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Old 02-26-2003, 23:47   #1 (permalink)
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Car suggestions?

HI guys,
Later this year I would like to buy another car for between $16000-$18000...
I have a couple of things that will be a definate, they are:

It must be a Ford!!
It must be a 5.0 v8 !!
No mods..
Preferably newer than 1995..
Not too many k's...

What would be everyones suggestions as to what car they would buy?? I was thinking EF or EL XR8 or fairmont/fairmont ghia...

Please tell me what you think

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Old 02-27-2003, 00:41   #2 (permalink)
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I say the EL Ghia in V8 form or XR8 - better motor, nicer front (im not a fan of the ef front in XR models.

Also totally off topic here, are those EB S wheels in your sig and if they are did you polish them? Can you email me some pics? they look really good karlth@bigpond.com
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must be an XR8 for the street cred. If you get the Fairmont you'll always want the XR
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NZinAUS, they are EB XR8 rims in the avatar, they didn't need polishing as they are a machined finish, however check out my website in my sig below for an intersting read about them anyway....

carazy, I like the idea of an xr8, they look pretty scmick, but what about the extras with a fairmont, do you get any with the xr8?

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Get an EF-EL V8 Ghia and try to have at least 2k left over then get a manuel conversion done, then you have the best of both worlds, luxo stuff and a V8

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Old 02-27-2003, 15:53   #6 (permalink)
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Rather not touch the car when I get it as far as converting to manual, would love a 5spd though, what would the 2 different cars set me back at private sale..
el xr8 5spd??
el fairmont 5.0l??

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hehehe sorry NZinAUS just realised that you were talking about the wheels in my sig not avatar.... OOPS..
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Hello Fludey
Got these froom trading post

Falcon EL XR8 White Auto, usual options, 11 months rego, very good condition, lowered Pedder's suspension, Hurricane headers, exhaust and extractors, $19000 negotiable

Falcon XR8 EL 1998 auto, high output V8, 10 months rego, $15500 negotiable, UXZ-712 BAULKHAM HILLS 0414-93 0475

FORD FALCON XR8 1997 EL auto sedan, air conditioned, tinted windows, ABS, power options, low kms, immaculate condition, rego 6/2003, WJB-750, $16990 HORSLEY PARK 02-9620 1016

FORD XR8 EL 1997 Auto, ABS, tinted windows, towbar, 112000kms, service history, immaculate condition $17500, UOF-542 WEST HOXTON 02-9825 9641

I looked up the fairmonts but I think they are all sixes (but you do get the xr6 which is what I have in my ef series 2 ghia)

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Thanks Warra,

Had looked into the trading post a little, but I tend only to look at the ones that have the pics.. which arent many..

Just reading something interesting about el xr's, and although I love the sound of a V8 , they seem to make a good case for the el xr6, it can be read at the link below..

http://drive.fairfax.com.au/cgi-bin/...lts&querytext=

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Hello Fludy

I wouldn't trade my xr6 ghia for anything
comfort power and luxury just can't wait for the auto to go (so it can be replaced with a manual), if your not towing anything I would go the xr6/fairmont ghia and even then the 6 does a good job. I just can't justify the extra fuel consumption

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