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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-03, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Well, after long searching i've found an 89 Fairmont Ghia, i'm very weary about it though. It's in excellent to immaculate condition, has only done 220,000kms and a full RWC and RACV check shows up with pretty much no problems, for 5 grand I can't be going wrong can I?

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good stuff man!!

your the third person to get an ea ghia this week, there is another post in this section of a person who bought one this week and im getting mine on saturday!

just a peice of useless info for ya

The magna is nearly dead...i need a new car...AGAIN!!...why did i sell the EL??

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I bought an EBII Fairmont (not Ghia) last week.

Could only find out a little of the history, but it is showing 104000kms on the odometer, and general condition seems to be consistent with this.

Price was $5,500. Will need new tyres in the next 5,000...the discs need a machine (I can feel inconsistent wear - but roadworthy was ok)...and I think the aircon needs gas. Apart from that, all else seems OK and the vehicle is in lovely condition.

Check out www.redbook.com.au for approximate market values. I would think between $3,000 and $5,000 for these, so you might find that you are paying at about the top of the range. Of course, that's to be expected if the vehicle is an excellent example. K's do seem high though (for the price)...have you made an offer? I would probably ask them if they'd take $4,500.

In the end though, it's your choice. If you absolutely love the car, then I would think that $5,000 is a reasonable price to pay for the satisfaction.

Good luck!!

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k's aren't very high imho. Its done about 17,000/year. Which is below average.

But still, $5,000 does seem a little high. Considering I got a 97 futura for $7500.

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k's aren't very high imho. Its done about 17,000/year. Which is below average.

But still, $5,000 does seem a little high. Considering I got a 97 futura for $7500.
Yes...I mean that k's are high for the price. I would expect well below average k's at that price (in the private market).

Still, would prefer to buy a vehicle with 200,000kms on it and a perfect service history rather than one with 150,000kms that hasn't been looked after like that.

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