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Old 09-18-2004, 21:39   #1 (permalink)
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Problems with EX-taxis?

Mornin' boys,

I've been reading up on pretty much anything relating to falcons in the hunt for my first car. Just today I found an ex-taxi EL for sale for $2500, with 350 000k's, running LPG.

Can anybody think of any problems that come from taxi use, although I thought 350 000k's isn't a lot, right? I don't really care much about the engine's condition as that won't be standard for too long :) and once I (very slowly) get the cash together to mod the thing, let alone buy it, I'm planning on changing most of the driveline - manual, XR LSD, etc.

What do you think - anything to watch out for or is it just a good bargain?
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Re: Problems with EX-taxis?

I've been reading up on pretty much anything relating to falcons in the hunt for my first car. Just today I found an ex-taxi EL for sale for $2500, with 350 000k's, running LPG.

What do you think - anything to watch out for or is it just a good bargain?


Well m8 i got a ex taxi as well at x'mass time and the things i looked at was stress in the quarter panals and in the front where the engine is ...... other then that i just layed car carpet in it fixed the paint (FORD devil yellow ) and a new dash as the old 1 had a heap of holes in it and the speedo from 834,000 to 78,000 was a bonus :) things like rotors and struts are cheap ... taxis get a r.w.c. every 6 mths after they are 2 years old so most times they are in ok condition but still waste some of your cash first and get a r.w.c. done before you buy it mine was $1,000 and i got it out of the trading post i had a good look first and it turned out a realy great buy
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350 000km is low for an extaxi
there are always a few up for auction on ebay if you want to compare prices.
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Re: Problems with EX-taxis?

My EL has about 520k on it, I've refitted the gas connections, had to replace the coil, and the air con compressor chucked a bearing. Mechanically, it's been a great car, because the place I bought it from services their fleet every 3 weeks. Other taxi owners I know go by the "fix it when it's broke" theory, and it shows, when you drive their cars!
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i wouldnt buy an ex cab car as a first car if u want to do it up... it will always be an ex cab.. people just hang it on ya .. i owned an ea extaxi and never had any trouble, but i braught an eb2, with 160,000 km on it and wow 2 totally different cars
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