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Old 12-11-2008, 10:12 AM   #11
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All I can say is make sure you get a really thorough Pre-purchase inspection. an unmaintained 540 will nickel and dime you to death. Don't let a cheap purchase price fool you.

Get one with a good service history. If the entire cooling system hasn't been replaced within the last few years, replace the whole thing as soon as you buy it.

Expect a set of rear tires a season, and $100+ oil changes.

I'm not trying to scare you away, because I love 540's. but I don't want you to be surprised when you find that this isn't a super cheap daily driver.

If you're interested, I can give you a breakdown of my service history, which might give you a better idea.
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