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    there are a lot of things that throw red flags for me, it don't sound right, it smokes so valve job, tint on one side could be as innocent as it was broken it to or it was t-boned and they replaced the door, I would check the VIN# and see if it has bin wrecked and wht the service record looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    that bothered me too.
    Does the engine sound okay? That and the transmission are my biggest concerns.

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    looks clean. but for that price. you could find a regualr T/A.
    that sounds more like a lifter with a little slap. i have some bad slap on mine but im replacing the block with a LS6 this spring/summer.
    i dont know how may miles are on it. but. there are always better deal if you keep search. i am also on the fence on this one. nice color tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    there are a lot of things that throw red flags for me, it don't sound right, it smokes so valve job, tint on one side could be as innocent as it was broken it to or it was t-boned and they replaced the door, I would check the VIN# and see if it has bin wrecked and wht the service record looks like.
    I checked the VIN a few days ago, it has a clear title. It looks as if the first owner (had it until 63k miles) took good care of it. It was in an accident in 2006 where someone backed into the rear of the car. Do these cars smoke a little on start up ever? It has been sitting in 20 degree weather with snow on it. Thanks for all the help, anything else? I am taking a check but if it doesn't check out I will walk away. Thanks, Sid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck2013 View Post
    Does the engine sound okay? That and the transmission are my biggest concerns.
    The engine has a noise. Its really hard to tell from a video, exactly what it is.
    And FWIW, I kinda think the "smoke" is just water vapor/condensation. LS1's aren't really known for valve seals issues...but you should be able to smell smokey oil burn when you go look at it(if it is burning oil)
    What year is it and how many miles?

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    you could always low ball

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    i'm going to have to agree with everyone else. there are definitely something things I don't like based on what I saw.

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    It is a 2001 with 84,000 miles. He was asking $8,900 and I got him down to $8,200.
    Here is the other thing, I found a 2000 Trans Am with 58,000 miles that is silver for $9,000. I am going to see if he would come down a little.
    I like the blue with the WS6 hood better but if it isn't going to be reliable then idk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck2013 View Post
    It is a 2001 with 84,000 miles. He was asking $8,900 and I got him down to $8,200.
    Here is the other thing, I found a 2000 Trans Am with 58,000 miles that is silver for $9,000. I am going to see if he would come down a little.
    I like the blue with the WS6 hood better but if it isn't going to be reliable then idk.
    the silver one is a much better deal. you can add the hood fairly cheaply. the lower mileage is much nicer too.

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    Yes, it is. You know anything about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck2013 View Post
    Yes, it is. You know anything about it?
    no i dont but i would definitely check that one out. sounds a lot nicer. throw a WS6 hood on it and some different wheels and you are in business
    Last edited by 2001camaroSS; 02-01-2011 at 07:49 PM.

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    i agree with Mr. Rodgers on this one. the silver one ( even thou not the prefered color) is a better deal. and its stock. you can mod it yourself. and you could always repaint the whole car when you get the ws6 hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    no i dont but i would definitely check that one out. sounds a lot nicer. throw a WS6 hood on it and some different wheels and you are in business
    I have been talking to him for the last week, he sounds more honest and I think his car may have been taken care of better. I just sent him another email about his price and I am hoping he will come down, I will probably end up with this car. Thanks, guys.

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    just remember....its a buyer's market out there
    its tough to sell a car these days...much less a sports car

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    i agree with Mr. Rodgers on this one. the silver one ( even thou not the prefered color) is a better deal. and its stock. you can mod it yourself. and you could always repaint the whole car when you get the ws6 hood
    silver is a great color haha. it is my favorite. although i do like NBM. I would not suggest respraying the whole car to a different color though. a $9000 car is not worth a $4000-$5000 paint job. buy the car in the color you want.

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    employee discount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    silver is a great color haha. it is my favorite. although i do like NBM. I would not suggest respraying the whole car to a different color though. a $9000 car is not worth a $4000-$5000 paint job. buy the car in the color you want.
    Its not horrible, I would be okay with it if it meant that I wouldn't have the same problems as the other car has. Ya, it is not worth that much to repaint and I would like to leave the car mostly stock, or at least be able to change it back to stock when I sell it. Thanks, Sid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    employee discount?
    there is no employee discount at the place he works haha. when I had my red Z repainted I had it done by one of the employees at his home and my car stayed the same color.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck2013 View Post
    Its not horrible, I would be okay with it if it meant that I wouldn't have the same problems as the other car has. Ya, it is not worth that much to repaint and I would like to leave the car mostly stock, or at least be able to change it back to stock when I sell it. Thanks, Sid.
    sounds like you have the right idea. good luck on buying that car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    employee discount?
    I have a 2000 Yukon that is literally perfect. Back in August I had the rust removed from the bottom of the inside of the doors, I got a small discount, $200 off. I would probably not be able to get much off a whole repaint, not to mention it would ruin the value as it would not be original paint.

    I think I know what I am going to do, Thanks for everything guys!

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