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Old 02-08-2002, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Am I buying trouble?

I can get 1994 disco auto with 130K and some superficial body damage. My concern is the electrical, and mechanical concerns of this year. There is no paperwork or vehicle history other than "runs and drives well" given from the seller. I could care less if the electric seats don't work or some funky lites flash on the dash, I just want to be sure that it will run when I need it and I can fix it with out selling a kidney, or spending my beer$.
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Old 02-08-2002, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much?

Auto is good. 94s had teething problems when new but now they seem to be fairly reliable. The engine management system is pretty simple to work on, where as the 96 and up OBD2 is the bane of my existance and not user friendly.

If you give it a full service it should be a good rig. Make sure to check the swivel ball's oil as that is often overlooked in service and cvs are $$$

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$5100 seems to good to be true?
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Old 02-08-2002, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats not too bad, definately would not say too good to be true though.

Does it have a salvage title?

Wholesale I would think would be 6-7k for the truck w/o damage.

If the damage is minimal and its in fairly good shape and a clean title I would say go for it.

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PS if you get the VIN and call a dealer you can usually get the records on it.
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check your yahoo acct
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Old 02-09-2002, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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go for it, 94s had their fair share pf problems, but with 130k on the clock, nearly all of them have surely been dealt with and fixed already!
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i'm getting stage fright, I don't have much cash above the cost, and have talked with some previous owners and a used casr dealer who is a family friend and both have told me to avoid it. I want to eventually be able to modify and wheel but I will also need it as a dd until I finish school. suprise repairs can leave me stuck with a bus pass and a broken car.
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are my concerns legitimate?
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Old 02-13-2002, 08:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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See how low you can get the owner and buy it. Whack the fenders and try to fit some 35's with no or little lift.
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$5100 too much?

I was recently researching the value of my 96 w/ 78k miles, so I ran the blue book on this 94. It wouldn't provide a value of a vehicle in "poor" condition, so I entered "fair" condition.

"Fair" condition means that the vehicle probably has some mechanical or cosmetic defects, but is still in safe running condition. The paint, body and/or interior need work to be performed by a professional in order to be sold. The tires need to be replaced. There may be some repairable rust damage. The value of cars in this category may vary widely. A clean title history. Even after significant reconditioning this vehicle may not qualify for the Blue Book Suggested Retail value.

Kelly reported $5645, which seems high to me. Hell, $5100 seems high for what you've described. Seller saying "it runs fine" doesn't mean shit. Assume that you'll have to go over it bumper to bumper and do a full service like Ron said. Then there's the body damage. $5100 + time & materials for all that work is pretty high in my opinion...nothing worse than spending your cash on a "new-to-you" Land Rover and then having to bum rides as it sits in the garage...
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