so yeah... crashed my '90 civic DX, which I'm not too happy about :doh: it
happened when I was driving too fast, and it was raining out (heavily) and
a certain ramp I was traveling onto (covered exit between highways) was
actually wet inside, which I didn't expect. so my car started to slide out
of control, so I thought I might be able to drift it back into control...
that didn't work out... I struck the left wall at medium force, and it
threw my car to the other side and crashed into the wall :banghead: so my
car was pretty much totaled, in the front. got rid of it since I live in an
apartment, can't keep a car parked for longer than 3 months is what the
owners said :cussing: so in the market, I've been looking into a 1994
Nissan Sentra LE-2door (GA16DE) . they have good high end gas mileage, and
pretty nice low end.
20 minutes later...
I just looked at the car. the guy who brought it asked me to drop a $200 deposit if I wanted him to take it off the market (yeah right :P) seemed kind of fishy that he never kept paperwork for all the repairs and maintenance on the car (every car owner who hopes to eventually sell a car should keep ALL paperwork on it), and he never changed the spark plug wires. he's asking for $2500, but I'm unsure if I want to pay that much. the front tires are really worn, the back tires not so. there is probably 3-4mm of tread on the front tires :orglaugh: so I might negotiate the price a bit, depending on what the mechanic says. speaking of which, he started to act really funny when I asked if I could take it into a mechanic, but he said "as long as you pay for it..." so I will take it into the mechanic. the engine block looks kind of dirty, like it has a lot of corrosion on it. there is also what appears to be an oil leak on the bottom side of the block. I appreciate if anybody would throw in their :2cents: :thumbs:
you can get access thru your computer to the kelly blue book, get the trade in value and work a good price from that base. also there might be a recycler in your area, or ebay, or private party sales. dealers need money to support their business, any used car normally has a 500.00-1000.00 profit margin for the dealer. also cars at auction that have been checked or certified ready to drive is good. take a friendly mech with you to check the car out before you buy. good luck.
Hey man don't bother with the sentra. Even though civics are oK the sentra is like a step down from that. Especialy if your a tuner. The sentra is kindof a chick car. Stup up not down. :thumbs:
A good point.. Sentra is nothing speical. Civic's are ok, but have you considered moving into some thing turbo? GT Starlet make a good first turbo, and still as quick as hell too.