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Old 08-11-2004, 01:48   #1 (permalink)
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cool What to get?

I will be getting my P's in October...

Anyways, I want a EA or a EB falcon, and I don't know what to get. Money isn't really a problem, ($7000 to spend :)).

I was wondering if it would be better to start big, EB XR6 (XR8 too thirsty :() or go for something a bit cheaper and modding it? (tires/suspension/brakes first, want to gain experiance before I try driving something really powerful) I would also like to maybe mod a 302/350 into it a few years down the track :)

any help would really be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2004, 01:51   #2 (permalink)
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well definitely go for the EB. an EA may have too many problems for a 1st time buyer. youll be hard pressed to find a decent xr6 for $7000 though. just find a well looked after EBII GLi and mod it. an ED would be even better.
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If you plan on doing the suspension up heaps and a few kws don't bother you I wouldn't even bother with an EB XR6. Go find a clean EB II Fairmont, you'd probably even get an ED Fairmont with that money.

You can mod them to out perform an XR6 easily without paying much.
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Much differece between the GL and the GLi? I can always save up a bit for a XR6, it's not like i'll be spending my money on anything else once I buy it

Might also invest in a decent security system for it... I know they gave those theves 4 days to steal it to test it out, but is it just me or are lots of them dissapearing these days? :|
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Yah go with a good condition thats been well looked after Eb or ED with low k's or ya might be lucky enough to find a XR in good condition, IMO try and find a manual might be rare but would be better off in the long run in mods and stuff.
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I am getting a manual no matter what

I have learnt in one, and I don't want to lose the skills

Is replacing the tranny with a manual worth it?
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GL and GLi are pretty much the same thing, they just changed the name for EBII. Or was it EB 1, I forget.

As for security, if someone wants something, they will take it, even if they flat bed it away and start it later. A stockish GLi isn't going to be much of a target for anyone but joy riders, who would find Smartlock a bit of a challenge and go for something easier most likely. But still, Smartlock isn't THAT hard to get around.
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then again, $500 isn't much for peace of mind
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Exactly.

Converting to a manual isn't a bad idea, certainly widens that range of cars you can chose from in the first place.
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the 5.0 V8 is not that thirsty, but you may have trouble getting insurance on it. I would try and talk you into an auto, but ill get beaten up by all the manual lovers out there.
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