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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:51 pm 
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ok well i'm buying a new car, not too worried about price, but really like the late 90's Xr8's, question is whether to get series II EF or an EL, am going to get manual also for sure.

Help me out with some reasons of why i should get one or the other. thanks
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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:02 pm 
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EL.
They look better, the interior is nicer, the kit is more aggressive, and if you find an ELII you get 185kw.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:10 pm 
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I agree, EL.
The main reasons i bought an EL over an EF, was the interior trim is somuch nicer. You also don't have those black buttons on the dash, cluster looks better. But mainly because the front looks so much more aggressive. (Actually it was mainly cause of the interior seat trim!)
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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:30 pm 
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I agree too.. EL All the way
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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:38 pm 
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Good luck finding a decent looking/decent priced manual XR8, my brother is looking for one too...

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:52 pm 
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Yep i'd have to say EL aswell, all the way.

Agree with the above, interior is much nicer & the front looks alot meaner, although i do think a good mod to an EL is to fit EF taillights.

Also do your best to find an EL series 2, the 185kw engine is a much better starting point for mods.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:03 am 
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Saying that though, If you are going to go the whole hog motor wise, then maybe a EF as a cheaper starting platform.

Gotta admit though If I had my time again I woulda bought an EL.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:47 am 
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I prefer EF over EL.
Go for EF :wink:
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:21 am 
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EL!!!!!!! (not biased...lol)

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:34 am 
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there pretty similar but i like the EL front grill, the lights look much nicer not flaten off like the EF. You also get more power if you get the EL II as said before

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:24 pm 
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EL2. The EF looks horrible. And yes get a manual (hurting my own resale value here - stupid auto).

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:37 pm 
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The EL headlight shape is nicer, and the EL is a better starting base, but there plenty of EFs getting around with an EL front kit these days.

Finding one in either model in good nick in manual with decent kms will be your challenge.

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:58 pm 
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Another vote for the EL. If you plan on changing heads and intake anyways, go the series 1 as it should be slightly cheaper. But no electric windows in the back. I assume the series 2 has them?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:57 pm 
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nah my series 2 has only power windows in the front

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:54 pm 
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Its good only having 2 power windows. There's two less electric window regs to f**k up!
Stupid Ford power windows.
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