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Old 05-28-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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I couldn't take it for a test drive. It had an almost flat left front tire and when we started it, it leaked gas profusely from under the passenger front seat area.

126,xxx miles on her, ran good on what looked like original coils.
AL7 !! Nice cd stereo and sunroof. It poured and the carpets were dry (Thanksfully)
:( Two small dents; left front fender and right front door. Green leather interior and CCR
ABS and Traction Control lights both stay on. Is this possibly just a bad wheen sensor?
Boost gauge sits at -10 and moves up to about -8 when you rev it up but drops back down to -10 when it reaches any constant rpm. Bad gauge?

The dealer is going to fix the leak and get some air so I can drive her Tuesday.

I've seen posts where the wrong front/back is on so is there anything obviously amiss here? And I've included the trunk sticker for decoding in case anyone wanted to see it.
Comments & tips appreciated. I'll bring a socket wrench with me Tuesday to check the SC pulley.






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AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH its the girly color
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Whats the price?
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$3500 but I'll get it down to the 2500-2700 range.
My mom used to know his dad. He did alright by me when I bought the Olds in my sig. KBB had the car at well over 4 grand and I got it for 3, and that was 2 years ago.
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Boost gauge sits at -10 and moves up to about -8 when you rev it up but drops back down to -10 when it reaches any constant rpm. Bad gauge?
Boost is dumped when the car isn't in gear. Normal operation.
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if you don't get it, I might be interested in looking at it next weekend. Looks like it is in decent shape. Hope you are able to get it. If you do, let me know and I can start helping you source some parts locally.
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That looks like an OK car. It'* amazing how the front quarter panels on these cars dent instead of getting holes punched in them like other cars. That sounds like a decent price for that car.
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$3500 but I'll get it down to the 2500-2700 range.
That'* what I would shoot for, the 25-27 price range. Looks like a decent car for age & mileage. I'd get rid of the mud flaps before taking it off the lot. jmo
Pat, how do you figure that'* a girly color?
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$3500 but I'll get it down to the 2500-2700 range.
That'* what I would shoot for, the 25-27 price range. Looks like a decent car for age & mileage. I'd get rid of the mud flaps before taking it off the lot. jmo
Pat, how do you figure that'* a girly color?
Because thats what majestic teal is...

I am a bit confused. If it is from a dealer ship, they are gonna fix everything before they sell it to you right?
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I am a bit confused. If it is from a dealer ship, they are gonna fix everything before they sell it to you right?
Not sure, we didn't really get into any specifics but I could probably even lower the price if I opt for an as-is deal and fix her myself; hence the question regarding the TC and ABS indictors. Hopefully that wasn't already the as-is price. LOL
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