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Old 16th April 2015, 05:07   #4681
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I have come across a 2007 Camry which has 110,000 miles on the odo. The dealer is quoting around $8K for the same which I'm negotiating. The car has a clean carfax report, new tires, new battery and all the fluids changed. Took a friend along, TDed the car and found that it's in great condition. Inspected the car closely and didn't find anything suspicious. It was owned by a single person. The interiors are well maintained. Has a few minute scratches here and there on the body which is normal. What's a good price for this car?
8k seems to be a good value, but surprised the dealer is selling it at a lower than good kbb value.
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Well, in my company new grads splurge 40k on cars. Ask for a huge joining bonus and get as much relocation as you can.
Awesome stuff. I missed out badly in negotiation and I knew it was kind of low but I wasn't sure of doing it since it was my first offer. I must learn it for sure, should be useful for the upcoming offers, hope I pull it off and get a nice set of wheels.


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I have come across a 2007 Camry which has 110,000 miles on the odo. The dealer is quoting around $8K for the same which I'm negotiating. The car has a clean carfax report, new tires, new battery and all the fluids changed. Took a friend along, TDed the car and found that it's in great condition. Inspected the car closely and didn't find anything suspicious. It was owned by a single person. The interiors are well maintained. Has a few minute scratches here and there on the body which is normal. What's a good price for this car?
Get it checked outside. You should be able to find places that'll do a decent inspection.

If the dealer doesn't allow it, walk away!
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Welcome back! Were you hibernating during the New England winters?
Haha! Nothing like that. I got some one to sit on my passenger seat now .

We should plan a North East meet soon.
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Haha! Nothing like that. I got some one to sit on my passenger seat now .

We should plan a North East meet soon.
Congratulations! and all the best too

Yeah a North East meet is long overdue.
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Old 17th April 2015, 18:28   #4686
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amitoj..

Check the Charger SRT trackday exp. Page 25 on his thread.

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/1107...t/page__st__25

Copied and pasted. Keep in mind that the OP has an SRT charger.

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Just an update for all those who are wondering.

Iíve been logging a lot of miles just going to and from work regularly. The car has been a blast to drive daily. Iím getting 19mpg mixed driving. It fits my entire family and is a rocket. In the back roads itís fun, but around here the roads are tight, so I never wanted to really push the car until I knew the limits.
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Dodge has made more than a muscle car that can go fast in a straight line. Theyíve made a family hauler, drag car with suspension and brakes to hold its own at the track.

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amitoj..

Check the Charger SRT trackday exp. Page 25 on his thread.

That thread has only 2 pages but.

Anyway, I have signed up for Autocross School at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on May 2nd
http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/...2#.VS1r9fnF98F

My next three weekends are booked solid
Tomorrow I am going to the mod party and hopefully install the coilovers. Next weekend is the Motorcycle Rider Training course and the weekend after, Autocross school!!
I just hope my wife continues to remain calm through this period. Hehehe.

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My next three weekends are booked solid ..
Damn you are fully booked! Let us know how the track day went. I am not sure If i should push my car to the limits of a track day. I will definitely do it one day though.

The Motorcycle course would be good. Most of my friends joined that course to get the mere license. I was planning to get one as well, but NH is tedious with no online method and via postal is just too painful.

I found one more place which does the same but charges double, though they have online reservation ( Modern technology as compared to primitive NH DMV )

M.O.S.T

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I found one more place which does the same but charges double, though they have online reservation ( Modern technology as compared to primitive NH DMV )
I think this place has bigger bikes too. But yeah, the NH DMV is still in the dinosaur era.

Come on man. Bimmers belong on the track.

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Check the Charger SRT trackday exp. Page 25 on his thread.
Thanks. Yes that was a lovely read. The entire thread was interesting.
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Planning to drive from San Jose, CA to Dallas, TX during July this year. It would be a 10 day drive with me & my dad.

Can you guys suggest some good route and interesting places to visit in CA/NV/AZ/UT/CO/NM/TX?

Thanks!
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Planning to drive from San Jose, CA to Dallas, TX during July this year. It would be a 10 day drive with me & my dad.

Can you guys suggest some good route and interesting places to visit in CA/NV/AZ/UT/CO/NM/TX?

Thanks!
I'm not sure what places will be good to go in terms of weather - most of TX, NM, AZ and NV would be super burning hot in July - 100F would be easily the high on most days and driving in searing heat would be tiresome. So maybe you should chart a course driving through the Rockies or so. Did you already have any destinations in mind?
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Old 18th April 2015, 10:24   #4692
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Planning to drive from San Jose, CA to Dallas, TX during July this year. It would be a 10 day drive with me & my dad.

Can you guys suggest some good route and interesting places to visit in CA/NV/AZ/UT/CO/NM/TX?

Thanks!
Do you want to complete a round trip in 10 days?
If you want to drive by Utah(out of the way though), check out Zion, Bryce, Moab, Antelope, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon.

Its going to be hot like REAL HOT .
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M800 found in the US

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/198...lto-works-rsx/
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After hunting for a pre-owned car for 2 weeks, got a 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL V6. It has 90,000 miles on the odo. The car is well maintained by the previous owner. Did an extensive TD last evening and was satisfied in all aspects. Had come across some good examples of Camry but the dealers were quoting high and were not open for any kind of negotiation. Also had checked some Accords but were heavily rusted. So went ahead and bought this car. Got it for $4.8K. Will use this car for atleast an year and will think whether to retain or change.

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After hunting for a pre-owned car for 2 weeks, got a 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL V6. It has 90,000 miles on the odo. The car is well maintained by the previous owner. Did an extensive TD last evening and was satisfied in all aspects. Had come across some good examples of Camry but the dealers were quoting high and were not open for any kind of negotiation. Also had checked some Accords but were heavily rusted. So went ahead and bought this car. Got it for $4.8K. Will use this car for atleast an year and will think whether to retain or change.
Congrats on the car. Looks clean. Was it a private party sale

Now with so many members in New England side you guys should definitely plan a meet
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