2002 BA Fairmont Ghia 5.4l Help with purchase.
Considering buying a 2002 BA Ghia 5.4l, it is mercury silver, sat nav, full service history, 60,000kms for $29,990.
I currently own a 2001 Camry Azura V6.
My main concern is going to be fuel econ as this purchase is going to be a daily driver. Sydney traffic from Revesby to Castle hill or North Ryde. So stop start through bankstown all the way up centenial drive usually... My brothers BA XR6 is a shocker on fuel.... although it is driven hard... :-)
Would a Ghia 4.0 be a better option for fuel econ?
The camry's fuel econ is VERY disappointing, 400 km's city and 500 at best country driving from a 65 litre tank. It's a nice car, but not a ford :-) It is not driven hard by any means...
The salesman is telling me that the ghia has some kinda whacky feature that turns cylinders off while at highway speeds. Is this true? The salesman also told me that the car hadn't been in an accident.... which was a lie as the rear right had a poor paint repair and a spot of rust near the petrol filler... The rear bumper was not sitting perfect either...
That being said, it's way cheap.. $38k is about what they are going for with about 30,000kms. so $30k ish is a good buy?
What do you think? I am in no rush to buy, the camry isn't going to devaluate that much over the next 6 months, so i'm happy to wait and see...
Thanks for the advice,