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Old 11-26-2001, 21:59   #1 (permalink)
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confused what should i buy for a work Vehicle for $6-7k

I work with computers delivering them and also do a bit of data cabling so i would need a wagon. i got around $6-700 budget I was thinking a EB ?

just a few questions

1. i've got my eyes on a 92 sixcylinder dark green EB, auto, 170k, S-pack. for $6500 and just had $700 spent on head gasket.

2. Is this a good buy and would it be alot slower than my auto 4L EF?

3. and was the 92 models with the 4L or the 3.9muliti?

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Old 11-26-2001, 22:03   #2 (permalink)
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also i forgot to mention i would like to make it look sporty like a novelty work car, eg, bob jane work utes

so i was thinking maybe 2 " lowered with some pretty 17's, side skirts and a GT front bumper?

would that look sweet or rice??
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Old 11-26-2001, 22:18   #3 (permalink)
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would that look sweet or rice??
Sounds sweet to me.. You may be lucky and pick up an early ED for around that money. Might have a few things to watch for though..
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Try for a later (Series II >93) EB or ED. Lowered with 17s sounds cool, don't see many sporty wagons.
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Old 11-27-2001, 02:13   #5 (permalink)
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Spend a bit extra and get a ED XR6 Wagon!:s6:


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Ok heres the deal, any wagon from EBII onwards are pretty good in refinement, power and reliability.
Obviously if you go the later it will be a better model.

In performance EBII's were actually quicker in acceleration than ED's as they had the 3.27 diff's in em and opposed to the 3.08.
All Inline 6 engines from EBII onwards were 4.0L.

Here is a list below for a GLi wagon:

EBII 148kw 3.27 final drive
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Old 11-27-2001, 06:34   #7 (permalink)
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thanks guys especially you gary you sure know ur fords!!!

also another question, its done 170,00kms and i'm not sure whether its worth it to convert it to gas or not?

what do u's think, and could somone tell me what the EB s-pack has got over a eb GLi?


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Hi,

Converting it to gas will obviously cut down a great deal on fuel costs, but you do lose a little bit of power.

170k isnt too bad... my ED has 186k on the clock.
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Love those wagons, I reckon EBII or ED for the money if you shop around.

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...maybe 2 " lowered with some pretty 17's, side skirts and a GT front bumper? Would that look sweet or rice??
Hmmm, lowered & 17" ore OK in my book, but E-series Falcons don't need no damn skirts or air dams to look good IMHO.


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...also another question, its done 170,00kms and i'm not sure whether its worth it to convert it to gas or not?
Work out how much petrol you could buy for the cost of the conversion, is it still worth it????
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Old 11-27-2001, 17:10   #10 (permalink)
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sounds good, so what rims do u recommend, ravens? like that other EB wagon in the showroom? or something crazy like hyperfangs?
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