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Old 04-09-2014, 09:29 AM   #121
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Nice car man, I was really impressed when I drove my friend's a few years ago.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:04 PM   #122
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So the 3 is gone. Someone pulled into my lane on a rainy night a couple weeks ago. Between paint, bodywork, and A/C repair, State Farm decided to total it.

So, the hunt is on. Budget is $5-6k.

Anything I should be looking at besides another 2004-2006 Mazda 3 hatchback?
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:27 PM   #123
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There's a nicer mx6 gt than last time available. In Pittsburgh.
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:33 AM   #124
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Shoulda bought it back and fixed it cheap
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:50 AM   #125
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Shoulda bought it back and fixed it cheap
Repair estimate was about $500 short of the value of the car. Paint, bodywork, and A/C stuff adds up quick.

So I'd pay nearly the full value of the car, to end up with a car worth about half of its previous value.

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Old 01-10-2015, 01:17 PM   #126
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Twas mostly a joke, hinting at my love for salvage title vehicles. I have a guy who fixes stuff super cheap so it would make sense. At regular body shop prices it rarely does.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:01 PM   #127
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How bad of an idea is a 2009 VW GTI? Price is right but I'm still scared of the endless VW quality issues.

2009 Volkswagen GTI 2-Door, $6,491 - Cars.com
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:05 AM   #128
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Most of the issues people still label VW with are with the previous generation MK4/early 5s. They have done a much better job on the later revisions.

90k miles on my TDI with basic maintenance, no problems.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:40 AM   #129
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I'd hit it. Offer them $5k.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:43 PM   #130
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Same dealership listed and then (apparently) sold that GTI and a 2005 Volvo S40 T5 manual before I could look at them.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:10 PM   #131
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This car search is going terribly. WHY SO MANY AUTOMATICS???
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:13 PM   #132
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People are stupid and lazy. Bank on it.
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