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Buying a 91 Nissan Silvia..need help!


way2quik
07-31-2004, 07:45 AM
Hi, i was interested in purchasing this car. Here are the details

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1991 Nissan Silvia, 2 Dr Coupe (black color), AUtomatic, 4Cyl 2.0L (1998C)
$8,500
Milage: 134,000km

Excellent Condition with 12 months rego. One owner since import, all power options, immobilizer. Serviced regularly, near new front and rear tyres, rego till Aug, 2005.

Air Conditioning
Alarm
Auto Climate Control
Body Coloured Bumpers
Cd Player
Electric Mirrors
Fuel Injection
Power Steering
Power Windows
Rear Spoiler
Remote Central Locking
Tinted Windows

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I have included the pictures the lady sent me. There are quite a few

Pictures Of Exterior (whole car pictures):
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/307883.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/307884.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/307885.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/307886.jpg


Pics Of Engine:
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0298.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0299.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0300.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0301.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0302.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0303.jpg


Pics Of Interior (Front):
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0304.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0305.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0306.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0307.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0308.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0309.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0310.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0311.jpg


Pics of Interior (Back):
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0317.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0318.jpg


Pics of back of car (as well as back boot):
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0312.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0313.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0314.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0315.jpg

Pics of Exterior:
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0320.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0321.jpg
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0322.jpg (side dent)
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~way2quik/IMGP0323.jpg (side dent)

I circled the dent so it can be easily seen.


I asked futher questions. The lady said that she bought it in 2001 and the milage when bought was 86,000km (she wasnt sure) and she bought it for $12,000. She plans to also take it for a service shortly. She said that she is sure of the speakers and headdeck being Pioneer.

Well im really interested in the car (would like to purchase within the next 2 weeks) and i really like the look of it. But i dont know if its worth the price? i mean if i can get it cheaper id certainly be happier beacuse i havnt got much money atm. Is it worth the price $8500AUS ($6,030 US ). SHe said she might bring it down to $8000 which is good but i dunno i still feel it should be cheaper for the fact that it has driven 134,000km. The milage seems fairly high. But yeah how much do you think it is worth? also this is my first car so i want it to last several years ( i dont plan to buy another car for many years).

I want a car that is reliable and comfortable as well as fuel economical. I know i cant get it all. But is the fuel consumption ok? how many litres do you think it uses per 100km on highway and traffic conditions? is there anywhere where i can get specs for this car coz the lady said the car manual is in japanese so i dunno how i can find out this info.

I just hope this engine doesnt need a rebuild anytime soon. But yeah im new to cars and ive just been learning and some say silvias are really bad cars they require engine rebuils quik and others say they are good. Personally i feel that it is how someone handles the car. But yeah what do you think? would it suit my needs ( a student buyin first car, something realiable that looks nice with decent fuel consumption).

sorry about the trouble i just dont know much about Silvias

THanks alot everyone

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