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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:43 pm 
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Not sure if it's the appropriate forum to be asking, but if I were to perform a manual conversion on an EF/EL Fairmont, do you think it would hinder the resale value of it significantly?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:22 pm 
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No, it will make it more appealing as the EF Fairmonts did not come out with a manual.

As it is, the Ef Mont's are worth sweet f**k all these days so a manual conversion would be a well sought after mod if your ever looking to sell imo
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:01 pm 
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Yeah, I was thinking that. Because they're all Auto and I was thinking of getting an EL 'Mont in the future, and I'm not too fond of auto boxes. I was just assuming that people wouldn't want a manual luxury car.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:08 pm 
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I converted my Ef mont to a manual and its the best thing ive done to the car, but the most costly.

If i was to buy another EF, it would be the first mod on the list, as ive found it had the best improvement on driveability and performance than all the previous engine mods combined.
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:11 pm 
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had my EF Fairmont converted from AUTO to T5 3 years ago... made a huge difference! -in a good way! :wink: Fairmont- style/luxary/AND performance... :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:27 pm 
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lol at calling fairmont a luxury car :P bmw's come in manual...and there alot more luxurious than a fairmont! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:17 am 
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Mitch_ wrote:
lol at calling fairmont a luxury car :P bmw's come in manual...and there alot more luxurious than a fairmont! :P


yeah like a many high priced euro cars but i think there is few kinds of luxuary

taxi luxury
limo luxury
extreme limo luxury
basic luxuary (power windows etc etc)
preformance car luxuary

just whatch top gear about somethings they reveiw a car that supposed to be a high end luxury but they say this looks povvy and this looks plastic etc etc so a few definitions

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:27 am 
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Not too sure about resale value.........I spose if you find another ford enthusiast who wants that particular model, and not need to source their own box/do the work, then absolutely, get afew hundred bucks back.....(most likely breaks even with what you paid for the conversion in the 1st place tho.....)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:41 am 
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Whiteknight1 wrote:
Not too sure about resale value.........I spose if you find another ford enthusiast who wants that particular model, and not need to source their own box/do the work, then absolutely, get afew hundred bucks back.....(most likely breaks even with what you paid for the conversion in the 1st place tho.....)


i think he means when or if he seals it in the future and i would say i dobt it

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:26 pm 
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Mitch_ wrote:
lol at calling fairmont a luxury car :P bmw's come in manual...and there alot more luxurious than a fairmont! :P
how can you compare a luxary german brand to the FORD brand? for the money to get into a brand new BMW you'd expect that..

 

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