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Old 04-18-2007, 03:14 AM   #11
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There was an absolutely mint TSTE on eBay a while back with about the same mileage that went for $4k, so I'd say $2,500 is decent. They look killer with the '94 - '96 white 5 spoke GP wheels. Insurance is pretty damn cheap on mine, though I'm 31 with 0 accidents or tickets on my record.
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FWIW the car is not worth that IMO. In '04 I paid $1800 for mine with 69k on the clock. Mine also didn't need that much work. They also seem to need a lot of maintenance as well. You're not gonna buy this car and be able to not ever have to work on it. However, if you could get the car for under $2k you'll probably be ok.

They were only made in the Maroon or White, White ones being made 2-1 over the red ones. The best mod you can do tho as already mentioned is the white 94-96 5 spokes. I have maroon ones on my car and it made a HUGE difference. I also pay something like $36/mo for insurance on mine and I'm only 19 but I do have a clean record....

Also stock mine ran a 14.96 @ 91.79... With just a chip and horrible traction it ran the time in my sig. Never got to run my good setup at the track but it went 13.6 @ 100.xx on my gtech which is usually accurate to a few tenths from my observations.


In all honesty though, the best advice I could give you is to run, very quickly, and very far away from that car.
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FWIW the car is not worth that IMO. In '04 I paid $1800 for mine with 69k on the clock. Mine also didn't need that much work.
That doesn't mean it'* not worth the money. That just means you got a pretty nice deal on yours. There was a TSTE on eBay about a year and a half ago or so that was in about the same shape as mine, except it had 176k miles on the clock and no leather, or moonroof. It sold for $1,200. And I already mentioned the $4k one. I think $2,500, if its condition is consistent with its mileage, is fair for the one he'* looking at, though obviously look to shoot lower.

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They also seem to need a lot of maintenance as well. You're not gonna buy this car and be able to not ever have to work on it.
I'd agree with that, but in fairness, how many 17 year old cars do you not have to work on?
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I'd agree with that, but in fairness, how many 17 year old cars do you not have to work on?
There really aren't going to be any that don't need ANY work as all cars have maintenance, however from my experience any 3800 powered GM car from that time would require probably 1/3 the maintenance of those POS cars. They truly are IMO pieces of ****. I've had much older cars that I beat on much harder with 3x the miles that needed nowhere near as much work.

And none of them needed $1k brake master cylinders either....
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you could have gotten dbtk2'* turbo lumina lol
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you could have gotten dbtk2'* turbo lumina lol
hell yeah that car was badass...should've kept that one.

That was definately the nicest turbo 3.1 car I had mainly because it didn't have any of the stupid problems. It has a good chip in it, and regular brakes, and all that. And for what I paid for it it was a very nice car....dont find many $700 cars like that.
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