looks great, good luck man! they were asking 10900 for mine wen i got it and after an hour i got em down to 8800 so if it takes a little while still work em down
Yeah, I asked the guy to bring it down about $300. Not too much but not an unnecessary amount like $50. He said he couldn't do it because it was already a really good deal and there really wasn't anymore room to negotiate the price. I attempted a strategy I looked up on the net by telling him about a cheaper one with less miles down in Illinois, but he didn't falter and explained that normally Illinoians aren't required to do safety inspections on their cars like Wisconsians are legally bound to do (even said I could look that up, which I tried to do but didn't have much luck, hah). He said some others were looking to test the car but since I had money down on it ($20) he wouldn't let them. Part of me wanted to say "Hey, take my money off, let them test it, if they take it they take it, but if they don't then my offer is still on the table so let me know," but I caved and said I'd just take the deal. I was too afraid this baby would slip away from me.
Never pay full price at a dealer used or new!!!! You gotta haggle with them, dealers expect it from most people. I'd start em at $7500 and work up from there. Also, dont let them talk you into buying a bunch of crap from them besides the car (special warranty, special paint protection, etc) That's how they make up their money from haggling.
I suck at haggling. I'm far too nice even to people I despise. It sucks. And yeah, I specifically asked them if I was going to be required to buy a maintenance plan or anything and they said no, so that was a plus at least.
15,270 Suggest retail on my 2003 GT. Looking at the condition on that one, I think you've got a decent deal there. Anyone have a zip code for LA? I wanna see what mines worth in places with a higher cost of living lol
Try 92372. I'm about 70 miles east of Los Angeles but it should all be pretty much the same.
2001 GT Convertible /1967 Coupe
All the usual bolt-on's /200 I6, C4
And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4
I think you did well on that car. Don't doubt yourself so much man. Now enjoy it, and drive the hell out of it.
Get some gears, a tune, and the exhaust of your liking and you will have a fun yet dead reliable street machine.
Thanks, man. I picked the car up today and I'll post some pics in the appropriate thread later (all from my crappy phone, unfortunately). I was babying it today on the way to school, which also served as somewhat of a measuring tool for its MPG. I know some people say "why'd you get a GT if you're worried about MPG?", but I can't help it. I'm only 19 and get paid minimum wage. But I'll deal with it. So far it's been great going on the highway and some street. Everything handles so much crisper and cleaner than my old V6. I don't regret the decision at all.
Thanks for all the replies. I got it (him? her?) and it's a blast. The only things that bothers me is an issue with the CD player, but I'll make a separate thread for that. Thanks again, guys. You've been really helpful.:yelpleased: