Just had a 1995 Blue with white top, white interior inspected by CARCHEX at a dealer. 115,000 miles. 3.4L.
I'm deciding whether or not to buy it (price is at $3000 right now). Here is what the inspector found (I used this board's advice to guide him what to look for. What I'd like to know is: 1) How much would some of this stuff cost to fix? 2) Based on what the inspector found, should I push for a lower price (it's a new car dealer, so he may not go much lower) or just walk away? I'm willing to spend some money to get the car up to snuff, but don't want to break the bank. Thanks!
---Overall body/paint/wheels/tires are good
---Power top works Ok but needs repair ---seams ripping
---Top rear glass seems loose
--- Rear window rubber seals need to be replaced.
---Power locks do not close both doors.
---Power antenna is inoperable.
---The right front power window switch is inoperable. (power window ok using main switch). The left rear power window is inoperable.
---Driver seat worn out and the others need cleaning. The carpets are worn and need cleaning.
---The A pilar cover is loose
---The center console top is broken loose
---A/C doesn't blow cold
---Overall, the car runs well but the power steering is very noisy.
---The brake pedal gets harder after 3 or 4 pumps.
---Unable to verify timing belt condition (but a safe procedure when condition is unkown is to replace belt and tensioner and some cases water pump to get a 70K or so trouble free miles.)
---Smells oil burning (possible small leak driping on exhaust), but no exhaust smoke or oil on floor.