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Old 09-06-2003, 22:57   #1 (permalink)
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what should i buy?

howdy people, i am preparing to get myself a new car in the next couple of weeks. I just wanted owners opinions on what i should do. I can afford to get myself a new BA, but i am limited to an XT with a few options. My other thought was what if i purchased an au series 2 or 3 fairmont or XR8 with low kms, for about the same money?

What would people recommend? Is there a big difference in AU to BA? I havent driven an AU but get to take a BA out this week.

Any opinions would be great, thanks.
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What do you want - a newish car, power, handling, from a to b... Depends on wether you want a 6 or an 8 and manual or auto.

Personally, I'd go for an AU3 XR falcon over a BA.

There are a lot of differences - engines, weight, interior, gearbox....

What options were you looking at in the BA XT??
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judging by the fact that you say u'd be limited to an XT i guess you have about 35k?
find out what u can afford on insurance, i'd look into an AU 3 prolly.
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well at the moment i am driving a 1982 mitsubishi scorpion (the shame, sigh) so either of these cars will be new to me. It will be a daily driver. I like the shape of both. It would be nice to have a car with a bit of power that handles ok. I will be holding on to it for about 3 to 4 years. The options i am looking at are cruise control, rear power windows, rear spoiler, auto and few other things to personalise it, probably alloys.
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Re: what should i buy?

Doesn't matter what you get, as long as it's a V8,
AU2 or 3 would be good.
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With every thing you described as option's in your 2nd post I'd say go the AU II/III XR8 as they come with all these as standard,and I personally would go the XR againt's XT,noithing wrong with an AU XR8 that's for sure.
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I see what people are saying about the AUs and agree with them but what about the advantages of buying new?
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Why not go for a V8 XT ? Perfect choice.
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Advantage of new: Chose the options, history, warranty, choose the colour, new car smell...

Advantage of 12- 18 months old: cheaper (get better equiped car for similar money), warranty (not as much as new though!), can put some options on...
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Re: what should i buy?

XT V8 is almost 40K RRP

Dont forget Muttley about the added costs of buying new (charges such as dealer delivery and statuary charges etc.....they soon add up!)
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