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Old 10-22-16, 12:52 PM
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Hello,is this a fair deal or not.

98 LS400 with 152K and no service records. Clean Carfax with 3 owners. Car in decent condition.

Toyota dealer said they would do the water pump/timing belt for 750. I am pretty sure it has been done yet or can't tell that it has.

Any feedback would be helpful.

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Forgot to add that the price was $2500.
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You don't know for sure till you look at it. I think I saw the same ad too. In Auburn? And with that price and what it looked like it looks like an okay deal. Just check it out good for any possible body damage that was fixed. And make sure everything works, anything that doesn't should get some off the price. And that is a great price for the timing belt at a dealer, way better than any independent.

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Thanks, That was the one.
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Got it for 2300, No problems on the way home from Tacoma to Portland. Needs a new grill because chrome is coming peeling off. Could use some tires. Non wrecked all panels matching vin.

Pretty happy with it.
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So your Portland not Wa? That's a good deal I've seen lots of 1990's and that era that are junk for about the same as what you got that for.
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Actually Vancouver WA, but many people confuse that for B.C........They want plenty for the replacement front grills on Ebay. Have to clean the floor mats, had a good stain on passenger side. Get the timing belt/water pump replaced. Clean the leather seats, driver seat has a small 1 inch tear where your left kidney would be. Tires have maybe 5/32nds on them.

So definitely not the steal of the century. But as I clean it up it probably won't depreciate that much more since I won't drive it everyday. Just kind of a something to keep me busy that I can get some satisfaction out of . Lot of car for the money I feel.

Needs washer fluid and there is a little red light next to the message that says I need washer fluid.

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Actually Vancouver WA, but many people confuse that for B.C........They want plenty for the replacement front grills on Ebay. Have to clean the floor mats, had a good stain on passenger side. Get the timing belt/water pump replaced. Clean the leather seats, driver seat has a small 1 inch tear where your left kidney would be. Tires have maybe 5/32nds on them.

So definitely not the steal of the century. But as I clean it up it probably won't depreciate that much more since I won't drive it everyday. Just kind of a something to keep me busy that I can get some satisfaction out of . Lot of car for the money I feel.

Needs washer fluid and there is a little red light next to the message that says I need washer fluid.

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put in the vin number and all the service history will come up.

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i looked at the craigslist ad. I think 2300 is a steal. Obviously it will need a few things here and there but that color is gorgeous! From what it can tell your grill has "chrome" added to it in the form of plastic strips. thats not oem.

Great buy! Lets see some pics soon!
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The cars in that area Tacoma/Portland seem to stay in really good shape paintwise and leatherwise.

I saw another one for sale, although not a 98+ but a 97 w/ low miles that looked to be a good deal also at 2500

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/5835244569.html



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That is the one I was talking about. And some of the cars here are an okay deal and some not. I've seen lots of good deals on the 98's to 2000's, almost thinking of jumping on one some day, then I can really get into can. And all those fun things.
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Yeah, decent deal not the greatest.. Has a front wheel bearing going out and I have to figure out how to patch a 1 inch tear on the side bolster section of driver seat.

Goes into Toyota for water pump and timing belt on Thursday.
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It looked like the ad was still up and the price was higher????
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Looks just like my car.
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