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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Two Deals?

I'm looking at both of these cars as potential purchases...
But I'm wondering if they are too high of mileage for me to feel comfortable getting into a six year commitment for.

I know that, in the grand scheme of things, they aren't very high... but for my life, I'm not sure... I'd prefer a car at 30-40,000 miles, and the 30-40,000 miles difference between what I'd like and what these cars have now is two or three years of life/miles.

So what do y'all think? Both are 09.5. Both White Hot. The first is much closer to home for me than the second, though...

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...75707309&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...76783424&Log=0

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 01:09 PM
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I like the first one because of the tinted windows and 19" wheels.

As for mileage, the 60,000 - 70,000 miles on these cars doesn't seem to be very much wear on them, but those sale prices seem to be on the high end.
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If you're looking for lower miles, be patient. They do come up, but you have to act quick if they are priced right. Check out the '08 PBM for sale on the other board with 11,000 miles for $24K.

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Those prices are a little high. I bought mine with 52,000 miles for 19,500 from a dealer. I love white hot. I got impatient cause there were only like 4 cars for sale around me at all times so my choices were limited. I ended up buying black and I hate black cars. I just think they are such beautiful cars I deal with it. Just be patient and find something you want with the mileage you want.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 09:19 AM
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prices are high they should be around $18 the first one is a private guy I am sure you can get it down to $19
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I have been emailing a salesman from the dealership that has the second car. According to the CarFax, it's a one-owner car and this is the same dealership that sold it originally - has always been maintained and serviced by them. The salesman claims it has never had any lifter work done and shows no signs of rust (one of my big concerns, as it's in Michigan).
I asked if, given the circumstances, it could be sold as a Certified Pre-Owned, and he says yes it can. That would include a 12/12 bumper-to-bumper and a 24/24 maintenance plan, in addition to reset trials of SiriusXM (I don't care), roadside assistance, and On*.

Assuming I could talk him down a ways, does that sound like a pretty decent deal?

It looks like it does not have the Sport Package, so I'd be missing the "sport pedals," a slightly smaller steering wheel, and 18" wheels... But honestly I hate the factory GT wheels (either version), so those would be changed regardless. And the steering wheel can always be changed later, too.

2009.5 GT, SRM Premium and Sport Packages
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- Morimoto LED projector fog assemblies
- Spec-D LED tail light assemblies
- VG shark fin antenna
- Drag DR-64 20x9
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- Rotofab CAI
- Kooks mids, mid-pipe delete with H, GXP mufflers
- Pat G. tuned
Ride -
- King Springs standard height/PPV Severe Duty
shocks/struts
- BMR poly rear cradle bushing inserts, sway bars, and strut tower brace


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 07:40 AM
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The pedals are an easy swap also. See how much you can talk them down.

2009.5 SBM GT: Lots of show with some go.
The garage queen.

2008 IOM GT: Some go, working on the show.
The daily driver.

2004 Blazer Xtreme: Lots of go.
Sold and will be missed.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Do y'all think I should be worried about rust with the car in Michigan? It should still have some time left on the factory corrosion warranty, but I don't really want to have to mess with that.

2009.5 GT, SRM Premium and Sport Packages
Show -
- Morimoto LED projector fog assemblies
- Spec-D LED tail light assemblies
- VG shark fin antenna
- Drag DR-64 20x9
Go -
- Rotofab CAI
- Kooks mids, mid-pipe delete with H, GXP mufflers
- Pat G. tuned
Ride -
- King Springs standard height/PPV Severe Duty
shocks/struts
- BMR poly rear cradle bushing inserts, sway bars, and strut tower brace


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