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Old 02-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Thinking of picking up an 05 ZX3

So I'm looking to dump my current ride and get an something easier on the gas budget. The local dealer has an '05 ZX3 with 33000 original miles. I test drove it today and was pleasantly surprised with the power considering the last compact I drove was a late early 90s base Civic that felt extremely lethargic.

Being as it is out of warranty, are there any major repairs or issues that I should be aware of or recalls that I should check to see that they have been done?

It's a 5spd, AC, and they are currently asking 7800 for it which seems to be a little bit higher than NADA and KBB have as their retail estimates.


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7800 seems a little high. I think like 6500-6800 would be more reasonable for that car from a dealer.
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So I'm looking to dump my current ride and get an something easier on the gas budget. The local dealer has an '05 ZX3 with 33000 original miles. I test drove it today and was pleasantly surprised with the power considering the last compact I drove was a late early 90s base Civic that felt extremely lethargic.

Being as it is out of warranty, are there any major repairs or issues that I should be aware of or recalls that I should check to see that they have been done?

It's a 5spd, AC, and they are currently asking 7800 for it which seems to be a little bit higher than NADA and KBB have as their retail estimates.
I paid 7500 for my 05 , in 06. so 7800 is a little too much. Ive got 142,000 miles on mine and ill make a list of things ive replaced.

battery
passenger side motor mount
serpintine belt
2 window cranks
3 broken drivers seats
valve cover gasket
my clutch master cylinder leaks , other than that and normal stuff like oil changes thats all ive done and ive been beating the hell out of my car for over 4 years. so its safe to say you should be fine with that car. and mine is base zx3 no ac.
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I paid $6900 for my wifes 07 SES last year, although it had 70k miles.
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