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Old 07-19-2004, 00:17   #1 (permalink)
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Lately i have been looking at cars to buy, and i particularly like the EF & EL fairmont ghias. I am turning 18 in less than a month, and am wondering would an EF/EL Ghia be too outrageous for a first car, or is it acceptable to buy such a luxo first car if i can (just) afford it? Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2004, 00:23   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know where you live but there is currently an EF Ghia on ebay starting at $4000. factory body kit and DVD player. looks alright. only thing really wrong is the leather seats have cracked. check it out. nothing wrong with something nice for a first car. just make sure you get full comp insurance.
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Old 07-19-2004, 00:28   #3 (permalink)
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If you've got the money go for it! Their not that new anymore, getting towards 10 years old now so you wont look to poosh :). Im only 19 and I have a AU XR6.

Just dont be stupid in it! Get some experience before you try stuff or else you wont have a car.
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overkill?? no way! just make sure you buy it yourself and not your parents.......
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overkill?
no way

a friend just turned 18 and baught an au2 fairmont ghia for a first car.
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overkill?? no way! just make sure you buy it yourself and not your parents.......
Or if worst comes to worst maybe you could let your parents help you out. I know I would make that concession to own an EL Ghia. IMHO they are a great car and underrated when compared to other Luxo/Sports cars for a similar price.
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Oh please, dont start whinging cos your parents bought you a car. Yes, i openly admit my parents bought me my EF cos there's no way i could afford to buy a $10k car myself, yet i didnt want a cheaper, dodgier one that i would have to spend thousands to fix.

If your parents are happy to either buy it for you, or go halves in it or something, then why not - that way you dont have to worry about mr bank manager coming after you, or having a loan over your head.

But of course, be nice and pay back your parents when you can afford to .
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Oh please, dont start whinging cos your parents bought you a car. Yes, i openly admit my parents bought me my EF cos there's no way i could afford to buy a $10k car myself, yet i didnt want a cheaper, dodgier one that i would have to spend thousands to fix.

If your parents are happy to either buy it for you, or go halves in it or something, then why not - that way you dont have to worry about mr bank manager coming after you, or having a loan over your head.

But of course, be nice and pay back your parents when you can afford to .
Im not whinging and my parents havent bought me a car. Im paying for it myself, if i buy it.
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Oh please, dont start whinging cos your parents bought you a car. Yes, i openly admit my parents bought me my EF cos there's no way i could afford to buy a $10k car myself, yet i didnt want a cheaper, dodgier one that i would have to spend thousands to fix.

If your parents are happy to either buy it for you, or go halves in it or something, then why not - that way you dont have to worry about mr bank manager coming after you, or having a loan over your head.

But of course, be nice and pay back your parents when you can afford to .
My parents paid for half of my car when i first got it, paid it back in 12 months, got my finance approved today for my BA xr8. Now just to fine someone stupid enough to insure a modded ba xr8 to a 19 yr old.
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Lately i have been looking at cars to buy, and i particularly like the EF & EL fairmont ghias. I am turning 18 in less than a month, and am wondering would an EF/EL Ghia be too outrageous for a first car, or is it acceptable to buy such a luxo first car if i can (just) afford it? Thanks.
Hi Mate, well i am 19 and have just purchased and awaiting delivery of my New Envi XR6, cant wait till i get it, my first car was a VX series 2 exec, and i never thourght that was overkill, if you can afford it, get it, EL EF Ghia is not outragous for a first car, got for it mate and enjoy it
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