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Old 08-27-2003, 10:15 PM   #11
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How much green should I flash trofeo?

I mean I can afford to spend $10,800+tax, but I don't want to spend anymore then I have to (of course).

Based on the info above, what does anyone think would be a good fair price?
(I just never bought a used car before)

PS-The Kelley Blue book values for the car are $9,500 - $13,815 (Cdn).

Another killer is my taxes when I bring it back to NS, I have to pay 15%. But I think I have a way to minimze that, a little.
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:32 PM   #12
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I havnt bought a used car eighter! well.. 1 wrecked, 1 rust bucket... but wasnt the sales tax already PAYED ?
I Havnt seen these cars around here to much... im near industry.. not like im on the coast or near the land of the newly weds and nearly deads... So 10,700 for that car here.. its a steal! so I have no clue. Your best bet would be to convers with jim alittle more about the differences in hes aroura and the ssei
(Pros/Cons) he payed 8500? I think you could offer 9,000 and get away with it...
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Come down to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and bring about $6800 (US) and you can have a fully loaded SSEI with only about 123k. I personally would go and buy this car myself (given it runs and drives as per the mileage) if I could afford a newer lower mileage car than my 1994 SLE that has 194,524 miles (calculates into 32x,xxx kilometers). At least it only needs a new wiring harness in the tranny, a new fuel pump and a new power steering pump (this car is really starting to show it'* mileage, but hopefully in the next 3 months I'll be able to get a low mileage engine and have that put in with the 4t60-e HD tranny out of a 1993 Park Avenue Ultra supercharged.
Anyhow heres the lowdown:

http://imageserver.carsoup.com/1G2HZ...11VH272386.jpg

Price: $7,495 (US)
Color: WHITE
Miles: 74,000
Body Style: 4-Door Sedan


Engine: 3.8L V6 MFI OHV SPRCH
Transmission: Automatic
VIN: 1G2HZ5211VH272386

Description: Dual 9-way adjustable lumbar seating, head'*-up display, custom chrome rims, plus much more! Vehicle runs, drives and looks perfect! Detroit Lakes, MN.


Features

Options:
Air Conditioning Alarm System Alloy Wheels
Anti-Lock Brakes Bucket Seats Cargo Lamp
Child Proof Door Lock(*) Compact Disc Cruise Control
Cup Holders Front Wheel Drive Keyless Entry
Leather Interior Power Antenna Power Brakes
Power Locks Power Moon Roof Power Steering
Power Windows Rear Defrost Remote Trunk Lid
Tilt Wheel Tinted Windows
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I think he was shootin for black
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I just run a 1997 SSei with 175,000 kms thru the Canadian black book site( there is a backdoor thru the Toyota.ca website!!!)
It came back with a range from $6384 - $7884 wholesale. I wouldn't pay more than $1000-$1500 over wholesale from a private person.......

I paid $2000 over wholesale for my 1998 SSei with 72,000 kms on it from a highend dealership here in Calgary( came with a GM optimum warranty, etc...)

Another thing to watch for with vehicles from TO is the rust factor( undercarrage, etc) Any sane person in THAT area gives the undercarrage a good coat of tar when the car is new...........
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I personally drove that car yesterday, the 175 000 km SSEi from 1997, its unreal, to me, I'd drop 10G on it no sweat. Its worth and for the record, rust is not a bigger problem in the Toronto area in comparsion to say the East coast where salt is an issue. By default our cars should be undercoated and rust checked annually, unless you live in tropical climes.
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Was the highend gmc dealship shaw? That dealership is a gooder... My mom bought her buick down there a year ago, my dad wanted the hummer ... H2 that is... they live just west of you in canmore... I told them they shoulda moved to victoria island like the other retired people...
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No, the dealership was Jack Carter on Mcleod Trail south. Shaw is good too but they would rather sell you a GMC truck!!!!

Cochrane is between Calgary and Canmore on 1a highway, of course......prettiest area in the world!!!!...at the foot of the Rocky Mtns!
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I paid $15k for my 97 in 2001 and it had 34,000 miles on it. Too High!!
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Well I think I'm going to take it.... the guy said he can't sell it until he gets his new company car... which might be a week or more.

Here'* the photos that Jim took of the car....

Nice taillights


Nice ***!


Front shot... (notice the car in the reflection above the SSEi logo?).


Zoomed in on the only rust spot


Engine.... nice and clean!


Inside shot...


Moonroof....


Nice shot of the back seats...


Trunk.... full of crap..


Drivers side ... I wonder what that is on the dash


Final shot...
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