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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by oyeah22, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. oyeah22

    oyeah22 Power Member

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    Okay well i was gonna buy a nice little mustang..its a 07 its not the best car but not the worse..Im happy with it as im only 20..only problem is i want to make sure it isnt a "lemon" or isnt gonna break down when i get it. I know dealers like to fuck people over sometimes...anyways i got a carfax history report on it..if anyone can take a look at it and give me there honest opinion i would appreciate it..

    btw the dealer is offering a 3 month warranty....only 3 months but at least its something

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    thanks yal :D
     
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    Links expired dude, must carry a session with a time limit or something.

    On other notes, nice DP of Drake.
     
  3. oyeah22

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    k check now?

    and thanks haha :D
     
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    manudevil20 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not working for me either.
     
  5. oyeah22

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    wow i guess carfax is retarted and keeps expiring the link...if u can help me tho please pm me... I would really appreciate it!!
     
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    manudevil20 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have never seen a carfax report but you can always just take a screenshot of the pages and upload them
     
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  7. oyeah22

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  8. hardKOrr

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    ummm... the report says the car has been totaled before (meaning there is more damage done to the car than it is worth).

    I would stay away from this car... they can fix all sorts of things, even put the frame on a stretcher to give it the look back. Ultimately its going to break easier than it would if it hadnt already been in (what seems to be) a bad car wreck.

    While granted an 07 wouldnt be worth a ton of money to start (ie : easy to "total out") you can probably find a car that has not been totaled
     
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    thanks for the info..just sucks bc this car looks so badass..the color i wanted and everything PERFECT
     
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    So does a Thailand Hooker, but you would probably be in for a big surprise when you got it back to your place and looked under the hood :cool:
     
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    Stay away from that car, there are plenty of others to buy. It was totaled by the insurance company which means they paid the owner market value for it, after there fancy calculations it was cheaper than fixing it. It then was sold at an insurance sale and fixed up by someone? The title is salvaged, which means your screwed when you go try and sell it, as that will always follow the car. There are ways to get a clean title, but that accident and salvaged title will always follow the vin. Unless you are getting the car dirt cheap don't buy it. If you decide to buy it, take it to an independant auto garage and have the check it out. There can be a ton of problems with it? Have them especially check the frame. IMO run.
     
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  12. oyeah22

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    hmmm will a mechanic be able to tell everything that could be wrong with it? I could always just bring in the copy of my car fax report..and so ur pretty much saying theres no way possible that it could of been fixed up good
     
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    Mechanic will not be able to tell you everything. He will check all vitals and can visually inspect to see about frame twist or worse yet re welding. There is nothing that can be done about a messed up frame, everything else can be fixed but the ? is was it? Who did the work, what dies the 3 month warranty cover? What happens after 3 months. I understand where you are coming from, I'm more than twice your age. Your mind has already bought the car. Cars are like women and making money, don't jump in take your time, research it and it will come to you. You will do what you want, but wait spend a little more, be patient and a better car will appear.
     
  14. hardKOrr

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    Good advise here. Keep in mind a mustang is a sports car, so how did the car get totaled? Likely someone driving too fast and get in a wreck, it's fucked to put it bluntly!
     
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    Agree with the rest and a 3 month warranty on a 4 year old car sucks. Odds are you may have a Frankenstein with parts coming from numerous wrecks.
     
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    Walk in and slap the carfax down and offer them $1k take it or leave it. Be ready to walk. That is if you really want the car. I got a Truck years ago that way. Spent 2 hours going back and forth after offering them $2,600 cash for the truck including all fees. Ended up getting it for $2,700 and even got up to walk out 3 times.

    2007 was the year that they also launched the unibody construction on the mustang.

    Go in with knowledge and you will come out ahead of the game.
     
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    I was always pretty sure that dealers could not sell cars that have a Salvaged title? I may be wrong but if i was you i wouldnt touch the car. From what i have heard those year of mustangs arent too reliable. I had a 99-04 Mustang and ran great. You can probably pick up a Mustang for half the price and have the GT with the 4.6.

    You dont want to mess with a car with frame damage. Even if it is a little bent it can cause a lot of problems in the long run.
     
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    Salvage title on a mustang means... RUN, RUN away as fast as you can...

    I've owned 3 mustangs, a salvaged mustang will be nothing but a huge liability...

    Run away, and don't talk to that dealer again.
     
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    it just depends on who does the work. a salvage title can mean a lot of things. it depends on the type of accident AND who did the work. a frame can be straightened back out, but that costs money. the car dealership may have bought the car wrecked and fixed it themselves. you need to ask them more questions about it.

    the car was totaled, then 3 months later a salvage title was issued. so its unlikely that the person who wrecked it is the person who fixed it. if you can track down who did the work, then you can find out what type of damage was done and what it took to repair the damage. if you can find anyone locally who knows about cars, have them go with you to look at it.

    ive owned many salvage title cars. two with buckled frames. all a salvage title means the car was totalled, so the costs to repair the vehicle was 51%+ of the value of the car. every part has a price. it the idiot driver rear eneded someone, you have:
    radiator
    headlights
    turn signals
    bumper
    hood
    fenders
    grill
    fog lights maybe
    and paint
    thats at minimum. plus you have labor added in on top of that. each headlight, at dealership prices, will probably be $200-300. at that price, if the car was only worth a grand, just breaking the headlights would be enough to total the car out. dealerships charge the maximum price possible when working with insurance companies. my best friend had his car, book value of 6k, totalled out because of hail alone. nothing was wrong with the car other then the roof, trunk, and hood had hail damage. he bought it back for 800 cash, and profited 5.2k just because of weather. he replaced the hood and trunk at a junk yard for under 500.

    im not telling you to buy the car just because of what im saying. you need to fully inspect it and know the story behind it. a salvage title will make the car worth less. and most people will run away from a salvaged car (as everyone here has suggested you do). if you do your research, and feel confident about it, you could get a steal of a price on a newer car that you really want.

    check for areas where the paint doesn't match up. different shades, or some areas look cleaner or newer than the rest. open the hood and look at all the metal in there. most ppl do a "macco" paint job on used cars, so they dont paint the door jams, under the hood, or in the trunk.

    look under the car and see if it still has the undercoating on it. look for bent or crinkled parts of the frame. or welded areas. if its welded right, it should be plated with at least 1/2 steel plating on at least two sides, preferably 3 sides of the frame. and the plate should be at least 6 inches long. check in the engine bay for uneven metal. if it was hit in the front, they may have welded the front end of another wrecked mustang to repair this one.

    do your research man. dont give up till you know everything about it. if you feel that its too much of a risk, then walk away. but ask ask ask as many questions as you can, and inspect every inch of the car.
     
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    The car is bad news according to the carfax report.

    Move on to another ride.

    Move on to another ride.

    Move on to another ride.

    Move on to another ride.

    Emphasis on Move on to another ride.

    You'll be real disappointed otherwise.