Originally Posted by Justin C.
A close friend of mine recently inherited a very nice XR6 EF stationwagon, 1 owner (his grand-father) with very low K's... wondering if anyone could help answer these questions:
How much approx. is it worth?
It's auto at the moment, how much $$$$ would converting it to manual cost?
What performance upgrades could you do it, excluding major mods like turbos/super-charging it etc..
And do after market air filters really give extra power?
I brought mine for $22,000 in 2000 with 70,000 klicks on the clock (it's now got 170,000) some dealer guidebooks say they are only worth 10-12,000 private sale and around 15,000 in a dealers yard.
It's his car but personally I wouldn't bother changing it to a manual, while the manuals are rarer - it's not worth the hassals to convert.
Extractors, exhaust, Inlet mods do the world of good on these models, I have done the exhaust but have not yet got extractors, suspension wise I've only done shocks, 16" rims and DBA slotted disks and they have certainly made it ride better, lowering helps but if you want to scrape the underside everywhere you go leave it at Tickford "standard" height. (even then it still scrapes)
To answer your last question - Yes - maybe a couple of KWs but, (as I've already said) when fitted in conjunction with the extractors and exhaust, it allows the engine to work a lot more efficient - more power & more economy.
I'm not too sure if the EF XR6 Wagon was continued into series II - They were only ED and EF but had been discontinued before series II was introduced - Could be wrong though! I thought about a BA wagon but when they told me you couldn't get a manual, and they wouldn't build it as an XR6 I told them to jam it - a manual XR6WGN is rarer anyway.