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#43902 of 44378 Re: 2001 Chrysler 300M [ohenryx]
Jun 27, 2013 (1:21 pm)
Back in the "old days" it wasn't uncommon for cars to use a quart of oil every other gas fillup. Nobody thought anything about it. It was normal.
Of course, some of beaters I had as a kid used a LOT more than that.
All cars use "some" oil. They have to.
#43903 of 44378 Re: 2001 Chrysler 300M [isellhondas]
Jun 27, 2013 (3:24 pm)
The 2nd car I ever owned was a 59 Chevrolet. Cost me $75, had stuck piston rings and used a quart of oil every 75 miles. I used to buy recycled oil, if I remember correctly it was 19 cents a quart.
Both rear floorboards were rusted completely out, we patched it with tin, as in roofing tin. Nice car, I remember it fondly.
#43904 of 44378 Re: 2001 Chrysler 300M [ohenryx]
Jun 27, 2013 (5:59 pm)
Rust was unheard of in So. Calif where I grew up but I had a 62 Rambler American Convertible that used a quart of oil every 300 miles.
It didn't smoke and it didn't leak it just used oil and the previous owner told me it had always done that and it never got worse.
I didn't have the heart to use reclaimed oil so I used just 30 weight.
#43905 of 44378 Re: 2001 Chrysler 300M [roadburner]
Jun 27, 2013 (7:42 pm)
2007 Audi A4 2.0T - burned about 1/2 quart after a 3,000 mile road trip.
2013 Jetta GLI - no noticeable oil consumption in 5,500 miles.
2013 Dell laptop - I'm gonna scream if the Windows 8.1 Preview doesn't install on the 10th try.
Jun 29, 2013 (2:02 pm)
2008 Audi S5 Quattro Coupe
All options with Prestige including Nav, Bang & Olufsen, Keyless start
Car as a 1 accident history (not salvage) that was repaired - minor parking lot incident
Car is otherwise in pretty good shape - serviced regularly at Audi but wear consistent with 80k car.
Trade and Retail values?
I think my Dad is nuts on this one, but I said I'd ask the gurus. Philly area.
#43907 of 44378 Re: For my Dad... [28firefighter]
Jun 29, 2013 (5:27 pm)
That is a beautiful color combination and I can understand why your dad might be infatuated with it!
#43908 of 44378 Re: For my Dad... [corvette]
Jun 29, 2013 (6:38 pm)
Funny enough, it is not the color combination that he is drooling over. He likes the 4.2 V8 engine it has paired with the 6spd stick -- a similar engine to the one he had in his 1998 A8.
The dealer is asking 27,900 which seems insanely high to me given the accident history and miles, but maybe I'm off base.
#43909 of 44378 Used 2012 Acura MDX Advance/Tech
Jun 30, 2013 (1:12 pm)
Advance w/ Tech
Tires like new
No damage dealer serviced
#43910 of 44378 Re: For my Dad... [28firefighter]
Jul 01, 2013 (5:18 am)
tough for me to pin down without really seeing the repaired damage. Without that history, it would be a $26k-27k car at auction. So it sounds like they are taking the history into account to some degree.
A few ways of looking at this, I suppose. Its not like a buyer can walk down the street and find another one. So how much does that history really hurt it? I suppose that's for you to decide.
#43911 of 44378 Re: Used 2012 Acura MDX Advance/Tech [gtrips07]
Jul 01, 2013 (5:19 am)