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Old 12-07-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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he says it was in a accident and doest not drive straight at all.....

now if you look at his minor damage as oppoesed to the damage on my car and my car drives perfectly straight after a front wheel allighment. so from looking at the damage is that all that can be wrong .? it dont look to me like it would drive messed up.

here is the ebay link to the car.. all parts were from gm and he told me he has service records and recipts..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3800-...QQcmdZViewItem

oh and im thinkng about this for my wife to drive instead of driving my 88 sse.
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My guess: car got totalled by the insurance co. (or, the guy had no insurance and/or no uninsured driver ins.), he bought it back, and is hoping for some bonus $$$.
(I bet it also has a crapload more damage than he'* letting on, since he won't let anyone drive it.)

Here are your options:

Option 1): figure in the cost of a whole new cradle, control arm(*), and associated suspension parts (plus probably steering parts), plus body work, etc., and subtract that from what you'd pay if the car were undamaged. On second thought, forget that...it'* totalled.

Option 2): don't pay any more than 40% to 50% of what you'd get from parting it out. You might get lucky and have a repairable car...but I highly, highly doubt you can make this car safe again economically. (Furthermore, if that car has been totalled and now has some kind of salvage title, you'll never be able to sell it.) And with 130k+ miles on the clock, the engine and tranny will be hard (or impossible) to sell.

So basically, my opinion: that'* a parts car for interior and some exterior parts. And it'* already overpriced.

P.*., is there some reason you don't like your wife?
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things that can be wrong:
tie rod
sway bar
sub frame
headlight
trans (side impacts will break the parking pawl retainer)
rim
Thats all I can think of off the top of my head
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That car was totalled, and it will not ever be as safe if it'* hit in the future as a car that had never been hit. Don't regret losing the auction because it really couldn't have possibly been worth it. How much would that have brought in had someone parted it out?
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