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Old 05-15-2004, 11:48   #1 (permalink)
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Well we're pleased with ourselves! :P

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
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hmmm ex taxi

hope you looked over it thouroughly!
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check the backseat lol. Might be enough there to pay for the box!
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check the backseat lol. Might be enough there to pay for the box!
id say the car yard has already done that. thats were they make half there money.
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Hey sounds good there Alex a cheap price and youll be able fix up its quivils
how many Ks has it gone
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good stuff mate, hope its all good thou, EX taxis tend to come with problems.
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Good stuff Alex, hopefully the kms aren't too high, in which case it will have plenty of life left!
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Good stuff Alex, hopefully the kms aren't too high, in which case it will have plenty of life left!
It's a ex-taxi! The last ex-taxi I saw had 500 000km on the clock!

Anyways there is probably not too much mechanically wrong with buying a taxi as they are mainatined by law, BUT the car will feel "buggered". For example, compare the doors on a low km car compared to a car thats been used lots. The doors on the low km car will have a nice solid clunk when you close them, compared to the high km car which sounds like you are trying to close the lid on your esky.

Just little things, but you do notice.
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the taxis around our town have an average of about 800000km on them. there is still even EFs and there was but havent seen it lately an EA taxi stillkickin around. reckon that would have gone around the clock a few times!
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It's a ex-taxi! The last ex-taxi I saw had 500 000km on the clock!

Anyways there is probably not too much mechanically wrong with buying a taxi as they are mainatined by law, BUT the car will feel "buggered". For example, compare the doors on a low km car compared to a car thats been used lots. The doors on the low km car will have a nice solid clunk when you close them, compared to the high km car which sounds like you are trying to close the lid on your esky.

Just little things, but you do notice.
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