what should I look for?

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I am going to look at an 03 Cobra with 79k miles for under $14k. I am a little unsure of the car as the price makes me nervous. But I figure I will see what the car is like. So like the title says, beside the obvious stuff like body,interior, and abnormal driveline noises. What should I look for? Thanks in advance
 

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Uneven panel gaps could be a sign of a previous wreck
 
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Thanks Nicky, that site has more than you could ever need to know.
 

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I saw that Craigslist ad as well.
Seems real, have you talked to the owner yet?
 
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I saw that Craigslist ad as well.
Seems real, have you talked to the owner yet?
I have talked to him through email. I am going to go check it out tonight.I am thinking he sounds desperate so $12k cash sounds like a good starting price to me.
 

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i dont think the price sounds to crazy. we r going threw ruff times and its got miles on it. good luck hope all works out 4 u..
 
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just went and looked it over. it has quite a few scratches throughout the car. has an exhaust leak where the x-pipe ties into the manifolds. and it is missing the vents in the top of the hood. car has a pulley, predator tuner and exhaust. the guys said that the car went on a dr, 11.70s does this sound right?
 

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just went and looked it over. it has quite a few scratches throughout the car. has an exhaust leak where the x-pipe ties into the manifolds. and it is missing the vents in the top of the hood. car has a pulley, predator tuner and exhaust. the guys said that the car went on a dr, 11.70s does this sound right?
yeah but with these cars you gotta be careful, if the body has been mistreated odds are they have run that car hard and who knows if it was tuned correctly
 
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yeah but with these cars you gotta be careful, if the body has been mistreated odds are they have run that car hard and who knows if it was tuned correctly
That was a big concern of mine.They (the 2 brothers that own the car) claim that the guy that helped with the predator has a fuel injected dragster that he tunes as well.
 

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That was a big concern of mine.They (the 2 brothers that own the car) claim that the guy that helped with the predator has a fuel injected dragster that he tunes as well.
haha that alone would make me walk away from this deal
 

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Yeah if they don't have a real dynotune i'd pass.

Everything goes faster when it's running lean:eek:
 

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Have a compression and leakdown test done. Have it thown on a dyno and looked at, if all checks out you know what you are getting yourself into. You can only see so much by just looking at the car. Spend a couple hundred bucks now or possibly a couple thousand later. Just my .02
 
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well after reading all that you guys have posted, knowing that the car has not been on dyno, and the wife not feeling 100% on it I think we are gonna walk away.If anybody is interested in looking at the car it is on craigslist. They have it posted in algonquin for $14,500
 

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Still a steal IMHO.
Buy it, buff it, tune it, sell and make 3-4 grand.
 

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