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Feeler Thread... Gen 4 Wagon! Preferably A Taurus...

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Rex is still bee-boppin' around Metro Detroit, but sooner or later the strut tower is going to burst through into the back seat, and then I will need a new car... 

 

So I'm pretty sure that I want to get a Taurus wagon. Needs to be a Gen 4, the newer the better.

 

Most importantly, needs to be rust-free or minimal rust.

 

***Well under 100,000 miles, under 50k would be awesome!

 

***MUST have manual climate. None of that EATC garbage. I want my CD to go in the dash, where a CD IS SUPPOSED TO BE.

 

3rd row would be REALLY nice because if it doesn't have one, I'll just have to add one.

 

Pretty sure I'd want a Duratec with that big heavy wagon-butt.

 

Sunroof would be nice.

 

 

Just wondering if anyone sees any good ones for sale :)

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Well I imagine I will end up down south again at some point, but I'd also really like to be able to have my Dad check it out before I buy it.... so I'm not sure... really something local would be best, but I know it's going to be hard to find something up here without rust.

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A gen 4/4.5 wagon, with Duratec and sunroof, will be hard to find in the states. There's more of them in Canada it seems.

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Better hurry and find one quick, someone else here is also seeking a gen 4 wagon.

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I'll keep an eye out for you Sean!!

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Better hurry and find one quick, someone else here is also seeking a gen 4 wagon.

:ph34r:

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What type of questions should I ask when buying a car?

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http://augusta.craigslist.org/cto/4841980028.html

Well... faster than I thought, I may have found one.

What type of questions should I ask when buying a car?

Whether or not maintenance logs are available. Was the transmission ever serviced? Can it be taken on a test drive? Has it ever had any trouble or oddities under the current owner?

 

Anything basic you could think of you'd probably want to ask.

 

 

It sure does look nice.

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It might just be the picture but one of the tail lights looks to be a 96-97 style with the Amber turn signal.

Check for records of course, probably check to see which trans that car has too. Always check fluids when you look at the car (color, smell, etc)

Looks pretty clean, seems odd to see leather with so few other options.

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It's a 2000 so 96-97 tails wouldn't apply.

Looks very interesting Sean.

Has a mach too.

Ask him for the vin and check a bit more into it.

 

Wonder if it's an SE or SES?

I presume it has the Vulcan??

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Worst case scenario, if you find an EATC Car, you can easily convert it over to Manual Climate.

 

Grab all the vacuum hoses for manual, the blend door actuator for it, and some simple re-wiring, and should be done :)

 

Or bring it to Illinois when it is warm and I can help swap it out :P

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Leather interior and Mach audio, but no DOHC, center shift or moonroof. Interesting. Low miles, which is nice. Didn't 2000 have smaller front rotors, though? I'm assuming it would be easy enough to change if they're smaller, which might be a good idea with the extra weight of a wagon. 

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I actually like the column shift :) that way I can put a console in and use it as a cubby! LoL

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Duratec isn't a huge deal breaker, especially since I love the vulcan in Rex.

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And the Vulcan HP is bumped up a bit starting in 2000!

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By no means is the Vulcan a bad engine! I liked it in my '97 sedan. The Duratec, however, I have come to love. The added oomph on the freeway is great, and I don't notice any significant impact due to loss of lower-end torque that the Vulcan in known for. In a wagon, the Duratec would do well with the extra weight, although the Vulcan is sufficient :)

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Will be going to look at it in a day or two.

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Will be going to look at it in a day or two.

Wow, I just realized where it's located. I wasn't paying attention, thinking the wagon was out where Sean lived. That place is about 15 minutes from my house and 2 minutes from work. :lol: It's an older neighborhood called Camelot. 

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Wow, I just realized where it's located. I wasn't paying attention, thinking the wagon was out where Sean lived. That place is about 15 minutes from my house and 2 minutes from work. :lol: It's an older neighborhood called Camelot. 

 

REALLY!?

 

 

:drive:

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Sean, I see you're getting an expert (Nick) to check out that car!!

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