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Old 10-26-2002, 17:20   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question New car for the missus

The missus needs a new car. Shes after a wagon and unfortunatly shes a holden chick! After looking around for a while I found a few cars for her (Ford holden mitsubuishi) and after a few hours of convinving i finally got her to want an EB we found. $4500 ($5500 with extended warranty) The label said it was a 4.0 litre EB2 but at closer examination its a 3.9 litre EB series 1.However i dont know if its MPefI or CeFI theres 2 injectors but its got the same carby lookin air filter setup as a CFI. Af far as i know the MPI engines have the airfilter in a box at the front of the engine bay. Or am i wrong?

Neways, the car is in Excellent condition and come with 3 years warranty. Just wondering mainly if the 3.9s are actually as bad as u guys recon. will the 120kw CFI be enough to handel the heavy loads that will go in the back of the wagon?
My mother has a nice ED that has never given us a prob in over 150,000ks. But its a 4.0. Any advice u can give me will be welcomed. But b quick i saw some other MoFo lookin at it too!
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Old 10-26-2002, 18:15   #2 (permalink)
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Well if it's got what you've described it is definitley a CFI, dont worry tho we've had no troubles with our CFI wagon, it hauls ass for what it is, it can beat a stock VL sedan so I dont see why it couldn't handle anything that can fit in a wagon, my mate has a CFI wagon and hauls around a huge 19' boat on the back of it.

From what you're saying it sounds like a good buy, there really is no difference between the 3.9 and 4.0, they are basically the same thing just one has rougly 30cc more. Make sure you get a full mechanical inspection on it before buying tho, if it passes a mechanical inspection with no major problems grab it, it is really hard to find EA-ED falcons in good condition for a reasonable price.
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read the warranty fine print very carefully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-26-2002, 19:15   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, warranty always excludes head gaskets / head bolts etc. They are worth nothing on second hand cars, I bought it once and still had to fork out when I had problems. It's a joke, read the fine print, as XR6MAN said.

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yeah if the warranty is going to cost you 1000 bucks extra i wouldnt bother, because it covers hardly anything under the bonnet. It is just a waste of money if you ask me. You would be better off saving the 1000 bucks to pay for any probs yourself, because your going to have to even with the warranty.
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Old 10-26-2002, 22:42   #6 (permalink)
 
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Warranty covers
$2000 on engine (Inc head ect) Whole engine only cost $700 second hand and $1800 from HM engines New and Fitted.
$2000 on Gear box
$1500 on Diff
$1500 on electricals
$750 on stearing components.
And a whole list of other stuff i cant remember. Only have to service every 10,000ks and send in stamped slip within a fortnight of service.

Head was just changed 3000ks ago, its got reciepts.

Got a mate to check it out, he rocons its a good but but he wouldnt but it coz its a ford. Typical!!

Test drove today, id be surprised if it would beat a VL but it went ok, i guess im just used to the V8.

There was a very nice EA S MPI in the next yard for $500 less but she didnt want it coz it hasnt got tinted windows to one of those dam cargo racksor a roof rack. Only cosmetics as far as im concerned. $100 to tint windows, $100 for carge thing. $100 for roof rack. Bloody women. Was a better car i recon but she had her mind made up.

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Picked it up today. No problems sofar except 1 missing power knob on the radio. (i pinched one on an ed in the same yard) Its a bit gutless tho. Still, its the "fastest most powerful car" shes ever owned (hahahaha) Spewin she didnt want the MPI but what can ya do.
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yeah i think you got ripped off, i could have got you a 93 EB2 with the 4.0 litre for 4500 bucks.
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I dont know about ripped of, but theres no pleasing some women, this is the second car shes wanted for silly reasons, like tinted windows ect, and refused to get a "normal" looking but better car of basicly the same model or better. But it her money this time so i couldnt argue too much.
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true true, how many ks has it done btw?
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