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Old 03-09-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Here's the deal-
I'll probibly get something within the next year, really had my heart set on a used 04 GTO with a Manual 6speed.
I'd want one with under 15-20K and I'm sure I could find one for under $20,000 by that point which I can pay off if not in cash- over 6 months if I take out a small loan.

I lucked out with the Camaro, it was babied and I didnt get a lemon, but I'm kinda concerned about buying a GTO, especially a manual that I dont know how it was driven.

-Would YOU buy a used one? especially after how you've driven it?

I'm good to my cars, I dont push them hard and I maybe run them hard once a month, I just dont want to get stuck with a lemon that someone beat off the snowroom floor. :huh:

So is spending the extra 10K and having payments worth it?
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:10 AM   #2
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You run that risk with buying any used car, drive it first and if it seems fine then go for it. You can pay the extra 10K and get a new 05 with its benefits, but if you cant afford it you cant afford it.
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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I'd say that if it has less than 20 or 30K miles on it and it has new tires, check up under the wheel wells carefully. Shredded rubber residue? Back away slowly...
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:12 AM   #4
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Originally posted by st8gunner@Mar 10 2005, 01:23 AM
I'd say that if it has less than 20 or 30K miles on it and it has new tires, check up under the wheel wells carefully. Shredded rubber residue? Back away slowly...
Excessive yes, but some rubber residue would be acceptable in my book, just because an owner did a few burnouts doesn't mean that the car is going to be in ruins. So I stick with my drive it and then judge it.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:21 AM   #5
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Based off of how I've treated my car, and how everyone else here loves their vehicles, I'd say go for it. I haven't driven my car like my grandmother, but at the same time, I haven't jumped any rivers like the Dukes of Hazzard
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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What you want to do is buy a car from someone like me. I don't autocross, do big burnouts or go to the drag strip more than once a year if that. I keep the car garaged most of the time too. I do drive the car spirtedly. I'm not afraid to run it up to red line through frist, second & get close in third but that's about it.

I'd avoid a car with heavy mods or looks like it was flogged. Just remember that if the car is less than 3 years old & has less than 36,000 mile there's a factory warranty to protect you.

I'm already thinking of getting an '06....
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:09 AM   #7
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Originally posted by jetix@Mar 10 2005, 10:25 PM
What you want to do is buy a car from someone like me.

I'd avoid a car with heavy mods or looks like it was flogged. Just remember that if the car is less than 3 years old & has less than 36,000 mile there's a factory warranty to protect you.

I'm already thinking of getting an '06....
I agree-
I'm sure if I buy one within the next year I'll still have enough of the warrenty left to cover whatever problems show.
The GTO will stay stock, I cant explain it really, My mood has changed over the years and I really prefer factory cars to modded cars, kinda wish I hadnt wasted time and money on my own back in the day now, the exhaust is too much!

I'd consider buying private but these cars are so rare around here! I only find maybe 3 under 22K when I log onto autotrader
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