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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:55 pm 
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96 EL XR6
149,600km
$9.5k + roadworthy + set of new tyres
Navy Blue

This is exactly what im looking for (but its missing body kit :()
Its a bit pricey too, but low Km's and looks EMAC con..

Have made contact with seller, wouldnt mind going for a test drive or inspection...

I am either going to let it go or make a deposit on it and wait until i can pay the rest later this year..

On a different issue, where can u get the EL xr6 body kits from? i checked ebay but probs dodgey... wreckers?

Anyway what do u think of the car?
its 9,5K, might be able to haggle it down a bit.. 149,000k's...

I dont know whether to just get a cheaper car, pick up a fairmont and put an AU engine in haha... I donno.. what u think of the car?

Price is steep but.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:01 pm 
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If it's a first car, it's gonna cost you a crap-load to insure! You could definitely find cheaper than that, too. I'd do what I did and buy a fairmont and mod it. Bargains come and go all the time with car sales.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:15 pm 
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its a auto! save the money and get a EL Ghia

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:16 pm 
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aight cheers man.

not insuring it lol...

just 3rd party and fire n theft probs...

But if im not insuring it i shud get something cheaper too... Love the EL Xr6's to death tho..

might just try find one with higher K's... but i want to wait and try buy one of an old geezer, so its been driven by a feather footer... not one thats been f**k.. also looking for one 100% stock..

In saying all that tho, id settle for a nice EL fairmont or fairmont ghia if one came up for a good deal..

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:19 pm 
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yeah cheers boys..

any other tips on where to look besides:

carsales, carpoint, autotrader, ebay, trading post?

:)

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:19 pm 
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Even third party would probably cost upwards of $600 to insure an xr6, as it's a 'performance car'. It cost me about $500 to third party my EA falcon last year through NRMA.

 

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Pacemaker 4499's, Hi-flow cat, 2.5" Redback catback
K & N Filter, NGK Plugs
Lows all 'round, Monroe's in the front, GSR's in the rear
Pioneer H/U
Tickford Bodykit
COMING SOON:
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30mm + 22mm adjustable sway bars.

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:23 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
for that sort of dollars you could buy a BA XR6. An 05 BA XR6 turbo went for 12 grand in my area the other day, only had 90 thou on it too


Serious? Farrrk. I thought XR6T's were still around the 20k mark.

 

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Pacemaker 4499's, Hi-flow cat, 2.5" Redback catback
K & N Filter, NGK Plugs
Lows all 'round, Monroe's in the front, GSR's in the rear
Pioneer H/U
Tickford Bodykit
COMING SOON:
17's
30mm + 22mm adjustable sway bars.

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:23 pm 
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yeah i know the BA's r going under 10 grand these days... tempting, but love E series... wudnt mind an ED either... too many options haha...

I want to wait till i get off my P's and then buy a V8 BA hehe...

Quite contempt on the E-series but :) :)

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:27 pm 
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People seem to overprice their EF and EL fairmonts and ghias due to the good rep they have. ED fairmont might show you a few more problems and less appealing appearance due to longer life, but won't cost you nearly as much.

 

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Pacemaker 4499's, Hi-flow cat, 2.5" Redback catback
K & N Filter, NGK Plugs
Lows all 'round, Monroe's in the front, GSR's in the rear
Pioneer H/U
Tickford Bodykit
COMING SOON:
17's
30mm + 22mm adjustable sway bars.

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:29 pm 
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Yeah.. I like the look of EF Fairmonts more than the EL's... Wouldnt really have a problem as long as is Navy Blue and runs well... lol

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:34 pm 
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Ooohh... this one looks alright: http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/FOR ... ?State=VIC

once lowered and some XR6 rims would look mean :)

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:35 pm 
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EL for 1050? problems must run a little deeper for them be that desperate to get rid of it...

who knows..

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:44 pm 
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lol thats sick..

something around the 5k bracket will do nicely..

Has to have the right history and look good.. my options in order of preference:

EL XR6
EL Fairmont/Ghia
EF/II Fairmont/Ghia

Around or less than 175k's ideal..

mehh.. shud just buy a 2g ef fairmont and dump in an AU engine. only cost a couple g on top..

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:46 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
Thats all they are worth. Seems like they can't even give away anything with a 6 cylinder engine round here, even if they through in a big mac.
my mate just bought an 05 fairmont for $5500. Tidiest thing around too


Huh? as in a BA mkII Fairmont for $5.5g?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:49 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
You bet! Would of had it for 4500 until the auctioneer accepted a bid as he was hitting the hammer down. Like I said. They can't give them away around here


f**k me! its almost worth going to NSW to get my next car :shock:

 

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