Originally Posted by magik110
You guys are a huge help! Thank you. Saw the car in person yesterday.
The good: Roof works, front lift works, very new tires. No windshield cracks, and electronics working alright (windows, radio, etc). Minor cosmetic stuff basically.
The bad: Scratches under front bumper, bumper needs some body work. Power mirrors don't fold and rearview camera doesnt work, e-brake push-in cap (not sure what its called) missing.
Not worth 90 to me but would be a good project. Offered 80 contingent on PPI not showing anything major. He said no, had higher offers. I said good luck with the sale. Later in the day after some chatting he came back agreeing to my original offer of 80k, “firm".
I’m second guessing whether the PPI is even worth my time considering the responses. Even if the clutch is going and I get it for say...73K, still above the 65 mentioned. Some thinking to do!
Just my two cents and things I've learned during my search:
How old are the tires? I came across a garage queen that had no tread wear but the tires were dry rotted. Make sure the tires are new in age, not just tread life.
Even though the lift system works did you check if its leaking? If you can't get under the car, check the fluid reservoir in the engine bay to see if its low (sign that it's leaking). Like I said earlier, that's a 10k fix! I've seen a car with 20k miles on it where it was leaking so just be sure.
I personally still wouldn't pay 80k for the car the way you describe it but that's just me. I'd want it in the 60's but even then I wouldn't want a potential headache because 60 + possible 10-15k in repairs/clutch will get you back up to 75-80k.
There's no way he has offers higher than 80k, don't fall for sales tactics. If you wait, driving season is towards the end so prices will fall in general.
EDIT: I forgot this was a rebuilt title. I definitely wouldn't pay 60k for it.