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Old 05-03-2004, 17:35   #1 (permalink)
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Time to buy a car! recomendations?

Hey guys!
need some advice from you. I am 20 and its time to buy my first proper car! (been driving mums corolla and a magna for a few years)
the absolute most i can go is 6 grand.
What car should i get?
Cost of petrol doesnt bother me i earn enough to afford a V8.
Ive been thinking either:
EB XR6 : theres a few going for around $5500 to $6500
or XR8
Just a normal EB series 2, 6 or 8, preferably manual.

or likewise with an ED.

does anyone have any other suggestions

I want a good reliable car and a good driveable car? are these cars reliable?
and i do want something with a bit of get up and go.
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Old 05-03-2004, 18:02   #2 (permalink)
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if your earning enough to buy a v8, then i suggest you save up a bit more and get into something newer thats gonna have less k's...

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Old 05-03-2004, 18:16   #3 (permalink)
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i dont have time to save up a bit more, i need a car now
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Old 05-03-2004, 19:12   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Time to buy a car! recomendations?

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i dont have time to save up a bit more, i need a car now
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Give them a call. I'd definately be spending the bit extra to get an EF or EL over an EB or ED.

Make sure you get a quote for full comp insurance before you buy a V8.

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Old 05-03-2004, 19:49   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Time to buy a car! recomendations?

Did some searching, most of the V8 stuff for $6000 is EB GLi's and such, or much older cars. You didn't mention if going nation wide is ok, so I did some Victoria only searching as you're in Melbourne...

Found this, might be good: http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsa...ch_distance=25

1995 Ford Falcon EF Futura: $6,200
247,000km, Cardinal Red, 4spd Auto

Seems decent. Dunno if you'd go for this car, maybe the mileage would put you off, but if I were in your position I'd get something like this.

Whatever you pick, best of luck
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Old 05-03-2004, 20:42   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Time to buy a car! recomendations?

I was thinking the same thing. You'd be better off getting an EF Falcon as you can pick one up for around that price.

If you wanted a V8 and think you can afford to own one, then go buy a XB Coupe in decent condition for around $7 and spend the money that you make on doing it up and maintaining it.

That way you can sell it in 10 years and make a packet.
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as long as you get a ford its all good
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EB XR6 in manual would be the G-O. But I am not sure how much a decent condition XR goes for these days. Either that, or save a couple of more grand (or borrow) and get an EF/EL.
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My '92 V8 LTD cost $6500.. not everyone is into the long wheelbase though.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:50   #10 (permalink)
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hey thanks for the advice guys.
i would love to wait more and save but i cant, i need a car now for my job.
i think im leaning more toward an ED falcon, but im not sure yet, as i said 6 is the max i would go but between 4 or 5 is more ideal as ill have money left over to either spend on mods or to fix things.
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