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Old 01-12-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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Hi there guys I'm looking at possibly getting a 1994 cx with 106000 miles in fair condition white color, new muffler. He's asking 1600 for the car and it kbb's for 1850. I was wondering what a good price would be to start the negotiations at. Thanks so much and heres the link
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/car/532994550.html


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Old 01-12-2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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That CX has a serious rust problem. It will only get worse if it isn't cut out and a new piece welded in. It's going to be louder than hell on the highway at 70 mph the way it is now. Good thing it has low miles. I would start at 1200 and offer no more than 1400 for it. I paid 1400 for a 92 VX with 125K on it in Sept 05. My rust repair was easy compared to what this car needs.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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KBB for what condition? it's not excellent or good and it's pushing the limits of fair. there's rust in several places...bad rust, wrinkles from an accident on one side (DS behind the door) and the underside probably isn't much better. I wouldn't pay the 'fair' condition private party value so start a bit lower. showing up with cash in hand usually allows you to spend a few hundred less. Show up with 1500 and you might get it for that.
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Thanks guys so do you think its even worth considering it to buy it? How much are the rust repairs probably going to cost me? Thanks so much guys
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How much to repair the rust? That is hard to give a single number to. If you buy the quarter panel pieces yourself and get them welded on, it could cost about $150 per side. To make it look factory - much much more. If you're looking for a commuter beater then option 1 above should suffice. If you get the car for around $1200 you could invest $500 more for "plastic surgery" to make it look decent. That's assuming the rest of the car is in good shape. If so, I would go for it. I've put 45000 miles on this VX and like my 44 average mpg I get with it.
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