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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-07-12, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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My first car : Canadian Edition

I'm 23.years old and am trying to save up for a crown victoria P71 panther. I love these cars and have driven them for 2 years.

Unfortunately the car I was driving was 2003 that I bought and sold for 400$ with a bad spark plug, a slippery tranny and brake issues.

Despite all these things I loved the car and to be honest, can't see myself driving any other kind.

There are plenty of options with these cars on how a first timer can purchase these....lots, auctions or privately.

With about 3000 in the bank what should I do?
Opinions and experiences with auctions?
Anything I should look for over a certain km?

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Re: My first car : Canadian Edition

Any used purchase is a risk; however, I had pretty good luck on Ebay.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-12, 04:18 AM
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Re: My first car : Canadian Edition

With car auctions over here you can get a good deal or else be bottled up with a right plug / lemon that has been stuck in to get rid of because of serious faults . Buying a car at auction or privately as already stated , is a big risk as they have very , very limited if any warranty or comeback .Most auctions at that sort of price range only cover major items ( unless stated otherwise at time of sale ) and normally only for an hour or so after purchase and then if you are not wise enough they will tie you in knots trying to get your hard earned cash back .Maybe different where you are , but what ever way you go , get someone experienced to check out and road test if possible any car you're thinking of buying first . There are so many crooks , bent "dealers " trying to make a fast buck wheeling and dealing in the motor trade , it's untrue .Just be careful , good luck .
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Car in my signature pic i paid $500 & got on craigslist . I fixed windows to work with $20 in parts, waterpump, power steering hose, & a wiper motor that died while driving in a blizzard . Had car about 2 years now and it has over 250,000 miles now . Still runnin great & had offers over $5000 for her . Have future plans once steady job is acquired . Guess i would hunt around to find best deal . I try craigslist myself & search cities within 250 -350 miles for deals . Around my home my car sells for $2000 or so . I find cheaper in other places


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