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About to buy a trans am need advice!!!

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    About to buy a trans am need advice!!!

    ok im thinking about buying a 2000 trans am ls1 6spd i dont know much about them because all my life i have bien around mustangs.... yes i know rivals but its still domestic lol anyways..... the car is salvaged... it was hit on the passenger side it has bien fixed but it has a couple of problems.... needs power steering, smog, and alignment.... im sure there's other suff as well.... but the alighnment scares me...is it easy to bend the frame in them???? do they have frames or are they unibodies like stangs????
    the guy is asking 6000 for it is it worth it???? and thanks

    sorry for the long post...

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    That doesnt sound too bad...look it up on kelly blue book...kbb.com. That should give you an idea on what the price should be. How many miles??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwindbigler View Post
    That doesnt sound too bad...look it up on kelly blue book...kbb.com. That should give you an idea on what the price should be. How many miles??
    60K.... is that too much or the usual?

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    I'd want to talk to the shop that did the repairs to the unibody to make sure it came back into specs. I wouldn't buy any car that was frame damaged. If it still needs work and parts and you can't do the work your self I say keep looking.

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    i dont know if the frame is bent i have not taken a look at it... they guy says he doesnt know if its bent or not... it has new fender bumper and hood... just needs a paint job... any thing i should look out for?

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    Definately go to the repair shop that did the work. They are unibody's. If that were messed up...then the car wont be worth 6K. I probably wouldnt buy it at all. But thats just me.

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    Unless you or someone you trust can check it out with you who has frame/body experience, I wouldnt touch it. Never know how bad it could be... but it might not be bad either, could be an expensive paper weight lol!

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    lol yea.... im going to check it out tomorrow hopefully.... if the fram is not bent then it is worth it then right? what does it take to get these cars into the mid low 11's?

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    A set of heads, Cam, and then basic stuff. Pushrods, intake, exhaust. That sort of thing. The head and cam swap will cost you about 2K (if you install yourself. Its pretty easy) Then the full exhaust and intake should run out about 1800. Depending on what company you buy from.

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    cool.... ok if dont get it im still set on getting one... what should i be looking out for? what year is better? when people say m6 a6 or something like that are they talking about the computer? sorry im am completly new to these cars and very interested in getting one ... thanks for any replys

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    If I was you I personally would look for an 01-02 as they already have the LS6 intake on them. and do not have the EGR provision (less clutter under the hood).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeler99WS6 View Post
    M6= Manual 6 speed

    A4= Automatic 4 speed

    If I was you I personally would look for an 01-02 as they already have the LS6 intake on them. and do not have the EGR provision (less clutter under the hood).

    Duh i could have figured that out m6 a4 lol.... 01-02 is the better one... what are the hp ratings on the tranny and engine block?

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