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Old 09-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Super beat 2003 ZHP (craigslist) for $10k

I dunno I suppose one would be lucky to even find a manual 330, not to mention a ZHP. Can a little love and care bring this old girl back to life? Or is she destined for the scrap yard. (or local high school parking lot)

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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^^Hahaha

Just replacing those headlight lenses alone would take 10 years off that car! If the engine was reasonably well taken care of I wouldn't mind fixing all that other stuff up one by one. It could be a cool project for someone...or like you say be some high school dipwad's first car.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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Well, at least it has the coveted silver cube trim.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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Someone please rescue this car.

For only ten cents a day you can sponsor a neglected E46. Meet Imola. She doesn't even have clean gas to drink. She has a CEL and no owner's manual. Won't you please call today?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:15 AM   #6
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For only ten cents a day you can sponsor a neglected E46. Meet Imola. She doesn't even have clean gas to drink. She has a CEL and no owner's manual. Won't you please call today?

That had me rollin for a few minutes

I bought my 05 ZHP less than a year ago with seriously 39k on the clock. I think I payed a bit much for at 20k but prices in Hawaii are ridiculous. I've had two issues since purchasing it. The fuel pump went bad which I replaced my myself with a free replacement pump from the dealer. About a month ago I had a leak in my A/C system by the evaporator core which cost about 2k to fix. Other than that I've had no issues with it other than some rock chips on the front bumper and hood that'll be getting repainted once I get back from Afghanistan. I'd buy the car man
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #7
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I almost like the car except for the beat interior. An interior is just too costly and time consuming to restore. Looks like someone was hauling christmas trees too... theres scratches/marks and missing trim by the panels where they meet the doors. but yeah i don't get how anyone lets their car get like that. speaks volumes for the maintenance that was done (or wasn't done)
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
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I don't get this thread.. ???

How is it beat up? It a USED car not a brand new one.... :/ sure it will need SOME work, as does any USED CAR. As long as the drivetrain is in decent shape everything else can be fixed.

Sure the drivers seat and shift knob will be worn out LOL, an that is what the bumpers are there for... To protect the car :O

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #9
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Wow, it actually completely checks out. That's surprising...but it's gotta be full of mechanical issues.
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interesting. i bet it smells though. that shift knob looks like it was manhandled by a very aggressive sweaty driver.
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interesting. i bet it smells though. that shift knob looks like it was manhandled by a very aggressive sweaty driver.






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Old 09-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #12
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I legitimately thought they covered it in the greasiest Armor All they could find for a minute there...

The nice thing about the ZHP is that some dealers have no idea it's a ZHP, so they just sell it as a "sports package" car. Occasionally those will pop up and you can score a good deal.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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yeah thats what i was thinking... price seems kind of alright i guess. maybe put $3,000 into it and it might turn out to be really nice. get a nice cut, polish wax, get a respray for bumpers, new headlight lenses, interior detail/restore...
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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yeah thats what i was thinking... price seems kind of alright i guess. maybe put $3,000 into it and it might turn out to be really nice. get a nice cut, polish wax, get a respray for bumpers, new headlight lenses, interior detail/restore...

I think it's a perfect project car.
Its not too beat up.

Are you thinking of buying this?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #15
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looks good. nothing beat up. No dents or anything
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looks good. nothing beat up. No dents or anything
I agree - nothing beat up about it
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
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Maybe something is wrong with my eyes, but I do not see what is so beat up about this one, However, the price to mileage is a bot out there, just my $0.02.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #20
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Deffinently not as beat up as my car when I got it. I guess i've ruined the reputation of all highschoolers that own E46s. Its okay. no highschoolers i know have $10,000 laying around to buy it...
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