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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:43 pm 
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Problable in the wrong area but stuff it! a week a go i got a good job and yeah wanting to know of any one like what kind of ford falcon/fairlane/fairmont should i buy

like for example a stock AU (have seen a few cheap ones) or EF/EL ie XR6 (seen a couple nice manuals for roughly 7>8k ish) or get a MPFI EA/EB any suggestions


Taking into consideration wanting to spend around the 5k mark maybe more for the right car and going to help the sistuation like to trade the ea towards a new car.

any feedback would be good. cheers :D

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:47 pm 
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dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

you can pick a nice ef/el fairmont up for about 6-7k with <170,000 if you hunt around. however you will be stuck with the auto which is hard to get moving.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:48 pm 
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For around the $4-5k mark you can usually pick up an EF, theres a few manuals around in those. Thats what i did, done a few simple mods and damn it looks tidy now.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:59 pm 
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If it were me, I'd try to find a schmick EBII XR6 manual.

Failing that, stretch the budget for an EF or EL XR6.

Just make sure she's a manual :)
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:02 pm 
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dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:08 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Gaz wrote:
dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.


ah but when your driving you wont feel liek your in the 18th century.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:11 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Gaz wrote:
dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.


I'm a big fan of the Pre-EF E-series, but you have to admit that the difference between the ED to EF is very significant in terms of more modern looking styling and that.
But seriously, f**k new cars, get something old, lots of cheap XA-XC sedans being sold around here lately, so very very tempting!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:15 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Gaz wrote:
dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.


Agreed.
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:17 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
Gaz wrote:
dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.


ah but when your driving you wont feel liek your in the 18th century.

Really the only 'aged' part is the interior... exterior still looks sharp IMO.
Everything else is virtually identical!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:20 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
Gaz wrote:
dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.


I'm a big fan of the Pre-EF E-series, but you have to admit that the difference between the ED to EF is very significant in terms of more modern looking styling and that.
But seriously, f**k new cars, get something old, lots of cheap XA-XC sedans being sold around here lately, so very very tempting!!!


Oh yeah..... you could go ballistic with the mods & not worry about any expensive aftermarket ECU. now who's selling a 1965 XP 2 door hard top? hehehe

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:24 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
Gaz wrote:
dont start with an EA/EB/ED when the ef/el's are gettin so cheap, they are a much better package.

Pffft :P
You'll be able to get a nice higher spec ED rather then a low spec EF/EL for 5k.
Plus you might even have some left over for lowering, rims and an exhaust.


ah but when your driving you wont feel liek your in the 18th century.


not that much different underneath from ED => EF buddy!!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:06 pm 
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i was more refering to the interior ;)

looking at the dash etc from the inside feels very old compared to ef/el

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:46 am 
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alright had a thought think i might look for a el xr6 what is the differance between ef el reading the mods i get the impression that the ef is s**t compared to the el and yeah might not be true and yeah thinking of getting a EBII xr6 there is one at michinbury for about 5990 or something any way will keep looking and reseacheding

Also no one has meationed an au hmmmm

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:20 am 
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http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/FOR ... 18220.aspx

http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/FOR ... 60809.aspx

http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/FOR ... 25481.aspx

Found these three on carpoint what you reckon worth the money these car places want

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:24 am 
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the futura would be the pick of the bunch and its a manual too.

 

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