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Old 04-17-2004, 18:52   #1 (permalink)
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I can get my hands on a 97 fairlane concorde with leather interior, woodgrain steering wheel and all the other fairlane gizmos, 6cyl for $10650. The catch is it's done 205000km. The engine runs smooth and pulls hard, doesn't smoke, no lifter tapping. The only thing I can complain about is the trans. It has a rather harsh kickdown, but other than that its VERY smooth. If I was to get it I would buy a waranty for it.
Do you think it's a good buy? Should I go for it or keep looking?
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Old 04-17-2004, 19:08   #2 (permalink)
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Fairly reasonable I suppose. You could ask the question to the transport department, or "RACQ/RACV/what ever state you are in", to give you a recommended $$ value for that model. Still look around though, you never know. I've missed on the ultimate sale too many times with older cars I've owned.
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i have a 98 Concorde with all the good interior stuff (but not premium sound) 140 ooo kays and a broker offer me 13.5k without sighting the car... Mines and i guess the one you are looking at has a the XR running gear?

Thats is a good price, i'd look into the tranny issue further but sounds more than fair for the money, seeming as privately they are selling for anywhere between 15-18k
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I can get the warranty for it just in case something does go wrong but don't realy like the k's on it. I think i might look around for a farmont ghia with a 5L and leather.
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what's the name of the warranty, ive heard of one before that is pretty much not worth the paper it's written on as trying to claim on it is near impossible.
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Old 04-18-2004, 00:32   #6 (permalink)
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don't know the name. It's made up of 4 letters.
If it was a private sale I wouldn't hesitate, but since it's a dealer, I'll pass. Just don't trust them. Theres plenty of ef/el fairmont ghias, fully optioned, with a 5L going around in the papers so I'll wait till I see a good one.
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