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Old 06-25-2009, 12:21 AM
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Opinion on deal

I am real close to buying a 2000 lude (base) with 79000 miles on it, white for 3000....Seems like a well maintained car...its gonna be my first lude and thought it would be prudent to reach out to some experts...thanks

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Old 06-25-2009, 12:23 AM
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Re: Opinion on deal

Where you from?

Make sure the t-belt, water pump, etc. have all been changed.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:24 AM
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Re: Opinion on deal

it looks sweet! 3K? and that little miles? is it auto or manual? and what kind of title does it hold (clean, salvage) ?

you should ask for a carfax and check if everything is clean
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Re: Opinion on deal

manual...title is clean...I am currently in the process of getting the VIN number to run carfax on it....am hoping that doesn't uncover anything bad....
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Re: Opinion on deal

don't solely rely on carfax tho, i'm almost got severely effed in the A cuz the seller fixed all the damage w/o going thru insurance, so it didn't show up on carfax. the only reason i caught it was bringing it to a honda dealer and have them tell me "don't walk, RUN away from this car!!!"

but 3K sounds too good to be true. fishy.
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Re: Opinion on deal

I feel bad taking this deal...am buying it from a casual acquaintance who just recently lost his job and is trying to unload it...
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I do intend to take it to a dealer as soon as possible to check and see if there are any major issues as well...3000 is quite a bit of money for me...but have always liked the lude....
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if everythings good on it 3k is a steal
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Re: Opinion on deal

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I feel bad taking this deal...am buying it from a casual acquaintance who just recently lost his job and is trying to unload it...
His loss is your gain. Just look at it this way. If you dont buy his/her car then they still have no money.... Get it looked at and if all is good take it man. You wont find better for 3k
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Re: Opinion on deal

besides you are helping him/her at the moment to have some money in hand. It happen to me when i had to sell a car to pay for school. its just life. He or she might get a better car later on in life.
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Re: Opinion on deal

you said its a 2000 base lude but its a manual. i thought bases were auto unless swaped and sh is manual.
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Re: Opinion on deal

nope bases came in auto and manual, from factory.
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Re: Opinion on deal

Check that car out thoroughly bc I got my auto lude salvaged for $3000.

For a manual and that low miles it's probably a HYUNDAI underneath the Lude shell!!!
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Re: Opinion on deal

Thanks for all the responses...I did check out the carfax report on the car and that did check out....now I was hoping to use carchex services to do a 155 point pre purchase inspection...was wondering if any one had used their services earlier...again any advice will be highly appreciated...thanks
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Re: Opinion on deal

For 3K, it's a good deal. Even if you have to fix some small things, it's still a good deal. As long as the frame isn't bent or something, That ccar is worth $5000 EASY.
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Re: Opinion on deal

Wow.. Yeah like other ppl are saying this car is worth more aslong as there's nothing major wrong with it.. U could take it to a Honda dealership to have them look at it...Don't rly know how good carfax is with inspections?... oh and if u every wanna sell ur foglights if u get the car....I call dibs!!!
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wow 3k... i'd take it right now if i had the cash.
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Re: Opinion on deal

the outside looks clean an the engine is'nt too bad from the pics u have up. my only worry is only 3K? that seems a little low wid the mileage. hows the interior? is it in good condition? an did u test drive it yet? howd the clutch?
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thats a sick ****ing deal. even if you gotta replace the tbelt or clutch
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I'd definately buy it.
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wow if i could sell my lude right now, ill be throwin down 3 G's within a heartbeat lol
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Re: Opinion on deal

now the car has had 2 owners already...I will be the third...I don't know how much that affects the price of a car...if anyone has insight into it...please do share...

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wow i would jump on that!!
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Re: Opinion on deal

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now the car has had 2 owners already...I will be the third...I don't know how much that affects the price of a car...if anyone has insight into it...please do share...
The number of owners don't really affect the price of the car. As long as the previous 2 owners did all the regular maintenance on the Lude, that is an insane deal.
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you from mass? if so what part. 3k is a rob esp. with that amount of miles.
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2 owners is nothing.. ive seen cars have 5-6 owners
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