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Old 12-19-2018, 11:49 PM
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:44 AM
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272K miles is a lot though! Even for a TL. I wouldn't buy it, if I weren't willing to do a motor swap sooner than later. And also, can't say I'm a fan of the silver, even though its a Type S. Any other color? Perhaps...
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:09 AM
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Eh... Not bad...

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Old 12-20-2018, 07:07 AM
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That car has been through it. Dents, rips and we haven't even seen the undercarriage. The reflection of sun are hiding blemishes I'm sure.

the best looking color TypeS i had was WDP in my opinion
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Even for me...that's too much and I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty.
Rotor hats are rusty as fuck, which means everything underneath probably is.
Seat tears look intentional so there might be more damage.
Armrest damage
Hood looks misaligned and bent/dented
rims curbed

To make the damn thing look decent you're talking another what?
$1000 Tires, powder
$600 Tein Suspension (because that would have to happen)
$400 for seat reupholstery no matter how you tackle
$800 Aspec (because that would have to happen)
$500 Hood replace/respray

So you're in it $8000 already...and it's probably still rusty...and you now have a car that you will have to convince someone else to buy with 270K miles.
I had this same sort of car come up in Naples FL for I think $3000 all in from a dealership trade in...same high mileage but in pristine condition. In the end, I
was afraid to be married to the car and deep into it financially. In hindsight, I'd rather have jumped on the deal

and that's just to look cool and decent...who knows when the last 105K was done.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:42 AM
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Even for me...that's too much and I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty.
Rotor hats are rusty as fuck, which means everything underneath probably is.
Seat tears look intentional so there might be more damage.
Armrest damage
Hood looks misaligned and bent/dented
rims curbed

To make the damn thing look decent you're talking another what?
$1000 Tires, powder
$600 Tein Suspension (because that would have to happen)
$400 for seat reupholstery no matter how you tackle
$800 Aspec (because that would have to happen)
$500 Hood replace/respray

So you're in it $8000 already...and it's probably still rusty...and you now have a car that you will have to convince someone else to buy with 270K miles.
On a $4500 car??? What? At this point in the game, fix the seats and fix the hood and call it good. Save the rest for maintenance and repairs.

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...who knows when the last 105K was done.
This for sure....what condition is the clutch in...stuff like that concerns me more.

If you want something to drive, buy it for $3k, fix the few items that need attention, and drive it till it dies. You want something all nice, shiny, and perfect....keep looking. This car obviously wasn't someone's baby...or at least it wasn't the last couple of years.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:39 AM
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If I had the money, Iíd buy it just to putter around in.

If it runs now, most likely, with fluid changes it will continue with light driving.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:50 AM
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Hmmm, if the undercarriage was completely clear of rust, pretty much everything else can be zero-timed (or lower timed). I might be tempted to pay up to about $4,000 for something like that.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:43 PM
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there was a 66k manual base that sold today for 6900 in tejas...
love seeing these prices coming down.
there's some stuff that would drive me nuts...
and on a 4500 or 45000 car once you've seen it looking as good as you think should, it's hard to
settle for seeing it looking rough and high up.
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:13 PM
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$3500 all day. As J said, needs work but I wouldn't go as far as he would with parts. Hood, seats, replace worn parts and drive it. Too many miles to invest that much in aftermarket parts.
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but but but...
I used to have a garage full of the parts I'd need
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:35 PM
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I wouldn't drive that thing for free
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I wouldn't drive that thing for free
I wouldn't go that far!
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:03 PM
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but but but...
I used to have a garage full of the parts I'd need
Ill got a shed full :P
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You're full of it??!?!
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I would buy it if the owner has the full history of the car, like service record receipts etc...

But from the pictures I highly doubt that gonna happen. Looks like someone get it as whole sale price and trying to quickly flipping the car.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:08 PM
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I wouldn't go that far!
Im dead serious. I need to enjoy what I drive, and that unfortunately would upset me while driving it lol
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didn't notice the hood damage the first time, cigarette burns, nah I'd pass, I am all too familiar with Elizabeth NJ, Paterson (where I'm from), Newark areas and used vehicles. Who knows what river they pulled that thing from or who was shot in it or what curbe they jumped up on running from the cops hahaha
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:33 PM
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Newark is so ghetto.. My family lived in Passaic, NJ for two years after escaping the USSR.

Jeremy, I do too have a shed full for 3G parts. :p
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My Son's Type S (Auto)has 287K on it, has lived it's entire life in MN and ND and is almost as solid as my 2017 Chrysler 300S (With Chrysler quality, thatís not saying much). It does have some rust starting on a fender but that is obviously from a fairly recent poorly done repair. It's got an issue here and there and people laugh when they hear he's got a car with 287K on it and probably think we're stupid when they find out we paid $4800 for it. But then they see it or ride in it. It's solid and all the accessories work like new. In all fairness, almost 200K of those miles were on the flat, wide open roads of ND. Google said the POís job title was something like VP in charge of land development for an oil company. It wasnít babied, but wasnít beat either.

My MT Type-S, which Iíve owned for less than 1 month, has 124K on it, is a one owner, perfect Carfax vehicle from CT. It seems like itís had a little better care but not babied either. It has absolutely no rust anywhere but the undercarriage, and even there, itís very minimal. Only a few spots on things that youíd expect to rust. Itís also pretty tight but because I bought it with a bad clutch bad CV Axle and Intermediate/Jack shaft I havenít driven it enough to really get a good feel for it. It does feel newer and nicer than my sonís but itís definably not what youíd expect from a 124K mile vs. 287K mile difference. I think part of that is because theyíre very well engineered cars and the other is that 124K in the NY/NJ/CT area is probably much closer to the wear of 287K in ND.

So thatís a long way of addressing a few things mentioned in this post. From what Iíve seen, the TLs donít seem to be very rust prone, even in snow/salt states. I wouldnít be scared of a close to 300K mile TL or paying that sort of price for it. However, I saw the car in question on eBay and along with the other things mentioned (seats, cosmetic flaws, etc.) That amount of miles, in that area would cause me to hesitate.If you didnít see my new member introduction page hereís some pics of our matching cars next to each other along with a couple from the undercarriage. Excuse them being dirty, this was right off the transport the day I got mine.

I'm hope the clutch and timing belt get done today so I can finally get to know it this coming week.









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Glad to see they hold up so well in snow states!
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:29 PM
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Well, they're beautiful!!! Like the dark grille on the car to the left!
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I would buy that for 2.5k for parts
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Amazing how slammed but otherwise pristine automatic TL will sell for a fraction of the price of a clean 6MT model.
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Amazing how slammed but otherwise pristine automatic TL will sell for a fraction of the price of a clean 6MT model.
And that is great news for those of us don't want a manual transmission.
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And that is great news for those of us don't want a manual transmission.
I suppose that's one way of looking at it.
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there's an ass for every seat!
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