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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:56 pm 
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Hey guys,

Looking at buying an EL GLi for the missus. Its very low km country car, anything I should be looking for??

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:57 pm 
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P.S. its a 98 is there anything different in the 98 el to the 96/97?
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:31 pm 
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if its a feb or later build (i believe) it has a hybrid engine, therefore it uses alot of the au engines internal componets. basically its a stronger a smoother motor but doesnt make anymore power.
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:12 pm 
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Does that mean coil pack ignition and stuff?
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:38 pm 
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98 model will have the hybrid engine in it.. basically uses a au bottom end a stronger engine like rapier said.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:16 pm 
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Head gasket changed!

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:18 pm 
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There pretty robust cars so apart from blown headgasket not too many things go wrong
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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:55 am 
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I bought it.

76,000ks and the dam thing looks like brand new. its done 2000ks in the last 12months. Absolutley bog stock in the regency red colour. Drives fantastic. Very happy. Mind you we paid a lot for it compared to other ELs around.
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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:09 pm 
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Congratulations sounds like a nice ride
Dont worry about the price as long as you and your miss's are happy with it thats what matters

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:07 pm 
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Quick pic I took the other day

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:09 pm 
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f**k me dead, that's a clean EL!
Looks like a pic out of a ford marketing brochure when they first came out!
Congrats!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:17 pm 
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And it needs a polish too, On the weekend I might have a bit of time to give it a good wash and polish/wax then I will take some more pics.

Funny tho, the missus says it feels like driving a 4WD, from that pic I can see why lol... looks like it had the overlander kit option :lol:
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:08 am 
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nice ... looks brand spankin new and only 76,000k's!! bargain :)
Would be a good base engine to strap some big mods too aswell ;)
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:09 am 
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very nice man. good pickup
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:01 pm 
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Whereabouts was that picture taken if you don't mind me asking? It looks vaguely familiar to me..

 

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