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Old 04-23-2003, 14:37   #1 (permalink)
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Question Advice on AUII XR8 with 140 km's

I am thinking of changing my AUII XR6 for an AUII XR8. It's going a very good price, less than an XR6 of the same year. Problem is the mileage is around 140 km's.

Any advice from people who have (or had) an AUII with this mileage ? Will I need to make costly repairs soon, replace parts ?
Would it be better for me financially to keep the XR6 (40 km's) if I were to sell in say, 2 years time ??

I've always wanted a V8 but I'm not sure if going for one with such high mileage (and it's only 3 years old) is such a good idea, esp. as I have an XR6 in great condition with 100,000 less clicks.

Of course the salesman tells me it's a good idea - it's his job !!!
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:48   #2 (permalink)
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Your talking about the AUII XR8 Escort right? We don't have those over in the states but you want to try Ford Europe's clubhouse in the Ford Europe forum those guys know everything you need to know about Ford Escort Europe models. New Zealand huh? Isn't that near Germany I'm from there isn't that weird?
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Old 04-28-2003, 12:22   #3 (permalink)
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Who stuck my thread in this useless section anyway ???

No, an XR8 is not an escort in Aus / NZ, and I'm sure it isn't anywhere.

I don't know if you're drunk / joking / ignorant, but New Zealand is in the South Pacific, 3,500 km (approx.) East of Australia.

It is nowhere near Germany which is in the Northern Hemisphere, in Europe. In fact, in the two World Wars, we lost thousands of our good young men (as did Australia) fighting the Germans.

If you do a search for World Map on the Internet, you may learn something about the rest of the world !!
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Old 04-28-2003, 14:58   #4 (permalink)
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kiwi , look for typical signs of wear and abuse. 140kms in 3 years may mean alot of freeway driving and not alot of flogging....
I say go for it aslong as service records are good.
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Kiwi, he may have been trying to integrate New Zealand into a movie quote, but I'm not sure. I was a bit confused myself. It's really hard to say what you should do. It all depends on the kind of driving that's been done for both cars. The older one is going to have things break from age, and the younger will from wear. If it's good driving (constant speeds near 100 km/hr for lenghts) as opposed to bad driving (stop and go) then you may be ok. It also depends on what kind of engine it has, and who built it. I'd take them both to a mechanic that you trust and that has no affiliation to the dealer. He's getting paid to tell you his honest opinion and gets paid the same either way, so you should get a good idea which car to keep for a small fee. On a personal note, what is a AUII XR6, and for that matter a AUII XR8? I've never heard of either of these cars.
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I'm so sorry, I had no idea that you that touchy. I never heard AUII except for the non-USA models I assumed that was a europe model. Again I'm sorry.
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