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#24787 of 32401 Re: Look what they did to this... [slorenzen]
Apr 06, 2012 (6:22 pm)
To drive that, you are required to wear an Ed Hardy shirt, have spiked highlighted hair, and a fake 'n bake tan
#24788 of 32401 Re: Look what they did to this... [fintail]
Apr 07, 2012 (11:19 am)
Jersey Shore FTW!
#24789 of 32401 what's not to love?
Apr 07, 2012 (5:59 pm)
At the price, I was interested in riding the roller coaster of a 10 YO Audi, since it only has 60K on it.
Until I got to the good parts: "salvage title" and "won't start and we can't figure out why"
Hey, what could possibly go wrong, right?
Apr 07, 2012 (6:13 pm)
I really need to stay off of Craig's...
This actually looks like it could be a good deal. Not a bad price, and I am aprtial to 1 owner cars in expensive neighborhoods! If it comes with papers, the price is not too bad (I don't think).
#24791 of 32401 Re: BImmer [stickguy]
Apr 07, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I like that style 5er. Could do worse for 4600.
#24792 of 32401 Re: what's not to love? [stickguy]
Apr 08, 2012 (8:16 am)
Some people buy used cars with one thing in mind. The odometer reading!
They will overlook a lot of things but if the car has "low miles" that's the main thing.
#24793 of 32401 Re: BImmer [stickguy]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 08, 2012 (8:27 am)
meh... seems boring..
#24794 of 32401 Re: what's not to love? [isellhondas]
Apr 08, 2012 (11:04 am)
I would agree, while its not the only factor. It is the single largest indicator of remaining life in a vehicle. Manufacturers use this to determine at what point in a vehicles life they will no longer certify it.
All things being equal vehicle mileage is the single greatest influencer of overall value of as well (i.e. what you can get by selling/trading in) said vehicle.
Saying you have a lightly used (highway driven) 100,000 mile vehicle, is akin to saying you are a 57 year old teenage heart throb.
#24795 of 32401 Re: what's not to love? [mvs1]
Apr 08, 2012 (12:36 pm)
I agree about the influence on value but mileage is a very inaccurate way of accessing a car's condition.
I have seen a LOT of cars with 150,000 miles that were well maintained and not skimped on that were in better shape than cars with half that number of miles.
Yet, when shopping for a used car, people spend thousands of dollars more just because of low miles.
In the old days, a lot of the car lots had a "cure" for high miles!
#24796 of 32401 Re: what's not to love? [isellhondas]
Apr 08, 2012 (2:21 pm)
Yes mileage is but one variable....quite possibly the most influential, that's merely my point. My old accord had 220,000 on the clock and ran like a champ just like it did at 80,000 miles, because I took care of it. Selling it I would get more if I had closer to the 80k miles though.
Yes, the good old days weren't that far back actually. Many a car had dialed back odometers and then advertised as 'cream puffs'