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Old 02-28-2009, 04:01 AM
 
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Looking to buy a 240sx in California but saw that the car was from NY so i asked owner to snap pics but i have no clue.
what do u guys think so far as of rust wise?
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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There is some surface rust, but all in all the car appears to be solid. I would say nothing to worry about.

Then again I'm from Michigan. It's all relative.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Like stanman says it has just surface rust. Nothing to be concerned about. Something else I noticed. There is dirt in the engine compartment that would have been washed off if it had been cleaned for the pictures. It was that clean before he decided to take pictures of it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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i only clicked on a few but the underbody looks as clean as any 20 year old car you will ever find. and i see this one's still got a ka24 engine in it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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When buying a vehicle across country, expecially when it's coming from a "Salt on the road, rust state", pay the extra money and have it inspected.
There are services that will inspect a car anywhere in the country. It may cost a hundred or two, but money well spent. By the time you pay to ship it to California and find out it's a piece of junk, it's too late.
I have purchased three cars from across country and had them shipped to California. All turned out to be good buys, but a couple I had inspected were not at all what the seller claimed. I would have been very sad to have them unloaded in my driveway..!
Another thing to be very careful about is where you're buying it through. There are lots of scams out there. Sending someone money and you might never see the car. My nephew paid $4k for a Ford Bronce that never existed. I wonder how many times that seller sold the same non-existant Bronco..
Ebay is safe, as long as you pay through ebay, and not just send a money order..
You have to be careful, there are lots of bad people out there..
Good luck
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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When buying a vehicle across country, expecially when it's coming from a "Salt on the road, rust state", pay the extra money and have it inspected.
There are services that will inspect a car anywhere in the country. It may cost a hundred or two, but money well spent. By the time you pay to ship it to California and find out it's a piece of junk, it's too late.
I have purchased three cars from across country and had them shipped to California. All turned out to be good buys, but a couple I had inspected were not at all what the seller claimed. I would have been very sad to have them unloaded in my driveway..!
Another thing to be very careful about is where you're buying it through. There are lots of scams out there. Sending someone money and you might never see the car. My nephew paid $4k for a Ford Bronce that never existed. I wonder how many times that seller sold the same non-existant Bronco..
Ebay is safe, as long as you pay through ebay, and not just send a money order..
You have to be careful, there are lots of bad people out there..
Good luck

thanks bro but the cars not in NY, its aleady in CA.
he just bought it from NY...

and thanks to everyone for posting, great info!
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Earth
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From those pics it looks like there's not much rust on the underside, that there's an alarm on it, some type of glass pack muffler, cool Kanji lettering on the data plate and someone has misplaced the "710" cap on the fuse box.

Seriosuly, looks ok, but you know how pics are. Best to see the car in person if you can. My 2 cents.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I agree. For a New York car, that car is in excellent shape on the underside. Its obviously either not been driven much in the snow/salt covered roads and/or it was not in NY very long. I have seen MUCH worse coming out of NY (on the internet for sale) to the tune of rusted holes in the floors.

That Nissan looks fine to me - even for a southeastern car thats about the norm because of humidity levels.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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thanks guys appreciate it a lot!
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I didn't look at the photos, but no way would I buy an ex-New York car except for parts or as an extreme "beater".

With all the rust-free California cars around, why bother with this junk?
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