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Old 09-07-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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OK, so I am out in the boonies without a car and recently found that a local police department is selling off some of their fleet via a dealership that specializes inn police cars. I have a budget of about $7000 and need a vehicle that is suitable for a farming operation. As I have been shopping, it seems that with my budget I am either looking at a vehicle over 200K miles, or over 20 years old, or something that had lemon issues for the entire production run. This is the first time I have found a car that is pausibel in age, has only 120K miles and, at least according to Edmunds, positive owner reviews. I only need to get 2-3 years out of this car, so how can I do decent due diligence. BTW, car is being sold for the Oceanside CA PD for $4500 and has a smog less than 2 weeks.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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Ex-cop car has been beaten like Rodney King at a traffic stop! But at $4500 and a 2-3 year need it may be worth a shot. Keep in mind a lot of cop cars have thousands of hours of idle time so while the odometer might be low the time on the engine might be equivalent of a car with 3X the mileage.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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1 hr idling = 30 miles driven. GM standard.
Buy a Silverado extended cab. They are cheap and much more suitable for "farming". Open truck bed comes very handy.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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Buy it.
Get it out of your system.
You will never buy another one.
For reasons mentioned above and more.
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