: Your thoughts



V-Eight
06-09-09, 04:35 PM
2000 Trans Am, fully loaded w/ leather,T-Tops,LS1 motor (84000miles). American car.Never seen snow. Fresh Safety. Must see!...email for pics
12,900 o.b.o

Is this a good buy? What usually goes wrong with these cars and is there any major problems? This is Canadian dollars BTW.

creeker
06-09-09, 08:12 PM
2000 Trans Am, fully loaded w/ leather,T-Tops,LS1 motor (84000miles). American car.Never seen snow. Fresh Safety. Must see!...email for pics
12,900 o.b.o

Is this a good buy? What usually goes wrong with these cars and is there any major problems? This is Canadian dollars BTW.

Check buy and sell and craigs list for comparable vehicles,

Aron9000
06-09-09, 08:59 PM
I know for America $12,900 is a bit high. 8-10k would be the right price depending on options, color, condition, etc. Is it a WS6? WS6 cars go for 2k more than base cars.

Manual or automatic??? The 10 bolt rear end is pretty weak, but should hold up fine under stock power in an automatic car. A sensibly driven M6 shouldn't have any issues with the rear(clutch dumps on sticky drag tires tends to break them, even with stock power).

Ask about the clutch on the manual car. With 84k I'm sure its been changed at least once. The factory clutch sucks and wears out quick.

Also make sure the headlight motors don't grind and the door panels might have a crack in them near the window(they all do that).

The biggest thing to look for is accident damage. These cars tend to be driven by 18 year old meat-heads. Its extremely easy to spin these cars into a ditch if you aren't used to the power.

V-Eight
06-09-09, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the info, I'll send the guy an email

V-Eight
06-10-09, 12:26 PM
Non WS6, here's some pics.

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/113/86/618265340/n618265340_2842050_4632.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/113/86/618265340/n618265340_2842054_5741.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/113/86/618265340/n618265340_2842059_7570.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/113/86/618265340/n618265340_2842062_8703.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/113/86/618265340/n618265340_2842064_9472.jpg

Due to the lack of the Ram Air and WS6, I think I'm gonna pass

Aron9000
06-10-09, 12:48 PM
They do make several bitchin' ram air hoods for the Firebird/Trans Am. If you ordered the WS6, all you got was the hood, different airbox, a badge, and 17" wheels. The suspension was pretty much the same.

I'd still go for it if the price was right and it was in really nice shape.

V-Eight
06-10-09, 01:02 PM
The WS6 here goes for about 16-17k from what I've seen, we'll see how it all works out in the end. Apparently this car is governed at 270km/h lol

C&C
06-10-09, 03:42 PM
Looks pretty sweet; whoever had it, took care of it. Nice ride, and if you were looking for a Firebird, looking good (priced right). Remember it said or best offer.

V-Eight
06-10-09, 04:26 PM
Well I was basically looking for any RWD American V8 lol.