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Old 07-10-2007, 11:42 PM   #41
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Pete - the grey 2002 is a slick one, but it lacks spinning chrome.... appears to have the standard grey straight 5-spokes.
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Standard alloys are fine, they'd be my winter rims.

EDIT: The dark gray/brown 2002 in Mass has the alloys. That one I am unsure of as of now since CARFAX showed some red flags.

The SILVER one in NY has chrome, so I'd need some winter rims.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #43
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Got a quote on car payments an an '02.

The guy said with a financed amount of $17,700 I would be at $377 a month.

That'* impossible! He said that includes interest. 17,700 for 60 months is $295.

Am I getting screwed here?
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With a trade in?!

I thought the list price was like $12 K?

Did I miss something?
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what flags came up on the one near me?

still want me to take a look?
anything specific i should pay extra attention to with the carfax in mind?
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The price of the car in question is $15000 (haven't negotiated yet).
I will ask exactly what the trade in is of the car, it IS less than what I owe.

He'* getting an accurate application sent through now.

I'd have to finance 22,600 in order to have a $377/mo. payment I did the math.

Maybe I'm missing how a trade-in works. But I know for a fact 17,700 divided by 60 is $295.

This is without a downpayment too, so hopefully the 94 will sell (Posted in For Sale). But I still feel like I'd be paying a lot of money extra for no reason.
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Aaron, I found this in the carfax. Lots of "Vehicle Serviced" right after another. More info is on the 2nd page of this thread. It also failed a safety/emissions test right after it was sold at auction. 4 days later it passed. Looks to be a dealer car for the last 3 years...?

I'd still like you to look at at if you can since it'* $3,000 cheaper than ones I'm looking at now. Just look over everything underneath, make sure there'* no rust, and the suspension is good.

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Well I see it failed emission/safety once. Could be simple O2 sensor?

But I saw this:
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07/22/2003 10,008 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
09/09/2003 11,066 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
10/27/2003 12,152 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
03/18/2004 14,592 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
04/23/2004 14,952 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Suspension system serviced
06/25/2004 16,306 Dealer Inventory
West Chester, PA Vehicle offered for sale
07/13/2004 16,338 Auto Auction Sold at auction
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07/29/2004 16,340 Dealer Inventory
Whitman, MA Vehicle offered for sale
07/30/2004 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
So every 2 months or less it was somewhere to be serviced. Then it says "suspension system serviced." Why would suspension need servicing at 16,000 miles?

No accidents were reported but that doesn't mean it wasn't in one. Of course, I don't want to pass on something that could be just fine, because it was serviced a lot, or failed an inspection once.
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i dont see this expensive of a car being a good financial idea. You will be throwing away tons of money at the interest that could be used on a down payment on a new home. I know you are as young as me, and I know its cool to have a new Bonneville, but do you really need one that expensive? Why not try to get into a 6-7k 00+?
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I know what you're saying.

I don't trust/want a 2000 with more than 100,000 miles. I want a good investment and a car I will have until it dies. Not something I MAY have to sink a tranny into soon after I get it, or something else. I found a 2003 SSEi for $8600, but it has 104,000 on it already.

I am looking at a car payment of $275 or less which is easily affordable for me. I have been paying $430 a month for two cars for over a year, so $275 or $250 would be nice.

EDITED because I was wrong*

Am I missing something on car payments, and how interest works? Could that be why the payments are so high on this guy'* quote? Someone please explain if I'm mistaken.
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What interest rate are you using for your payment scenarios listed above?
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