View Full Version : NEW member with a few questions. LOOKING AT A CAR TOMORROW!

03-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Hello all! Hopefully I am in the right place

I am going to look at this tomorrow


I have been eyeing it on Craigslist for a while and thought it was a really nice deal so I sent him a text about it earlier today. Anyway long story short he said the head gasket blew this weekend.

I am curious how much I should offer him and how much work I am looking at to get it back on the road. Also what should I look for when I go look at it tomorrow???

Thanks! Hope to be a super coupe owner soon!

03-19-2014, 07:36 PM
I wrote this 'SC Buyer's Guide (http://kentidwell.net/SC/SC_BuyersGuideV1.0.pdf)' up a few years back - the pricing is most likely outdated tho. Check NADA (http://www.nadaguides.com) for something more current, I think.

See if you can find out if the head gasket issue turned the engine oil into milkshake or not so you can try to have a better idea of what it might cost to repair, etc.

Just a suggestion, tho - you might want to pay a bit more for a running car, unless you can get this one at a discount and you don't mind the time/investment before you can enjoy it.

03-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Well he has had it on Craigslist for 2000 for a while. I was thinking somewhere between 1000-1200 now that the head gasket is gone. I have about 2700 or so to spend so I was going to do the repairs myself. If the oil is milky what do you think I am looking at? The fact that he claims the interior is immaculate and it only had 90k miles intrigued me. I have a motorcycle as well so I am not worried about a little down time. although I don't want it to be a month or so before I have a running car.

03-20-2014, 07:02 AM
He is going to have a hard time selling that car for 1200. Offer him 500!:D