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This is a discussion on Buying Help within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; when i turn 18 me and my buddys are going down south to look at a trans am. and i ...

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    when i turn 18 me and my buddys are going down south to look at a trans am. and i wanna know what i should look for how to see if its a good car. how to tell if its a powerfull car or a dud. everything what goes wrong where how to tell. everything. every thing u all can think of however simple it is. its my frist big spend

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    what year/how many miles are on the car.....

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    first need some info on the car PRICE, YEAR, MILES the basics. Tomorrow if i can find the list of all the things i asked ill PM you. Trust me there was a good page of things i asked. No question is to dumb when buying.

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    its a 2002 trans am w/ 54000 miles on it. its located in newmexico and the price is 8900 bucks. im 18 and cant afford much more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlevegas1 View Post
    its a 2002 trans am w/ 54000 miles on it. its located in newmexico and the price is 8900 bucks. im 18 and cant afford much more than that.
    thats a really good deal if nothing is wrong with that.

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    Is it stock? If I were buying again I would look for a TA that had a bunch of aftermarket performance & appearance mods. Mine was nearly bone stock. Nothing wrong with that, but it would save a lot of time/money if it had extra goodies.

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    thats an amazing deal...if it looks good, handles good, smells good (no smoking), and its what you really want then buy it...make sure to try and get a peak under the car to look for rust etc..i know its a New Mexico car but it may have been around towns on the ocean which means sea salt and rain will make it rust...also get a carfax!

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    how sould i test drive it? i heard to see if trany is good have it in 3rd and let off the gas and see how far the stick moves. is a m6btw. only mod is a boral cat back.

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    Just check the usual...throttle response, acceleration, gear switching, brakes, alignment, power windows (these are known to go bad), lights, leaks, etc. Check the body for dents, scratches. Check the rear hatch to see if it sits flush to the body or if there's major gaps. Sometimes that's a good way to tell if it's had work done to it or been in a wreck.

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    its a salvaged title. im lookin for something to mod and play with not a daily driver i have a firebird 4 that. somethin to look good and go fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlevegas1 View Post
    its a salvaged title. im lookin for something to mod and play with not a daily driver i have a firebird 4 that. somethin to look good and go fast.
    Well that explains why it is so cheap.

    I've always seen "don't ever buy a salvaged title".

    If you're going to be putting money into it anyways, and you're not using it as a daily driver, and all issues with the accident that made it a salvage title are fixed. Then it's purely up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlevegas1 View Post
    its a salvaged title. im lookin for something to mod and play with not a daily driver i have a firebird 4 that. somethin to look good and go fast.
    You have a firebird for that? Then you should know exactly what to look for in the TA

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    i have a firebird to drive 30 miles to school everyday. i want a trans am to go into town and have fun. and to have something to do in garage when its 0 degrees out in winter....

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