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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 07/29/08 12:21 pm PST

    Basically, if the $7, 000 estimate is correct, and allowing say 10% cost over-run, this vehicle is actually totalled and has only the value that a wrecking yard would pay for it....maybe $1,500?

    You could buy the nicest one in the world from a dealer perhaps even with a warranty for $9,000--$10,000 or so, so there you go.

    Perhaps if you bought a warrantied used engine, you might get the cost down but really I don't see much temptation in buying such a vehicle unless you a) got it dirt cheap and b) did the work yourself (which is what someone will do, no doubt).



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  • MrShift@Edmunds 07/29/08 12:21 pm PST

    Basically, if the $7, 000 estimate is correct, and allowing say 10% cost over-run, this vehicle is actually totalled and has only the value that a wrecking yard would pay for it....maybe $1,500?

    You could buy the nicest one in the world from a dealer perhaps even with a warranty for $9,000--$10,000 or so, so there you go.

    Perhaps if you bought a warrantied used engine, you might get the cost down but really I don't see much temptation in buying such a vehicle unless you a) got it dirt cheap and b) did the work yourself (which is what someone will do, no doubt).



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