: Advice on V purchase?!



EVilCaddy
06-14-12, 05:43 PM
I'm looking at a 2004 black on black V with 106,000 miles on it. It has a couple of mods to it:
Eps 226/230 cam
pacesetter lt
corsa catback
tune from heintz
k&n drop in
the seller has also put new brakes, tires and a clutch in it in the past 3000 miles. I'm not scared of the high miles on it as it will be a weekend only car that I plan on rebuilding as time goes on. Ive searched and searched about the issues on this car so I know what could go wrong.
Some of the bads on the car:
Hard going into reverse
couple dings on door
driver rear door speaker grille has a small piece missing
2 small spider webs in paint on rear bumper.
He is currently asking $14000 which comes in 6000 below the price cap I was given by the warden (aka the wife). Is this a decent price? NADA is $15000 and KBB is $13500 both for excellent condition vehicles

FoD
06-14-12, 05:59 PM
I'd say that is high. For a comparison, I paid 16 for an '05 with 65,000 in IMMACULATE condition with similar mods. I'd shoot more in the 12 range or keep looking around. There are a lot for sale it seems now.

alradco
06-14-12, 08:40 PM
I can't believe how cheap these cars are getting. Makes for one hell of a DD.

2007ThunderV
06-15-12, 09:56 AM
great bang for buck at that price, those mods would cost you quiet a bit if you bought a stock one.

rand49er
06-15-12, 10:15 AM
Even though its got a new clutch, I wonder if that reverse thing would be helped by a thorough bleeding of the cutch's hydraulic system.

Dings in door could be eliminated for $100-150 depending on how many there are.

At 106k miles, it's just reaching the sweet spot on the motor break in. Good luck!

repenttokyo
06-15-12, 12:25 PM
Even though its got a new clutch, I wonder if that reverse thing would be helped by a thorough bleeding of the cutch's hydraulic system.

Dings in door could be eliminated for $100-150 depending on how many there are.

At 106k miles, it's just reaching the sweet spot on the motor break in. Good luck!

I second the clutch bleed comment.

Rakenjevnk
06-15-12, 12:32 PM
Even though its got a new clutch, I wonder if that reverse thing would be helped by a thorough bleeding of the cutch's hydraulic system.

Dings in door could be eliminated for $100-150 depending on how many there are.

At 106k miles, it's just reaching the sweet spot on the motor break in. Good luck!

haha, sweet spot on the motor break in. love it. I am hoping for 300 000 hard km then it's 383 time! you know, as maintenance :lildevil:

thebigjimsho
06-16-12, 11:54 AM
I can't believe how cheap these cars are getting. Makes for one hell of a DD.

33% of original purchase price for 7-8 year old cars is pretty good.

Motown Cad
06-16-12, 12:04 PM
To me that is a decent price. However, if your going to build on it, I would consider the potential cost of adding new rear end in the future. Do you know if it has been replaced?