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Re: Decision Time...HELP please
Sounds like a lot of money for that many miles...
It is a super nice, clean lookin' rig for sure.
Whats the warranty? How long, whats it cover?
Nissan Dealer or independent?
Unless the warranty is in writing without sneaky wording, and exceptional, I'd go in at about 8,000 and see what they come back at.
Kbb Private party good is 7400, very good is 8700. I do'nt consider a non "brand you are buying" dealer a "dealer" pricing scenario... id go closer to private party. If you were going to a Nissan dealer...that'd be a little more.
Average trade in on that model with those miles is 6200.. max 7400 ..if you pay 11,900.. they will make 4500 on it minimum. For that they should have changed all the fluids, put new tires on it and give you a considerable extended warranty..
Advice... do not trust any dealer ever... have them pull one front and one rear wheel in front of you. Look at CV shaft boots, axle housing seals, transfer case seals... look at the coolant level (green or blue.. should be blue), look for any kind of stop leak in the coolant reservoir (brown or silver sludge) look at the air filter see if its new or gunked up, look at the oil cap for condensation (brown milky appearance), ask for service records... if they don't have clear ones.. assume it wasn't serviced regularly and that you'll be changing all the fluids immediately. put it in 4wd and listen. try the locker (straight line only if its dry surface)... try every button and feature.. every one.. all the windows(known window reg issues), all the door handles inside and out.. locks, power seats.. etc
Get it on the highway.. any rear end whine or noise at all.. skip it...
Do not skip looking at anything.. they all take in a trade for the least money they can pay, then sell it for as much as they can get...
I just bought a 2012 Certified...they docmumented services, put them on carfax and everything... got it home to find they lied about every service, every fluid change(not a drian plug touched on anythign but the oil pain), and never did any inspection of the vehicle at all(no e-brake, backup lamp out).. they put brake rotors on and washed it.. nothing more(not even the filthy air filter)...I've got hours in doing what they should have. I should take my own advice.
unless its family... they all lie to get as much $$ as possible.
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