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Old 08-11-2004, 03:15   #1 (permalink)
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A car for $1000

just wondering what car you would suggest buying for $1000 bucks.
ford of course.
can be any size big or small.
what model is what im particulary interested in.
How much for an XY?
Is an EB pushing it for a grand?
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Re: A car for $1000

How about an XF? There's heaps going cheap but at that price you'll have to spend a few extra $$$ to get it running properly. Maybe.
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Whatever model it is, it'll be a shitta at $1k
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Whatever model it is, it'll be a shitta at $1k
you need to open your eyes and look to find the good ones. there is many a tidy car out there for a grand.
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Re: A car for $1000

Plenty of tidy ones out there for $1000. A mate just sold a mint looking red XF 250 carb/4 speed manual for $500, awesome paintwork, one spot of rust the size of a 10c piece near the boot, interior brown and slightly rough. Needed 2 tyres for roadworthy. XD-XF Falcons are pretty cheap for what they are, I think.

If you're not hung up on Fords, there's lots of good (well, as good as these things can be) Sigma's/Corona's/old skool Corolla's/Galants for that sort of price range. Shop around and don't be in a hurry to buy.

Noticed a few roadworthy Kingswoods around lately for the $1000-1200 mark. You wouldn't expect much for that sort of price, but they are a big reliable cruiser that you can fit 5-15 people in and still tow a car trailer.

D'oh... just noticed you said only Fords... I stand by XD-XF Falcons. Lasers are overpriced (in my opinion), decent Cortina's are getting harder to find, Escorts are either expensive or rooted...
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