Ok, first up this is long.
Now I know I'm one of the more quiet members of this fine horseless carriage club, being in Tassie doesn't help for starters, but lately I've been giving some thought to my car and whether or not to spend more money on it and fix a lot of things and do it up more or just give up completely on it and get something nice like this
EL Fairmont Ghia V8
The above link is a picture of yes, an EL Fairmont Ghia for sale in Victoria I'm thinking of buying. It looks like the previous owner had some very nice taste and opted for clear repeaters, a full XR body kit and GT wing and it even has BA XR labelling on the side of the skirts, which made me wonder. Would I be buying another members previous ride?
Has anyone seen this car out and about before, cos I am giving serious consideration to purchasing it. It's only got 67,000k's which is another bonus.
Now normally I would consider ditching the EB, cos I love it to bits, but lately, more problems are occurring with it and I'm getting to the point where I can't see myself fixing everything and doing it up the way I want to.
Problems so far include
Diff noise, under carriage noise, front bar wombat damage, fading duco on passengers side due to shitty respray (previous owners fault), heavy stone chip damage on front grill and forward most bonnet part, exhaust knocking noise when idling, funny ticking noise in the engine on warm up, demister doesn't work, damage of some kind on almost every exterior panel and that's just the stuff I can think of off the top of my head.
Now like I said, I do love my car, and I've spent more on it than it's worth, but the big picture of where I want to go with the car and where it is currently is getting cloudy, so what I'm asking for is opinions here.
Should I give up on the EB and get something nicer like the above example or stick with it and finish what I've started? Any opinions or posts would be appreciated.