I looked at a vx for sale today and am undecided. It is a '94 with 141K miles. I checked vin and it is in fact an original vx with no modifications and the owner has all the records. The car is very clean and has a/c. It will however need a new clutch since it has some vibration/chatter when taking off. Otherwise everything else checks out great.
My question is if $3000 is a good price?
Thanks for any input.
what kind of abuse has it been put thru to need a clutch already?
$3,000 is a little high... but if it's rust free and needs nothing, then it seems more reasonable, I would get two quotes on the cost for the clutch, and knock that off the amount you offer them, then you have a fair price.
also check KBB.com
Thanks for the reply.
Well the clutch does not slip at all and seems to be at the right hight and with the right amount of pedal pressure. It's just that it chatters a bit when taking off. The slight slip is more of a chatter/vibration. I can also do the clutch myself but I will try to ask for more off. His original price was $3500.
It is rust free since its been a CA car. It has had some body work though on one door and front fender but no frame or major accident damage.
What is the expected mpg traveling 70mph in the vx?
Well if it is a CA model originally, the car probably won't have lean-burn. SO if you want it to get amazing MPG, you'll need to convert it, which does involve buying a pricey wideband o2 sensor. On my non-CA VX, driving over 70 usually gives me mid 40s. If I keep it from 55-65, it will got high 50s. Seems to be a huge difference for that MPG with my VX at least.
If it is clean minus the clutch, and all the records come with the car, it could be worth $3k.
On the never-ending quest for better gas mileage...