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Old 12-08-2004, 17:45   #1 (permalink)
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*sigh* Buying a car is too hard

Well as you may or may not know, I've been fanging the Laser around for quite a while... As I've been on and off looking for a new car to buy. Well, I have been forced to stop procrastinating due to cooking the Laser engine on the way to my girlfriends house (45k's from home)

$800 later I wack a new engine in it, just to get me around for a couple more months...... As the girlfriend doesn't drive...

The major problems I'm facing with buying a car;

A) I'm in WA, people obviously don't buy Manual V8's over here.

B) Availibility of cars, I'm after a EL2 XR8 or a AUIII XR8.... Its like finding a needle in a haystack........ And wanting a manual only complicates things.

C) Dreamers, people think their EL2's are with 20k, and AUIII's still trying to fetch 30's. Would you buy a AUIII XR8 for $30,000 when you could get a T Series for 5k more ?

Maybe I should just save my money and keep the Laser, or open up my eyes to other brands of car.
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Old 12-08-2004, 19:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: *sigh* Buying a car is too hard

Take a couple of weeks off and have a nice driving trip home
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Old 12-08-2004, 21:54   #3 (permalink)
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ever thought about auctions?

www.pickles.com.au
www.fowles.com.au
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:25   #4 (permalink)
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I'd agree with Tote take some time off work go to a capitol city which has a friend or relative where u can stay cheaply posibly with a car u can use cheap too and have a car buying holiday. Yes I know its not ideal but its a sacrifice u have to make or else search around a bit for a car broker who may be able to help. I believe there are a few around these days who get u the best deal. You certainly have a problem though with no easy solution.
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Old 12-09-2004, 04:45   #5 (permalink)
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Re: *sigh* Buying a car is too hard

How about this one at Pickles??

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Old 12-09-2004, 23:09   #6 (permalink)
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Re: *sigh* Buying a car is too hard

Geez man if only I had that problem.
Try taking a break and then go to an auction. Over here they have what's called Turners Auction which are pretty reputable and for a little more cash they'll get AA to give it good going over. There's some really good cars out there it's just trying to track the right one down.
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