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Old 02-18-2021, 03:50 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I think it has bad struts.

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Old 02-18-2021, 05:59 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I think it has bad struts.
The struts are in the front and the gap between the front tire and wheel-well looks normal.

The rear is coil springs and shocks. I've never seen a bad shock raise ride height.

This made me looked for lifted Scion xBs and there are kits for that.
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:07 PM   #93 (permalink)
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The owner said she bought it like that--if you believe a used car seller.

That is a weird combination. Rice in the front, off-road in the back?
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:25 AM   #94 (permalink)
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fit whatever springs you can get cheap out of a wrecking yard. I would also guess it was a meat filling in a car sandwich with someone sliding under the rear taking out the axle. Hood is a different color to me so new sheetmetal on front.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:57 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Someone in the next town posted a 2005 Camry XLE with 60,000 miles for $6,000.

Is a car that old really worth that much that much, just because it has low miles?

Yes, yes it is.

The owner posted 18 pictures and I found one scuff. Mom's car is a year newer and has dozens of scuffs. They mention a minor rear-end accident, but the airbags didn't deploy.

However, it says "Restored," so KBB pricing it between Good and Very Good is irrelevant.

Vehicle History says that it was auctioned on 12-12-2018 with 37,000 miles, but I cannot find any pictures.

It was salvaged, though.
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Wonderful LOW LOW miles. 60k miles and barely broken in. Hey it's a Toyota!
Always garaged, serviced on time, Clean non smoker, no kids, Upholstery in excellent shape. (No holes or tears/stains). fold down spit 40/60 back seat.
4 cylinder ITT, no leaks or drips, timing chain no rubber belt. Ice cold A/C temp controlled.
Excellent gas mileage 38 Mpg freeway. (Gadgetman grooved $500.00) Plenty of power and fully loaded. Two key fobs, keyless entry. Owners manual. Minor rear damage, but totally fixed with no airbags deployed. Front engine perfect! It's a very comfortable dependable car, I trust my elderly Mother to drive cross country in it. You won't be disappointed, worth the drive to check it out.
Gadgetman? If that mattered I am sure that I would have heard about it. I found a website, but the main page didn't give any information, and I didn't see an FAQ. Go figure, I only found two useful posts, Gadgetmangroove by Arragonis and Gadgetman Groove Experience by someone calling himself DiveDaddy03

I found the newer thread first and DD03 said that he bought the kit and was going to test it out. Everyone said that he needed an MPGuino to really test it out and DD03 said "I just spent $500 on this kit! I don't have money for testing equipment!"

He seemed nice enough, but disappeared.

What happened?!

Arragonis's post was traumatizing. It didn't seem to have any useful information.

That XLE is the 210 HP V6, rated 21 MPG mixed. The other 3 submodels are rated 25 MPG. The last time that I calculated Mom's fuel economy I got 26 MPG--after a road trip.

Allegedly this V6 gets 38 MPG?!

That is an 81% improvement!

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No, a 2005 Camry with a rebuilt title is not worth $6,000.
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No, but Kelley says that a 2005 Camry with a clear title and 60,000 miles is worth that much.
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No, but Kelley says that a 2005 Camry with a clear title and 60,000 miles is worth that much.
Which is believable for an XLE V6. That was the top trim with a base MSRP of $26,000
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2006 Prius near me for $1,700.

It is at that questionable dealership. It looks good. As I understand it, I show up when they open, show enough cash to make the purchase, ask how much it would be out the door, and take it for a test drive. I would plug in my OBD-II reader, test-drive it to the nearest shop that can look at it, see if it is worth buying, and if I go through with it, Go directly to Hatch Toyota, do not pass go, do not collect $200. If the Toyota technicians find dealbreakers I try to get my money back.

How much do you guys think the dealership fees would be? What problems do you think the dealership may be trying to hide?
https://showlow.craigslist.org/ctd/d...303388009.html

The private-party blue book value in good condition is $3,582, so in theory I could have $1,887 in dealership fees and come out ahead.

Sale-Tax.com says the sales tax in that ZIP is 9.43%, so tax would be at least $159.84.

Their site says they are out of the office until Thursday. Apparently they don't have the staff to stay open and pick up new inventory.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #100 (permalink)
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It is at that questionable dealership. It looks good. As I understand it, I show up when they open, show enough cash to make the purchase, ask how much it would be out the door, and take it for a test drive. I would plug in my OBD-II reader, test-drive it to the nearest shop that can look at it, see if it is worth buying, and if I go through with it, Go directly to Hatch Toyota, do not pass go, do not collect $200. If the Toyota technicians find dealbreakers I try to get my money back.

How much do you guys think the dealership fees would be? What problems do you think the dealership may be trying to hide?
https://showlow.craigslist.org/ctd/d...303388009.html

The private-party blue book value in good condition is $3,582, so in theory I could have $1,887 in dealership fees and come out ahead.

Sale-Tax.com says the sales tax in that ZIP is 9.43%, so tax would be at least $159.84.

Their site says they are out of the office until Thursday. Apparently they don't have the staff to stay open and pick up new inventory.

Their site says no hidden fees and no-haggle pricing. I would expect to pay $1900 + tax and registration fee.

The biggest risk on a 15 year old Prius with more than 200K miles is the hybrid battery.

It also looks like it has been hit from behind from the gaps between the bumper cover and body.

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