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 Post subject: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:20 am 
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Hi there, first off, thanks for the tip on starting my EF with a sharp slap just above where the left knee sits(BCM)...husbands workin away and car is ready to retire but got me out of trouble. Planning on upgrading with about $3000 to spend and lookin at ex taxi BA for $2200 with RWC but like AU's better so any experiences, suggestions would be appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:49 am 
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i think you would be better of with a non taxi au over an ex taxi ba...
an au in your price range would have around 200-250'000km
and an ex taxi ba would have close to or more than 500'000km on it..

we picked up our au2 fairmont for my mrs with 185000km for $3000 private sale and its an awsome car..
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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:51 am 
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BA would be better however the Taxi bit you would at least need to budget for some costly maintenance on top of the purchase. $3K would be better spent on the EF or the AU.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:55 am 
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Well i paid $3000 for my AU on road with 6 months rego and good km's (it's pictured in my signature)

My dad used to have an EA ex-taxi he paid $300 for it, then spent $2500 repairing it and sold it for $500. ex-taxi's are not worth the trouble.

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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:15 pm 
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Dont get an excab if you can avoid it or unless you plan on fixing the lot anyway.

BA parts are cheap as s**t anyway so I'd likely still go a BA if you are intent on only buying an ex cab.
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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:51 pm 
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Thanks for all the input...apart from the k's, why are taxis so bad...thought they had to have regular inspection/maintenance .The Ef recently has started having the domino effect starting with head gasket and trans, radiator, aircon(twice in one year) so I'm over it and feel like a change anyway
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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:00 pm 
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taxis generally just get a flogging where ever they do and arnt treated with much respect.

plus the really high Ks mean there very rough and falling apart.

plus a higher model AU interior or even just a forte will be much nicer then the ba taxi pack interior.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:05 pm 
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yes, I'm always on Ebay etc so hope I get lucky
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 Post subject: Re: BA or AU?
Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:08 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:

plus a higher model AU interior or even just a forte will be much nicer then the ba taxi pack interior.

Very true the EA ex-taxi had vinyl floors, bench seat, column shift and holes in the interior from the meters.
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