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Welcome! Is that 140,000 miles??
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Ok, something you may want to know prior to purchase of your vehicle...company cars are usually beat upon by their owners, and 140K is a whole lot of beating to take. I would be very careful with a purchase like that, dealerships have ways to make cars look super clean, up until the second week since the magic treatment has been applied to the car. Get a carfax report, you may be very surprised at what you may find. http://www.carfax.com
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Well, about the car being a company car, is that what they told you, or do you have proof?

If it really was a company car, I wouldn't be as concerned as if it were to be a rental car. Rental cars get beat up on a lot. Company cars are harder to predict, because one can make a general assumption that someone who actually receives a company car is someone who is higher up in a company, hence more responsible and less likely to beat up on their car. Basically, if it's a company car, I'd say the chances of the car being beat up on is about the same as a car that has been previously owned by a private party.

But I would definitely do the carfax thing. In fact, a good dealership would be willing to supply the carfax report. Ask for one. 140,000 miles is a little high to not check out what kind of car you are getting.
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An SE (2.7) or an ES (3.2)?
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It's an ES.
Also, since my uncle is the head of accounting, I'm paying $500 for it. :p
Was going to try and persuade you not to buy it with that many miles but at $500 you really can't go wrong.

You should try and find out if the transmission has ever been replaced.
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for $500 just drive it till it drops and then part it out, you'll have lots of luck selling parts here on the site

if you do follow my advice I call the upper plenum and throttle body!!
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The transmission was replaced not long ago. It really shouldn't drop for quite a while.
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For $500, even if it dies on you, you can part it out and make a profit. I say go for it!!! Besides, my 2000 ES isn't far behind you with almost 112,000 miles. There's no hint of anything going wrong. I'm surprised the tranny has already been replaced though, the second gens don't have the infamous tranny problem that the 1st gens do.
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It's an ES.

Actually, I know it's a company car because my uncle is the head of accounting for the company. The car has been maintained extremely well and was just given a complete maintenence check along with new brakes and tires. No scratches, no dents, runs perfectly.

Also, since my uncle is the head of accounting, I'm paying $500 for it. :p
Well shoot!!! Welcome to the family. Seeing that I just paid 12k for a 300M with 80k on it...I'm jealous. To be honest 140k is a LOT for three years...but 500 is a drop in the pan...As long as maintenance is kept up, the car is built to last. If he has another one let me know ;)

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For $500, even if it dies on you, you can part it out and make a profit. I say go for it!!! Besides, my 2000 ES isn't far behind you with almost 112,000 miles. There's no hint of anything going wrong. I'm surprised the tranny has already been replaced though, the second gens don't have the infamous tranny problem that the 1st gens do.
Actually, I had to replace the tranny on my 99 Intrepid (God rest her soul) around 60k. I was SOOOOOO happy that I had bought the extended warranty because the warranty was only 1200...the cost for a rebuilt trans was 2500. And my first incident deductible was ZERO. Woo hoo.
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Well, about the car being a company car, i bought mine w/ 34xxx on it and i now have 132xxx with very few MINOR problems.....any used car that u get, you mayt end up w/ junk, or not, but it is always a good idea for carfax, next car for my will be new....
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Uhhmmm what happened to the first 2 posts by ZshadeZ, what am I missing?
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