Im currently looking at buying and EB or maybe an ED. Im looking at spending around $7000-$8000 and am wondering what i could get around this price. Idealy i want either an XR or a Fairmont and if possible a V8 but would settle for 6 especially if its an xr and manual.
I thought who better to ask than the E-series guys.
So what do you think am i dreaming or could i get something pretty decent, all coments welcome.
Id also like to know what to look out for when buying like what are some of the common flaws.
Finding a manual XR for that price might be tough. As much as I disagree with it, those cars seem to attract around the 10 mark. An auto is another matter, and you can find them, privately, for as little as 6 grand (just look around).
An EBII Fairmont Ghia shouldn't set you back more than around $8,000 (depending on condition and if it has had any work done). However, despite the normal prices, look around for a week or two, as there are bargains to be had. You might even want to check out the auctions, as repo'd vehicle can go pretty cheap.
What's wrong with a good EA? Save you heaps of money, which you can spend hotting it up.
For the money you'd want it to be a turbo... and with that comes mega expensive repairs. But if we're talking about a project car that is to be modified, then an EA would be well worthy of consideration.
I'd aim for something like a V8 ED Fairmont myself, or maybe an affordable six and then spend the extra on converting to manual.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
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