T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: Advise on buying 2000 AU Fairlane Ghia 5.0
Ok what i can say as i looked for one of these before i got mine is that the V8's in the Ghia put out 175kw. Generally i would say the engine is bullet proof as it is about 50kw from it's maximum factory streetable tune. Having said that with a maximum power producting at 4600rpm the band is very short.
165,000km on a V8 is typical for these cars as people keep V8's for the long haul and theres no reason why you can't do another 300,000km. I would take the car for a drive and listen/feel how the transmission is working. Should be smooth and go into every gate smoothly without a jerk. Bare in mind that with the km's if the trans has been neglected, you could be up for big $$$ for servicing. Thats the only problem i can think of at worst.
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