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Old 04-02-2003, 03:27   #1 (permalink)
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Sold my eb...what to get now?

Hey all,

well I said goodbye to my car....and now I am looking for another. I am in no rush, so I can wait. My dad offered me his au s2 xr6 vct for about 20k - its all stock and done 58k. But I dont want to spend that much on a car atm....I am only 20 and no one will insure me on that car (have already rung around) anyhow

What do you guys think I should do...there are heaps of EF and EL fairmont/ghias at the auctions and am considering one of these...but these are real hard to come by in manual, so I may have to settle for a gli or futura...as much as I love ea-ed's i couldnt get another one (already been through 2 and my brother just bought another!!!!)


What are the main differences between EF/EL fairmonts and ghias...is one better than the other...will one respond better to cam and exhaust upgrades?


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how much do you want to spend?
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Old 04-02-2003, 03:39   #3 (permalink)
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The Ghia has the XR6 motor and LSD from EF2 onwards im pretty sure.
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Old 04-02-2003, 03:51   #4 (permalink)
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how much do you want to spend?
oops...sorry forgot to put that...want to spend around 10k...12k max....
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how about a new nickname for the Fordforums
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Old 04-02-2003, 04:03   #6 (permalink)
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The reason why EF/EL Fairmonts/Ghias are so rare in manual is because there aren't any!

What about a manual EF XR6? Would have to stretch the budget a bit further tho for one in good nic.
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Old 04-02-2003, 04:20   #8 (permalink)
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The reason why EF/EL Fairmonts/Ghias are so rare in manual is because there aren't any!

What about a manual EF XR6? Would have to stretch the budget a bit further tho for one in good nic.
Well that could explain it!!

nah, dont really want an xr6...insurance is a problem...but a ghia with tickford engine could sound like a plan......
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Old 04-02-2003, 04:36   #9 (permalink)
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What auctions are the EF/L's floating around?

I'm after one later on and I hardly see any up for auction.
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hot_eb, only if you were in Perth. My mum is going to sell her EL Futura in the very near future. 97 model with wait for it ..... 85 000km on it!! It's pretty much unmarked all round.
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