Selling EA - some advice please - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Insurance Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2003, 22:55   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Bris-Vegas
Posts: 99
Selling EA - some advice please

I'm trading in my trusty ol' EA and was wondering if I fix any of the following, I might be able to wring a few extra dollars from the trade:

1. Spot of rust under the tail light (about a 10mm hole).
2. Drivers seat has a small rip where it has worn through.
3. Hole burnt in carpet from spotlight (about 100mm diameter of melted carpet).
4. Fresh/Recycle air switch doesn't work.
5. Front doors have a hole where the crossover was.
6. Hole in centre console where the equaliser was.
7. Stains on seat (not telling what from...)
8. Spotlights don't work.

Other than that, the bodys straight, paints crazed but ok, runs good.

Do you think fixing any of this will get me any better results on the trade in??

Any suggestions of what to do when trading in a car??
EADan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-11-2003, 05:18   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
Martin's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: NSW/ACT
Posts: 3,023
To be honest, I doubt it would matter, a dealer would at best offer $1k for an EA no matter what the condition. So I wouldnt even bother washing it for them.

But if you want to sell it privately, fixing some of the easy things should get you a bit more.
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Polynesian Green
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2003, 13:15   #3 (permalink)
laminge's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 10,402
I think you would be spending more on the car than you would get back in value

Though, if you can find some cheap fixes for holes stains and cuts outs go for it., ie cheap seat covers, carpet squares secured down by screws etc, plastic insert where eq was... might help
laminge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2003, 15:06   #4 (permalink)
Nacho Nacho Man!
Venom XR's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vic
Age: 42
Posts: 3,514
Then best thing you could do is clean it as best as possible.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for a life. - Andrew Brown
Venom XR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2003, 17:36   #5 (permalink)
96 EF Futura
SiX_iN_a_RoW's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
Age: 32
Posts: 2,494
repairing the smaller details wont get you more money for it initially, however money may exchange hands a little easier.
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted

Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
SiX_iN_a_RoW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2003, 20:50   #6 (permalink)
Sex on wheels
GTPChris's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ACT
Posts: 863
Ex Taxi is it? LOL
Merc Silver GT-P. Auto, Leather and Premium Sound.
Blueprint XR6 Turbo. Auto, Premium Sound.

Click here to see full size avatar....

Autos are for lazy drivers
GTPChris is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EA to ED Falcon review Aussie Falcon The Pub 13 08-24-2004 20:35
XD monts same as EA engine monts ?a 351 into a EA will it go ? Falcon kid General Tech 31 06-21-2004 22:58
EA in Wheels' all-time top 10 Falcons. However... Troutman Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 36 02-22-2004 02:06
1988 EA Ford Fairmont Ghia advice celticdr E-Series Falcons 9 04-01-2003 22:55

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:58.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.