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2000 legacy, thoughts?
Posted 28 March 2004 - 11:41 PM
Any suggestions on stuff to look for or be wary of (i've got an 02 OBW 5sp, so I know of some stuff)? I'm checking out the nhtsa site, and see a couple auto trans bulletins, nothing seems too bad. I'll def. check for "torque bind" and look at the tire wear.
Any comments would be great. Thanks a bunch.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:33 AM
Use stuff like that to talk them down...every ding and such be like 'well thats gonna have to be fixed etc etc'
Good luck finding a car.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:11 PM
Several trips to a dealer, most recalls:
O2 sensor recall
rear axle rust recall
coolant additive recall
problems with TPS sensor ($330 at a dealer)
O2 sensor readings a bit unusual (ordered part for $156)
replaced brake pads myself ($50 parts at Autozone)
Tires wear uneven, despite several alighments (the second set of tires is about gone)
Check the condition of tires and brakes as they would be well gone by now.
Also, check if 60000 service done.
Look hard for evidence of head gasket problems.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:54 PM
Take it for a spin if they let you. Check the temp gauge and make sure it stays in the normal (a hair below halfway) range. Make some sharp turns and loops, listen for any CV boot clicking or binding.
If you check NADA or Kelley BlueBook you'll see the price isn't bad, but you could probably use any required maintenance/repairs as negotiating points.
Let us know how you make out.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 05:54 PM
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