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View Poll Results: Make Perkz' Decision For Him
Keep and Mod the EA 21 51.22%
Sell the EA, Buy an EF/EL 17 41.46%
Do something else (post in thread) 3 7.32%
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Old 12-07-2004, 21:27   #1 (permalink)
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Help me Decide.

Well, all those awesome e-series cars I saw on the GOR cruise has made me want to do something about my stockie. Problem is, I can't decide whether to just go out and buy a newer car (Something EL-ish) or to spend my cash on the EA.

Theoretically, I know that the EA would be cheaper to do up. But in the end, it'll still be an EA, and it'll still sell for peanuts, despite the cash I throw at it.

So, I've come up with some pros/cons of buying a new car vs. doing up the EA.

KEEP THE EA:
Things I'd Def. like to do to it: Manual conversion, Straight Gas install, lowered, wheels, exhaust/headers, <insert other performance stuff I can't think of right now>, NOT turbo (I value my cheap insurance)
PROS:
- I know the car, it's pretty good mechanically
- Really low k's (for an EA, 185000)
- Theoretically cheaper overall (if nothing goes insanely wrong)
- I have the oppertunity to learn more about my car
CONS:
- It's old
- I've had few problems with it, which probably means lots of things will go wrong.
- I have neither the time nor the knowledge or equipment to do mods myself.
- You people will be hearing more from me when things go wrong
- It's CFI
- Modding it might make it break :(

BUY A NEW CAR:
I'd really really like an EF/EL XR6 - but that's just dreaming. I'd be quite happy with anything of that era that's manual and on gas.
PROS:
- Newer car, all the good stuff that comes with that (better interior, more power etc.) hopefully less problems.
- Possibly a better base to start mods on.

CONS:
- I'd be in debt, I'd have to take out a loan to get a new car. (max $9k tho, I'd have it payed off in 6 months. I'm on a fixed term contract @ work that expires in 6 months, then its back to Uni and some dodgy coles job or something)
- I wouldn't have worked on the car myself
- Chance of buying a dud.

So - what I want from you guys is your opinion on a few things.
- What should I do (keep the EA, or buy something else)
- If I keep the EA - what mods should I look at (and ballpark $$)
- If I buy something else, what should I look for (and where should I look)

Cheers guys!

-Perkz-
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Old 12-07-2004, 21:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help me Decide.

Get a loan for like 8k and buy a nice low k EF Fairmont. It's not hard to make them look very nice. Simply dump it and throw on some nice wheels
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Old 12-07-2004, 21:39   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Help me Decide.

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Get a loan for like 8k and buy a nice low k EF Fairmont. It's not hard to make them look very nice. Simply dump it and throw on some nice wheels
You say that, yet you voted on the Poll to keep the EA
Now my poll lies :(
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Old 12-07-2004, 21:42   #4 (permalink)
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You say that, yet you voted on the Poll to keep the EA
Now my poll lies :(
Yeah I changed my mind half way through typing the reply
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Old 12-07-2004, 21:44   #5 (permalink)
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Sell the EA, Get a Series 2 EL XR8

Nah, any EF/EL will do.. preferably with less than 150,000kays..
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Old 12-07-2004, 21:56   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Help me Decide.

If you decide to buy an EF don't get one with over 200,000 k's on it, I made that mistake and its been costing me a fortune ever since. If you can get a nice EF/EL with low k's and can comfortably afford to have a loan then I would go with that option.
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Old 12-07-2004, 22:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Help me Decide.

yeh kenaz is stop on i rekon once i get bak from a couple holidays over new years im hopin to get a loan for an ef and work that puppy
i hear ya mate i have an ea myself and so many times have thought ill do it up then nah no point and so on.. good luk mate

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Old 12-07-2004, 22:36   #8 (permalink)
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it's CFI what more needs to be said, get an EF/EL, way more power even a base model would be a step up.
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Old 12-07-2004, 23:14   #9 (permalink)
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Sell the EA, and buy my car! :-) If you think price is too high talk to me and we work something out! It has everything you want to do the EA well apart from the gas setup. It has kind of high km's but it is in really good condition and good history owned by my parents and driven as a family car for most of its life.
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Old 12-07-2004, 23:49   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Help me Decide.

nEb, stop pimping your car I don't need/want a wagon!
Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.
For some reason I thought you'd all say to mod the EA...
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