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I bought a 2003 sunset orange track edition with 286 original miles for $26,395. Did you guys think I got a good deal? It was the best deal that I had seen for one...

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I think thats a great deal. New they were selling around the mid 30's range.
 

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no you didnt get a good deal, but i will gladly take it off your hands for the same price and you can try again..


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That's an excellent deal! My Z is LeMans, too, and I wish I could've gotten a Track model for that price. Btw, was this the Z you're talking about? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:MEWA:IT

Edit: You might have some problems because it hasn't been driven much in about 2 years. Brake lines might need replacing, belts may need replacement, gasoline in the car is probably bad by now so you have to clean out the fuel system.
 

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While the price was a good deal, my cynical suspicous side has me wondering why a two year old car has only 286 miles on it. There must be a good story behind that one....
 

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I got my 03 Track w/ 8k miles for $26k a few months ago which I thought was outstanding. So I think you got a great deal. The mileage does seem suspiciously low though.
 

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yeah, thats the one!! But another dealer sold it to me for $26k. I didn't even know that auction existed! Starting to get a little suspicious. I had carchex inspect it and they said that everything was fine with it. It was registered to somebody in FL for over two years and I guess they never drove it. I'll probably run a fuel system cleaner through it. The new dealer told me that they got it at an auction from a mercedes benz dealership because they were not allowed to sell nissans there. Why would the brake lines and the belts need to be replaced?
 

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at any rate, its still under warranty for another year. If anything goes wrong, it'll be taken car of.
 

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Belts can tighten up and then break whenever and the inside of brake lines can start to crack (lines can stretch more when you press the brakes so softer pedal). Usually cars with very little miles over the years can be maintenence problems, but your's is only 2. This usually happens with Ferraris that have 100 miles over 10 years and are mechanical nightmares if someone wants to make it their daily driver.
 

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Ok, guys! Here's the skinny on this car! I called the mercedes dealership that was in the auction that you linked to this post. The used car manager told me that the car was owned by a "billionaire" in florida who had bought roughly seventy cars from mercedes. He told me that the guy never drove it, so he traded it in on another mercedes. The mercedes dealership in illinois ended up auctioning it off to carmart usa (the dealership that i bought it from). This puts my mind at ease. Thanks for looking out! Here's a link to the auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:MEWA:IT

thanks all,
david c.
 
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