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Old 11-10-2012, 04:27 AM   #11
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Well the dealer wasn't impressive in dealing with people either. But I can get over that. I'll talk to them tmrw and see if I can talk them down.

I know rotors rust quick but this wasn't the normal orange rained on rust. They were grinding most of the trip in the front, the rear did it the whole trip.

These SUVs seemed to be better than say a jeep Cherokee, ford escape or Nissan exterra.
They're cheaper, more fuel efficient, better reliability and I think they're rarer.
You have an advantage because you know your way around cars, retail value is supposed to be excellent condition, which it obviously isn't at the moment. Sounds like the cons of the car are an easy fix for you and should help you get a cheaper price on it. Don't let them scam you!! They replaced the battery, rear diff, air filter, cabin filters and put 4 new tires on my used Element and I still got $2500 off their ridiculous dealership asking price.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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Yea I'm hoping to do some wheeling and dealing. I liked driving it. My gf says its cute, and it's the same color as her 09 civic Atomic blue.
I've been too busy to call them yet. Maybe by this eve.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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That's a little more mileage than I have on MY '07, so that's not an issue. Besides the comments from above, make sure you see the CARFAX, should indicate any problems that are worrisome. The brake issue has been discussed many times here, but, will add that rear brake pad wear can be unusually quick if they are not lubed right (seems to be a relatively common occurrence). Like previously stated, have a COMPLETE brake job done, probably with new rear rotors, based on what you said. Good luck and keep us informed
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
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Still having trouble with my mustang, getting a title and canceling an extended warranty I bought. So not gonna happen very quickly. I just hope it's still there in a couple days....
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #15
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I've driven an 08 and an 07.... So far the 07 was the better one. That's the link I posted first. Now I've found an 03 near me. I'm going to look at it tonight.

http://mobile.heritagehondabaltimore...icleId=1184013

It was sold. So I drive an 06 w/ 70,650. Very nice. $14,200 asking.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:42 PM   #16
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In 07 changes to the interior seat belts and seats were made as well as five speed auto trans and other safety features became standard. Do some research on those changes before jumping on anything before 07 to make sure your getting what you like.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #17
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Yea I read up on that. I didn't mind the older ones that I looked at, except the seat belts. Early models have them in the rear doors... Retarded. The 07+ has the better seat belts.
I liked the interior otherwise. One 05 I looked at had the armrest console that opens. I liked it. I still would rather have the sc center console.
But my budget is $13,000 and under. Plus I've gotta deal with the Stang stuff before I can buy. Now that I've driven a few I'm comfortable with them. I like them.
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