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Old 08-10-2003, 23:57   #1 (permalink)
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Time for a new set of wheels?

The 3 speed CFI EA just isnt exciting me anymore. I have $4000 in the bank which I would like to spend on a car ... and once I sell the EA I will sink the profits (hehe, losses more accurately, bloddy EA's) into mod's and maintenance. I was thinking about going for a Cortina. Is this a good route to go? What do I look for? What do I watch out for? I know very little (read: nothing) about Cortinas so any advice would be appreciated. How much should I expect to pay for a decent example? Are these beasts as quick as I have been lead to believe? Responsive to mods? Are they easy to come by? I haven't seen a cortina for sale in the local paper for months.
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Re: Time for a new set of wheels?

Any reason for a cortina? Or did you have a particular model picked out?
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Re: Time for a new set of wheels?

No reason. I have just heard good things. Im open to any and all suggestions. Keeping in mind im looking for something fast. I'd even be willing to look outside the Ford camp.
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I presume it will be a daily driver. How fast do you want it to be?
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Re: Time for a new set of wheels?

Ok. Prehaps I should give some more info.

*The Car will be daily driven.
*Must have some semblance of fuel economy.
*Being the 18 yr old hoon I am I wan't it to be as fast as possible.
*I could sell the EA before I buy a new car, giving me more like $6000 - $7000 to play with. But that leaves me no $$ for mod's.
*Must not be a Holden.

EDIT: Is semblance a word?
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Re: Time for a new set of wheels?

A mate of mine used to have an XD with a worked 250, it was crazy how fast that thing used to go. We always used to say, imagine this motor in a cortina....
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How about a TE/TF cortina, with a motor and trans out of an ED XR6 - would go like the clappers due to the power to weight ratio, and would be pretty good on the economy side as well. Plus, the 4L is smaller in capacity than the 4.1L, so the rego boys will love it too...

But I would have a look in the trading post to see what unfinished projects and sleeper cars are for sale, and see what takes your fancy.
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