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Can anyone talk me out of it? by Shill
Started on: 11-13-2012 11:47 PM
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Report this Post11-13-2012 11:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got it down to $6000 right now being that my mom's boyfriend is a prior employee and is great friends with the manager, he is claiming me as his son as far as they are concerned. I get an instant $1000+ discount on anything there he says. Also they love movign cars through there quickly and this has been there since June, so may be able to get it even lower if I work at it a bit 8-). Not at all what I want, but logically, it fits all my needs when I take a step back and look.

http://www.jaremko.com/used...GS-KMHCM36C87U044248

I truly think it is ugly. I am really trying hard to get past all those luxuries that I "WANT" thought it does have manual which will keep my somewhat in my comfort zone. Doesn't have any other options. Something tells me it is the car for me right now, other parts say I should keep looking.

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$6000 for a $3000 tops car? Which is just a throwaway, cheap, ugly, Korean POS? Which it sounds like you DON'T want, and they admit has been sitting on a lot for nearly six months, because nobody else wants it? It sounds like you want to please your friend(s) by doing them a favor by buying it, but there are MUCH better ways of getting along with them.
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Report this Post11-14-2012 12:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://www.nadaguides.com/C...S/Standard-Equipment
http://www.kbb.com/hyundai/...cetype=private-party

I see it is valued at $7,000

Has everything I could need currently, thought it lacks everything I want.
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Originally posted by Shill:

Has everything I could need currently, thought it lacks everything I want.


That should be enough of a reason?
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Report this Post11-14-2012 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Don't do it.

Everyone I know that had a Korean car made in the last decade had serious f'n problems. Electrical mostly.

Why spend several grand on a vehicle you neither like, nor want? Seems kind of stupid.
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Report this Post11-14-2012 08:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for turboguy327Click Here to Email turboguy327Send a Private Message to turboguy327Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is a accord and eclipse for almost the same price. That car isnt worth more than 3k. Its been there since june because they are asking double the value. If it was a good deal it would have sold by now.
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Report this Post11-15-2012 12:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Found a great deal today

http://www.larryhmillerhond...0100124ffa156f0c.htm

2011 Mitsubishi Galant
33k miles 4 spd automatic
$11,899 after $1360 down(which is just taxes and fees) or $13,200 out the door. (getting a family member special)

includes 60k mile/5yr manufacturer bumper-bumper warranty.
30k/1yr is already used up, I doubt I will go 30k miles in the next 4 years though.

my 4cyl fiero has more power than this thing, so not necessarily a "fun" car, though it does have all the general options such as power locks, power windows, etc. Has a much larger trunk than the fiero (DUH!)
Really, fits all my wants and needs. It is quite spendy still.

2011 galant - $13,062 - $14,025
http://www.nadaguides.com/C...E/Standard-Equipment
http://www.kbb.com/mitsubis...ent&price type=retail

2009 same model - $13,495
http://www.kb b.com/mitsubis...etail&category=sedan
http://www.nadaguides.com/C...S/Standard-Equipment

2005 - $9,727
http://www.kbb.com/mitsubi s...etail&category=sedan
http://www.nadaguides.com/C...E/Standard-Equipment

These cars seem to be holding their value quite nicely, hopefully the whole economy doesn't take (another) dump soon.

Currently have liability only on the fiero, would only cost $60 more to change to full coverage on both a 2011 Galant and my fiero as a secondary.

What do you guys think?

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Report this Post11-15-2012 11:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Mitsubishi isn't very well known to be a terribly reliable brand - no personal experience, though. I don't think they're long for the US market, either.

I'd try to find a retired fleet vehicle cheap. Or just buy a LeSabre and get your grandpa swag on...
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Report this Post11-15-2012 12:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fastblackSend a Private Message to fastblackEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by skuzzbomer:

I'd try to find a retired fleet vehicle cheap. Or just buy a LeSabre and get your grandpa swag on...


I agree, I've noticed late model Impala's going pretty cheap around here, I imagine they are around your area as well, fits into that "fleet" category.

If you like foreign cars more, I would look for an Accord, great cars in my opinion and you can usually find them pretty cheap.
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Report this Post11-15-2012 04:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is a retired fleet vehicle. Some medical supply company if i recall correctly. All HWY miles.
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:


That should be enough of a reason?


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Originally posted by skuzzbomer:

Mitsubishi isn't very well known to be a terribly reliable brand - no personal experience, though...


That's pretty much the way I see Mitsubishi.
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Report this Post11-15-2012 07:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ill never buy any asian cars. JMO. Theyre good like the Oklahoma indians used to do when buying a car...when it breaks, leave it where it lies. Used to even be a joke that they got rid of it when it ran out of gas....
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Report this Post11-16-2012 01:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for boostedbirdClick Here to Email boostedbirdSend a Private Message to boostedbirdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a 2004 Mitsubishi gallant with 146k on it. 3.8 sohc auto. I have gotten 60k miles with 0 repairs. I meticulously maintain my cars and run full synth. I paid 5500 for it a few years back and have not looked back since. Its a fully loaded LS model with plenty of options and room. The body style was offered from 04-08, and while not a lot of aftermarket (performance), it is easy to get parts for and easy to work on.

Hope it helps on the mitsu subject.
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Report this Post11-16-2012 04:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MonkeymanSend a Private Message to MonkeymanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Roger --- Why won't you buy "Asian cars"? Would you buy a German car? I'm all for keeping my money in America if I can but the Dodge/Ford/Chevy you're driving now could easily have been built in Canada or Mexico. I have an truck AND a bike both made in the good old US of A but I've had plenty of cars/trucks/bikes that were built in some other country that were just as reliable as what I currently have. Or do you just have a problem with Asians?

Shill --- Nothing wrong with an ex-fleet vehicle. My '04 Blazer was a fleet vehicle and has been a great truck (so far). Other than the typical Chevy/Blazer issues (4wd front wheel bearings), I haven't had a problem with it. I currently have a check engine light on (and have for the past year or so) but I'm pretty sure that's just the charcoal canister. I'm not spending money to fix something that doesn't affect anything. Fleet vehicles (other than taxis) probably had better maintenance than most privately owned vehicles. Companies don't want to spend money they don't have to so it's better for them to fix little issues before they become big ones. It would also really suck if their saleman got stranded on the road on his way to that "big sale".
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Report this Post11-16-2012 08:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also on the table is an impala and Malibu, same year, and same price approximately.
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I would say to look for a honda, if you want something that will run a long time and doesn't need a lot of repairs. If you are looking at cars out of warranty, then read up on owner opinions and forums. For example, my Aztek has known issues with head gaskets and intake gaskets and trannies. These same items are found in other GM cars like the Impala. If work hasn't been done on the car, I would be prepared to shell out the money in the future. I am talking about the 3.4L, early 2000s.

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Originally posted by Shill:

Got it down to $6000 right now being that my mom's boyfriend is a prior employee and is great friends with the manager, he is claiming me as his son as far as they are concerned. I get an instant $1000+ discount on anything there he says. Also they love movign cars through there quickly and this has been there since June, so may be able to get it even lower if I work at it a bit 8-). Not at all what I want, but logically, it fits all my needs when I take a step back and look.

http://www.jaremko.com/used...GS-KMHCM36C87U044248

I truly think it is ugly. I am really trying hard to get past all those luxuries that I "WANT" thought it does have manual which will keep my somewhat in my comfort zone. Doesn't have any other options. Something tells me it is the car for me right now, other parts say I should keep looking.



my brother had one of those same year too. He said it was the BIGGEST pos he had ever driven. he only had it for 3 months before he went out and traded it for a brand new ford festia. the engine never ran right, tranny was messed up. electrical system broke 3 times.
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Report this Post11-16-2012 06:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for weaselbeakClick Here to Email weaselbeakSend a Private Message to weaselbeakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought a 2006 VW Cabrio convertable with 50K on it for my daughter for 5500 out the door. That's a far better car and a convert to boot. I would not give more than 4K for that car if it has ZERO known problems.
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I'll have to tell you something up front having owned a variety of Mitsubishi vehicles, including a good handful of DSMs. Their reliability is rather poor. Seriously. Literally you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT exceed ANY of the recommended service points on anything that is to be serviced on the car. And near anything Mitsubishi is going to nickle-n-dime you to death - even more than Fieros shall I dare say.

I had a 2G Spyder. Timing belt is supposed to be serviced at 80K miles. At 80,200 miles - near literally - it threw a timing belt (somehow didn't bend the valves, despite it being an interference engine). At 30,000 miles, I lost a tie rod. At 65,000, I lost a motor mount (the front mount literally fell apart). I also within 60,000 miles, went through a power steering pump and other front suspension pieces including A arm replacements. At 102,000 miles I blew the entire exhaust out in front of the cat back up to the flex pipe - literally, it just fell off the car.

Keep in mind this all was on a southern car - no rust.

My 1G DSM was a bit more reliable, but I still had crazy stuff happen to it. I somehow broke the front cross member. Yes, the entire front cross member that holds the engine and front suspension to it. I was driving one day and it split completely down the middle where the front motor mount was. Never seen anything like that. It was however probably the most reliable Mitsubishi car I owned and indeed lasted the longest (over 200,000 miles), but it was a serious POS. The rear hatch had serious leak issues, frequently had strange issues with it's power steering too like on my 2G, and eventually just modded the hell out of it and drove it 'till it died.

There are exceptions, like posted above, and I think MadCurl's daily driver is a 2G Spyder with well around a third of a million miles on it. I'd personally stay away from ANYTHING that says Mitsubishi on it - even an Evo since so many have been ragged out. Theres reasons Mitsubishi is thinking of pulling out of the North American market.........

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Report this Post11-18-2012 03:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought the Galant yesterday despite what a few of the many say. Majority agree that it is a great car. reading reviews, I will have issues with the AC compressor and rear windows. AC compressor looks like a 2 hr job tops. rear windows, meh... i will deal with that if it ever becomes an issue
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Report this Post11-20-2012 09:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PhirewireClick Here to Email PhirewireSend a Private Message to PhirewireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Why I don't buy a new car, You shouldn't have to make repairs on a car only a few years old. If I dump more than 5 grand in a car I expect quality. Or I'll put 5 grand into something old and much more fun. Besides Mitsubishi is going under soon.
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Report this Post11-20-2012 04:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry, possibly misunderstood me. the older versions of this car are the ones with these common issues. Mine has no issues at all, other than minor scratches to the interior trim. As soon as it stops raining here, I will take some pics for you all. I am definitely pleased with my purchase so far. It is a white with a blue perl.

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