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Old 07-16-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Hello all. I have been searching for a decent used convertible and think I may settle on a 2001 with about 86,000 miles. I had it checked out at a dealer and it needs some work on the top and a few other items, but it is in good shape.

I was curious if anyone had any input/feedback on why I should NOT buy this classic.

It's the base 2001 convertible with leather and TRC/ABS.

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Old 07-16-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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This is the car that I am close to buying.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:55 AM   #4
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good convertible tops are expensive. What kind of "work" does the top need?

I replaced the top on my 01 GT convertible a couple years ago and the total cost including labor for install was $2000.00. It was a very high quality top though, not a "Budget Bob" special.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:20 AM   #5
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Hello - their is a hydraulics leak in the top, which is estimated at around $1,300 to fix. Some loose ball joints and a trans pan seal leak.

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Hello - their is a hydraulics leak in the top, which is estimated at around $1,300 to fix. Some loose ball joints and a trans pan seal leak.

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Well, thats better than replacing the vinyl.

Check with MPS Auto Salvage and see if they have a motor for the top. If you take the truck panels out of the car, the motor is super easy to access.

Check the condition of the top closed too. A lot of times the edges where it rubs going up and down will be worn or cracked. Keep that $2000.00 replacement vinyl in the back of your head for price negotiation if it looks like it will need replacing.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:28 AM   #7
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Thank you! Much appreciated.
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Hope you get a sizable price drop. Welcome.
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Looking good, welcome.
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