On 25 Nov 2005 05:15:52 -0800, "Sam" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>There is a dealer who has got a Ford Escort 1994 for sale. His asking
>price is about 2997 dollars. He refuses to budge from that price. The
>VIN # is 1FARP14J9RW235637
>I do not hold an American Driving Licence and hence I have to pay about
>860 dollars for six months of liability insurance. Thats very expensive
>in my personal opinion.
>Also the KBB value of the car is less than 2000 dollars. However the
>dealer told me that a KBB value is not accurate for the low-end market.
>The car has gone about 75000 miles.
>Can anyone get a carfax report on this car? Are cars bought from a
>dealer usually sound ones?
a) Anyone who is willing to pay for it can get a carfax report (they
are even available online).
b) Cars bought from a dealer are usually sound ones. Because Usually
dealers are selling new cars with full warranties.
A used car is a used car is a used car.(Dealer, Auction, Private)
I agree with the dealer KBB won't be accurate for the low end of the
market. Basing this on the fact that the low end of the market
includes many $50 cars on their way to the bone yard.
If the car is a good car the dealer will have no qualms extending a 6
month 5,000 mile warranty. OTOH.......
I know that you feel that $860 for 6 months liability is expensive
however keep in mind that 1 oversight on your part (red light for
example) could cost an insurance company $1,000,000.00+ I would say
that as a driver unlicensed for the area you are driving in, $860 is a
bargain. (I found my Oldsmobile 98 was cheap on insurance).
If you really want to deny the insurance companies money and have a
reliable means of transportation purchase a new bicycle. Comes with a
warranty, doesn't require insurance and walmart has them from $53.00
(plus heart healthy too !)
Sorry, Don't take it personally. It's 1:05AM & I'm heading to bed.
If the Escort is a good car the dealer will stand behind it. Failing
44000 miles with A/C
77000 Miles (& it's a 1999)
59000 Miles (though it's "But it now price is $3 more than you're
77000 miles Plus the reserve has been lowered
66000 Miles (though it might need a bit of seeing to :-)