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Old 02-10-2002, 21:51   #1 (permalink)
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Question AV T or AU3 T?

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I know this question as been posed before, but now my brother is facing the same dilemna. He is interested in buying a new T series, but should he wait until the AV? My opinion is he should buy the Au3, and then skip the AV altogether and buy the next new falcon in 2005. He wants to trade is 98 El2 Fairmont Ghia now so it doesn't lose any more value. I'm sure with the AV, the dealers are not going to give much for trade in, especially for an EL.

Who knows?

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Old 02-10-2002, 21:56   #2 (permalink)
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A nice dilemma to have.:s6:
Seriously though get him to test drive a T3 and see what he thinks, if he loves it well then go with if he doesn't, well then wait.
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Old 02-10-2002, 22:00   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice dilemna

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Well he has already test driven it, he loves it. How much better will AV really be though, apart from a new 5.4 litre that hasn't been proven as yet?
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Purely my point of view, but I'd go the AU T3.

Apart from it being a "special" build car and IMO destined for future greatness, I'm always hesitant to buy the first in a new series.
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If he loves it then go for it.
I have no doubts the AV will be a very good car its just a case of being able to wait that long.
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My opinion would be to buy the T3 now and skip AV and that is based on the work i have done on this very same issue. But it wouldn't hurt to time it closer to the launch of AV as you might save a bit if he isn't in a hurry. Bit of showroom pressure around July could save you.

Either way he is on a winner.
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You and your brother will be very very happy with the T3 till September,then you'll be looking at any new XR8,6 or the new T which will definitely be a good selling and competitor,and you'll think;man we should've waited few months,they look new,great,ad powerful.
Don't get me wrong people,if you have alot of money to replace cars every 1 year this is the best,but I assume your brother worked hard for that money and he deserves to have a smile driving it for at least 3 years.
From experience,in late 98 when my brother bought au xr8,people used to droooool looking at the car!!holden and ford people,boys and girls. It looked wild and new.Now it's worth it to try the same thing with a really new looking car serious.
Tickford knows that,that's why they producing limited production T3,only for people who have alot of money to have fun.
I hope I have helped a bit??!!!:bs1:
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Old 02-10-2002, 22:30   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks ayman,

you just made it even harder. lol thing is, my bro wants to get some decent trade in for his car, if he waits til AV, perhaps he will lose even more. It could just be better to skip AV altogether, because when it comes to trading in a T3 down the track, i'm sure it will be a wanted machine.

More opionions on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2002, 22:48   #10 (permalink)
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Buy AU now.. buy AV II later what the hell it's only money can't take it with you when you kicked the bucket and if you don't have money the banks got plenty of it. :s5
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