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XG,XH utes?

Looking at buying one of the said utes. What is a good price to pay for one in god condition? preferably auto but if it is manual I'll just switch with the XR6 :D
I have been scouting around and it seems that some average K's, longreach or S XG utes can go for as low as $7000, while people can be asking upto $14000 for an XH.
I have about $7000 - $12000 to spend, but would like to stay in the lower part of this frame.


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Re: XG,XH utes?

Shop around for an XH - even check out the auctions...

XH is a little more refined than an XG.

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Re: XG,XH utes?

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Shop around for an XH - even check out the auctions...

XH is a little more refined than an XG.
So your after an XH now EBXR? I guess your still looking judging by your signature.

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If I was in the market again I'd definetely go the XH. The front suspension and steering in the XG dates back to the ark though it has the EB engine/transmission.

XH got updated with the whole EA-EL front structure, SLALS front suspension and rack & pinion steering. MUCH Better.

As a guide my XG went for $8500 late last year, see For Sale thread here;
For Sale: XG Falcon Ute

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Re: XG,XH utes?

Hey Raptor

I'm happy with either, and have driven both. Your XG was pretty sweet. But for now I'm plodding on with my XC. I ended up with the mustang as an XG/H substitute from the wife

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Nice substitute - any detail or pics anywhere.
Better not hijack this thread.

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Re: XG,XH utes?

Will post some in the near future.

But I agree about the XH being the better buy. I personally prefer the styling of the XG.

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Will post some in the near future.

But I agree about the XH being the better buy. I personally prefer the styling of the XG.
OK, so we will hijack this guys thread.

Look forward to the details, my mind occasionally wanders to a classic Mustang or XM Coupe project car.

Agree about the styling XG vs XH.

The XH has grown on me but it's never going to be as cohesive as the XD/XE/XF/XG. The EFish front just doesn't work with the square lines at the back no matter how hard they tried to disguise it.

Why didn't they just build an E-series ute!
That would have been sweet!

Have you ever seen this one up close, nice effort from the Hilliers;


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Re: XG,XH utes?

I sold my XH Spak a year ago for $11500 it was lowered and had about 100k on the clock.

You should be able to pick one up for 10k easy.
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Re: XG,XH utes?

As most have said the XH is more refined than the XG because of the front end. However, I wouldn't let a good XG out of my site if it was the right money.
With a bit of touching up, the front end can be made to feel really good, just no quite as precise as the later XH.

I paid $11,700 for my 97 XH 5spd with 115k about 6 months ago.
My brother just paid $7000 for a 93 XG 5spd with 180k.

Both are decent cars.

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Also, if I was to buy a manual and switch it with the ED XR6, how would I go about switching the chips. For example, if I was to just take out the transmission and pedal boxes and chips from each car and do a straight swap would either car feel different because of the chips?

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