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Old 03-20-2019, 01:10 PM   #25
CarlManCity
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Originally Posted by Pokerrun388 View Post
A ‘14 w/ 55k miles for $8k seems very cheap. How’s the carfax? Any accidents? How many owners? The previous owner likely had a long weekday commute, so 55k is probably mostly freeway miles, which is obviously better for a manual. I wouldn’t necessarily rule it out, but just do your homework & have it checked out really good.


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Ya for sure, I'm going to do all of that. Funnily though, my biggest initial concern when considering a used car is the rust! All the rust on my 2000 has me crazy over it. I honestly can't remember if I had it treated for rust at purchase, but I want to make sure that whatever I get now is rust free and then I'll be sure to have it treated. This particular car is being sold by a Chrysler dealer so hopefully they can put it on a lift for me so that I can check out the underbody. I know newer cars these days are inherently more corrosion-resistant than older cars, but oh man...winters here in the NE can be brutal on cars.
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