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Old 06-26-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
fuzionx23
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help me find a 2dr/4dr convertible!

Hi everyone
Im looking to purchase a 2dr/4dr convertible. something less than $3000 as a daily driver.

Im hoping someone has experience with the following cars. If you have any other suggestions please list a few.

anyhow I am looking at a
2000 SAAb 9-3 Convertible
1995 328 or 318i.
1996-99 eclipse spyder
1995-98 VW cabriolet
2000-02 Sebring convertible

anyone have experience/thoughts on these cars?

they are within my budget and have roughly 170000 miles or 210000 kms.

Please let me know what im getting myself into last thing i want is to purchase a potential money pit.

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Old 06-26-2012, 04:47 AM   #2
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yeah, look at spending a tonne on repairs with that budget. :-) when has a car NOT been a money pit especially when it is used? a crappy convertible sells for 1500.00 plus. then on top that $ to get it on the road. do your DD before buying a car.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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so far I have found a few cars that will be sold safety cert/etested. So repairs/maintenance will be up to date. This will be my second car. Anyone got experience with the two cars below?
1996-99 eclipse spyder
1995-98 VW cabriolet
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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The fact that it's certified and e-tested doesn't mean it's free from problems.

I have experience with all of those cars and wouldn't consider anything but the 3-Series and the Eclipse, if only because the others are either boring to drive, trouble-prone, or both.

Do you still have the Miata listed in your user info?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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The fact that it's certified and e-tested doesn't mean it's free from problems.

I have experience with all of those cars and wouldn't consider anything but the 3-Series and the Eclipse, if only because the others are either boring to drive, trouble-prone, or both.

Do you still have the Miata listed in your user info?
I have a 91 miata now, probably going to convert it to a track car but will be used as an occasional driver when wife isn't with me.

Boring is ok as my miata is my fun car.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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I have a 2001 Saab 93 that has 107000 original kms that needs a turbo or a turbo rebuild. Pm if interested
$1000 firm. Need space!
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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I have a 2001 Saab 93 that has 107000 original kms that needs a turbo or a turbo rebuild. Pm if interested
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yup, they are the weak point on those saabs. :-)
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2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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