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Old 06-06-2001, 20:17   #1 (permalink)
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Suggestions Please....

Yeah i'd thought i'd pass this scenario to our panel of experts here:

A mate of mine owns an R33 Skyline GTS-T but...
he wants to sell it cause insurance is a fortune and his car is due for shocks etc his car has 100,000km as well.

He wants to spend around 35k and wish's to get a new car although he is open for suggestions. Naturally i have told him to get a falcon or XR6 hp, any ideas on price etc. I reckon he can pickup a superceded model XR6 HP for around 35-36k.

I'm trying to get him to join and become one of us blue oval brigade, but he's abit wiery about resale value and has never owned a ford falcon before.

I'm working on it though... :D :D :D
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Old 06-06-2001, 21:00   #2 (permalink)
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He should be able to pick up a EL XR8 or an AUI XR8 in pretty good nick for that price. If he's looking at a newbie, then the Falcon SR is a pretty good buy. XR's would be preferred of course...
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for the secondhand market, ive seen around these price range in Sydney. Obviously options and KMs would affect price..

AU1 XR6 HP - $22K - $27K
AU1 XR6 VCT - $25K - $29K
AU 1 XR8 - $28K - $30K+

My VCT was in the high end of the range, but i had a few extra's that were on it and sub 40K km's on it.

On a lighter note.. the salesman tried to avoid my haggling by saying it had an "bonus" MOMO steering wheel on it. The sales manager even joined in on it. I could not help but laugh
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He shouldn't be too worried if he is looking at second hand or superceded models as the big hit has already been taken. I would say that if he was looking at spend 50k then considering the time frame for new models resale would be a bigger issue.
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He's not going to want a sedan after owning a Skyline, tell him to get a XR8 UTE. A new one is right in his price range
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See thread titled 'Discountus Maximus Extremis'. AU2 XR8s with 2000 build for a song - forget si.., su..., se..., oh you know what I mean!
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Martin,

Trust me he ain't a ute kind of guy, just for the record his previous car was a 1993 Camry Vienta.

Pete,

Yeah looks like he'll go for the Falcon SR, he was also looking at the Ford Ecsape or Mazda Tribute, zoom zoom zoom zoom.. sorry guys :p :p :p

I'll steer him as best i can away from the little 4wd's.
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Get his pimply sorry a**e out to City Ford or somewhere similar and get him behind the wheel of an XR8/TE50. You can't do SR after GTS Skyline.....
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forget si.., su..., se..., oh you know what I mean!
No, actually Pete I have no idea what you mean. You haven't made sense all night. Can you start making some sense please. The server can only take so much crap..
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Pete,

I think his given up his power hungry appetite, i totally agree with you a TE-50 is a good match to the R33 skyline but seems he wants to concentrate catering for his "hand brake" he's always broke every week with that car. :eek: :eek:
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