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Old 06-02-2005, 03:25   #1 (permalink)
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BA Ghia trade on GTP - Deal or No Deal?

Being June and therefor Tax Time I decided it was time for another car.

Tradein offered for 2002 build BA Fairmont Ghia, 42,000km, sunroof and a few extras was $24K (50% depreciation over 2 years).
Looking at 2003 GTP auto, 35,000km.

Should I?
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:17   #2 (permalink)
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Bloody good trade in price.A Ford dealer in Adelaide is trying to sell me a 2004 BA Fairmont Ghia (65000ks) for $29,000.As for buying the GTP,hard one,personel choice really.
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50% depreciation in 2 years !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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my brother just bought a 2003 fairmont with 45000kms for $22k
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lol, I have watched XT's go for $15K at the auctions...
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Hi,

I am thinking of buying a Fairmont Ghia at the government auctions.
It's a 2003 model (Built Feb 03), with 16,000km on it.
What do you think is a good price for it?

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Being June and therefor Tax Time I decided it was time for another car.

Tradein offered for 2002 build BA Fairmont Ghia, 42,000km, sunroof and a few extras was $24K (50% depreciation over 2 years).
Looking at 2003 GTP auto, 35,000km.

Should I?
Just goes to show you perhaps you should be looking at a R8 commodore.
You wont loose so much money and a car that holds better value.
That depreciation is a Grand a month and then another $800.00 for repayments
Thats a very expensive Fairmont to own !!!!!!
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Just goes to show you perhaps you should be looking at a R8 commodore.
How do you come that that conclusion? The HSV R8's on average loose their value quicker than the GT-P's. Same with the GT's vs Clubsports. For example go to redbook.com.au, look up an average price on a 2003 GTP and then a 2003 R8. For example a 2003 series 1 R8 trades between $39k & $44k with a 2003 series 1 GTP trading in between $46k & $52k. Big difference in the FPV's favour. Even if we look at a Series 2 R8, its trade in value ranges between $42k & $47. The GTP is still the better option.
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Hi,

I am thinking of buying a Fairmont Ghia at the government auctions.
It's a 2003 model (Built Feb 03), with 16,000km on it.
What do you think is a good price for it?

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$24k to $28k with nice low kms like that.
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An update on the trade-in status.

I bailed!

I figure I missed the time to trade-in by about 6 months and I may as well run the Ghia into the ground (or at least for another couple of years). The dealer had a bit of a cry but that's life. Next time I think I'll buy the 2 year old one in the first place and keep it for 2 years before buying another 2 year old car.

To address the fun factor I bought a 2 wheel toy that has already depreciated in value but by no means in fun. Yamaha TRX850, a Japanese bike that sounds like a Ducati, but can make the return trip home as well.
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