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Old 12-04-2009, 11:35 PM   #3161
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shit, i paid too much for my car too! WAY too much. but that's how you learn in life, trial and error :) i know my next car will be a good deal, cause now i'm experienced.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:58 PM   #3162
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Dude I didn't even look at the engine when I bought it... All I know was that it handled, drove, and felt quicker than the zetec hatches I drove.
It's all good though, I don't even care. Honestly I really only got it for $2,300 anyway, out of my pocket that is.

And besides, I'll make up the difference with the Mazda anyway :)
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:11 AM   #3163
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100k may not seem like much to you mike since you're still living at home but for people that have other financials to take care of it's a risk that I for one would not be willing to take. I had my choice of cars and the only reason I got my focus was cause of how low the miles were. 18k for an '05 purchased in late '08. Not trying to be rude mike but it's a risk.

Mark, I know it's an SVT but think about it: How hard was that car driven? Were those miles even mostly highway miles? Is there something going on that the owner may not be mentioning? Did they do the clutch work that was mentioned or was it done by a shop?

If they replaced the clutch on their own it's possible they barely knew what they were doing and something may go wrong. Personally, that's way too much for that car. Even being an EAP SVT.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #3164
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she said she has the reciepts for the clutch work so that was a plus. yeah i'm not even gonna bother with it. maybe if i don't drive by it then i'll just forget about it lol.
in two years my car won't even have that many miles.. plus no car payment.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #3165
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4k and you'd maybe be ok as long as it has no problems. clutch @ 100k is probably not too bad of a life span if its the stock clutch. look up the carfax or autocheck on it if you are serious. see how many people have owned it. if it has more than two owners i tend to steer away from the purchase just based on the fact that when it changes hands a lot, it tends to be beaten a lot more than if it has had one owner.

and like broc said, its over a 100k. there are huge risks involved with used cars like that. not sayin that its gonna blow up, but the chances are definately higher
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Yeah it's true though.... I got mine with the intention of fixing it up.

I'm putting a 4.6l crown vic engine in anyway so eat lemons. LOL.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:12 PM   #3167
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:48 AM   #3168
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any issues with the snow guys? i know it's bad today..
luckily i've got the general arctics on :)
it's my first time ever using a snow tire and i do not regret it!!
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #3169
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I didn't have any troubles this morning. I was glad cause my daughter was with me. New tires helped but I was still slipping a bit.
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my all seasons are about done and i havent put my blizzaks on yet. i was slippin to get movin but i made it aright. im definately putting my blizzaks on asap. it makes a world of difference
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