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05 executive 300,000 k's should i buy?

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by jazzdog69, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. jazzdog69

    jazzdog69 New Member

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    Hey im about to buy an 05 ececutive its done 300,000 k's it looks tydy buy looks can be deceiving. im buying from a car yard and the want 9 grand for it....is this a wisedecision or not...when do these cars get really tired?? any advice would be great....cheers jarred.
     
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    PIMPIN The Lurker

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    That sounds like a whole lot of k's for a 4yr old car...but some people don't care about how many it's done, as long as its tidy, straight, and still drives well. Take it for a test drive if you can and see how it goes...but, imo if you dont need it right now save a bit more cash, theres execs/acclaims around 10k ish with much less ks...
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Waaaaaaay too expensive. As mentioned above, you can get them for the same money with much less klms than that.
     
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    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    Auction price for a 05 VZ - 9k for a 50,000km car - max
     
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    stay off it,
    2 many km, and try and trade it in, you want get anything because of the km.
    there are so many cars 4 sale, take your time and look 4 another car with less km.
    you can only spend your money once !
     
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    300,000 Km is a lot for its age and probablely had a hard life.if it has had money spent to keep it in good condition (new shock,bushes,seals) and a good service history could be ok.if not walk away it will cost you big time.holdens are not the best build car will start to die quickly if neglected.
     
  7. PaulSV6

    PaulSV6 CHE Tuned 156.8rwkw

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    300,000km has that been to the moon & back!:eek::eek:
    As mentioned, most likely has had a hard life, ill definitely steer clear mate.
    Avg k's for an '05 Exec are between 60,000-100,000.
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    300,000ks, id pay about half what theyre asking!!

    Did you see it in an ad or did you see the actual car? if it was an add it might have been a typo, but im guessing if you were about to buy you would have seen it in the flesh

    yeh, id definatly stay away, far far far too expensive
     
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    lol, lemme guess the previous owner bought it then towed his frikken car around australia :D or something to that effect. Either way, WAY too expensive for that dude, if you can knock him down a few thou, do it and just buy a new crate motor for it :D In the vicinity of $3800 these days if I am not mistaken.
     
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    way over priced...

    probably a good buy at $4K lol..

    If 9K is your budget check the auctions, you'll find a lot lower kms for less.
     
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    Yeah way overpriced we have my wifes vz up for sale at 13k with 87k ,electric windows,vz ss rims and good nick so 9k for that no way.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    After travelling that distance, you are probably looking at much more than just the engine and transmission condition.

    Unless they have been replaced previously, all suspension bushes, shocks, springs and ball joints will be very tired. Hydraulics would need total overhaul just to be safe, electrical gremlins are bound to poke their ugly little heads up...

    just too many k's to start off with.

    Look elsewhere, or ask him to give you $9k plus the car.....
     
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    no no and no, 300k, 4 years for 9k, no way in hell dude, overpriced
     
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    i got my wagon with 93 000 k's on it from auctions middle of last year for $9500.

    Stay clear of that thing!!
     
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    cheers people...i thought it was way to many k's...im getting finance so cant go to auctions....im sure they got a car there with good k''s... anyway thanks for the advice!
     
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    The best place to get a cheap low km car is from a ex lease yard. They can do finance and other than the auctions you will find it hard to beat their prices. My 05 sv6 40000km cost just over 20k 18 months ago, one owner (university) all log books.
     
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    nicko Carbon Positive - DO IT!!

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    i would think twice about buying a diesel motor with that many kays. Steer clear of it.
     
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    ah what now? where did diesel come from
     
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    nicko Carbon Positive - DO IT!!

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    Im just saying that 300,000 kays is **** loads, even a diesel motor that goes for a long time i would consider not buying it. So i wouldnt touch a 300,000km petrol engine with a 10foot pole.
     
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    My last vito van had 750000ks and I still see it running round ,diesel power
     

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