Fordmods Logo

Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :) 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:54 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 96

Joined: 16th Apr 2009

Ride: BA XR8 Ute

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

Hey guys,

Looking at two utes here locally, just can't decide. I know which one really I should go for but there is the temptation of a manual V8 :)

Okay, so,

Car 1 is a 2003 BA XR8 ute, 5 speed manual, 95,000ks. Mercury Silver :( no hard cover.
$21,000 AFTER trade in of my EF for $2,900. Which is incredible really, as I wouldn't get a grand for it anywhere else. Seems to be standard, except for a different steering wheel (fat one) and cat back exhaust. Maybe 6 stacker cd? Dunno.

Car 2 is a 2004 BA XR8 ute, 4 speed slusher, 77,000ks. Winter White :) w/ hard cover. Interior is completely standard, no options.
$21,000 and I keep my current car.

I know these prices are quite high compared to other places. Rather buy locally than go to the city though. I know really that I should go for the private one as it seems to be a better car. But I wanted a manual hehe. Is it worth it?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 22

Posts: 613

Joined: 13th Mar 2010

Ride: EF Falcon Monti

Location: Central Coast
NSW, Australia

car 2

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 741

Joined: 29th May 2007

Ride: EF XR8 347

Power: 232 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

car 1.

My reasons:
1) Cant beat a manual V8
2) They take a car off your hands that would only be costing you money to hang on to
3) 95,000kms means more time on the road for things to go wrong and have repaired before being owned by you. (A bit of a long winded reason but still...)
4) Cool Colour
5) who cares about hardtop? it's just extra weight on the back and would probably get in the way if you ever wanted to shift anything huge.
6) cat back exhaust would probably sound nicer than the stocker. Stocker B series XR8s are too ninja for my liking.

 

_________________

347 XR8 Build Thread

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 22

Posts: 613

Joined: 13th Mar 2010

Ride: EF Falcon Monti

Location: Central Coast
NSW, Australia

go to the edit bit on your first post then look under the text box for the poll bit and put in

car 1
car 2

it will be easier

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

I'm biased towards manuals so I'd say go number 1, providing its as neat and tidy as the other one and drives just as well (ignoring the different boxes)

Silver > white too.

I'd offer 18k, tell them to ring you when they're ready to make a sale.
Me and my mate did that when he was buying his BA through the local Ford car yard, they wanted 14k originally, knocked down to 13.
He offered 10k, salesman replied not a chance, so he gave him his mobile number, and lo and behold half an hour later the salesman rang up and offered the car up for $10,500. Sold!

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:41 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 96

Joined: 16th Apr 2009

Ride: BA XR8 Ute

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

Thanks guys :wink:

1. I did want a hard cover to lock the tools and stuff under.

2. Mercury silver is the grey they came out with. You know, the same colour as every second falcon :roll:

I'll know more tomorrow, so I'll have another look at both of them and then decide. And then start a build thread :P
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:17 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 62

Joined: 2nd Mar 2010

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA xr8 Falcon Boss 330

Power: 221 rwkw

Location: Ford country
NSW, Australia

Mate i would go for the first one sounds allrite go for it and make shore you leave your signiture at the start of your street :lol:

 

_________________

And comin' off the line when the light turns green
Well she blows 'em outta the water like you never seen
I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1XvC_xvhYQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc60-zt0e9A

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:33 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 96

Joined: 16th Apr 2009

Ride: BA XR8 Ute

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

Yup, I went the manual :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:12 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 96

Joined: 16th Apr 2009

Ride: BA XR8 Ute

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

ashcook wrote:
matty340 wrote:
Yup, I went the manual :)


How did you go?


Got it down to 19K from 23K. Pick it up Tuesday or Thursday. Used a fair bit of your advice there Ash :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:05 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 96

Joined: 16th Apr 2009

Ride: BA XR8 Ute

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

ashcook wrote:
Now go and enjoy that manual V8!!! :mrgreen:


That I am! Took delivery today, and am so happy with it.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Can you guys help me choose between two XR8 utes? :)
Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

matty340 wrote:
ashcook wrote:
Now go and enjoy that manual V8!!! :mrgreen:


That I am! Took delivery today, and am so happy with it.


Told you :P

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:12 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names