With out a doubt the best car I will ever own. I might never sell it
Radiator weeping fluid at 70 000km. Cheaply replaced by myself.
Boot strut broke away from mount. $50 to have repaired.
Replaced front and rear bushes at 150000km. $600 to have repaired.
I really did well out of buying this car. I bought it when I was 18 from a Queensland Government fleet car auction when it was 12 months old with 40 000km on the clock. It was as standard as they come except for the cruise control.
Over the next year I made upgrades including lowering with Pedders suspension. K&N air filter, cam shaft, extractors and 2 1/2 inch Lukey exhaust system. These mods made the car much quicker and will give many similar aged V8's a good run for there money. I drove the car very hard for many years and had minimal mechanical problems as a result of my driving habits.
I also spent $3000 on a Kenwood sound system and have tinted the windows as this suits the dark blue piant very nice. Add to this some ROH Reflex 16" mags and it is one hot looking Gli. I have not done anything to the body, no spoilers on this ford. The basic EF falcon body looks fantastic untouched.
Now I am 25 my driving has slowed down quite a lot and I observe road rules (getting old in the head I think). The car still draws much attention at the lights and I quite often find people wanting to pit there car against mine. The last being a new BA XR6 Turbo, which while being much quicker then me still makes me laugh at the fact he feels he has to prove himself against my 8 year old Gli.
I would say in the last 7 years of ownership I have never taken it back to a dealer, do all my own servicing and have never not had it start or let me down when I needed transport. It has cost me no more than $1000 in total in repair costs since I have owned it. (That's $142 a year, what does your car cost you?)
I really don't see me updating any time soon as this car is just so right for me. I hate working on cars and this one doesn't give me any bother. And that is after me thrashing it for so many years!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2004