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Old 07-04-2004, 19:04   #1 (permalink)
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EF Fairmont Ghia II pre purchase info

Hi, new to the forums and looking at an EF II fairmont ghia as a 1st car (turning 18 in aug) but need some more info before buying. Test drove 1 on the weekend and found it to be very sluggish but smooth in 1st gear, wheels - (17*8s new tread dry rd.) would not even spin around corners. After driving found accel cable was real slack so wondering if that caused it. However car performed extremley well at higher speeds, putting the foot down accel from 60-80kph. It is deffinetly a tickford model (checked the plates) so it has the 345 diff. Are all ghias this sluggish in 1st or is something possilbly wrong with the car? Thanks.
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all Auto Falcon's are pretty sluggish in 1st, the gear ratio is rather bad for acceleration. The 3.45's should help that a fair bit but it depends what ya used to driving.
Test drive a stocko EF with a 3.08 and compare the feel.
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Old 07-05-2004, 06:18   #3 (permalink)
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Just remembered that the fuel consumption was real high too 17.4L/100km so could b the head, i think if im serious about the car il get racv check.
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Re: EF Fairmont Ghia II pre purchase info

if the trip computer was reset just before you drove it and you nailed it a bit it will be reading a bit high!
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Hi, new to the forums and looking at an EF II fairmont ghia as a 1st car (turning 18 in aug) but need some more info before buying. Test drove 1 on the weekend and found it to be very sluggish but smooth in 1st gear, wheels - (17*8s new tread dry rd.) would not even spin around corners. After driving found accel cable was real slack so wondering if that caused it. However car performed extremley well at higher speeds, putting the foot down accel from 60-80kph. It is deffinetly a tickford model (checked the plates) so it has the 345 diff. Are all ghias this sluggish in 1st or is something possilbly wrong with the car? Thanks.
Im selling my Argon Silver EF2 Fairmont Ghia very shortly mate if you're interested.
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Im selling my Argon Silver EF2 Fairmont Ghia very shortly mate if you're interested.
Yeh definetly interested you have PM
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