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Old 10-21-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Low Mile Finds

I figured that since we have a CL Wagon thread, a CL general, and a CL bonehead thread we can also add a CL Low Mile thread in the mix.


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https://providence.craigslist.org/ct...727851790.html

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Old 10-21-2018, 01:15 PM   #2
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It sounds like the brother to my car. Might even be from the same litter. ( Can’t tell without pictures) So close and a good price. It would be nice to have a spare.

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Old 10-21-2018, 01:52 PM   #3
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What ever that car is, they did not use a correct VIN (missing 2 of 17 characters), or its a scam ad.
1682h8289v23327 is not vaild.

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Old 10-21-2018, 03:42 PM   #4
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Another one,
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...39612613152936

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Old 10-21-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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Also yet another one
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...69066343938339

If only they were free and I had the room for them

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Old 10-21-2018, 09:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: Low Mile Finds

Gen 1 parts car. Looks to be in fair shape.
https://youtu.be/Cm-K8uQchMQ

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Old 10-22-2018, 12:49 AM   #7
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This one has a little less than 9K, but conveniently has no pic of the odometer.
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...t&CMP=atempest

This one has 19K but once again, no pic of the odometer.
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...mp2&CMP=stemp2

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Old 10-23-2018, 02:06 AM   #8
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Default Re: Low Mile Finds

A word of caution - when looking at GEN1 cars.


If the trip meter reads 000 - odds are the odometer isn't working. It' s quite common on 1991-1994 cars.

There is one listed on Craigslist Grand Rapids, a 1992, that after looking at the car - I pointed it out to the owner. He is still advertising it as 100k miles.

I hate guys like that.

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Old 10-23-2018, 10:28 AM   #9
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What qualifies as "low miles"?

85k might not qualify - SC2 (02) in Fishill, NY. Was just there, Saturday night. No rust under the 3rd door is a good sign

https://www.ebay.com/itm/30292937378...&ul_noapp=true

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Old 10-23-2018, 11:37 AM   #10
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If only that SC2 with 40k was a manual and didnt have a sunroof...

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Old 10-24-2018, 05:15 AM   #11
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"If the trip meter reads 000 - odds are the odometer isn't working. It' s quite common on 1991-1994 cars",

I've been wondering about that as the odometer on my 1996 SW2 works fine but my trip odometer is hit and miss (mostly miss) the past year. I've wondered if that might make a potential buyer think twice (not that I'm planning on selling ..It's been with me since I drove it off the lot in 1996).

I do have records of every fuel fill-up / auto service/ date and mileage to authenticate that the main odometer has worked right along, though (not to mention that the state has mileage records from my yearly emissions tests). Would the wonky trip meter make any of you think twice?

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Old 10-28-2018, 12:14 AM   #12
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https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/ct...728811704.html

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Old 10-28-2018, 12:15 AM   #13
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https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/ct...720822841.html

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That's literally minutes away from where I live, how have I never seen this on the road before.

Edit: Both of those are actually, weird

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Wow thats a true low mile car

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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...99414953927917

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Show me the Carfax

https://salem.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1...738973989.html

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Old 11-05-2018, 11:31 PM   #19
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Show me the Carfax

salem.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1996-saturn-sl2-300-down-oac/6738973989.html
So what does title status "rebuilt" means ? Rebuilt engine...or was it crashed and body redone ?

What does it mean for the supposedly 36K miles ?

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So what does title status "rebuilt" means ? Rebuilt engine...or was it crashed and body redone ?

What does it mean for the supposedly 36K miles ?
Title=rebuilt or branded means that it has been written off by an insurer for scrap after an accident. That doesn't *necessarily* mean it's unreliable or unsafe, but I'd demand to see the details of the work performed AND have a very reputable mechanic (not one wearing a Mr Fox costume) check it out first. Also, ask your insurer about the title.

You might check the BBB about Car Safari, there's just this on Yelp, but one of the 3 reviews is telling.

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