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Old 12-06-2004, 13:27   #1 (permalink)
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She has to go...

Well I can no longer justify paying the repairs bills to keep this car running, its sending me broke so I am going to have to let her go (which i am completely gutted about). The plan is to trade her in and get a manual EL XR6 with a lot less k's on it. I have a bad feeling I'm not going to get anywhere near as much as i want for the trade in. I will be taking the 19's off as well as pulling out my stereo so when it comes to trade her in there will be no head unit or speakers, smaller mags and the transmission needs replacing!

I'm hoping to find an EL XR6 with low k's for around the 15/16K mark, hopefully after trade in I will only need a loan for about 10K (thats the plan anyway).

So yeah, the car in my sig is for sale.......
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Old 12-06-2004, 14:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: She has to go...

would you be interested in swapping your shocks ? :D i need some pedders for my el ghia.. I can give you my shocks, and a cash adjustment ? (before you trade it in ? )

Btw, its very sad to see it go.. Its a very tough looking car :)
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Old 12-06-2004, 17:19   #3 (permalink)
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would you be interested in swapping your shocks ? :D i need some pedders for my el ghia.. I can give you my shocks, and a cash adjustment ? (before you trade it in ? )
That could be difficult seeing as you're in victoria and im in sydney, also I wouldnt have a clue how to remove springs!
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Old 12-06-2004, 17:59   #4 (permalink)
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Re: She has to go...

remove as much of the stuff as possible from the car before trading it in. most places will give u SFA for the extras like wheels/kit etc.
Might be worth seeing if u can chase up some bumpers the same colour as ur car and sell the kit seperate.
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Old 12-06-2004, 18:56   #5 (permalink)
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Re: She has to go...

And don't forget to pull out your K&N if EF/EL are the same..

As John said, car yards don't give a rats how much a car is modded, they'll only offer stock prices, and plus stock cars are usually easier for them to move..
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Old 12-06-2004, 19:48   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah thanks guys, it didnt even cross my mind that I should take the kit off as well. It might be worth not trading it in and selling it privately, its going to cost me about $1500 to sort out the transmission though which is a bit of a problem. Plus if i dont trade it in then I will need a loan for the full cost of the new car. Are bumpers and bodykits easy to remove/replace?
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Old 12-06-2004, 19:54   #7 (permalink)
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What about going for a second hand tranny??
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Old 12-06-2004, 21:57   #8 (permalink)
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What about going for a second hand tranny??
That was what I was going to do at first but then I figured that seeing as the car has done over 230,000 there is just going to be more and more problems after the transmission is fixed. As it is this car has pretty much used up all my savings so i cant afford to have a car thats going to cost me lots of money to maintain. My thinking is that a newer Falcon with less k's on it will cost me less in the long run...
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Old 12-06-2004, 22:13   #9 (permalink)
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Re: She has to go...

If you do the wrecker rounds, you can find recently rebuilt/serviced transmissions cheap usually, then swap it in, but if you cant do the work yourself, wont be much saving in the end.
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Old 12-06-2004, 22:19   #10 (permalink)
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not true.. once you iron out all the bugs it will battle on for another 230 000 easy... If you track down a lower kay car and intially it 'might' be ok but soon enuff you will end up replacing things you have already done on this ride

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