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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:56 pm 
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after owning both, go the au fairmont, just make sure you get a series 2 or 3
advantages ive seen, better seats, better ride, nicer inertia, newer most likely to have less problems, steering is a whole world better and probably most important you dont have to worry about head gasket woes you face with every e-series..

trust me mate, anyone that has owned one will tell you how much of a beautiful car they really are..

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:00 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:05 pm 
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fiend wrote:
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what about an EL Fairmont Ghia Click here
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And is that grille from an EL GT or something? I'm lost.


yes yes it is... that looks pretty good

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
fiend wrote:
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what about an EL Fairmont Ghia Click here
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And is that grille from an EL GT or something? I'm lost.


yes yes it is... that looks pretty good


You reacon? and they say AU's look ugly. That maroon EL looks s**t-they grille makes it look even worse!
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:45 pm 
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I gotta say the EL GT Grilles are pretty bloody ugly. Look like a gap toothed ugly sister of someone that is pretty. You showed up expecting Tina and got the dentists nightmare Ulga instead.

The rest of the E series maroon Fairmont is fine though, don't know what glasses you have on, but there is very little wrong with a EF / EL Fairmont Ghia. Even if it does have the GT like body kit all over it
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The AU with the Cobra kit in pure XR form is attractive, but the Fairmont AU's are crap. Huge bloody triangle headlights and a dashboard that looks like a designer got stuck half way through doing something useful and wanting to go home in time to look after the lapdog for his vegan flatmate who was going out to some iBook release party.

Ah well, each to their own.

I'd buy an AU2 or AU3 with the XR front end no worries, I like it... I like the XR AU fronts better than anything else Ford has made almost for ever!
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:49 pm 
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Yep agree 100%. Thats what i have done Fairmont goodness, with XR style FTW!!
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Mont5.0 wrote:
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skip the AU and go straight to a BA or buy an EL and mod it....AU does nothing better than an EL


except hold its value better and probably half the K's.


... and AU not do head gaskets so readily, or mysteriously lose coolant?
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:28 pm 
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you could try to find a hybrid el..then you would have the best of both worlds. I have an xh hybrid and it goes as hard if not harder than my mates au... but i think i might have something to do with his driving.....just something else to think about.
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:33 pm 
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iv driven both, though owning an au2, Ive driven the au a lot more.

In saying that, the au was a much much sweeter car to drive, on every level. Much more refined.

Cant do much about the headlights, but drop it a bit even just on lows, and the car visually makes a lot more sense.

The interior doesnt feel as cheap as the el (for non fairmonts.)

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:44 pm 
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usually people who put s**t on them havent owned one or even been in one for that matter. We all agree they arent the best looking, but far more comfortable than an EL.

Each to there own i guess. If it was my coin i know which i would get.
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:02 pm 
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dad use to have an AU3 XR6 and and AU2 Forte, they are nice cars and do drive better than the EL's but i think its just the look that puts off alot of people. I do love the look of the XR's though, im a big fan of the AU3 XR8 220kw i love the rear bumper.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:14 pm 
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well got some bad news.. dads truck just shat itself, could be something to do with the turbo, which throws my budget back into the $3000 range. goodbye ghia, hello GLI lol. owel s**t happens
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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:28 pm 
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oh that sucks, what about this then http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/dea ... &silo=1011 should be able to knock him down abit

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:48 pm 
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$3k is heaps, I picked up my EF Futura 5spd years ago now for $3k.
I just bought an EF Fairmont with 150,000kms for $1k.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU vs El
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:52 pm 
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yeah that 1 looks good

after a bit of hasseling i knocked down some guy with this au fairmont to 4500, he says its got 230,000 k's. i understand this isnt too much for these engines?

http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Automotiv ... esult=true
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