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Old 08-18-2004, 20:48   #1 (permalink)
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Question What's the better buy?

AU 2/3 Futura 40klm for $20k or BA XT 40klm $20k and why?
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Old 08-18-2004, 22:40   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What's the better buy?

BA XT is the better buy! Why? It just is... especially as I can get an AU 1 Ghia for $12k in as good condition as any of them will be in
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Old 08-18-2004, 23:34   #3 (permalink)
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I think I would go for the BA.
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Re: What's the better buy?

AU 2/3 Futura 40klm for $20k or BA XT 40klm $20k and why?

While I love my AU, owning the BA wouldn't give you the "oh, its an AU look" you get from the majority of people. The aftermarket also seems to favour the BA over the AU with bits.

I have a feeling that chevypower is right when he's mentioning prices. You prob could score a higher spec AU for that money.

Check the trading post or www.drive.com.au and the "value your car" section.
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Re: What's the better buy?

An AU3 is worth no more than 15k atm

BA for that money
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Re: What's the better buy?

the BA XT has got quite a few features, (well the rental car i had did) and was really nice to drive...

I would choose the BA...
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Old 08-19-2004, 02:21   #7 (permalink)
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Re: What's the better buy?

Get the BA, its got so much more potential then an AU even if it is XT verse Futura. Futura only gives you alloys, cruise control and the extra power windows over the XT.
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Re: What's the better buy?

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AU 2/3 Futura 40klm for $20k or BA XT 40klm $20k and why?
Same kays and same price - take the newer car every time...
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Re: What's the better buy?

id have to agree with everyone here take the ba mate same price, same kms you would be silly not to, the ba has a pack load of features over the au.
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Re: What's the better buy?

the BA is a good buy I know, i want all the features of the Futura so may have to wait for a BA Futura to hit the market at the right price.

i want a family run around but something stylish for my business as it will initially be for both

after driving an AU Fairmont i can't go back to front power windows only and no cruise. maybe i've got to find an XT with these options.

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