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Old 08-31-2003, 22:20   #1 (permalink)
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Buying an EFII Xr.

Well i've just sent in the loan application and so far all is looking good. The fact that i've applied through my credit union should make it easier. God I hope it's approved!!!

Anyway the car i'm looking at buying is an Ford EF XR6, there are two at the dealers i'm looking at and both are series 2's. One of them has done 150,000 and is selling for $14,999 and the other 100,000 and selling for $15,999. I don't know if the extra thousand is worth the lower km's and the one with the higher k's is a manual which is really what I want. (The thing would rip). I've driven both and visually inspected and both seem to be in excellent condition from what i've seen so far.

Any ford enthusiasts able to help me. What problems am I looking for in the later E series? Also is it worth the extra 50,000 for a manual?

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Old 08-31-2003, 22:30   #2 (permalink)
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I bought a manual 1997 EL XR6 a four months ago for $17000 and it only had 80,000kms on it (pity I've put nearly 20,000 on in this time :(

You could probably find a EL for that price and KMs. Unless your after a manual.. there rare.
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Old 08-31-2003, 22:47   #3 (permalink)
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Trust me, i've looked. Can barely find any EL Xr's in this good condition anyway. I want to settle for a manual. After driving it you can tell there is a significantly large difference compared to the auto's.
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Re: Buying an EFII Xr.

My young brother has a EF XR6,Gunmetal grey, with about 80,000 on it, hes aboutto put it on the market, wants to get a BA XR6, I 'll see what he wants for it, it is in Tassie tho, and hes just done new Rotors and chipped it.
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Re: Buying an EFII Xr.

my ef blew a head at 170,000 k's, and a few others i know have all gone between 170,000 & 200,000. I'd go the auto with 100,000 cause the other one will probably end up costing a grand or two extra in a year anyway. That money could be spent converting to a manual.
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Go the manual if thats what you really want you'll regret later if you get an auto & it's not what you really wanted 150000k's is not a lot for a EF if it's been well maintained
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Re: Buying an EFII Xr.

get that u really want.
even if the gasket does go on it.
it only costs a $1000 to fix it (the money saved from not getting the other one)

deffinately get the manual :D
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:33   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Buying an EFII Xr.

Yeah definately get the manual - Even though those prices seem a bit rich for EF XR's, when i was looking at cars my two choices were EFII Fairmont Ghia and EFII XR6, I eventually went with the Ghia, has all the luxury options in it, but retains the drive line (Diff, trans, engine, etc) of the XR6....

But for sure, get the manual - its cheaper to change a headgasket done than get a 5spd installed...
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Old 09-01-2003, 02:11   #9 (permalink)
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wooohoo!! manual xr6 it is!

The auto one sold, i went back there this afternoon. Hopefully this damn loan application is approved! (PLLLLeeAAASsssEE let it approve!!) Should find out tomorrow and will be back at the car yard as soon as I find out. Can't wait!

I'd much rather drive a manual. I have a low attention span and driving an auto = boredom = carazyness! hehe Also the manual is a hell of alot quicker than the auto.
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I know the price is a bit steep, but i'd much rather buy through a dealer for the warranty, roadworthy + i'll get them to throw in the on-road costs. It's more piece of mind.
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