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Old 07-18-2010, 07:49 PM
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http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1848790762.html

I am looking for some better gas mileage and love luxury cars. I understand most of you don't like the whole salvage title thing but my truck is and i don't plan on selling either one so i am not too worried about that. I have already priced out the parts and it will cost me around 1200 for everything
Hood-200
Both Fenders -80
front bumper with reinforcement -80
Headligthts-200
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side markers-23
Timing Belt pulling-80
Paint -400

The only thing i was worried about is the mileage i am unsure of how well these German engines were built. I would love to have this car and kbb says around 2200 in fair condition

I would have about that into it when i am done. And some may say just buy one for around that [rice but i don't have that kind of money so with this one i can but the parts as i get the money.

Oh and BTW this is the same place i bought my truck.

I would like to hear some opinions
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:55 PM
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My ranger is a rebuild and there arent problems...BUT...a friend of mine rebuilds wrecked VW's and sells them. Everyone he sold cam back and he just kept dumping money into it to help out the people who bought it. My opinion is you can do better than VW for the money you're paying
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:58 PM
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My ranger is a rebuild and there arent problems...BUT...a friend of mine rebuilds wrecked VW's and sells them. Everyone he sold cam back and he just kept dumping money into it to help out the people who bought it. My opinion is you can do better than VW for the money you're paying
I cannot ssem to find any luxury cars for that low of a price around me. I really wanna give it a try. Ill call them tomorrow and see if I can get it for 800
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:00 PM
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Ultimately the decision is yours, but bring a mechanic to look at it too. Good luck man
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:02 PM
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Thank you, I really don't have a mechanic to bring lol
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:05 PM
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Yea...... Great investment.................
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:07 PM
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Bring a friend, tell the seller he is one, then haggle the price
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:15 PM
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id get something with less miles. but you should try http://www.copart.com/c2/copart_home_page.html that's were i bot my truck and i now people buy few cars a week from then
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:18 PM
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I cannot ssem to find any luxury cars for that low of a price around me. I really wanna give it a try. Ill call them tomorrow and see if I can get it for 800
2 lexus sc300's
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1783340623.html
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/ctd/1835673572.html

infiniti g20
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1845852593.html

Lexus sc400
http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/1849399293.html

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Old 07-18-2010, 10:25 PM
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Thanks but all of those are more then i want to spend and i would never buy a toyota
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:39 PM
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Thanks but all of those are more then i want to spend and i would never buy a toyota
You do realize that your rough estimate of parts for your VW was like $2350 after price of car and parts...Not to mention, all those hidden things like CV joints, possibly steering pump, alignment....If you dont want to drive a 15yr old toyota thats fine....But for what youre about to spend, they are hands down a better value....Not to mention no money is going in toyota's pocket from the sale, and they are from when toyota made some of the most dependable cars on the road.


The infiniti is not toyota, and it runs, and it is 2000 instead of $2350+work and price subject to change depending on what else is fucked up. Leather interior...not a bad looking lil car.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:42 PM
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I don't have 2000+ to spend right now. That is why i would like something to work on because i can buy things as i get the money
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:46 PM
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Well, then Id save up until I did have 2000+....But youre going to do what you want...Just think buying a wrecked car is a bad idea if there is any possible chance your situation will change before you can fix it and you have to get rid of it before its finished or have to move or something.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:50 PM
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I have a hard time saving money lol, I bought my truck wrecked and had a good out come. The way things are going it doesn't seem anything will change. But i will only buy one that runs and drives fine and the old parts would be off the first day i got it so i can drive it if need be
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:00 PM
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well, if it runs and drives, then thats a different story...But they way they said it was burried in the factory and stuff, figured it didnt do much more than roll onto a trailer.
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