Buy an XR6T second-hand or new?
I know I have just bought the EB XR8, but after already spending a fair bit of money on it, fixing little things (because the previous owner didn’t look after it) I am now seriously considering selling the car. It just seems like everytime I fix one thing, something else goes wrong with the car. The car seems to be fine now, but it’s just not the same as the ED. I looked after the ED, and it always ran fine, never leaked oil, never creaked or groaned always went well. The XR8 on the other hand, always feels like an older car. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great car, but I think I just want something better.
So I’m thinking of buying an XR6 turbo. I went to the Ford dealers and had a look at the cars there - and I love them – I don’t have to tell you guys (you all love them, especially you lucky owners out there). I’m thinking of buying a second hand XR6 turbo, from a Ford dealer, will save myself heaps of money – I’m guessing anyway. Anyway, just wanted to get some advice on what to expect to with these cars – price, condition, mileage etc.
I looked at one today at John McGrath in Canberra. It was red, tiptronic, 6 stacker, 10,000 kilometres on it, October 2002 build. Apparently it used to be a Ford exec car. Although the price concerned me - $49,990. Aren’t they around that price brand new? I’ve worked out insurance, so financing shouldn’t be a problem through Ford Credit (they said that I would need to get comprehensive insurance if I were to finance the car). I thought though, if this is how much they are going for second hand, I may as well spend the extra few grand and get a new one.
What do you guys think? How much should I pay for a second hand one? How much did you guys pay new? Has anyone else financed through Ford Credit? What is their interest rate? I’ve had a look at their website, but can’t find too much info there.
1992 EB XR8 - 5 spd manual
- Genie extractors, 2.5" exhaust, single Mercury muffler
- 18x8.5" Lenso Psycho rims, 235/40 Toyo Z series
- GT scoop and wing
- Kenwood mp3 player, Kenwood splits and 6x9s
- Momo woodgrain steering wheel & gearknob