Originally Posted by FPV GT
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.