good idea/ bad idea???? HELP NEEDED!

Discussion in 'Imports' started by v8p71, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1

    v8p71

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    currently looking at a 2003 sentra spec-v with 120,000 miles on her.
    seems to be takin care of, no severe paint chips, seats were in nice condition.

    asking price: $5,999 :thumbsup:

    estimated kbb value: $8,009 :thumbsdown:

    $2 grand price difference makes me nervous.

    help is geatly accepted.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2009 #2

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    alot of cars on kbb are over and under valued for what they offer, usualy cars are worth less then what they say on kbb... IMO. kbb is often used as a refrence when taking out bank loans for a private selling car...
     
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    question is what do you want the car for?
     
  4. Oct 7, 2009 #4

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    Take it to a mechanic or two to give it an inspection. Sure it's money up front, but could be invaluable to you later on.
     
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    i would say get it inspected and see what if anything is wrong with it. if your thinking of modding...or even driving hard...replace the stock headers....the pre-cat in them deteriorates and the pieces go in the engine so ive read
     
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    KBB, NADA and even Edmunds are not up to date on today's "recession". So almost all cars are "selling" for under what they are evaluated as due to people willing to let things go for cheaper to make a sell on a Buyers market with no buyers or buyers with no money to buy due to the economy.
     
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    How does items on the exhaust side of the engine get back into the engine? Headers...cat? Hmmm, how do bits and pieces of those magically end up back in the engine when the flow is outward?

    :thinkhard:
     
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    thats what i said when i was reading it but apparently the people that got their engines screwed over this said that a nissan mechanic diagnosed that as the problem:?
     
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    If your, not really referring to you, exhaust valve(s) is opening up during the down stroke in order for bits of the deteriorating header to get sucked back into the engine, then you have BIGGER problems than an old brittle header. :lmao:
     
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    hehe dude idk all i read was that and that was a while back.haha i think there was a recall concerning that too. and i saw burn somewhere too.
     
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    If it's what I'm thinking it would be similar to what happens on the 1zz motors where the precat breaks down clogging itself and backing the heat into the motor.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2009 #12

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    i know this guy down at a firestone shop near my house. he normaly charges like $50 for a car check, but since we use him alot (my brothers f-150 has a constant problem with the ignition system) he doesnt charge us anything. im going to take it over to him. good to know about the headers. metal shards in the engine. always fun :thumbsup: