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What to look for in an 03 with less than 20k miles.

Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by Joshuam2107, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Joshuam2107

    Joshuam2107 New Member

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    Feel free to redirect me to an existing thread if one exists but:

    I found an 03 Cobra listing for a very reasonable price with just shy of 20k miles on the car.
    Pics of the engine bay have it looking relatively stock except for a cold air intake of some sort and I can see the battery looks relatively new/a replacement from the original.

    My question is what is your tire kicking list? Assuming you show up wanting to purchase the vehicle that has a clean title and no known mechanical issues, what are things you are looking for that are potential red flags? Known issues, things that need to be serviced soon. Etc.

    I've always been a fan of the SN-95 but hoping maybe I might find myself a member of this community soon if all goes well.
     
  2. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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  3. Joshuam2107

    Joshuam2107 New Member

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    Thanks Bob, That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for.
     
  4. cbehr

    cbehr Active Member Established Member

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    It's not in NJ by chance is it? There was a 10th anniversary there for sale for like $19.9 with just under 20k miles with an accident on the carfax. I inquired about what was repainted and they then took down the carfax and didn't respond to me lol.
     
  5. Joshuam2107

    Joshuam2107 New Member

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    Nope, further south than that.
    The price seemed somewhat low honestly, but according to KBB it's pretty close to the value point for the year, mileage, and condition. So maybe it's just a good deal for once and not something that's too good to be true.
     
  6. BLOWN9646

    BLOWN9646 E85 COBRA Established Member

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    Compression test would be wise
     
  7. hotcobra03

    hotcobra03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Compression test done
    And a long test drive with laying into it.
     
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  8. CompO_Eric

    CompO_Eric Arch Enemy of the Prius Established Member

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    Rubber in the wheel wells. You might have a 20k mileage car that lived its life a 1/4 mile at a time.

    Is the pulley cover on? Tune?



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  9. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    In the market of terminators kkb and nada are irrelevant. Prices can obviously differ depending on location.

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