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What Do Yall Think About This '98?

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I found a '98 ES on ebay that I absolutley love(my fav. gen.)...and could afford, and I want to know what yall think about it. Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...item=2453388239 .

I asked him a few questions about the problem with cylinder 6, and here's his answer "as far as the engine is concerned, the thing that is wrong with it is that there is a misfire (what the dealer said) meaning there is a minor shake at idle, but when the gas is applied everthing is running smothly. so yes the car runs, shift smothly." This sounds like my '94 all over again. What I mean is my '94 has a jittery idle, but she shifts(except at 80) and drives well. I asked him if there is a cel, but he hasn't responded yet. I know that the taillight isn't a prob, and I could live with the scuff on the bumper until I have the money to get it fixed by an expert. However, I don't want to shell out all of my life's earnings only to find something that needs a new engine.

Mechanical junkies what do yall think? I was thinking that if it's just 1 cylinder that's misfiring you could cross out a lot of possible causes that I found in my service manual(it's the same engine). From what the manual suggests, I think these are more probable: spark plugs and wires, fuel injector that is cloged, and worst case bad cylinder or rings. Then after his email, I started thing about motor mounts.

What do yall think of the car??? Anything out of the ordinary? I love the mismatched floor mats and "300 ES" :lol: !

thanks guys,

Blake

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Beware...

Ask him about the emblem on the back, it reads "300 ES" as opposed to "ES 300" This is a common bodyshop mistake, and could mean the car has been in an accident...

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Hard to tell what the ending price will end up being, but that car (if it were mechanically sound), would go for about 14K where I'm at.

Check the carfax with the vin#.

400 dollars to fix everything he listed? :huh: buyer beware.

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