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 Post subject: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:40 pm 
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hey all, as the subject states, buying an 02 BA XR6.. heres the link

http://www.inventorysearch.com.au/galle ... ail%20Page

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Details / Summary
Location Melbourne
Vehicle 2002 Ford Falcon BA XR6 Red 4 Speed Automatic Sedan
Body Colour Red
Trim Colour GREY
Doors 4
Seats 5
Cylinders 6
Fuel Type Petrol - Unleaded
Capacity 4.0
Gears 4 Speed
Gearbox Automatic
Odometer 121568
Drive Type RWD
Rego YBI915
StockNo U13918.

Anything i should be looking out for?

i will hopefully getting this for around $12,000 from Knox ford. comes with warranty as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Well we have a B series and are very happy with it. But I'm only speaking from my experience. Some people will have different opinions based on their experiences and from things they have heard.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Even though it sounds like youve made your mind up already, just remember it was a rushed model to take over from the "unpopular" AU......... and is the first of its series

Try for a MKII BA & BF, or even better BFII........... fork out the extra coin the first time, and it might save alot of headaches in the long run :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:02 pm 
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what issues did it have that got resolved?
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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:13 pm 
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If your on a budget, then imo an AUIII is a better buy......... test drive both and make your own decision i guess

Of course most price on carsale are dreaming, but i wouldnt pay more than 9k for clean example. I looked up AUIII XR8's but theres none around in your area

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/res ... Short=1645
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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:31 pm 
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if u have your heart set on a b series id suggest going the early 05 bf. youd be looking at an extra 2-3grand which is worth it in the long run.
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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:01 pm 
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I think if you were to buy the car you have mentioned you wouldn't be throwing your money away. It has low Ks and I am sure it has been well looked after and other than some brake issues on the front and rear brake hoses (which are covered by Ford for replacement) the other thing is Bushes in the rear suspension cradle.

You should be able to get a history of this vehicle from Ford as they have access to the warranty issues the vehicle had.

At the end of the day, if YOU like it and the price to YOU is fair, buy it. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm 
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Very tidy car, but see if you can find a newer [dearer] example with rear power windows and centre armrest in the rear seat.
Early BA XRs in standard form were more or less Falcon XT spec interior, not Futura.
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:00 am 
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My wifes car is a BA MKI- we bought from factory. Only problems she has had, were all fairly common. Diff bush, Blend door, Handbrake constant readjustment. It has 100k on it now, and drives just as good as it did when we got it. Good value for money really. Plus if your after a B series-an AU just wont do.
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Xr6. what do u guys think?
Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:32 pm 
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Get the BA XR6, AU's are ugly. I would Prefer an EF or EL over an AU.
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