Car for sale price what to look for

Tiny
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  • 1983 MAZDA RX7
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Hi I am seeing a Mazda 1983 rx7 for sale what should I pay and what problems should I look for please?

Does it have a stainless steal body like Porches of that time and I am thinking of an offer of 2k what do you suggest it isn't even registered so I have to figure out how to even get it looked at by a mechanic
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 8:20 AM

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Tiny
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No, the body isn't stainless steel. This vehicle has a rotary engine and they commonly had problems with them. I don't know where you are located or how much they want for the car, so it is hard to tell you a price. Plus, I have no idea the condition of the car.

I will tell you this. I would not depend on this type of vehicle to use as an every day driver.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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I live in Upstate NY, they want $4,000 I was thinking $2,000 and using it for summer but even getting it to a mechanic to look at it may pose a problem as it has no registration or inspection sticker.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 8:33 AM
Tiny
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I would have it checked out. If it isn't registered or inspected, that bothers me. Remember the saying, Buyer Beware.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 8:45 AM
Tiny
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I am going to I am in no rush there is an imported car mechanic down the street from where it is parked and I talked to Wisconsin DMV where it is from and am awaiting forms to check it's title thru them and I will run an vin check I am thinking a long way away before I buy it and probably will not but it is quite a car and wish to know as much as possible about it so I have a lot of information to take to the seller with if you were near Schenectady NY where it is I would be more then willing to talk to you looking at it.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Why would you want a vehicle that just by simply pulling up to a "curb stop" in front of a store, might just shell out the front end, you know they'll "total one out" for just a little "boo boo" now-a-days!

Why not jump on board with the Originators of The 4X4 Concept?

They've been around since 1940, Won Wars, Relatively EZ to Maintain. And will probably be around forever!

Yes, We're Talking J-E-E-P!

I have 2 right now. Have had 5 others also, Never owned anything else, for primary transportation!

Why mislead this new member? (Back me up J and N!). Yes, even you have wished you had one too. Everyone has that wish. Some people make that wish come true. No lol here, this is a for real and a serious matter!

I promise, Just ride in one with a Ambitious Experienced Driver (Not a reckless Driver) You will be hooked forever!

My Primary Everyday Driver is a 1977 CJ 5, 258 (6 cyl), now with 4 bbl Holley, Many Self Made Modifications. HIS NAME: "MR. JEEP".34 years young!

My Pride and Joy is a 1946 Willys L-134 (flat head 4 cyl) He definitely draws attention. And gets those remarks, "I WISH.I WANT.". HIS NAME IS "WILLY".65 years young!

No "SISSY NAMES" here, for a Real, Tough, Proven, Manly Vehicle!

I'm gonna give you a "Willy Treat" Now, A pic looking out over the hood, while in Command! (Sorry I do not have one for Mr. Jeep) But I will make you one, if you want to experience that too. I still get that "Warm Fuzzy Feeling", like the 1st time, looking out over a Real Jeep Hood, Every time I get in.

Reliability?/ Longevity?. Keep On Reading!

They have EVERY ATTRIBUTE, and MORE, that can be desired in a vehicle.

I would like to hear your "Counter" on my recommendation, and any reasons that you feel that you cannot drive an "ELITE" Vehicle!

Your Turn

The Medic
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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Thanks guy forgot about the totaling out bit but if the seller will deal for les then two grand and the rest is good it is still a stunner.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 9:39 AM
Tiny
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I'm near Pittsburgh, so a little far, but I would have gone with you if I was close. Listen, if you have any other questions, let me know. Also, one common problem I have seen with these is coolant gets into the rotary engine and causes problems. When it is running, make sure you don't see white smoke from the exhaust. (Other than when it is cold which could simply be condensation and will eventually stop.)

Joe
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 4:59 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Joe have been thru many head gaskets on my 1989 Honda Accord LX really appreciate the information love can be so blind.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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It sure can. Let me know how things go for you or if you have other questions.

Good luck.

Joe
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Well I was wrong the car has 140,000 miles not 40,000 but I am really rusty on a standard any way.
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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Have you decided against it?
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 AT 5:05 AM

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