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Old 01-26-2019, 09:15 PM
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i have been looking for a c-6 for a coupe months now and may purchase one this week that i have been looking at. a 2008 with 10000 miles on it. Anything i need to look for . looks like a cream puff 2 owner with the original tires with 3lt and magnetic ride. car is owned by 70 year old and i'm 65. my first i hope
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i have been looking for a c-6 for a coupe months now and may purchase one this week that i have been looking at. a 2008 with 10000 miles on it. Anything i need to look for . looks like a cream puff 2 owner with the original tires with 3lt and magnetic ride. car is owned by 70 year old and i'm 65. my first i hope
Sounds like a nice car. Private Party? Clean CarFax? Run the VIN at a dealer to check for open recalls.TSB's? Original tires are probably hard and past due for replacement. Harmonic Balancer good? 2 keyfobs? OTW, go for it!

And post a pic or 2 when you get it home!
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price in a new set of tires. 1200-1500 bucks...

10 year old tires are timed out.
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The cars are very robust. As others have said, I would probably get new tires. For me, it's not age, it's that the OEM tires are terrible.

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Hopefully the owner has records of the maintenance he had done to the car.! It sounds great and best of luck!
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Sounds like a nice car. Private Party? Clean CarFax? Run the VIN at a dealer to check for open recalls.TSB's? Original tires are probably hard and past due for replacement. Harmonic Balancer good? 2 keyfobs? OTW, go for it!

And post a pic or 2 when you get it home!
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Car is super clean , car fax good , good records. What about harmonic balancer and what do you look for?
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Originally Posted by JWQ View Post
Car is super clean , car fax good , good records. What about harmonic balancer and what do you look for?
Should rotate smooth without any wiggling...use a flashlight...sort of hard to see.



Look closely at all the rubber....Check the radiator support forward under the front bumper cover and look at the thin strip under the doors carefully for scrapes or damage. That is the part under the doors between the wheels. Look at the part that goes under the car the whole length of it. (that is very important part as it is non removable for all practical purposes though in some instances they are repaired without issue.)



Good luck and enjoy.

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