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I'd buy a car even if the seller told me the miles were not right 6 54.55%
I'd never touch a car that had an odometer rollback even if the problem was disclosed 5 45.45%
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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I just did a cluster swap, yes I wrote down the miles but when I sell the car it looks like the miles will not be correct....Just keep the paperwork of when I swapped?

would you buy a newer car if the person told you the miles on the gauge were not correct?
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depends on what type of car I was buying and for how much. a POS a2b car I wouldn't care, but if it was something I was going to take pride in and want to get the most for MY money when I was to get rid of it, I'd want the mileage to be accurate.

*EDIT* since your question stated "Newer Car", I'd have to say no
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well, most likely no, unless i knew the miles the person was telling me were correct.
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^ agreed.

i wouldn't buy a car with odometer rollback listed on a carfax report but i would buy a car if the seller admitted the mileage was not right - all depending on the car of course. an older car would be ok, something newer would indicate something was fishy to me. hell i could tell people my Turbo Cutlass had 120,000 miles since the last reported mileage on the carfax report was 111,000 miles (when i bought it) but i would never do that. that'* just lame.

Hans, is this regarding your '93 SSEi? i did a cluster swap on my old '94 SSE and simply swapped the DIC itself over from the old cluster to the 'new' cluster, so it still had the old DIC and correct odometer reading.
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^ agreed.

i wouldn't buy a car with odometer rollback listed on a carfax report but i would buy a car if the seller admitted the mileage was not right - all depending on the car of course. an older car would be ok, something newer would indicate something was fishy to me. H*** i could tell people my Turbo Cutlass had 120,000 miles since the last reported mileage on the carfax report was 111,000 miles (when i bought it) but i would never do that. that'* just lame.

Hans, is this regarding your '93 SSEi? i did a cluster swap on my old '94 SSE and simply swapped the DIC itself over from the old cluster to the 'new' cluster, so it still had the old DIC and correct odometer reading.
this is regarding the 2000, my 93 cluster has never given me any problems. The orginanl cluster was having the issues described in my other thread in the Electronics Section...so I put a cluster into it to test. the cost for the dealer to put the correct miles on my "new" cluster is $800.
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did they explain why they were going to charge you so much to re-program the cluster?

edit: ok, i just saw your other post
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