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Old 13 Aug 2004, 08:37 am
BigTall
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Found a 93 Legend (L model) w/ 125000 miles on it.
Body is in good shape, not great. Some touch up
work has been done and there is evidence of a
minor front end wreck. Interior fair. Missing
incidentials like jack and lug wrench. The big
worry in my mind is that the guy selling it (a
dealer that bought the car at auction) told me
that the automatic tranny has been rebuilt,
sometime over a year ago, no idea of the mileage.

I thought that these cars were pretty
indestructible and a tranny rebuild after only
125,000 miles seems kinda odd. It also makes me
suspect that the car might have been run pretty
hard. I would have to put in a new timing belt
(and maybe water pump) just to feel safe. Anybody
got any input on what else I would need to do to
this car IF I made the jump and bought it?

I'm thinking this is probably a 4000-5000 dollar
car, would that seem right to you?

TIA

Kevin

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Old 13 Aug 2004, 08:50 am
Bruno
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On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 08:37:40 -0500, BigTall <bigtallbike@netscape.net>
waived the right to be silent and professed:

>Found a 93 Legend (L model) w/ 125000 miles on it.
> Body is in good shape, not great. Some touch up
>work has been done and there is evidence of a
>minor front end wreck. Interior fair. Missing
>incidentials like jack and lug wrench. The big
>worry in my mind is that the guy selling it (a
>dealer that bought the car at auction) told me
>that the automatic tranny has been rebuilt,
>sometime over a year ago, no idea of the mileage.
>
>I thought that these cars were pretty
>indestructible and a tranny rebuild after only
>125,000 miles seems kinda odd. It also makes me
>suspect that the car might have been run pretty
>hard. I would have to put in a new timing belt
>(and maybe water pump) just to feel safe. Anybody
>got any input on what else I would need to do to
>this car IF I made the jump and bought it?
>
>I'm thinking this is probably a 4000-5000 dollar
>car, would that seem right to you?
>
>TIA
>
>Kevin


Front end wreck? Rebuilt tranny? 4000-5000 dollars? Surely you can do
better for that money!

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Old 13 Aug 2004, 05:14 pm
E. Meyer
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On 8/13/04 8:37 AM, in article QcydnUA0dpN8XoHcRVn-rg@texas.net, "BigTall"
<bigtallbike@netscape.net> wrote:

> Found a 93 Legend (L model) w/ 125000 miles on it.
> Body is in good shape, not great. Some touch up
> work has been done and there is evidence of a
> minor front end wreck. Interior fair. Missing
> incidentials like jack and lug wrench. The big
> worry in my mind is that the guy selling it (a
> dealer that bought the car at auction) told me
> that the automatic tranny has been rebuilt,
> sometime over a year ago, no idea of the mileage.
>
> I thought that these cars were pretty
> indestructible and a tranny rebuild after only
> 125,000 miles seems kinda odd. It also makes me
> suspect that the car might have been run pretty
> hard. I would have to put in a new timing belt
> (and maybe water pump) just to feel safe. Anybody
> got any input on what else I would need to do to
> this car IF I made the jump and bought it?
>
> I'm thinking this is probably a 4000-5000 dollar
> car, would that seem right to you?
>
> TIA
>
> Kevin
>


I recently got a '96 Infiniti I30 in perfect condition with 80,000 miles for
that kind of money from a dealer. A car three years older with evidence of
a wreck, missing parts and a questionable transmission should bring
considerably less. Take a look at the used car appraisal section of
edmunds.com and punch in "poor" condition and see what they say it should be
worth.

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