Taking the plunge into the deep end of the pool of fun. Low mileage Sky. Little old lady owned it, only driven on Sunday's to church.
Price is right, IF this is a Redline model? Base model of our Kappa, you could talk them down some in price maybe? $9995.00 ?
This imo depends on what you find, on your pre-sale inspection of the car?
You know the car has not been abused, no rips in seats/top or body damage. Sitting outside or in a garage when stored?
You know the car has not been modified, unless granny was a gear head with a lead foot ripping out all the OEM stuff, not likely?
Your concerns are warrantied here about the car not being driven and sitting for a long time, considering it's age factor.
Original tires? Original battery? 12 years old now. IF so... these can be changed out after purchase.
Added expense to your bottom line purchase price. +$1000.00
Fluids can be changed out, and should be with any used car purchase private seller?
Dealer might have done this, then again maybe not here?
A mechanic can look things over for you if you have safety concerns after your test drive?
Any odd noises, quirky actions, with the transmission, brakes, power steering, any car functions?
Something else to consider here is... insurance on this model Redline/base by your company of choice,
or shopping around for the best price around for you $ ?
Rob the Elder list of 25+ things to look for in a Kappa is a good check up when inspecting your future purchase?
Your usage after purchase... DD or weekend fun & run 2nd car?
Costs to maintain after your purchase? With the low miles on the odo, it should be in great shape.
Minor $$$ out of pocket expenses.
However this car is not cheap, when it does go bad. Could be $1.89 fix, could be $1,089.00 fix.
Water pump another thousand. Body damage another $ 1K.
You get the picture here so... start a fund $$$ the day after purchase, so you can keep the permagrin " going " in your life imo.
The change in your life after purchase...hang on to yourself here.
Your face muscles hurt from smiling so much. Check mirror for new lines forming daily.
Your co-workers, friends, neighbors know.. something is a bit "off "with you lately, since the purchase... happens to the best of us.
Attention factor while out and about in your daily activities... it get's real deal here, gas stations, stop lights, police, ricers, the
masses on our nations roadways.... to just you and the road, little me time decompression, nice twisty section, new asphalt
maybe... then you will know why you made this purchase. It all makes sense to me now... happens to the best of us.
Luck with it.
Last edited by LAC Sky; 07-03-2019 at 06:28 AM.