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View Poll Results: Should I get the Telstar TX5 Turbo???
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Old 06-16-2004, 07:36   #1 (permalink)
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Should I buy it?

I currently own a Vl Commodore and wanting to get another car. A telstar turbo has caught my eye and was wondering if anyone knows if they are worth buying. The one i'm looking at is black and done 212,000kms and the asking price is $5,500. I've added a picture of one, it's not the car but apart from the colour it's pretty much the same...
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They're good cars as far as I know but I'm not sure about the number of k's though.
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I like the telstar.. and they say a change is as good as a holiday!
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my gf's got an older telstar and its been reliable as anything, got nothing against em :)
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I used to have the AT - built like a tank. I've now got the AX2 93 V6
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i would want to know whether the turbo or engine has been rebuilt yet. That would be my only worry.
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Old 06-16-2004, 20:56   #7 (permalink)
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Totally agree with the others. The amount of K's is a concern. If porroof of rebuild is provided maybe, look for oil leaks and smoke from the exhaust, worn rings are expensive to fix.
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telstas are pretty good cars. like others have said the turbo may be a little tired after all those Ks. but depends if older people owned it or younger ones i guess. maybe grandma liked to get to the supermarket quick?
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hope it's the grandma davway because anyone else would probably flog the crap out of it. Thanks for the input guys, i'll have a drive over the weekend and see how it goes
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for what it is it certainly looks good.
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