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    Looking to get a trans am

    okay for a few months now ive been wanting to get a trans am and i havnt really found one for the right price until now....

    http://bgky.craigslist.org/car/730496845.html


    okay what do you guys think about this one? im 17 so moneys tight right so what is the insurance like on this car. also gas mileage is another thing. my truck i have right now only gets 15 mpg. will this car be any better? thanks for the help

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    From the pictures and information seems like a good deal. Need more detailed pictures though.

    The MPG really depends on the driver. M6 can make you waste gas more or less depending on how you drive it. If you go like 5000rpm at every red light and in between shifts then your MPG will be .5, but if you keep your car at like <1.5k rpm your MPG will be pretty good.

    I'm 20 and my insurance would of raped me so the car is under my father's name or else I wouldn't afford it.

    Edit: check if its a real WS6 as the ram-air stickers are not on the nostrils. In order to check this open the drivers side door and look at the sticker on it and look for the code "WS6". This will let you know its an authentic WS6.

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    ok thanks well even if it isnt a ws6 it wouldnt bother me too bad.. yea i try to keep a steady foot when i drive...but honestly ive never driven a stick shift... how long would it take me to learn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws60308 View Post
    ok thanks well even if it isnt a ws6 it wouldnt bother me too bad.. yea i try to keep a steady foot when i drive...but honestly ive never driven a stick shift... how long would it take me to learn?
    Not that hard, I took a 92 maxima out a couple of days to learn, but found out that was doing shit. I finally learned when I started driving it daily anywhere I was going rather than taking my automatic. As long as you keep at it you will get the hang of it. At first it will be a bitch, especially hills, but after awhile its gonna be all second nature and you really won't even think about it. You will just have all the shifting in the back of your mind unless you're going at it and romping the shit out of your car.

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    ok thanks.... shew i just gotta convince my parents to help me get it!!! shew i wish i worked more often

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws60308 View Post
    ok thanks.... shew i just gotta convince my parents to help me get it!!! shew i wish i worked more often
    Yea, but trust me, these cars are worth it. I worked about 1 year saving a lot of money during that time to put a down payment on my current car which is 20 days old in my possession today.

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    i know im just kinda worried about gas mileage.... i would keep a steady foot....most of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws60308 View Post
    i know im just kinda worried about gas mileage.... i would keep a steady foot....most of the time
    Thats what I said before I got it, "don't worry, I'll be able to keep low rpm and not waste gas", but I usually find myself gunning it at any opportunity since I bought it. I think its just because I just got that car and am in love with the power and the rush it gives. I find myself driving more "normal" a lot more as the days pass though.

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    well my car would be a dd so insurance and gas are my main worries.....is gas mileage a problem for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws60308 View Post
    well my car would be a dd so insurance and gas are my main worries.....is gas mileage a problem for you?
    Gas mileage isnt that bad even if your gunning it but insurance WILL kill you this month or the next.

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    what exactly do you mean?

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    gas mileage will be around 20 avg.

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    insurance is gonna SUUUUUUCCCCKKK

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    well it doesnt matter now i just got an email back and its already been sold. guess ill have to try and find another one!

    one more question i was just wondering how many miles is too many on a trans am. i know of a car that has 117k for 8500 and its a automatic.

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    gas milage on a stock a4 is usually aroun 25hwy i believe...i could be wrong...but mine gets close to the same as my 01 hyundai sonata that i sold to get this car....crazy huh.?

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    yea i plan to keep it stock except for exhaust. is that too many miles on a
    ws6. from what i can tell its been taken care of but i just dont wanna get a car that im gonna be constantly makin repairs on. i just want a fun DD

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    that doesn't look like a stock ws.6 hood???

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    yea that car doesnt matter any more its done been sold


    this is the other one im talkin about http://nashville.craigslist.org/car/707639067.html

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    Cool

    Take your time and find the right car for you there are plenty out there. It took me almost six months to find the right I one, good hunting.

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    oh trust me ive been looking for a while now since april. but is 117k miles to many for a 2001 ws6 automatic?

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