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    Looking to buy WS6 and need help!

    I've always wanted a performance car and decided on a 98-02 WS6. I have a wife and two kids and having a backseat is a must. A guy can't drive a minivan his whole life! Test drove a 99 WS6 with 26,000 miles. Car is in great shape and has been pampered. Seller wants $16,500 for it. Based on what I've seen online this seems a little high however. Problem is though I live in the middle of nowhere so I don't have a lot of opportunities for a vehicle like this without having to drive a long ways. Just wondering what other's opinions are on what would be a good price to pay for this car by someone in my position. Car is black with T-tops and a manual with no after market modifications. Only issue with car are both inside door panels have cracks which I guess are typical.
    Also, are there any major differences between a 1999 and the newer model WS6's?
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    There were minor differences year-to-year. Overall though I do not think you will find anything that matters a whole lot if you are simply looking for a nice car. The price does seem high even for a car with low miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 617wingnut View Post
    I've always wanted a performance car and decided on a 98-02 WS6. I have a wife and two kids and having a backseat is a must. A guy can't drive a minivan his whole life! Test drove a 99 WS6 with 26,000 miles. Car is in great shape and has been pampered. Seller wants $16,500 for it. Based on what I've seen online this seems a little high however. Problem is though I live in the middle of nowhere so I don't have a lot of opportunities for a vehicle like this without having to drive a long ways. Just wondering what other's opinions are on what would be a good price to pay for this car by someone in my position. Car is black with T-tops and a manual with no after market modifications. Only issue with car are both inside door panels have cracks which I guess are typical.
    Also, are there any major differences between a 1999 and the newer model WS6's?
    A great deal on that car would be 12K. A "good" deal would be $14K. So yes thats a bit high. There are little changes through the years. 01-02 already have the ls6 intake. Nothing major. Your call. If you really want the car try and talk him down a bit.

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    I bought my formula ws6 a few months ago had 23k paid under 11 by the time tax tag and title work was done, its a buyers market you can get em to come down.

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    my friend has a black 02 ws6 with 60k miles auto for 12k slp loud mouth and lowered a little

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    That seems high. You can get a built one for that. Search the sale ads here.

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    Thanks to all of those who responded. It was very helpful.

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    Years ago that would have been great but my friend sold a NBM Z28 with exhaust and a tune with 29k for $10,500 a few months ago. Depends on how much you like the car. I will pay a little extra for a pampered car with all the toys I want. In Houston and Dallas Texas FBody's are a dime a dozen. i will pay over regular market price if I could find a mint SOM SS, WS6 or hawk. Just my opinion
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    I wouldn't pay that much for one with cracked door panels. Check and see if the sail panel is bubbling also. These are exspenive issues to correct. My car suffers from neither of these so their are better ones out there.

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