It contains leather seat, new tires and the transmission shifts very smooth. While test driving it the thermostat went. The dealer replaced that, so it now have a new thermostat. Everything else is stock for a 2000 Grand Prix GT. What should I do?
$4400????????????? OUCH. Pontiac, uh, does not produce cars any longer. They never really made a dependable vehicle past the beginning of 1970. For $4400 you can purchase a nice used Honda or for that matter, go to craigslist or Cars.com and compare pricing on this gem you are interested in. 150,000 miles?? By all means stay clear. Kelly Blue Book is pretty close to reality. NADA is way over the top when estimating used car values. You will hate yourself in the morning if you buy that thing!
It’s a recession and not that great of a car. Offer $2200 and see where that gets you.
You might be surprised since they probably only paid $1000 or so for the car (or gave that towards the purchase of another vehicle to the previous owner) and with the new year coming in they want to make the month and year end sales figures look good.
If it doesn’t work, there are plenty of other cars out there. Dealers know that once a customer leaves unsatisfied with a price, they probably won’t be back…
Pay a certified mechanic($75-$100) to check it out to make sure there are no major problems or expensive surprises in the near future. If its ok, then buy it. Mileage is right for a 10-11 year old car.
I guess you didnt like the first 9 answers.
f*ck that sh*t
3 days ago Report Abuse 3 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by Stpaulgu… Member since:
June 09, 2009
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That’s a lot of miles for a 2005. I hope you’re not planning on putting many more on it because those GM vehicles don’t last a heckofa lot longer than that. Take the asking price and deduct the whole cost of the repairs. New exhaust about $250, brakes $300, emissions code (trust me, it’s not the gas cap–these vehicles are known for their emissions problems–figure at least $125).
3 days ago Report Abuse 2 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by Daniel Uprichard Member since:
April 03, 2009
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It has a high mileage and a list of problems, there are a lot of better cars you can get at the same price. You should buy a European or Japanese make of car as they tend to have very good reliability.
Brother is a mechanic
3 days ago Report Abuse 2 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by pedro7of…
September 02, 2008
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Maintenance &: Repairs
..buying a treasury bond or a house is an investment,,that car is NOT an investment
there is no code as such for ":gas cap": it will say something with the fuel system,,which could be one of 10 differnt things
exaust repair?? 100 to 300 dollars
front brakes? what about them?? brakes,,rotors,,c.maybe calipers…200 and up
with 146K miles tranny and many other parts are past repair time
its worth about 2500 tops,
3 days ago Report Abuse 1 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by Jackson Streeter Member since:
September 04, 2010
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GM cars are normally reliable but 146k is way over normal mileage for a 2005 and it has a list of EXPENSIVE problems that need fixing. its not worth your money on that car. look for another GM or ford car that has normal mileage and has no problems
3 days ago Report Abuse 1 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by Free advice Member since:
October 13, 2010
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Someone or some company has driven the life out of this car. BEST BET AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE !
3 days ago Report Abuse 0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by Fresh Prince of India Member since:
July 18, 2008
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Even before entering this question, I knew it was going to need something. I would never buy an American car and definitely not one with that many miles.
Certified BMW Mechanic.
3 days ago Report Abuse 0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by n
May 19, 2010
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Buying &: Selling The motor or transmission could go out at any time. You are talking $2500+ to repair EITHER.
Find an older car with low mileage for less.
Virtually NO car is an investment. 99.9% decrease in value.
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0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer by Tom Member since:
December 02, 2010
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hey look at huntsville craigslist in alabama, their is a 2001 grand prix GXP for 2100, I would go for that. Way better deal