....
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Why dont just wait a little while till the AV and see if any of its models interest you? If nothing takes your fancy, do up your current AU then or buy a used T3.

And until then just spend a few grand on your AU, like rims and an exhaust or something?

And what exactly do you want to do to your car that would cost $15k-$20k?
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Old 10-16-2001, 14:03   #5 (permalink)
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As much as I love T3, buying Windsor power in that price range would be financial suicide with the 5.4 engines coming out next year. I know - I had a HSV powered by Holden when the Chev engines came out. You couldn't give the Holden powered stuff away......

That's my argument against buying new!
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Buying T3 is a top way to get a hand built engine in a great car that kicks the arse of earlier models in driving enjoyment and refinement. Plus they can actually use and cope with the power.

In the HSVs the same sort of engine build cost $10,500 above the cost of the car so that puts the Tickford engine build into perspective.

That's my argument for going and buying new......
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Very similar to Pete on both counts.

If the 5.4 is brand new i wouldn't be touching it for a couple of years anyway.

The new motor will have gains in refinement and consumption, but its not likely that the performance is going to be that much different. Remember Holden never went to this much trouble with the last of the 308 in VT trim. As said before the 185 XR8 would give up to the 220 a reasonablely hard time.

I also argee with Martin. Wait til closer the AV and if you don't like what you see there is a strong chance of picking up either second hand or a run out model.

On spending the money now. You have to enjoy today for what it is. No good of worrying about tomorrow or next year. The truth is you don't know what is ahead.
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No good of worrying about tomorrow or next year. The truth is you don't know what is ahead.
Oh yes, but for those of us that went on the FF Trip we DO know what is ahead :p :D
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Oh yes, but for those of us that went on the FF Trip we DO know what is ahead :p :D
Well you guys might think you do but there is always that bus if ya get what I am saying! :p
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Spend a tiny little bit on your current one to tide you over until AV. The wait WILL be worth it :thumbup:
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