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Old 02-09-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Looking at '06 ZXW 5spd, Comments?

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I am looking at a 2006 ZXW wagon, with leather int and 5 speed, 155K. The car is clean and appears to have been looked after and everything seems to work. It is certified and etested.

Is there anything specific I should be looking at/for on the wagon?

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Old 02-09-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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Is it 155,000 km or 155,000 miles?

Also the manual transmission wagons are pretty rare to find and are slightly more reliable than the autos in general. Obviously make sure the clutch is good and negotiate a lower price if it isn't.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Check the tires and motor mounts...other than that they're pretty solid
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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5-speed wagon is the best IMO.

You should check that the heated seats and mirrors work as well as everything in/on the hatch - wiper, defroster, plate lights, upper brake light - - the wiring that runs from the car to the hatch has a tendency to crack and short out; it's a repair you can make yourself if you're handy.

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:54 PM   #5
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Wagons tend to eat up rear tires. Look for wear on the inside of the tread- not the outside like you would for front tires. When loaded the suspension toes out, which is nifty in turns, but it sucks when you carry heavy stuff in the back. Also wagons were known for minor camber issues in the rear that cause the wear I was referring to. If not already equipped, you will want to replace the upper control arms with those that can be adjusted, or purchase and install the camber bolts for the rear suspension. That will solve that problem.
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Check the air filter, in '06 they had a non-serviceable sealed filter. At 150k, i would want a new one in there or at least use that as a bargaining point for lower price. OEM replacements arent cheap, aftermarket SRI or CAI would be a better replacement than OEM if you do it yourself (Steeda for Short Ram style and FSwerks/CFM for CAI.)
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If you are dead set on a manual wagon, there are not going to be many examples to choose from. They are very rare in USA, not sure about Canada.
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Lets just cut to the chase shall we? How effen much is it up for?

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thanks for the replies. The car is at a small local dealership, I need to get back into there to see what they have for history/service records.

I was thinking about a pre-purchase inspection at the Ford dealership (I know people there) whether they have records or not.

Its nice that its a 5 speed but I wasnt specifically looking for one, just happens that its the closest and cleanest wagon. Asking price is $5000 plus tax

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Not sure about in your area but that would be about an average price around here.
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