Buying an 88 EA S
If you don't already know I've been looking for an EA Falcon for myself now and I've got some results.
I think I've found "the one". I haven't been able to find any other 5 speed at all, so I think I'll take what I can get. It's an 88 EA Falcon S sedan, 201,000km, 3.9 mpfi, 2.92 LSD, 5spd manual, A/C, tinted windows, snow flake wheels and has a spoiler and those stone reflector/side skirt things. It's just had front and rear main seals done, brand new clutch, front shockies, front brakes, 5 tyres, water pump, bonnet struts and the A/C has been fixed up. The interior is pretty good, a few stains on the seats but nothing carpet cleaner wont get rid of, it doesnt have cloth trim on the doors tho or a lid on the centre console bin. Exterior wise it's nearly perfect, the paint hasn't faded or anything, there is however a ding under the LH tail light assembly, the spoiler is a lil bit scratched on one side and there is a few scratches on the bootlid near where the spoiler is scratched. I've test driven it and nothing seems to be wrong with it, the gearbox is smooth, the clutch is smooth, gears dont pop out, the engine revs out freely, stops damn good (better than any other EA I've driven) and it also handled better than any other EA I've driven.
The price is the biggest drawback on the thing, they're asking $4,999, I've been able to get a trade in of $1500 for a torana that I got for basically nothing. He said he can't really change much with the price because of the work he had just had done to it, what I listed that had just been done is what the dealer had just done. But he did say he'd throw on another 6 months rego, pay all the on road fees and put in a new radio since the one in there doesnt work. All up I'd only have to pay $3500 out of my pocket. I'm starting to think it might be a good deal after all, I'd just like everyone else's opinion on whether it's a good buy or not and everyone elses experiences with 88 Falcon S'z
Phat Drift Damaged
Cobalt Blue 1994 EF XR8 5 spd
Fully optioned - Sunroof, cruise, body kit
Stock as a Rock for the moment