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Old 03-11-2015, 08:50 PM
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2008

Apex Blue Pearl - Painted white

JHMAP21238S000357

Midland, TX

#148

Originally Posted by Vanishing Point View Post
I wonder if this truly is a GPW or ............................

Club Racer with A/C & Audio 6 speed Manual Apex Blue Pearl 0357 148 ADFCYN El Paso, Tx (custom wht. pearl paint)

Once we have the VIN we can confirm or deny this information.


Did a little detective work and it is in fact CR#148 which was originally a ABP CR.
And from this prior ad it appears this car is making the rounds of local dealers.

http://www.vast.com/cars/detail/-5782090558717538585

Originally Posted by Jdrum1 View Post
I'm just down the road from that car.

Saw it on Craigslist this morning.

May go check it out tomorrow out of curiosity.

Looks like it's had a sordid past. The CarFax link from the last dealer (El Paso) still works. Shows 4 owners.

Can't believe somebody did a repaint......and it looks like the front bumper is messed up.

If I see ti, I'll report back.

Originally Posted by redbadge View Post
Autocheck reported this car had an accident in 10/7/2013.(the Custom white pearl paint one)

Originally Posted by Jdrum1 View Post
I checked the "white"one out this afternoon.

The 100% clear with the salesman that I was just looking (that was obvious, since I was in my s2k). He had already sold 2 cars, so he was in a good mood! It was even his idea for me to drive it.

Exterior;

-Original blue showing in a number of spots
-Front and rear bumpers don't align with rest of body
-Aftermarket exhaust has melted bumper
-Aftermarket driving lights
-White overspray
-Aftermarket wheels
-Generic tires
-Hood didn't align with fenders
-Trunk didn't align with fenders
-Red emblems

Engine bay;

-Blue
-Missing heat shield
-Aftermarket horn
-K&N FIPK (air temp sensor was held in with electrical tape)

Interior;

-Radio door broken (would not close)
-Holes in pillar left behind from gauges
-Hondata interface and a pack of Zig Zags in the secrete compartment!
-Reeked of cigarette smoke

Drive;

-Terrible aftermarket clutch (almost killed it 5 times)
-Shifts were notchy (and I drive an ap1!)
-Once when upshifting, it got stuck in 2nd (took a few seconds to get it out)
-Terrible exhaust drone (I have an Invidia Q300, and this was MUCH louder)

Not sure what the suspension setup was, other than terrible.

I will say, given the abuse it's seen and the fact that it was FI at one time, the engine felt great! I was totally surprised by how well it ran (not to say it will last). That's a testament to the durability of these cars.

So, if you're still reading, I'm sure you want to know how much this little cherry will set you back.....






wait for it.....




$22K!!!




I was more than sad to see the shape it was it. Any s2000 deserves better, but especially a CR. To think, a proud owner saw that on a showroom floor and fell in love......


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Hopefully it finds a home where it will be returned to it's former glory, otherwise there goes another CR onto the junk heap of history.
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The last two entries represent the full spectrum of ownership, from trashed to treasured.
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Originally Posted by Jdrum1 View Post
Just from the pics alone the front bumper alignment is totally shot
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Originally Posted by RedCelica View Post
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Just from the pics alone the front bumper alignment is totally shot
The rear bumper is just as bad.

Totally trashed out car......
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I think they're still asking too much given the miles and condition.
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They will take 20k cash for it which is still high given the unknowns and obvious defects. Two options as I see it, one buy it with the intentions of making it a dedicated track car. Paint wouldn't be an issue, instead fix the obvious mechanical issues and enjoy it. Or number two, buy it as cheap as humanly possible and plan on spending 5K in repainting and fix all the mechanicals. In the end you have hopefully pristine ABP for around 25k or less to enjoy.

* The Caveat would be to inspect the car in person and do some figuring cost wise on either option.
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Originally Posted by Vanishing Point View Post
They will take 20k cash for it which is still high given the unknowns and obvious defects. Two options as I see it, one buy it with the intentions of making it a dedicated track car. Paint wouldn't be an issue, instead fix the obvious mechanical issues and enjoy it. Or number two, buy it as cheap as humanly possible and plan on spending 5K in repainting and fix all the mechanicals. In the end you have hopefully pristine ABP for around 25k or less to enjoy.

* The Caveat would be to inspect the car in person and do some figuring cost wise on either option.
There's just SO many issues.......even for a track car, the engine is questionable (since it's been FI). I really think the transmission may also have issues. An AP2 should shift considerably smoother than my AP1, but it didn't (and got stuck in 3rd). I think the potential for it to become a money pit is far too high.




As noted in the "for sale" thread" thread, it has been moved to a Ford lot in Amarillo.
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Can anyone get the autocheck report?

Carfax doesn't show the accident.

http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...&partner=VSR_0
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Originally Posted by og8790 View Post
Can anyone get the autocheck report? Carfax doesn't show the accident. http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...&partner=VSR_0
Try this resource, at the most it might cost you 6.95.

http://www.vincheckpro.com/?act=vin&...029010285&utm_
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