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Old 11-09-2004, 06:18   #1 (permalink)
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I am after any help you guys may be able to offer with finding a nice EF Fairmont for around 6 or 7 grand.... I cant afford to insure a Ghia(or XR) but i still want the climate air, cruise and fast glass.... all of which the fairmont still has, I know the ghia had an LSD and woodgrain trim and half velour/leather trim. All i'd want from the Ghia though is the LSD, I am in sydney and have been lookin around and have seen some cars around 5 to 6 grand but are either high milage or just seem to have been treated like shitheaps. As the car i am driving now has only 144,000kms on it now i dont want anything with more kays on it.....
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:22   #2 (permalink)
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You'll just have to keep checking carsales.com.au
As you said, most in your price range will have higher K's than your desired level and if not, will be a little worn out.
Keep looking and you'll find one eventually.
Will also add.. mileage on a car aint everything, take the below mentioned scenario -
car 1 - 199,000 k's - well looked after, always serviced, washed etc etc
car 2 - 140,000 ks - serviced? whats a service? um i put fuel in once... could also be thrashed out.
If you treat a car with care it will and can do half a million K's.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:39   #3 (permalink)
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One word, EBAY! Seriously, have a look, u can pick up some great deals. Of course u need to find one in your area tho.

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Just keep lookin' is all i can say.
Bargains always pop up and u'll find one sooner or later.
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Old 11-09-2004, 17:00   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help guys, and yeah I have been looking around on carsales.com.au and have seen some pretty good ones, but most of the time the owner thinks their car is made of gold and worth 15 grand or they have no idea of the service history of the car, which put me off two cars already,one with chunky brown coolant and the second with this gunk all over the dipstick. Both were in dealers yards.... so from what i have seen Do you think that a private sale would be the best to find? And what should i really focus on when looking at an EF falcon? Like stuff you guys would look for specifically? Also the other day i test drove a 5.0 litre EB fairmont and it felt like the steering wheel wasnt right in front of me, as though it was off centre, has anyone else noticed this on any cars or was this more likely because of a bad accident repair?
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Old 11-09-2004, 19:08   #6 (permalink)
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Only thing sloppy about my EF steering is that it shakes when i slow from high speeds.. bloody need to get wheel alignment!
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Old 11-09-2004, 19:12   #7 (permalink)
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efBEGGZA: that could mean ur disks need machining, my car does the same and its because i havnt done it in a looooooooong time
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Sorry guys, i was referring to the actual position of the steering wheel in relation to the driver... as in, when i was looking straight ahead, and sitting comfortably in the centre of the seat, the steering wheel of this EB was offset towards the passenger side of the car ever so slightly, but enough to give me the shits if i had to drive the car every day(i didnt buy it BTW).
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the steering wheel of this EB was offset towards the passenger side of the car ever so slightly, but enough to give me the shits
i know the feeling, mine is slightly towards to the right, so its kind of annoying but keeps you focusing on where youre going having to make sure its straight which is good, but its not cause to fall over and die about

edit: wait, did you mean the car steered (wtf is the verb for steer?) towards the left or the actual wheel is not parallell to the dash?
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:29   #10 (permalink)
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just remember that cars come out of the factory with their steering biased ever so slightly to the left (for obvious reasons you dont want to be drifting over to the right!). It becomes noticable after more kms, but its nothing a decent wheel alignment job cant fix. My local Bob Jane does an absolutely top notch job for $30, cannot fault it.
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