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  1. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

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    Caveat Emptor.....

    The 4Runner was beautiful & the price was great, almost too good to be true. Turns out it was. Caveat Emptor!

    Not sure how good Carfax is, but it is a help.
     
  2. cooperjet

    cooperjet Well-Known Member

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    Let's put it this way. Daisy's Clubman accident didn't show on Carfax. And that was a fair $ amount. I think that it's good to know where the car has probably lived and that's about it.
     
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    cooperjet Well-Known Member

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    Looking at a 2006 tomorrow with 64000 miles. Is that too high even if the price is right?
     
  4. Tigger

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    My Tigger is an '06 with about the same mileage, he has lots of life in him.

    Ali
     
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    cooperjet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ali!

    I only do about 8k a year, so I'm thinking for a good price I can't go wrong. Well, as long as I'm ok with Cool Blue.
     
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    Tell us all about it after you go look.
     
  7. cooperjet

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    Will do. This place sounds like they might be more willing to deal versus everywhere else I've looked.
     
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    With the weather getting cooler, it's a good time to buy a cabrio. I bought Tigger in January and got a good deal.
     
  9. cooperjet

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    Didn't get to see the car today. The salesman was supposed to call me in the morning and meet me at one of the Cincinnati airports while I was doing a couple of flights. It was his day off, but he was supposed to arrange it with someone else. Oh well, not sure when I will have time to take a 4 hour round trip to go see it.
     
  10. Crashton

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    Sounds like he really did not want you to buy it. There are many MINIs out there. You will find yours. FWIW I think Cool Blue is a sweet color.
     
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    Says WHO? :arf:

    I run mine all year long... In summer, spring, and fall, the top almost never goes up. I close it in the winter when it's actively snowing or raining, but if it's clear I've been known to run with the top down/windows up/seat heaters on full (get the Cold Weather package - you'll be glad you did).

    That said... I love the hard tops too. Definitely lots less squeakage from all over the damn car when the roof's actually, you know, ATTACHED. But hey... top-down mode forgives a multitude of sins...
     
  12. Crashton

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    ME, my opinion after spending a couple of winters driving MG's. :crazy: If you like them in the winter more power to you. :cornut:
     
  13. Tigger

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    I'm another one that really loves a sunny crisp day to take the top down. If it's sunny I'll take the top down to around 30 degrees. Seat warmers do make the difference and I have some nice driving gloves and matching scarf to keep me warm.

    I won't do highway speeds though when it's that cold, just putzing around town.
     
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    Ah, I see... I'm taking about convertible *cars*, not lawnmower-powered bathtubs. No wonder man... (((shakes head)))...

    ...


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  15. cooperjet

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    I think my mind is made up to get a convertible. Really like the roadster but I need the 4 seats. Just waiting to find the right one...
     
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    The same lawnmower powers your very own 1992 Mini. Although my mower had 2 SU carbs not 1. (laughs arse off)...

    :ihih:
     
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    Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight
     
  18. Crashton

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    I'm a lover not a fighter, but he ain't my type. :)
     
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    Being a "fighter" is better. You don't have to buy anyone flowers, or presents, or take them out to dinner. :lol:

    Jim
     
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