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Old 11-23-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forum and have a couple of quetions. I test drove a 2004 SE with 24K tonight. The owners want $8000 for it. The owners are meticulous with the maintenance and care of the car. It was brought down from Alaska where it never saw the road during the winter up there and is garaged all the time. The car seems to be solid and runs extrememly well. Is there anything I should pay particular attention to before I commit to buying it? If I don't get this car I will be getting a new 09 SEL early next year. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-23-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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is it the one with t.he 2.3l duratec in it? if so thats a good solid car cept 8 grand is a little high.
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get the vin number and go to www.kbb.com and check if the bluebook on it and everyting so you arent definately getting ripped off
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It's got the 2.0 and kbb.com says in excellent condition, which it is in excellent condition, it's worth $7760. I plan on using the car as a DD. I don't plan on doing any mods. I just need a vehicle that gets better mileage then the 15 mpg my truck gets on the highway.

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Old 11-24-2008, 06:32 AM   #5
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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Well if your just going for gas mileage and your not going to mod it why not get an spi? It will be alot cheaper, will get better gas mileage, and they are pretty reliable. Just a thought 8k for a daily driver seems a bit much unless you plan on having it for a LONG time...my $0.02.
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It's got the 2.0 and kbb.com says in excellent condition, which it is in excellent condition, it's worth $7760. I plan on using the car as a DD. I don't plan on doing any mods. I just need a vehicle that gets better mileage then the 15 mpg my truck gets on the highway.

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No used car actually qualifies for excellent condition unless it was never driven. You need to negotiate this one. I only owe that much on my ST...
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:21 PM   #8
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tis true ^^^^ 8 grand is horrible unless its like a svt maybe
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i just bought my 2001 in june and i paid 5100 for it
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Gotta say, $8000 is alot for a car that sold for little more that that in 04, even with 24,XXX miles on it. Talk Them down some, or take a look at the Buy-Sell-trade Section right Here. For that same $8000 I'm sure You'll find better on Here...
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