We've been looking for a new family car (EF-EL) for a while, but all the dealerships seem to be asking $6k absolubte minimum which = too much ca$h :(
So we were in town today checking out auctions and reading the Quokka and came across an EL ex-taxi advertised for $4k.
Went straight over to look at it, ended up picking it up for $3400
The box is about stuffed but the rest ofthe car's pretty good, plus it has a decent steel roobar on it instead of that plastic crap you get these days. So yeah, $500 for a new box means we got a bloody good EL for less than $4k!
And from a dealer too, after all these years I've spent hating dealers as rip-off merchants hehe
Proud TQE Operator and President of SEFAG - the Society for the Elimination of Ford Automatic Gearboxes
Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
Newest mod: EF Ghia wiring loom and dash