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Old 08 Oct 2017, 01:56 pm
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Bought my wife a red 05 GT convertible today. $1000 with only 93,000 miles. perfect condition.
the seller bought it and took it to have a new battery put in a year ago. they had a hard time because its under the air box. after cursing at the car for a hour or so they got the battery replaced and started the engine and the check engine light came on, so they scanned it and its a bad cam sensor. worked fine until they changed the battery. it sat for a year at the mechanic's garage until he was sick of looking at the car and wanted it off his lot. he was not working on it. the seller put it on craigs list and i seen it and ran over to check it out. he warned me the check engine light is on and why its on. he thinks they broke the wires on the cam sensor plug. because its next to the battery. i scanned it before i started it to conform what he is telling me is true. well he said it would start and run for a few minutes and die out. he handed me the key and it was a hardware store regular key. the problem wrong key you need the chip key. he looked at me in confusion and handed me the original key. car started and kept running. he honored his asking price of $1000 we loaded it onto the car dolly and headed home.
now i have three PTs 02 touring blue, 05 gt convt black, 05 gt convt red.
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Old 08 Oct 2017, 02:03 pm
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Congratulations!

And that's a great deal. Post some photos when you get a chance.
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Old 08 Oct 2017, 03:31 pm
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Congratulations!

Someone else's misfortune ended up being your fortune

Love to see some pics of all your PT's together, one big happy family

I wonder how the original owners of your 'vert would feel if they found out
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Old 08 Oct 2017, 04:37 pm
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i dont know how to post pictures. if some one could help me i`d love to share pictures.

the seller was upset when he heard about the key. but he honored his price.
i have to look at the cam sensor yet.
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Old 08 Oct 2017, 04:54 pm
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Default Re: another PT added to the collection today

What a deal! I would love to stumble upon a sale like that. Congrats on the new Cruiser.
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Old 08 Oct 2017, 05:46 pm
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Picture's ....or it did not happen
I Kidd. How can we help.?
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Old 08 Oct 2017, 06:35 pm
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Default Re: another PT added to the collection today

It pays to know what you're dealing with.

I have a buddy at work who scored a good riding lawn mower cheap. The previous owner had troubles starting it. The previous owner put a new battery in it and all sorts of other nonsense. He sold it to my buddy "as is" "won't start". My buddy handed him the cash. Then my buddy turned the crank a bit by hand, hit the starter and it started right up. This mower engine has a compression release that gets out of sorts, and that was the only problem.

Good luck with your new found PT.
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 12:06 pm
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Wow, great score!
Even if the cam sensor plug was smashed, the worst thing you'd have to do is go to a junk yard, snip off the cam sensor plug to a wrecked PT, and splice it onto the harness. Yes the battery is not the easiest thing to change, but if you know what to remove (the air box), it only takes an additional 5 minutes to change out the battery.

The person you bought it from is probably more relieved to get rid of it even for $1k. Someone like that would probably be way too frustrated with the quirks of the PT Cruiser and I think you did a service to him by saving him the future frustrations.
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 01:41 pm
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I'm jeolous.....lol I was looking for a vert when I got mine. I thought I got a good deal, but you got the deal of a lifetime...lol... mine was in horrible condition and had double the mileage that your's has and I only paid 800. I have no clue why these cars have such a low resale value, but it's good for people like us who love the PT's. Anytime you can pick up a car for 1,000 bucks and it has under 100k miles is AWESOME!!!
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Old 10 Oct 2017, 08:25 pm
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here it is.
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