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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2003, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Is this a good deal ?

Hello Folks,
I'm looking to buy 2nd gen Intrepid so was looking around for good deals. Came across an Ad for 99 SE. Havent looked at the car yet ( will do so this weekend ) but have talked to the salesperson. Below is the infomation that dealership has posted in the Ad.
Think this is a good deal here ??........the salesperson assures me that the vehicle is in EXCELLENT shape inside/outside ( will find out once I look at it ).
Any input will be greatly appreciated !!

1999 Donde Intrpid SE, Candy Apple Red, 38K miles.

Features: Air Conditioning, Alarm, AM/FM Radio, Bucket Seating, Cassette Radio, Cruise Control, Driver-Side Airbag, **Low Mileage**, , One Owner, Passenger-Side Airbag, Power Mirrors, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Radial Tires, Rear Bench Seat, Remote Alarm Control, Remote Keyless Entry, Tilt Wheel, Gold Trim Package, Rear Spoiler
Seller's Notes: This Car Is Exceptionaly Clean! Garage Kept! One Owner! Pristine Condition! Very Low Mileage! Driven By A Non-Smoker!

BTW.....whats included in " Gold Trom Package " ?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2003, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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SORRY...forgot to mention the price !!!
They'r asking $7500 for it.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2003, 02:02 PM
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Seems like a good price for that type mileage. There is some concern that these 2.7 engines can have some sludge problems if not maintained perfectly. I would probably have a trusted mechanic drop the oil pan or the oil diagnosed to see if there are any signs of sludge. It is not uncommon for these 2.7 engines to die with less than 50K miles if not religiously maintained.

If the engine comes out clean I would suggest switching to synthetic oil and then you should be in good shape and that is a great price.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2003, 11:33 PM
 
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Definitly sounds good to me...From what I hear it sounds like your getting a good deal
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yes religious synthetic for the PID as i dont have u to take risk on a 7.5K investment and for me on a 15k investment ( in 2001 jan ) i still bought a extended warrenty for 75K just to be on safe side...!!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 08:16 AM
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seems reasonable. I'd get a 30 day carfax subscription and run the vin on that or any other car you're looking into. Also, check kelly blue book at kbb.com for pricing. After market warrenty is not a bad idea either.
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yea, i paid for an eagle warranty on a 97, aqbout 400 for 6 months unlimited mileage... gives me piece of mind... especially since my mechanic uncovered a small problem with the oil system
only thing is... most warranties don't handle non-durable parts on the braking system... calipers, shoes,, rotors, drums, etc... i had to replace mine after only a month of driving, to the tune of $400
take it to a mechanic first before you buy and have them inspect it...
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It is so simple to say, but so very few actually do take their car to a mechanic. Most people think that their mechanic is the place that they bought the car.

It is true, with the newer high tech engines, that there are less and less places that can truley tell what is what on a new car, but if you can find one, become that persons friend, for they will help you out alot when the time comes to look at a used car, and you want to have it checked out.
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