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Is this SS conv. a good deal?

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    I hate pestering you guys with this piddly $h!t but you guys are more knowledgeable about this stuff than anyone could ever be. I have the opportunity to buy a 2000 SS conv, white, new beige top, beige leather, auto, for $8900. I checked the codes: WU8. All SLP stickers present. It has 108,000 miles on a bone-stock LS1, but if I buy it, it'll be ripped out and built anyway. Two major issues: 1) It has repaint on the right rear quarter; 2) under both rear seats is a dark brown patch, indicative of water leakage. The free Carfax report says it has 13 records (probably not a good sign).

    At the price being offered to me, I'm not expecting a perfect car. However, if it's a POS, I won't even consider buying it.

    Any input will be appreciated. The VIN is 2G1FP32G0Y2125259 if anyone would care to check it out for me.

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    Drove the car and there was nothing to complain about other than a little brake squeal. Cold AC. Tires are brand new. Power top is functional - I tried it 3 times.

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    I'm not an expert in the matter, but that sounds like a pretty good deal to me...

    Its hard to say what 13 records would mean... it can be anything... new owner is a record, re-registering, even an owner change of addy can be a record.

    If you could call the overall condition of that car "good", then its worth it.

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    jump on that shit now!!!! that is cheap for a z, and this is an ss. if it hasnt been heavily wrecked then do it NOW!!!

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    I did some looking online, and found some similar, but the cheapest rang in at a little over 11k.... with 115k miles. Theres actually a shitload of SS verts for sale in FL right now... wierd considering its summer.... you know, april-november.

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    I would run the carfax and pay for it if you are serious about it. I think it would be nice to see the 13 records and find out what they are. Probably unlikely, but 5 of them could be wrecks....who knows. Goodluck though, sounds like a deal for a vert.

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    That cheap for a SS. Just run the carfax to check it out. The 13 reports can be anything including oil changes, warranty work, or crashes.
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    its only $25 for a carfax, i ran 2, one on a 99 cobra and 1 on my maro.....i woulda bout the cobra...if it hadnt sold the next day :/ but my ls1 is better lol

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    Carfax comes back clean. I know that's not 100% accurate but it puts my mind at ease a bit. At least I know it wasn't in a demolition derby or something. The records are from the previous 2 owners changing their address and updating the registration. Not even any warranty work done on the car according to the report.

    I appreciate the input thus far...
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    Price is now $8500. I'll call a local mechanic and have him look at it. Although it's not the exact car I want, I'm starting to like this deal...

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