Just joined the club!!
I just bought yesterday, a 1989 EA wagon for $1000 with 8 months of rego. I think it was a great deal! Here is the scoop -
It is a GL with over 356,000kms on it and needs a bit of work. It has never been crashed and still has the original paint. For its age and kms it handles very solid, the steering is tight, the suspension firm and but has a few rattles that I suspect point to the need to check the various bushings and etc. The brakes are smooth and do not have any unnecessary shakes or squeals. The interior is in good conditon other than a fallen rear headliner. A few specks of rust aroung the drivers side rear wheel well. The engine mounts need replaced. Of course, the A/C does not work, but for a $1000....
So a few quick questions, how can I tell what engine it has in? I do know the it is a CFI but not what size. It has the 3-speed tranny with column shift.
What should little clues should I be on the lookout for to prevent any major problems?
All in all I feel like I got a good deal, and will use the car for many years. I am sure as I start to bring the car back to scratch, you will be hearing from me quite a bit.
P. Lynn Miller
Oh, I thought you engineheads would appreciate knowing it has extractors and 2.5" exhaust, for whatever it is worth.