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Old 07-01-2010, 11:47 AM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by Omaha Rocks View Post
What do you mean when you say "it needs brakes really bad?" If it just needs front disc pads, those can be bought at any parts store for about $30, and are very easy to replace.

If you're at all handy, you could replace the battery and front brake pads for $100. Then you've got a $2,000 - $2,500 vehicle.

On the other hand, if you just want to dump it and be done with it, I'd say you're in the right ballpark with $1,500.

I agree with this. Unless you are wanting to dump this vehicle then the $1500 but not a penny less. With the price of vehicles now days, if this vehicle runs well other than its current needs its a bargain. I see dealers selling 2010 Ford Focus for $20,000 so an SUV for $1500 that needs some common work is definitely a bargain.

Personally if thats all it takes to get this vehicle up to par I would do as recommended by others. Get a battery, get the brakes fixed and sell this vehicle for between $2000-$2500.
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