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Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:38 pm 
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well, RAC checks are worth the $$$ if you are prepared to spend it! they cant pick everything, but can give you a pretty good idea :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:16 pm 
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hi guys.. i have a eb xr8 ex wa police car obviously it has been thrashed.
but being a police vehicle it would have been always serviced.
i have had it for 2 years now it gets thrashed every day.
it gets oil changes every 5000 km.it has done 170,000 kms
and it doesnt ratle,blow smoke or leak oil.
i know it hasnt been rebuilt because i know the second owner.
so i say it should be ok....
thats my opinion........ :) :) :)

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:01 pm 
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Well I had another drive of it tonight this time without the little kid excitment running through my veins.

There was a vibration coming through the steering wheel when driving at any speed and the drivers door is a replacement. It has no security sticker on it and it felt like it didnt quite close right.

I've given it a miss :cry: . It was hard to walk away from so I'm now on the hunt for a V8 EF GLI and must be white.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:35 pm 
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why white may i ask?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:48 pm 
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1: it's a cooler colour in summer
2: it's easily seen at night (dont laugh)
3: it doesnt show up dust, etc as easily as darker colours

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:26 am 
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Interceptor wrote:
1: it's a cooler colour in summer
2: it's easily seen at night (dont laugh)
3: it doesnt show up dust, etc as easily as darker colours


3- Until you run your fingers across the car!!! Then you got a big bloody pile of dirt on your fingers. :roll:

Also i think white cars look better once they have been cleaned, over ne other colour that is......except for mabe red or blue :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:08 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
why white may i ask?


I think it looks best on EFs. Just my personal preference.

Also one of the mobs I asked for a quote on a converion to manual they said $4000. Thats a joke. A couple of people at Fordmods had it done for $1600 to $2400.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:15 pm 
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3: it doesnt show up dust, etc as easily as darker colours


Yeah tell me about it!! -> NAVY BLUE el xr8.. Im sick of cleaning it! :?
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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:55 pm 
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fair enough i suppose.
i am so sick of it, and it seems like it shows up every spec of dust, and especially bird s**t, but i clean it off as soon as i see it.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:58 pm 
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Having both a Heritage Green (v dark version) car and a regency red (pearl) colour - i can say the green sure looks sleek when clean, but give it 30min and its looking quite dusty n dirty again, and dont even think about driving it if you wanna keep it looking half respectable :P
Red or lighter colours all the way! :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:19 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
especially bird s**t, but i clean it off as soon as i see it.


YESSS!! Make sure you clean it immediately!! ..I came back to my car from work one afternoon and found bird s**t in three different places, thought to myself, ill just wait til i get home (10 mins), got home, tried cleaning it, 2 of them come off ok (wiv cut & polish) but the other stained the paint.. Frigan berries! - Never park ur car under a berry tree!! :shock:
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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:06 pm 
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nothing wrong with ex cop ccars mine was a sargents car anf i love it i got mine for 10 with 190ks and a auto
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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:17 pm 
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gavxr8 wrote:
nothing wrong with ex cop ccars mine was a sargents car anf i love it i got mine for 10 with 190ks and a auto

if the copper that drives it isn't a dumb f**k, he will bed the motor in as much as possible before he floggs t he s**t out of it, so you have a chance of getting a good one for sure.
but most woudl just put their foot down from day 1

 

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 Post subject: Look Harder !
Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:52 am 
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Hey Timmeh,
I think you should look around some more
I found my AU XR8 with nearly $30k worth of modification
and only paid $22k for it
As luck would have it the guys wife quit her job and he needed the cash
An absolute steal. It already had all the stuff done to it that I was going to do, and a bucket load more that I never could afford otherwise.
I'm not saying buy an AU, but if you look hard enough you will find your dream EF XR8, and in the meantime you will be able to save more money towards the right one.
All this is just my opinion of course, and the ex-cop EF sounds pretty good, but as the others guys have said, have a master inspection done on it. I did on mine and it was well worth the joyous feeling when the report came back thumbs up.
Good Luck.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:56 am 
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Cheers master. Thats a good point. I've always got my eyes open.

 

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