The XF has almost 300,000 kms on the clock and I think it's almost time to upgrade.
I'm looking at buying something that looks tough, and goes hard for around $15,000. I would definately prefer V8 and a manual tranny.
I am considering EB-EF XR6/XR8, or an EF-EL Fairmont, I have seen some beautiful examples of EF Fairmont Ghia's lowered, on nice mags, that look tough and classy. They are probably not as fast as the XR's though. I would like something that could beat a VR SS at least, but nothing too modified which would give me insurance problems.
While an XR6/8 would be nice insurance is one thing to take into consideration as well. It will probably be double (depending where you live) the cost of insuring GLi or Fairmont and not much difference in performance.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
Yeah if you want a manual seems an XR is tyhe only way to go. If you want a compromise of something fairly quick and manual then a Falcon Gli with a manual is a good deal, though finding one is one in a million. Log books are a good indication but i found with falcons even if the millege is abit high if the car is kept in good order it will still have pletly of life left.
Quick guise under the bonnet,, interior and under body can reveal this.
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