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Looking At A 92 Sc300 What Should I Watch Out For?

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Hello guys... good forum very imformative. I'm a grad student looking for a nice, fast, reasonably reliable for of transportation... that is akin to the Supra ;).

Lokking at a 92 SC300 MT with 160,000 miles... as far as I know it has no repair records. Located in the northren midwest.

Here's what I've been told by the owner:

1) P/S is blown... not working

2) Needs a tune up. Running ruff?!?!

(owner says it will be completed, has parts)

3) Leaks no oil and uses none.

Monday I am going to drive the vehicle (8 hr trip... :/).

Thinking about offering $4K...

I need 30K miles (8 months of grad school) out of the car till I swap for TT engine.

By the way I'm a POOR grad student! (Yes, that is one in the same) :)

Questions (in your opinions):

A) Is it worth it?

B) What should I offer? ($$$$$)

C) Cost of PS pump???

D) What should I look for when driving the vehicle?

(Besides fluid leaks and the shocks/drivetrain noises)

Thanks for the help!

Nathan aka XeenSD

Aspiring Transportation Engineer

"No you can't blame me for the red lights!"

Owned:

'87 5mgte Supra (I hate blown HG's)

'84 4X4 SR5 Toy Pickup (I hate blown HG's More)

'87 Civic Hatch (Have you ever driven a car that gets 36mpg? - by the way trees and cars don't mix)

Own:

1992 240SX hatch (HEY! It was $250 running! - going drift)

1994 Toy Pickup (170,000+ miles - daily driver)

1999 Sebring Convertable (Topless is best! even if it is a Chrysler....)

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well, p/s pump cost 450 at lexus not including the labor. but you can get a remanufactored oem pump at a parts store for cheaper. the car has 160k on it and if it needs a p/s pump and a tune up. damn. i think 4g's is a little too much. i think a full tune at lexus is like $1200 thats not including the timing belt. i would offer $3000. i detailed a 96 sc400 from a very well reputable dealer with a 161k on it the they sold at the auction for 6 grand. and that car was mint. leather and all. i was shocked. didnt like color though. your looking at a car thats 4 years older. its a 300 not a 400. and it probably needs a major tune up and a p/s pump.

make sure theres no paint work. just because theres no records of repair doesnt mean that there was no damage done. i got into a car accident with my sc400. had 12 grand in damage and theres no record of that anywhere. trust me i searched. just becareful with what you buy and good luck. keep us posted :cheers:

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