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Old 08-11-2004, 02:14   #1 (permalink)
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A car for $1000

just wondering what car you would suggest buying for $1000 bucks.
ford of course.
can be any size big or small.
what model is what im particulary interested in.
How much for an XY
Is an EB pushing it for a grand?
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$1000... hmmm imo a Eskie for that money.. 2 door auto with a rust free body.. great little car with heaps of vrooom potential
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Old 08-11-2004, 02:20   #3 (permalink)
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You could probably get a repoed EB from the auctions for that, repoed ED Fairmont went for $1400 a few weeks back.
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Re: A car for $1000

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just wondering what car you would suggest buying for $1000 bucks.
ford of course.
can be any size big or small.
what model is what im particulary interested in.
How much for an XY
Is an EB pushing it for a grand?
Now that's a challenge you've put forward..
Does your $1000 include being registered with current roadworthy?
In other words, ready to drive with no dodgy certificate etc?
It may also depend on where you are in Oz.. EG: Northern NSW or Qld coast usually means 'rust, radiator and A/C not too good'.

You can certainly do the $1000 thing in Melb with an EA, (and possibly an EB) in good shape as far as body and trim (but unregistered), but it would probably need some mechanical attention, RWC and reg.
Is that what you mean or are you talking 'pay and drive away'?

A non Ford alternative is a VK Commodore

There's a time/model span of cars where they get very cheap to run because of numbers, they are a known quantity and there's a plentiful supply of good parts in wrecker's yards. Also the cars aren't to old and crappy.
XY Falcons have gone past the bottom of that 'J' curve and good examples are rising in price.
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try ur auctions, pick up a x taxi or a slightly damaged car. also trading post, but for 1k u are buying trouble with a big $$$ to be spent on it, sometimes u can find a cheapie car for sale at a large backpackers lodge, good luck, i paid 1 k for my brakes LOL
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1k wouldn't buy a tenth of what I plan within the next 12 months!
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Re: A car for $1000

thx guys i am in the northern suburbs of melbourne and the $1K is just for the car.
Not RWC and registered.
i would preefer a car with relatively good fuel economy because i dont want to spend a hell of a lot of money on juice.
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then u can not go past an escort...im still spewing i didn't get an rs for my first car...

One day I will have one though. Like racecraft said a nice little 2 door would rock.
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Go the EA, gas would be a bonus for running costs-Auctions?
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i sold my xf ghia, full electrics, and 4 months rego for 800...

ull get a xd-xf EASY for that price no rego or rwc, 200 bux, might need some tlc, and rego and rwc, and ur on the road... my current car only cost me 800 to get on the road, with full rego, and rwc

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