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Old 07-02-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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advice on buying a 96 Cobra

Thank you in advance for all that respond. I have stumbled across a 96 Cobra with the Mystic paint, the car has 138K in mileage. The car is not pristine but looks good considering age and miles. My question is; is there anything in particular I should be concerned with due to the milage and anything specific that should check when I am looking at this car?

Asking price is 7200 and the car appears to be stock with no after-market mods. I want it just because and I will probably put 300 miles a month on the car until next summer then it transition to a infrequent driver.

Thanks again ERW2
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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have a mechanic run a compression test. Good luck
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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Yes, compression test is a must...
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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I think you can get a car with less miles on it for about the same price or thereabouts. For a few dollars more however, there are some nice Rio Red 97 convertibles for sale on Autotrader. Check them out..

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