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Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:46 pm

I'm just going to create a thread and keep everything in here instead of creating a new thread every time I think there's a good car.

Need tips on the cars I post up, such as general reliability, cost of parts, etc.


http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/5427120

1989 Chevrolet pick up long box - $1600
Well as you can see this truck it's a long box chev 4x4 runs strong i had it here last week but just reduced from 1800 to 1600 for more info call plz and thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_C/K#1988-1999


http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/car/641428775.html

91 Volvo 740 Turbo STANDARD - $850
REDUCED!!850$ FIRM If this does not sell this week I am taking to auction. Nice looking car with leather interior. Price reflects fact that car needs some minor work done ie reverse lights aren't working, needs rear brake reline, and one new tire etc. All small little tweaks, this is a 5000$ car in the blue book so even if a few hundred need putting into it 850$ is a steal. Car is in working condition and drivable. Has recently been in for 40 point safety inspection and have that paperwork that you are welcome to check out. Approx 268 000 km. Blue book price is $5020. So this is a great deal with a minimal investment. This is the last reduction before we take it to auction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_700_Series

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:06 pm

I need tips on that Volvo since I have only a week.

Here's the MSN Autos reference: http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/overv ... &model=740

Turbo
Kelley Blue Book Price $4,325 - $4,850
Original Retail Price (MSRP) $25,310
Original Invoice Price N/A

Engine Specifications
2.3L 162 hp I4
Horsepower 162
Torque (lb-ft) 195
Valves/Valve Configuration No data
Displacement (cc) 2316
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.78 X 3.15
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Fuel Type/System No data/EFI
Turbocharger Yes
Supercharger No


Jesus Christ, this is a STEAL! Who cares if it's a Volvo, it's goddamn fast compared to mine.

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby watkins » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:09 pm

The thing is massive, litterally having mass. A lot of it. As in its nowhere near as fast as you think. All the safety features make it a boat.
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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:12 pm

watkins wrote:The thing is massive, litterally having mass. A lot of it. As in its nowhere near as fast as you think. All the safety features make it a boat.

It's not TOO heavy. Also, what safety features? There aren't any.

Curb Weight - Manual (lb.) 3067

Anti-Theft & Locks

Turbo
Child Safety Door Locks N/A
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate N/A
Power Door Locks Std.
Vehicle Anti-Theft N/A

Braking & Traction

Turbo
4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Opt.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A
Locking Differential N/A
Traction Control N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A

Safety

Turbo
Driver Airbag Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A
Front Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A
Passenger Airbag N/A
Side Head Curtain Airbags N/A
Second Row Side Airbag N/A
Second Row Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A
Power Windows Std.
Electronic Parking Aid N/A
First Aid Kit N/A
Trunk Anti-Trap Device N/A

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

Turbo
Keyless Entry (Remote Lock/Unlock) N/A
Remote Ignition N/A

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:45 pm

Fvcking woot, my dad at least agreed to look at the Volvo.

He suspects there's a lean on it, stolen, some sketchy stuff. Of course I'm a bit skeptical as well, but if it's clean then why not go for it.

Dumbass didn't leave a phone number so I have to email. :x

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby watkins » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:04 pm

Its a Volvo. Volvo = safe. Just like Saab = safe. Its a Swedish thing.

Either way, my friend has one and its a boat. Though it is also a slush, which makes it heavier like whoa.
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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:12 pm

Ok sweet. I'm so hyped for this. A cheap, reliable, powerful Volvo with (OMFG BBQ) rear wheel drive!

Sh1t who could ask for more. All it needs is some repairs and some lightening and it'll be awesome.

I sent another email for confirmation that it's a manual tranny, and if it is, w00t.

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby padauk_dust » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:32 pm

http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/car/642259039.html
Dude, I would jump on this, asap.

Edit: Don't forget to have everything inspected by a mechanic before you buy. Don't skip this step.

Congrats on the new car (soon)!

Overly edit:
Lol, just saw this other thread: :oops:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9616#p178196
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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:34 pm

Fvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvckkkkkkkkkkk!

That Volvo is gone, God. Damn. It.

Guy said he sold it this afternoon, guy who bought it probably got it as a project.

That bimmer, you think it's a good deal?

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby hockeystyx16 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:37 pm

them volvos run forever. my step grandpa got a volvo wagon, its real old, its a slush and its a turbo, my cousin and i took it to the store when i was down in NC, and that thing moves. seriously moves. its a high 15s car, moved almost as quick as my probe. impressive for a late 80s station wagon
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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:08 pm

Whoa! Now this is something unique.

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/5502089

1986 Jeep Comanchee
Price $300
Description Runs but needs work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Comanche

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Postby noob5,000,000 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:24 pm

El Camino

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1986 Mazda RX-7 base > Project car

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:34 pm

Is it really that bad? I mean, at least it's based on an SUV, the XJ Cherokee.

For the rear suspension, the truck uses leaf springs that are considerably longer than on Cherokees, which give Comanches good load-carrying capacity. There is also a heavy duty "Big Ton" package available (known as the "Metric Ton" package outside the U.S.) for long-bed models. The package included heavier-duty leaf springs and wheels, larger tires and an upgraded rear axle to a dana 44 instead of a dana 35 or mopar 8.25, which increases stock payload capacity from 1,400 pounds (640 kg) to 2,205 pounds (1,000 kg), well above that of any other pickup of the Comanche's size. In fact, a Metric Ton Comanche's payload rating is higher than that of many larger pickups.

Is that a decent payload capacity or not?

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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby hockeystyx16 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:36 pm

1 ton is a great payload for a truck the size of a comance. a lot of the regular pickups are half ton.

whats wrong with it. it runs and its 300 dollars. it either dont drive, or is rusted all over the place. or both
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Re: Leedeth's looking for car/truck to buy thread

Postby Leedeth » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:12 pm

Is this a typo? The guy is now asking $200 for the Bimmer...

http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/car/642804227.html

Found a Celica that dropped its price from $800 to $650, might check it out. RWD ftw.

I think it's a second gen Series B, which would make it an '80 or '81.

http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/car/625204497.html
http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/car/643215686.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Celica


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