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Message started by olddiver on Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:15pm

Title: Car for wife?
Post by olddiver on Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:15pm
Was looking at this for the wife ;) any input???

-3855462979@sale.craigslist.org?subject=-*-*-*-*-*-*-*%202004%20CORVETTE-*-*-*-*-*%20-%20%2413000%20(MODESTO%2C%20CA)&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fmodesto.craigslist.org%2Fcto%2F3855462979.html%0A
....Mark

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by olddiver on Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:19pm
Sorry, I'll try again :-/

http://modesto.craigslist.org/cto/3855462979.html

....Mark

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by Knotacare on Jun 8th, 2013 at 3:07am
Looks like a nice car & will get outstanding gas mileage on the highway. Like all get a car fax report & have it looked over by an expert.  Remember engine, trans & electronics especially.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by blue 77 on Jun 8th, 2013 at 5:11am
Mark, it looks like a really nice car.  Though personally I'm not into the graphics on the rear quarters. :-/  Before buying you need to inspect it in person looking at everything you can think of that MIGHT be a problem.  I also would never buy a car without a professional going over the vehicle to check it out.  There is just too much that be can be wrong and can be hidden to take the financial chance on one.  Better to be safe by checking it out than sorry you didn't.

However, good luck with this.  Hope the wife enjoys it.

Dale

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by 69Shark on Jun 11th, 2013 at 6:24am
That is a pretty car!
Assuming you get a carfax and the car is indeed clean, most of these are very nice and reliable if cared for. Watch the headlights ability to go up and down. The gears are plastic and tend to wearout. Push every button and see that it does as asked. The C4's had electronic issues that plagued them over time but I've not heard of the same issues with a C5.  If you have an OBD II reader you can scan the engine and it's sensors to insure all are in spec. Make a note of expensive but wear items like the O2 sensors, MAS, etc. If you have the spec on a cheat sheet, most good OBD II readers can tell you how things are.

As suggsted, and expert is great but if you are a car guy you can see a LOT for yourself. Watch the usual, oil condition, tranny fluid condition and smell unless it is a stick, tire condition etc. about the tires, make sure they are all the same brand and have normal wear for condition. Folks sometimes put cheap rubber on to save a buck. Might indicate how well cared for the car is. Had a buddy recently buy a used ford. Car had one type of tires on passenger side and another on the driverside! Yikes!

Basic car care also helps. Check the carpet behind the seats. If it is generally clean, sweet! If it is nasty dirty, I'd think to myself why? Check for paint over spray where fenders, doors, hood, headlights, etc meet. All the rubber should not have ANY paint on it!


Just sayin'!  ;D

Scott

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by seventyate on Jun 12th, 2013 at 3:16am
Nice looking car.  If you get it good luck with your purchase.
Ed


Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by olddiver on Jun 12th, 2013 at 10:28pm
Wife wants to wait on getting her another car. Said she would like to get our vette back on the road first :D WOW! I love this woman  ;D starting next week, it will be my main focus. And Dale I'm with you,  the graphics were not my style :P The C3 will always be the car for me 8-)
....Mark

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by Maximus79 on Jun 13th, 2013 at 8:10pm
My 79's for sale!

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by olddiver on Jun 13th, 2013 at 9:52pm
Jon
That's very tempting :o after I get my 80 back on the road, I'll see what she wants to do. I got her bug back on the road, so she might want be to put more money into that and do that cal look. Just don't know :-/
....Mark

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by blue 77 on Jun 15th, 2013 at 5:01am

olddiver wrote on Jun 12th, 2013 at 10:28pm:
Said she would like to get our vette back on the road first :D  WOW! I love this woman  ;D

Definitely makes her a keeper Mark! ;)  Good luck.

Dale

Title: Re: Car for wife?
Post by Maximus79 on Jun 17th, 2013 at 11:24am

olddiver wrote on Jun 13th, 2013 at 9:52pm:
Jon
That's very tempting :o after I get my 80 back on the road, I'll see what she wants to do. I got her bug back on the road, so she might want be to put more money into that and do that cal look. Just don't know :-/
....Mark

Well,you ARE a bit closer than most of our members!  ;D

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