new car? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: EDUBB
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jhill52788 is on a distinguished road
Default new car?

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
186K
Black/Black Leather
Fully Loaded
New Supercharger
Brakes/Rotors
Wheel Bearings
Tires
Tune up

car is in mint condition, needs a nice wax and itll look beautiful...so what do you guys think? should i do it?

only 1500 plus a new tranny, so around 2000 in the end
jhill52788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes. But only if the trans thing wont be too big of a deal.
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: EDUBB
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jhill52788 is on a distinguished road
Default

its not....
the guy im buying off of is my friends dad and hes a mechanic
he said i can keep the car at his house until i get the money for it too,
so its a pretty good deal im guessing
i cant wait for some boooooost
jhill52788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bugsi is on a distinguished road
Default

That'* a pretty good deal. Make sure to attend to and just keep your eyes open for any age/wear related issues. Worn bearings, worn CV joints, worn struts, seals that might leak, and any rust. Keep an eye on the oil pressure as an indicator of wearing bearings that can lead to an engine swap or rebuild.

Other than those types of things, you can get a lot of car for not a lot of coin in these higher-mileage 3800 cars, and they're very reliable with plenty of availability for parts, new and used.
Bugsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: EDUBB
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jhill52788 is on a distinguished road
Default

yea im gonna see if bill boost will come take a look at it, make sure everything is okay. theres a little rust spot near the gas cap thats it though.
How much would an engine rebuild be? just to freshen things up...would i need new pistons and stuff
?
jhill52788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

1500 plus 500 for a trans?

Try a bit more than that. What'* the issue with it exactly?
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2007, 11:21 AM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: EDUBB
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jhill52788 is on a distinguished road
Default

maybe like 700
idk the exact problem but it just doesnt work.
jhill52788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #8
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Count on 1500 MINIMUM for the trans.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2007, 11:36 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Trenton Ontario
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jarvisx2000 is on a distinguished road
Default

In my 2000 grand prix the tranny still worked, but 4th gear spun or something along those lines. So it just wouldn't shift into 4th. That was $2100 to have that fixed.
Jarvisx2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2007, 12:19 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: EDUBB
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jhill52788 is on a distinguished road
Default

its not gonna be that much trust me, i know the guypretty well so he will work it out.
found a tranny for 550 with 60k on it, and he wont charge that much for labor
jhill52788 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car inspection report on GM SUV at a New Car Dealer used lot GunsOfNavarone General GM Chat 8 02-03-2014 02:41 AM
Getting a new car UPDATE - GOT the car w/ pics tallbump Lounge 35 08-22-2007 10:20 AM
New guy... "new" car blackbuick1987 Introductions for new members 5 04-03-2007 11:18 AM
New to the forum, new to the car zuluhead Introductions for new members 7 08-10-2005 04:13 PM
95 SSEi new car....and new to the board. LakevilleSSEi 1992-1999 25 09-12-2004 07:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:31 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.