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Old 10-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #357
Zach man
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91175
Location: Grants Pass, OR
What I Drive: 2002 silver zx5

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i bought my car for 100 dollars
it had 119k and ive had since january of this year and its at 136k now
it had issues when i got it...
replaced, windshield, mirrors, window regulators (in fact there breaking again already... every damn one but the passenger front...)
need a new radiator, core support, a/c condenser and driver headlamp assy due to someone pulling out front of me... (no ticket, no fault, no insurance... but its driven 10k miles with these things broken... 3k was a 6 day sprint from Jacksonville florida to grants pass oregon... as much as a piece of crap my car is... its has been surprisingly reliable)
Transmission feels like it might be slipping... its an auto, but when im cruising on the Interstate, it will ship fine until about 65-70 (where it feels it should shift again) but sadly... by time 75 and 80mph, my rpms are kicking 3000 rpm... (maybe someone has an idea of what is wrong? perhaps PM me... i dont know if this is serious or if changing my fluid will help)

I still need to catch up most maitenance from the previous owner... its behind on everything but oil and battery...

i will need new breaks soon, need to align my wheels, i need to replace my suspensions, maybe tierods? a new oil pan... might need some work inside the engine... i dont know... feels like there is a slight loss of compression, especially at low speed/rpm

need a new hood, new driver mirror (held on by reflective tape) got a new radio but i need a new antenna... all my tires are not factory size... front 2 are 205/55, backs are 195/55 :\

alot of work... 100 dollars bought... got 800 in it... im not sure if i should keep going or not... i want too... it starts right up... even with the winter coming (and this is the first winter this car has had out of florida... im in oregon now...)

but theres other issues... i love this car though

i dont regret it... especially at 100 dollars...
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