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Old 07 Mar 2009, 07:42 pm
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Default 2002 PT Cruiser $3,200...Good Deal?

Hey every, new here and up in Ontario. Well today I was in town and noticed the local Wholesaler had an '02 PT Cruiser out front, so I stopped in. It looks pretty decent, new tires, 5 Speed Manual, P/W, etc. The headlights are starting to fog up and the emblem for the trunk is missing. Then again, it's nothing major and it's my first car so no big deal.

They want $3,200 AS IS. It has 120,000kms (75,000 miles) Is this a good deal or...?

I know I should really have a look on Autotrader but was going back tomorrow for a test drive just wondering what I should look for? If it drives good, i'm taking it down to get it looked at by a mechanic first before I sign anything.

Thanks guys! Hope to be on here more often if I buy it
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Old 07 Mar 2009, 08:14 pm
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Welcome to the forum. Showing my ignorance, what's $3,200 in American dollars?

With 75K on the odometer, you want your mechanic to check out the steering, front bushings and front wheel bearings. You can check out the clutch and tranny on the ride over. He probably won't have it long enough to do a compression check. Keep in mind that we're telling everyone that about 90-100K the timing belt, water pump, serpentine and alternator belts should be changed and that could run somewhere around $800 - $1000 (U.S.) because it's a labor intensive job.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:20 am
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Welcome.
For about $35 you can buy a kit with 2 sandpapers and chemicals that can make the headlights like new - I got one for my son's '98 Sebring and it works great.
If oil was changed regularly, it should be fine.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 09:20 pm
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Quicksilverdon: where do you get that kit,,my '03 is starting to fog up at headlites??,,thanks MJB
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 08:12 am
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http://www.crystalviewchemicals.com/...ght/index.html

It isn't coming up now.
Some say they found it at AdvanceAuto for only $20 something...
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 08:30 am
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THis link works:
Crystal View The Best Auto Headlight Restorer Defogger Cleaner
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