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Old 11-26-2009, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it looks good. As long as he has receipts for the work that was done, carfax looks good and the pre-purchase inspection checks out, it looks like a nice ride.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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9 owners would put me off to be honest, its obviously had some issues and been sold off quickly from one owner to the next, I would be very cautious
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I didn't see that it had 9 owners. If this is true I would have to agree with marti5. Where did it state that it had 9 owners?
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry, I must have scanned the ad without really looking carefully. Stay away if it has that many owners. I am not a fan of ebay, especially when people are selling cars. Unless the car is located near the buyer, by the time you get done paying shipping, it really doesn't seem to be cost effective. Before I bought my bmw, i was looking at zcars(240,260,280 etc) and they want $1500 to ship a car from chicago to las vegas. The shipping plus the cost of buying the car makes it not worth it, unless it is that rare of a car.
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yea im goin to pick it up im not far from were he is at sounds like he has put some work into it iv been doing sum research and i havnt found out why the score would be so low thanks for the advice guys
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I wouldn't buy it without seeing it in person first, and if you do, don't pay too much. Wrecked cars, no matter how well repaired, are never worth as much as unmolested ones.
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yea im goin to pick it up im not far from were he is at sounds like he has put some work into it iv been doing sum research and i havnt found out why the score would be so low thanks for the advice guys
Your buying it ???? you must be joking.....
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if u can wiggle down in price there's no reason not to buy that car. as clean as it is i'm sure its fine. just be prepared for transmission failure lol
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Where are all your other vehicles jester? You used to have them in the pic. The e34 looks lonely lol.
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i dont even have that E34 anymore lol.

my E34 is waiting for me to install a driveshaft (along with putting it together in general)
the jeep misfires
the 323 has no radiator
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and the suzuki doesn't charge

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