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Old 01-04-2002, 20:37   #1 (permalink)
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Question Looking at buying an ED XR8 Sprint

Hi all,

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.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Old 01-04-2002, 22:35   #2 (permalink)
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If you think the price is too high then you can always bargain mate. Personally I'd love to have a sprint in the shed..
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Old 01-04-2002, 23:33   #3 (permalink)
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The price is about right .remember they have the same mechanical package of the EB GT & look at the price of those.
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Old 01-05-2002, 00:13   #4 (permalink)
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$17000 is not bad as XR8's go for between $11000 - $14000.
The Sprints were $10000 more than the XR8's when new.
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I wouldnt pay more than $15k for a manual, for an auto I wouldnt pay anything hehe :oo1:
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$17k for a sprint??!! I would pay that!! (then put the manifold, injectors, gear box, diff, and interior into my car, then sell the sprint)

NRMA currently say my "Stock" XR8 is worth 16k. Shannons say my car is worth $26k.

really depends on who you speak to, and how much people are willing to pay for it.
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Old 01-07-2002, 05:53   #7 (permalink)
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17k is a fair price to pay. Mind you I paid 15k for a manual sprint with 120k's a month ago, sold it for $17 500 the next week.

Beautiful car, I wish I kept it though.
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Old 01-07-2002, 14:42   #8 (permalink)
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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 wouldn't mind one myself.
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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.
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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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