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Yeah i'd thought i'd pass this scenario to our panel of experts here:

A mate of mine owns an R33 Skyline GTS-T but...
he wants to sell it cause insurance is a fortune and his car is due for shocks etc his car has 100,000km as well.

He wants to spend around 35k and wish's to get a new car although he is open for suggestions. Naturally i have told him to get a falcon or XR6 hp, any ideas on price etc. I reckon he can pickup a superceded model XR6 HP for around 35-36k.

I'm trying to get him to join and become one of us blue oval brigade, but he's abit wiery about resale value and has never owned a ford falcon before.

I'm working on it though... :D :D :D
 

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He should be able to pick up a EL XR8 or an AUI XR8 in pretty good nick for that price. If he's looking at a newbie, then the Falcon SR is a pretty good buy. XR's would be preferred of course... ;)
 

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for the secondhand market, ive seen around these price range in Sydney. Obviously options and KMs would affect price..

AU1 XR6 HP - $22K - $27K
AU1 XR6 VCT - $25K - $29K
AU 1 XR8 - $28K - $30K+

My VCT was in the high end of the range, but i had a few extra's that were on it and sub 40K km's on it.

On a lighter note.. the salesman tried to avoid my haggling by saying it had an "bonus" MOMO steering wheel on it. The sales manager even joined in on it. I could not help but laugh
 

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He shouldn't be too worried if he is looking at second hand or superceded models as the big hit has already been taken. I would say that if he was looking at spend 50k then considering the time frame for new models resale would be a bigger issue.
 

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He's not going to want a sedan after owning a Skyline, tell him to get a XR8 UTE. A new one is right in his price range :cool:
 

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See thread titled 'Discountus Maximus Extremis'. AU2 XR8s with 2000 build for a song - forget si.., su..., se..., oh you know what I mean!
 

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Martin,

Trust me he ain't a ute kind of guy, just for the record his previous car was a 1993 Camry Vienta.

Pete,

Yeah looks like he'll go for the Falcon SR, he was also looking at the Ford Ecsape or Mazda Tribute, zoom zoom zoom zoom.. sorry guys :p :p :p

I'll steer him as best i can away from the little 4wd's.
 

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Get his pimply sorry a**e out to City Ford or somewhere similar and get him behind the wheel of an XR8/TE50. You can't do SR after GTS Skyline.....
 

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Aussie Pete said:
forget si.., su..., se..., oh you know what I mean!
No, actually Pete I have no idea what you mean. You haven't made sense all night. Can you start making some sense please. The server can only take so much crap.. ;)
 

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Pete,

I think his given up his power hungry appetite, i totally agree with you a TE-50 is a good match to the R33 skyline but seems he wants to concentrate catering for his "hand brake" he's always broke every week with that car. :eek: :eek:
 

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Guys i think i'm failing to make him on of us, :( :( :(

Yeah he seems to narrow two choices down for his replacement car a Suby Forester or a Mazda Tribute. Falcon looks to be a definite no, he's complaining about resale value.

I know this might not be ford news but i had a go of his Skyline today first time me in a turbo charged engine, have to say it does go, and boy does this thing handles.
But you gotta rev the engine and when going in say 4th at 2000 when you boot it it feels that the falcon is more punchier, but once the turbo spools and past 5000, it starts to sing.

My conclusion extra cubes is defintly handy, i'll have to try an 8 now...
:D
 
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