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Old 11-22-2016, 07:02 PM
 
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So to all of the GM guys (&gals) out there give me your honest opinion. I would be using this as a daily driver/ car service vehicle. When I saw the mileage it raised my eyebrows to the point where I had to inquire? Give your thoughts on what to look out for on these. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/5842190103.html


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So to all of the GM guys (&gals) out there give me your honest opinion. I would be using this as a daily driver/ car service vehicle. When I saw the mileage it raised my eyebrows to the point where I had to inquire? Give your thoughts on what to look out for on these. Thanks in advance.

That low mileage is highly suspect. If that car has an old analog odometer especially one that only goes to five digits (meaning it resets to zero when it hits 99,999) then the chances of that mileage being accurate are .000000000000000000001%

Anything is possible I suppose and if you are serious about that car make sure to meet the seller in a public place such as a police station. If they are legit they won't decline.

My best guess is its some type of internet scam in which the seller will say something like "I'm out of the country right now and the car is in storage etc" please send a good faith deposit of xxx.xx dollars before seeing the car.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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The low price for a car like that with such low miles is suspect to say the least.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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Ad posted a month ago, still unsold, smells fishy. It wouldn't still be there if it was a good deal. I don't believe the mileage.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Costs you nothing but your time to go look, just don't take any money with you. Sometimes you go to look at a "great" deal only to find yourself looking at the wrong end of a gun. But my thoughts are mostly that the mileage is real, the price is real, and the rust is probably just as real. Can't imagine a Chevrolet in Pittsburg lasting this long without MAJOR body/frame damage.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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My best guess is its some type of internet scam in which the seller will say something like "I'm out of the country right now and the car is in storage etc" please send a good faith deposit of xxx.xx dollars before seeing the car.

That happens with $3000 2014 Accords, not $1000 25 year old Caprices, of a bodystyle that was never really desirable. I'm not smelling scam here at all and I've seen a lot of them on CL.


That's about the right price for a Caprice of that year that runs. But the low miles can means lot of parts that need replacing due simply to age. Cars that sit are often in worse condition than cars that are driven a lot.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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It's certainly possible. I remember selling my mother-in-law's car, a 1987 Ford Tempo when she became unable to drive. At the time it was 17 years old, but only had 55,000 miles. As Tiffer said, you are looking at other problems due to age, rather than miles on a car that old. If legit, and not a scam. he seller may end up selling it to someone needing a demolition derby car, those are quite popular for that purpose.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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it looks like a fake ad. No contact info, and the picture doesn't seem right. That and the low mileage.. I smell fishing scam. Also, I don't know the area, but is that the accurate map location?
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My best guess is its some type of internet scam in which the seller will say something like "I'm out of the country right now and the car is in storage etc" please send a good faith deposit of xxx.xx dollars before seeing the car.
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That happens with $3000 2014 Accords, not $1000 25 year old Caprices, of a bodystyle that was never really desirable. I'm not smelling scam here at all and I've seen a lot of them on CL.


That's about the right price for a Caprice of that year that runs. But the low miles can means lot of parts that need replacing due simply to age. Cars that sit are often in worse condition than cars that are driven a lot.
Anything is possible so if there's a contact phone number I would call it. If that car was up for sale in my area and was legit with minimal rust I would buy just for its towing capacity. I wouldn't even bother haggling.

My neighbor used to have the same car but the station wagon version and he would tow a small boat on a trailer with it. Not many cars nowadays have that type of towing capacity and you need to move up to a truck or SUV.
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