would you buy?

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by funkgab, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    most of you guys probably won't... only reason why im considering it is cause its a fairly rare car and if its an easy fix, its a good car!

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3685914899.html

    problem is, it kind of looks like a ricer who wanted to play mechanic went overload on it, other than that i guess its fairly clean, besides the whole body kit, i will upload pics tomorrow (its 3am)

    the car overheated cause the pipe fell off, cause he didn't install it properly, im thinking a radiator hose..
    if the car went into limp mode, technically shouldn't it be designed to save itself?

    and i thought modern engines are pretty strong, as well headgaskets

    hes about 2 hours away from me so its a fairly long drive, is there any way to tell what damage was done?

    i was planning on going there with a buddy who knows a bit about cars, and doing a compression test, then deciding.. but it is a 2 hours drive, and my buddy is about an hour 30 away from me.. so about a 4 hour drive..
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    There's a reason that they are a "fairly rare car"
    I wouldn't buy.
  3. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    this guy fucked up his car and hes trying to recoup some money, i would run.
  4. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Yeah unless it's like $1000 and you're planning to DIY.
  5. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yeah, it sounds a lot like a purchase of someone else's problems to me too.
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    doubt hes going as low a $1000, but i was planning to diy, the motor and interior a decent upgrade to my current daily beater
  7. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    sounds like the piston rings are melted to the cylinder walls.
  8. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    Stay away. That's not even a good car to begin with. The Ralliart is just a regular Lancer with some cosmetic upgrades and a few features. It's not like a Lancer Evolution, it's a FWD sedan, same as a Camry or Accord. The 2.4L engine it came with isn't very good either

    You could probably find a good running Camry for what he's asking
  9. funkgab

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    guess it ain't even worth my time, i'll still post the pics i got though :p

    well i thought it'd be a good daily, and its alot more fun than any camry..

    also 86. wouldn't a compression test show if there is ring damage?
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    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    si
  11. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    so your saying do a compression test, well i was planning to not buy it any more
  12. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    If it was a fetus I'd abort it.
    86mcss says thanks for this.
  13. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    cool, decided not to buy