Originally Posted by raptor660
if u dont mind me asking.... how much did u pay for it? i want to get about the same car as u just did.
I have sent you a PM.
Wait, ack... can't yet... not old enough :P
Well, it was listed for 7999. I think you can still find it online at autotrader.com as they haven't pulled the ad yet. I did not pay that price for it...... did a bit of creative negotiation, and Campbell Nelson helped quite a bit: (they didn't charge 200% cost on the warranty as is usual practice.) FYI: warranties are negotiable in price. When they offer you a price, you can often get it for 25% less (or more) than the price they initially quote you.
I would say just find what is a good value *for you*. For me, I did not want any projects. So, after looking around at lots of really sad looking one owner low mile pontiacs (all needing struts, shocks, bushings, brakes, had dents, etc. UGH!) I figured that a reputable dealer selling a nice *inspected* vehicle would be what I wanted. For me, the price was an excellent value. To a bargain hunter, it was perhaps in the 50-70th percentile of the price range of all SSEI'* found on craiglook.com, traderonline.com and cars.com. They would maybe have found one lower in price. But it would have needed little fixings, etc.
Hope this helps! Keep looking -- you will find the car you are looking for!