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Old 01-07-2002, 14:54   #1 (permalink)
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Question Something tough for $15,000

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.

Does anyone have any comments/recomendations ?
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Old 01-07-2002, 15:06   #2 (permalink)
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I know of a great 2001 XR8 supercharged going cheap! Deff put a smile on your face!!!

Other than that have a look at some el xr6/8 sitting in the car lots!
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I know of a great 2001 XR8 supercharged going cheap! Deff put a smile on your face!!!
For $15K, yeah right!
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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.
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How bout a XR ute, should get a good XR6/8 XG or XH for that price. A little lighter than the sedan, and cheaper to insure ($500 per year for me).
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For $15K, yeah right!
Ohh well i made the offer, your not interested...fine!
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Old 01-07-2002, 16:31   #7 (permalink)
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eek

It actually seems that out of all pre-AUII XR6's and XR8's the EB S XR6 is actually, the quickest - on paper, however these probably have a few kay's on the clock by now.
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It actually seems that out of all pre-AUII XR6's and XR8's the EB S XR6 is actually, the quickest - on paper, however these probably have a few kay's on the clock by now.
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make sure that any second hand car has a decent service book that has been kept upto date!
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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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There was a lime green (yuk colour I know but keep reading) XY sedan for sale at Summernats for about $10,000, tubbed, big Simmons wheels, 12 sec 351 Clevo, show condition.
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