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Buying an EF really soon. Advice please!!

Hi guys, im buying myself an EF Fairmont in the next week. Just thought i'd post here to see what people think of a few of the cars ive been looking at.

First one is a 1995 EF Fairmont with 180,000kms on it and the guy is asking $8,990 for it, could probably get him down to $8,000 and its from a dealership with s/history, rwc & 3 month warranty.

Second one is a 1995 EF Fairmont with 143,000kms on it, private seller, has a spoiler, he's asking $8,300 for it, dunno about the service history but he seems pretty genuine. Also has rwc.

Third one is a 1994 EF Fairmont Ghia with 118,000kms on it, private seller, pretty much the same as the Fairmont but with leather, no RWC but he said it's included for $8,750.

All of them are series 1 as far as I know, should i look for a series 2? or is the series 1 pretty reliable?

Also what are these like for modifications? The 4L goes pretty hard compared to my 92 Volvo 940, but I know im gonna want more power down the track. So i'll have plans for exhaust/extractors, larger intake & K&N filter. I'm hoping that I'll notice a difference with these mods?


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Re: Buying an EF really soon. Advice please!!

Hi Nick,

For a series 1 EF I wouldn't pay any more than $8000 even with a service history. On the other hand a series 2 EF 1996 would be a better choice as the handling was improved a great deal. Good luck with your decision.

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Mileage is important. With a difference of just over 60,000km in the cars you are looking at I'd be looking at the lower mileage car. $8,000 is a lot of money to spend on a car with 180,000. It would only probable give you a couple of years before needing work. You also have to ask yourself why a dealer has it - it was probably a trade in which means the previous owner probably let it go for 5,000 to 6,000. Maybe even cheaper. Try and talk down the lower mileage car.
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