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Old 08-02-2018, 10:45 AM
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Just joined the forum, looking to find an S2000 in Laguna blue. I found one in another state, a 2007 with 237000 miles....from a dealer. One owner, well maintained, needs a top. Any advice....what would a fair price be for that S2000, and is a high mileage even worth considering? Any advice will be great. Once I find an S2000 I'd like to hook up with other members in the Clearwater, St. Pete, Tampa area. Thanks, Greg.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:50 AM
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What is your budget?
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:10 PM
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What is your budget?
Thanks for the reply Steve. The dealer was asking $14,500 for the 2007 S2000 with 237,000 miles, one owner, clean title, excellent condition paint and trim, garage kept...new top, new tyres....delivered to Florida from Washington (State). Apparently the dealer knows the owner..... I sent back a price quote for $12,390 (Kelly blue book high $9800 for the car + $1000 for the new top +390 for doc's + $1200 for shipping to Florida). Haven't heard back. I can't find a Laguna blue here in Florida for a reasonable price....there's one in Manassas VA. 72k miles shipped to Florida for $19,450. If I could find one close to home I'd go $18,000...I've never bought a car without looking at it and driving it myself...so I'm not that comfortable buying anything I can't look at before paying for it!
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I just got a reply and some pictures from the 2007 with 72K ($19,450 shipped to FL) it's in Manassas Va. the car looks good...just what I'm looking for.....but, buying a used car on-line...scary!!
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Thanks Deckoz....just left John a message...I'll talk to him tomorrow.
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Nothing wrong high high miles as long as there is maintenance history. I would walk away from the 239k mile car. Patience will pay off. Definitely pay to have it inspected before buying. Any seller should be willing to take it to a place to get it inspected on your dime.
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Thank you Steve....great advice!!
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Welcome abroad buddy.
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:22 PM
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I flew up to Manassas Virginia just outside DC Friday morning, from Clearwater Florida, to look at a 2007 Laguna blue with 72K. The Carfax showed 2 owners and a right front accident repair, no air bag deployment. The car was auctioned to another dealer. I took the check list along.... thank you 'dammitjim' for taking the time to share the knowledge...invaluable info for anyone buying their first S2000.
The car looked stunning, paint looked great, rear factor spoiler, top looked new, tires full tread, seats looked great, HKS dual exhaust, a K&N intake, engine compartment was spotless clean, stock 17" wheels looked new.
Test drove the car, followed the check list info....back at the dealer I put it up in the air and checked the undercarriage, wheel bearings, axle boots...frame, looked for any signs of rust and oil leaks. I've restored at least 25 cars in my life, but I can be fooled as easily as any one if the car looks good....and this one did. All the car was going to need is new brake rotors and pads.
The only thing that concerned me were the missing Vin tags on the hood, two front fenders, and radiator support. Obvious the front had been repainted, but whoever did it, did an excellent job, all the body seams were prefect and a prefect paint match....the radiator support looked like it was painted but not damaged.....under the car no frame repair.
I liked the sales manager....should I buy the car?...Pointed out the need for new brake pads and rotors....no argument, he dropped the price to compensate for the parts.....18K even for the car plus the $695 dealer prep. and $33.50 document fee.
Drove it back to Florida non stop, 18 hours of just pure car fun with the top down most of the way. What a great car the S2000 is for anyone that loves to motor.
Did I pay too much for the car, probably...do I regret it....not yet!
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