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Old 11-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I buy this Sky Redline!?!?

So I plan on trading my 06 Eclipse and adding some cash to buy an 07 Saturn Sky Redline.
I checked the carfax and it's completely clean. It's being sold for $12,000 and has 93,520 miles on it.
I'm still kind of new to buying cars so I don't know if this is a good deal or not.

Would this be a good buy or bad one? And please give your reasons. Thanks
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Kinda hard to say. But a used R/L with that many miles concerns me, use caution!!.. It could very well be a good deal..but then again it may not...

The carfax doesn't mean anything, just a small tool, its a useful source but I would not trust it 100% for many reasons, mainly those reports do not catch everything and they are 6 months behind and have also been proven inaccurate.

The best thing to do is to inspect that car thoroughly, personally, then have it inspected with a mechanic/technician YOU trust. Put the car up on a lift and check for body damage, especially along the whole edge of the body, the body itself and the cars chin. With that many miles you can bet the car was driven hard, it could also have unseen electronic, mechanical & physical modifications, at this point all warranties are long gone (probably). Is this purchase at a dealer or the owner? Those are my thoughts off the top of my head..
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A car is worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it.
I would be more interested in how the previous owner drove the car. I have never used Car Fax. Does it give mechanical issues/records also?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just buy it. Roll the dice.
It's probably fine.
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Does it come with "maintenance & repair documentation?" The price is about right considering the mileage. Does it have any other issues?
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A little more info will help with your question OP. What state are you / the car in? Is the 2007 Sky Redline an automatic or 5spd? Any recent maintenance done? How new are the tires and brakes? Is it bone stock or does it have performance mods? I agree 110% with Midnight Blues that you should have a mechanic you know and trust (not their mechanic) thoroughly inspect the car after you do. If there is a reasonable charge for this it is worth it.
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I cannot believe the senior members giving this advice...the newbees are dumb...and any senior member who does the academic advice is even dumber...DO NOT BUY THAT CAR, PERIOD!

If u have 13k to lose...buy it.. but it will give u nothing but headaches. It is a parts car basically at this point.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If carpe diem over on the solstice forum decides to buy a camaro you should buy his GXP. I've seen his car at c&c and it is a beauty. Check out the thread on the sol forum - his GXP has fewer miles on it than the Redline you're looking at and he has a boatload of nice mods on his GXP.
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I cannot believe the senior members giving this advice...the newbees are dumb...and any senior member who does the academic advice is even dumber...DO NOT BUY THAT CAR, PERIOD!

If u have 13k to lose...buy it.. but it will give u nothing but headaches. It is a parts car basically at this point.
Just wondering why you think it is a parts car. The mileage?
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People make to much of the miles that are on a car. I would take a car with 100,000 miles that was well maintained. Over a car with 25,000 miles that was beat to death. A friend has a 07 Sky with over 125,000, but well cared for. It has never given her a problem. It's all about the maintenance.
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People make to much of the miles that are on a car. I would take a car with 100,000 miles that was well maintained. Over a car with 25,000 miles that was beat to death. A friend has a 07 Sky with over 125,000, but well cared for. It has never given her a problem. It's all about the maintenance.
I agree. Modern cars that have been take care of should go 150,000 miles without major issues.
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People make to much of the miles that are on a car. I would take a car with 100,000 miles that was well maintained. Over a car with 25,000 miles that was beat to death. A friend has a 07 Sky with over 125,000, but well cared for. It has never given her a problem. It's all about the maintenance.
This is all very academic...he is buying the car off a lot. And I would never buy a SKY with that much mileage...unless u r dropping in a new engine...and disconnecting the idiot lights...and have lots of money. Do u believe this kid has lots of money...GEESH! Let's be relevant. Our cars were not well built...most of us suffered with a R/L and that is why I am happy with the N/A
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There are a lot of low mileage Sky's to be had

The experience most have had is that for an NA the mileage is not excessive as they tend to go a lot longer with fewer problems. But for turbo cars, the higher pressures, temps and how they tend to be driven combine to have a lot higher component failure rate as mileage goes up.

Weekly we see people finding RLs with ten or twenty k miles for good prices. That would be a good option.
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[QUOTE=buzzardt;576250]Just wondering why you think it is a parts car. The mileage?[/QUOTE

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And I would never buy a SKY with that much mileage...
For a dollar?
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