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Should i buy this car?/does it have a bad tran?


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Aug 20, 2009, 8:45 AM

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So i'm looking into a 1999 Buick Century for my first car. it has 67000 miles on is on sale for $1000. only negatives i see are one windsheild wiper doesn't work (easy fix) the a/c only works on high and the car sort of makes a noise and jumps a tiny bit when changing gears sometimes. could this be a sign of a bad transmisson? should i get it? thanks all


Hammer Time
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Aug 20, 2009, 9:16 AM

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Whenever someone is selling a car with obvious problems that they are indicating as minor issues is lieing. Nobody is going to sell a car with obvious defects if they could easily eliminate them and make the car much easier to sell. Chances are these problems are major and they are the reason he is selling it in the first place.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Aug 20, 2009, 11:52 AM

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Another two cents worth; With that few of miles, the price sounds quite reasonable. But....Pay to have a professional examination prior to the purchase. If everything checks out to your satisfaction, make certain it will pass the emission test in your state. The check engine light (or Service engine soon) should come on when you turn on the ignition, then go off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the lamp doesn't illuminate, it's either burned out or they are hiding something. In my state, that would cause you to fail the emission test. If the seller won't let you do this, run very fast away.
Loren
SW Washington

(This post was edited by Loren Champlain Sr on Aug 20, 2009, 11:54 AM)


Hammer Time
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Aug 20, 2009, 12:32 PM

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The A/C only working on high is just a bad blower resister but I'd be real concerned about that jumping thing.



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Aug 20, 2009, 3:04 PM

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Thanks for the input guys. Yea, im thinking its a real steal if the jumping problem is just the result of lack of transmission fluid or something. i wish i knew a mechanic to come have a look with me.


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Aug 21, 2009, 11:41 AM

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Make it 4 cents - trans could cost you $1,500 give or take. It's near impossible to be just low fluid without damage. Other knowns and the bargain is lost. Just my thoughts,

T



trw
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Sep 4, 2009, 11:16 AM

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Thanks for the input guys. Yea, im thinking its a real steal if the jumping problem is just the result of lack of transmission fluid or something. i wish i knew a mechanic to come have a look with me.



a buick for a 1000$ bucks thats cheap!
just make sure you get it checked out properly
by a certified ase teknition before buying.


Loren Champlain Sr
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Sep 4, 2009, 11:31 AM

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>>ase teknition << Kind of an oxymoron, huh. Sure hope he can fix cars better than he spells. LOL. (btw, there is a spell check button at the lower right corner of the screen). Thanks for the input, anyway.
Loren
SW Washington


trw
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Sep 7, 2009, 11:34 AM

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>>ase teknition << Kind of an oxymoron, huh. Sure hope he can fix cars better than he spells. LOL. (btw, there is a spell check button at the lower right corner of the screen). Thanks for the input, anyway.


oxymoron huh all because i dont bother using spell
check f@%$46of


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Sep 7, 2009, 12:12 PM

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the only moron here is the one that puts
someone elses post down because he cant
or didnt use spell check COMEON no need
for thatMadcrap!

your the moron!


Hammer Time
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Sep 7, 2009, 12:43 PM

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Consider this your one warning about posts like that. Third grade spelling reflects poorly on everyone here.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Sep 7, 2009, 12:44 PM)


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Sep 7, 2009, 2:47 PM

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Lighten up trw!! Loren was just kidding with you.....

Both those posts you just made really surprised me. All your others post have always informative and intelligent, really thought you were above this childish behavior......


Loren Champlain Sr
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Sep 8, 2009, 12:09 PM

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trw; NO, NO, NO.. You aren't an oxymoron. An oxymoron is a word or a combination of words that contradict itself.
Get it? ASE-teknition? Sorry, didn't mean for you to take it so personally. Heck, I have to use the spell check sometimes, myself. No big deal.
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 8, 2009, 1:04 PM

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It's not funny to fight guys about anything. Oxymoron is like saying "Jumbo Shrimp" as the famous George Carlin put it so well,

T



Loren Champlain Sr
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Sep 8, 2009, 2:14 PM

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trw; <elses> else's
<cant> can't
<didnt> didn't
<your> you're
Sorry, couldn't resist.Wink My grandmother would return my letters, corrected in red.
Loren
SW Washington


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Sep 8, 2009, 2:18 PM

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trw; <elses> else's
<cant> can't
<didnt> didn't
<your> you're
Sorry, couldn't resist.Wink My grandmother would return my letters, corrected in red.



You use to throw rocks at bee hives when you were a kid........huh.


Loren Champlain Sr
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Sep 9, 2009, 9:07 AM

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Well, like DUH!! Didn't everyone? SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Loren
SW Washington


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Sep 12, 2009, 9:35 PM

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you know what who needs to hear that crap
especially from a guy thats on 24-7 that has no
life! Mad


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Sep 12, 2009, 9:38 PM

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i meant it for hammer time


Sidom
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Sep 12, 2009, 10:25 PM

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TRW....What gives?

Loren explained himself and why the attack on HT, of all people? what did he do in this thread?? If anything go after Loren or me.

Geeezzz dude I though we were kidding with a regular, I guess some people can't take kidding very well. duly noted...

Ok for all concerned I apologize and we won't kid with you anymore.....

That being said no more attacks, it needs to stop now and it would really be better to log in under your user name....


(This post was edited by Sidom on Sep 12, 2009, 10:26 PM)


Hammer Time
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Sep 13, 2009, 4:32 AM

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I guess he thinks he's hiding behind the "guest" banner. He's been warned.



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way2old
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Sep 13, 2009, 2:52 PM

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I guess this is one of the things I missed.



Being way2old is why I need help from younger minds






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