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What do you guys think 03 Camry to purchase

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Mpgillespie, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    Mpgillespie

    Mpgillespie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think of this 2003 Toyota Camry LE
    84,500 miles
    Clean
    Needs alignment
    Needs new speaker covers in rear
    No accident history
    Dealer is asking $8,995
    I'm assisting a friend with advice for this possible purchase. I walked away and talked to a manager discussing $8,400 with the alignment and speaker cover replacement. He thought that would be acceptable. Manager states they have $8,500 invested in the car. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    Mpgillespie

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    Oh, and the deal is with putting $3,500 down.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    oldblue1968chevy

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    Paid 7600 for my lil sis same car but 02
     
  4. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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  5. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    GuyWithCamera

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    My mom has a 03 LE and bought it new... No major issues and she is really bad with preventative maintenance I discovered.

    She called me one day as I was doing an oil change on my truck and said "How often are you supposed to change the oil?"... Apparently the last time she did an oil change was in 2009 and even longer since she did the air filter.

    But she did at one point have the serpentine belt redone, my brother and I changed the brake pads/rotors... The only problem with the car is the driver side door doesn't open from the outside and the paint is starting to fade on the roof (she's never waxed it) and it has 120K miles on it now... I should really ask her if she has since done an oil change (it's been over 6 months since I did it) and spark plugs since I told her to have it done next time around.

    Chances are no...

    Here's the air filter for comparison.
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  6. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    Mpgillespie

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    Holy Crap that filter's dirty!:eek: I know these are very durable cars, he's very rough on them. Its going to be his wife's car, but he's going to be driving to work when he has a job that is a bit farther away.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    GuyWithCamera

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    I'm very impressed with the durability of it... The picture doesn't do the filter justice. Their extremely reliable cars but I don't know how much they go for these days.
     
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