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Old 10-11-2011, 10:40 PM
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So I've been in the market for a new vehicle for a couple of weeks now and have had my eye on the Stealth, and the 3000gt.

I came across a 1994 Stealth RT with 104,000 miles, he claims there is no rust.

I've asked him several questions...These were his responses...

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Very minor dent on the hatch that's barely visible, no rust.
No rips or tears, no leaks on targa top, runs great, no tranny slip
Gray fabric on black
He is selling it because his insurance is to high, and wants a motorcycle.
Brakes and tires are good
No alignment issues
He said the belt needs to be replaced cause it wore on his way to Orlando in the rain.

He has owned it for almost a year, and there's no body damage he says no accidents.

Also he said the washer fluid sensor needs to be replaced.

I asked for the VIN # and he said he will give it to me as soon as he gets home. So I plan on running a carfax on it just for more information.

He is asking $3,000, I'm going to try to get him to go lower. What do you guys think?
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:17 AM
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If the timing belt service hasn't been done, that will cost around $800-1200 to get done. It needs to be done every 60k miles.

Check the trans fluid and make sure it is bright red. If it is more brown, then you will need to do a fluid/filter change. Make sure it shifts through all of the gears smoothly and that overdrive works.

Check the oil pressure and make sure it isn't reading too low. At hot idle, it is common for these to read 3-4 ticks from the bottom of the gauge. At cruising, it should be mid (or close to it) gauge.
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:33 AM
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I just asked him about the timing belt, and he said he had it replaced about a year and a half ago, and has receipts to show it.
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:37 PM
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just make sure they replaced the water pump and timing belt tensioner at the same time as well. Some places don't feel the need to replace those parts, for WHATEVER reason, and those are the parts that fail.
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:07 PM
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I asked him about the water pump and timing belt tensioner and he said...

"Water pump seems to be fine, no leaks and runs and idles fine so as for the tensionner thats good to. That also might have been replaced when the timing belt was done but don't quote me, I don't have the receipt in front of me."

What do you guys think...

I want this vehicle but I don't want to deal with maintenance issues 24/7...

EDIT: He also said..."I had a bunch of work done on it, belts, hoses, seals, gaskets. I can let you know all of what was done when I get back home. I'm at work right now."
 

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Find out what was done to it and get back to us.
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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It's stock...Here are the pictures he sent me recently







 

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Looks like a good deal as long as everything checks out.
 

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