A friend of mine is looking at buying a 94 ED XR8 Sprint automatic and I was wondering if anybody knows what problems can occur and what to look out for.
It has done 153,000km, and is fully optioned, eg sunroof, cruise, etc, and when we drove it, there were no abnormal sounds up to and 'maybe' beyond the speed limit. All the electrics seemed to be in perfect working order.
He says it has never been crashed and I can verify that cause I know the first owner. It also has a full service history.
The asking price is $17,000, which sounds a little high for an ED, was I only paid $15,000 for my EFII XR6. I have checked the redbook value and it is past the top of the price range which is $12,100 - $14,900. I know there were only 300 built, but it just seems too much.
I saw two XR8 Sprints in the paper over the last six months - and they were selling for around $26,000 (From dealership). Compared to this $17000 seems like a bargain, although the auto isn't very appealing. Car's like these will hold their value.
I was looking about a year ago to buy an "ordinary" ED XR8 and the dealer wanted $20,000 and wouldn't budge on the price, so $17,000 for a Sprint is OK I guess.
The XR8 I was looking at didn't have cruise or sunroof but was in VGC, 2 owners, red, 5spd, 120,000km.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
Originally posted by Falchoon the dealer wanted $20,000 and wouldn't budge on the price,
I would never EVER, EVER, EVER buy a second hand car from a dealersip. I guarantee that you can buy any car significantly cheaper privately, you'll also get more for your old car if you sell it privatley rather than trade in. Dealers usually back out of their waranty obligations anyway, and they are dishonest and prey on the innocent. No-one sensible would pay $20,000 for an ED XR8, but the dealer held out on you knowing that someone stupid probably would the following week. Privately, you would pick up a normal ED XR8 for under $16,000
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