Potential New Car Purchases

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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Kalashnikov » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:34 pm

kcattorney wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Oh, that's too bad, Kalash, because I would have totally driven the 4 hours over to St. Louis to go look at that Mitsu for you.
Thanks man! I knew you would do me solid! Your turbo is a perfect 996 Outpost travel vehicle. You should be in St.L in 1.5 to 2 hours in your ride.

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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Kalashnikov » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 pm

May be heading out to check this car this weekend. One owner, sold in AZ, lived in AZ. I believe that the original dealer that first sold it, is selling it right now. I asked about the accident...that took place before the car was sold, got BS response. Timing belt wasn't done either. So that's $1k+ of negotiating leverage right there.

Any red flags you guys are seeing? Feedback or suggestions are appreciated. On initial pictures and Carfax review, this car passes the smell test. 1 owner and AZ only use are a huge plus. Mileage in this case is actually a positive in my view, as it seems that the car was mostly a commuter from Mesa to Phoenix. It has the Sun+Sound and leather package...missing the big spoiler. No mods from what I can see.

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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Only red flag I see is the auto transmission unless I misunderstand your plan for the car?

Oh if you want me to check out Vegas area Mitsubishi's I am happy to go set fire to them for you. :twisted:
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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Kalashnikov » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 pm

After doing more research I learned that for 2012 cars Mitsubishi dropped the manual for the GT models. So with 2012 cars I have to settle for the 5AT.

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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am

Kalash, just let me know if you want me to drive out there and do an OutpostFax for you on it first.
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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Kalashnikov » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:45 am

kcattorney wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am
Kalash, just let me know if you want me to drive out there and do an OutpostFax for you on it first.
Do you have a paint coating thickness measuring device?

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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm

Kalashnikov wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:45 am
kcattorney wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am
Kalash, just let me know if you want me to drive out there and do an OutpostFax for you on it first.
Do you have a paint coating thickness measuring device?
Nah, but I'll stop and pick one up on the way over.
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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Kalashnikov » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Awesome. Please have the Outfax completed by eod Friday. Thanks.

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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:14 pm

^ This guy.

Kalashnikov wrote:
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So with 2012 cars I have to settle for the 5AT.
Why settle at all? Constrain your search to 2011 and older?
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Re: Potential New Car Purchases

Post by Kalashnikov » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:28 pm

Has to be 2011 or 2012 car. They lowered the cars 1/2 inch, had black roofs as a nod to g1 cars for 2011 and 2012. 2011 manual GT premium car with sun and sound package is a unicorn. So settling may be necessary.

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