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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-14-03, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Buying EB ED

Hi all

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.

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Re: Buying EB ED

have a read of this for a start.
http://www.eafalcon.com/eseries/buyingtips/index.htm

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You should be able to get a decent EB2 XR8 manual for about the 8k mark.

But yes as barry v said read that thread its very informative.

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Re: Buying EB ED

You should be able to get an EB V8 for around that. however, for that price you could buy an EF-EL 6, you probably already knew that though.

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I have an EB2 XR8 thats for sale for $8k, it's in exc condition & has 127000klm on it.

It's in Canberra though
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Re: Buying EB ED

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.
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I have an EB2 XR8 thats for sale for $8k, it's in exc condition & has 127000klm on it.

It's in Canberra though
Already thought about yours EBXR8 to bad your not from perth.

Thanks for the info guys.
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Re: Buying EB ED

What's wrong with a good EA? Save you heaps of money, which you can spend hotting it up.
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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.

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