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Man, youve gotta remember, there is more to a car than the odometer. That Sable is very well equipped, the Duratec is worth going for (much as I love a Vulcen), and is reliable beyond 160K, just ask Bull Geek, lol.

With the mileage or, more to the point, for the money youre spending, it isnt a bad idea to invest in having the car checked out by a shop (dealer, even). Ive had it cost anywhere from free to $40 or so. A Ford dealer will do a multipoint inspection with an oil change. Small price to pay when the guy comes to you with $2500 in repairs on a $3K car. You can learn a lot by putting a car up on a lift, not the least of which is prior damage. Dont worry about the small stuff, like minor fluid flush needed, but no leak or fault with the system (for example). Just because it needs a power steering fluid flush is not a sign of real abuse. More important to find a significant problem.

Naturally, I didnt do it with my 95, it was $400 and came fully equipped with an obvious problem, lol.

 

My dad, who is paying for the car, does not care about the little things like that, and there's NO WAY he's going to get it inspected lol. Just an extra cost to him, he hates spending money.

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Very shortsighted way to buy used cars. :rolleyes: Good, cheap, and/or reliable. Choose TWO.

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Yep. Oh well I guess, I only have to live with that for another 6 months.

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This seller is seriously tempting me. I know it's a V8 SHO but at that price I can afford to weld the cams and change the trans fluid and STILL have money to spare.

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4615777906.html

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Yeah, great price on that. A camweld is gonna run you about $400-700 depending on how good the shop is.

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Or I could have my welding/engineering shop teacher do it in 15 days when school starts. Probably at a cost of $50-100 if I disassemble it for him prior to welding.

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... yes. Or that. :D

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Hi, I have a 99 ford taurus 3.0 24v DOHC. I am trying to replace the power steering pump. The problem i have run into is removing the high pressure line from the old pump. I'm starting to strip the bolt so please help

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This seller is seriously tempting me. I know it's a V8 SHO but at that price I can afford to weld the cams and change the trans fluid and STILL have money to spare.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4615777906.html

You keep saying you want a SHO and then say it's not a good idea. Then you post another one and the cycle restarts. .__.

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You keep saying you want a SHO and then say it's not a good idea. Then you post another one and the cycle restarts. .__.

Just buy it and deal with the issues later.

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Well I gotta have something to distract ya'll from what I'm really looking at XD

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A Chrysler? :ph34r:

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I showed the Sable and the 88 Taurus to my friend, he loved them (we went through several makes/models in his price range before he responded to those two). He really likes the Sable, and he works in the same city its located. I mentioned several things to ask/look for if he decided to take a look. Idealy, Ill be on the phone when or if he does so.

I guess all those years riding in Taurus/Sables with me has rubbed off, lol.

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[Edit: meant to quote Brian and didnt.]

Ohh, a Cirrus. LX. Lmao "The car that beats the Honda Accord!" Anybody else remember that line?

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Hi, I have a 99 ford taurus 3.0 24v DOHC. I am trying to replace the power steering pump. The problem i have run into is removing the high pressure line from the old pump. I'm starting to strip the bolt so please help

Leave pump attached to car.  USe flare nut wrench on nut to loosen after using pulley remover for old power steering pump.

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http://fargo.craigslist.org/pts/4599338298.html

 

94 SHO with a cooling issue? hell that shouldnt be that hard to find out and fix. 

 

 

http://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/4603612368.html

 

Silver 98 V8. Wish i had it. itd be losing the body in favor of a sable or G4 taurus wagon body/

 

 

$had3 :ford::merc::Shady_J:

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Sketchy, very sketchy. 

 

Vulcan SEL with full woodgrain kit, autolamps, chrome side moulding, and eatc. 

Odometer section and ad description state two different mileages. 

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/4614747700.html

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Salvage title '08 SEL.

 

Looks to be repaired, then abused, has 157k miles on it. Seller must have a good reason for the price being only $2500

 

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/4612294328.html

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1 owner SEL with cloth, traction control, moonroof, eatc, and side airbags. However it has an oil leak which is probably from the oil pan, which means dropping the exhaust to replace the gasket.

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/4612543942.html

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Clean AZ Beige SES FFV, has Gen 4.5 wheels (which I like better than the Gen4 wheels), only 128k miles.

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/4617466310.html

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[Edit: meant to quote Brian and didnt.]

Ohh, a Cirrus. LX. Lmao "The car that beats the Honda Accord!" Anybody else remember that line?

What?! f**k, no I don't remember that. I would remember hearing such a massive load of steaming crap. :P

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What?! f**k, no I don't remember that. I would remember hearing such a massive load of steaming crap. :P

It was truth in advertising. The Cirrus absolutley beats the Honda Accord... in the catagory of "shortest amount of time before the timing belt snaps and destroys the engine" catagory (2.5L V-6 in the Cirrus). Happened to a lower mileage Cirrus I parted out a long time ago.

It also beats it in the "longest amount of time needed to inspect/change/locate the vehicle's battery" test.

Anyone familiar with cloud cars knows what Im on about.

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Talk about miles! Im drawn to the car because of it. Our 97 got 28 mpg consistantly as well. And, just look at it: http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/4622088402.html

That is very cool. Sounds like mine, too, with the mpg. Freeway speeds of 60-65mph I get a solid 29mpg. I like to drive at 75mph (it just FEELS better), and I still pull 27mpg every time. Has since the day I bought it 8, almost 9, years ago, with 41297 MI. Now it's got 163,XXX.

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