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Old 08-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #1661
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I'd second this advice wholeheartedly, having owned both Jeep(s) and Pathfinders (wife currently in 2005 SE) the Pathfinder is a much more reliable vehicle at this price point. I'll never understand why the Nissan doesn't hold the same resale allure as the 4runner etc but it is a really solid truck, very economical for its size (but fast when you step on it) and GREAT off road. At 100k-plus miles you will find a Jeep that is need of a lot of upkeep and/or restoration. Suspension is shot, engine likely tired, interior bits broken (and I love them, especially CJs). You can find a Finder that will need little more than oil and if you service the 4x4 and buy some new shocks you will be a very happy man, I've lived this exact scenario and would say buy the Finder 10/10 times unless you want a Jeep project. They're cool but they break... A lot, especially if offroaded. Ymmv.
Isn't the XTerra the one model they promote for off-roading now? I know there's a fan base for those cars. The new Pathfinder isn't helping its case:

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #1662
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Yuck, they killed it and turned it into a Chrysler Pacifica. That's horrible, truly.

I've never owned an xTerra butnid be willing to bet its a pretty good investment, lighter smaller less loaded and complicated version of the Finder. Interestingly xTerra does hold value at higher clip, perhaps because of following you mention.
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I'd second this advice wholeheartedly, having owned both Jeep(s) and Pathfinders (wife currently in 2005 SE) the Pathfinder is a much more reliable vehicle at this price point. I'll never understand why the Nissan doesn't hold the same resale allure as the 4runner etc but it is a really solid truck, very economical for its size (but fast when you step on it) and GREAT off road. At 100k-plus miles you will find a Jeep that is need of a lot of upkeep and/or restoration. Suspension is shot, engine likely tired, interior bits broken (and I love them, especially CJs). You can find a Finder that will need little more than oil and if you service the 4x4 and buy some new shocks you will be a very happy man, I've lived this exact scenario and would say buy the Finder 10/10 times unless you want a Jeep project. They're cool but they break... A lot, especially if offroaded. Ymmv.
I have a 2001 QX4. I love it. I'm going to drive it til the wheels fall off.
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Solid, I had an 01 SE but sold it for a Suburban when we had three kids in chairs. Love the 05 but the 01 was sportier. Better get one now because looks like they've swapped segments from guys and families to lesbians. Awful death of a great truck.
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Red E30 coupe is sold!

Now to move onto the maroon E30 vert.
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I think I've learned a few things from this experience, mainly, to list used items for a lot more than what you think is reasonable, and then sell the item at a lower price. Kind of stupid I think, but it works out a whole lot better than being honest.
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I think I've learned a few things from this experience, mainly, to list used items for a lot more than what you think is reasonable, and then sell the item at a lower price. Kind of stupid I think, but it works out a whole lot better than being honest.
"a lot" is relative, but I believe is a bad strategy. If someone lists something for sale priced too far over market rate, I won't even bother making an offer. It's a sign that the seller is either too sentimental about the item or just out of touch with reality.
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"a lot" is relative, but I believe is a bad strategy. If someone lists something for sale priced too far over market rate, I won't even bother making an offer. It's a sign that the seller is either too sentimental about the item or just out of touch with reality.
So far it's applied to everything E30 related.

I bet you hate the way it works too, but just think of the guy with the plasti-dipped vert hardtop.
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But soon the E46 will join the ranks of the E30. Then what?
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Now that the red coupe is gone, I did some work on the maroon vert. That was a really nice car from the factory. It originally had a dark silver metallic paint, not sure of the BMW name for it, and a tan leather interior and tan fabric top. It also is a 325i manual.

Then, someone managed to do some good quality fiberglass boxed fender flares that shouldn't have been added to start, a really crappy ford metallic red/maroon color that was so bad parts of the trunk liner were red, and then crashed both the front end, and rear end the car.

Today's work:
-I took every loose item out of the cabin and trunk
-sorted through the items, they were mainly parts that were taken off like if repairs had been started
-took out all the seats
-tried to fold away the top, but the cover doesn't seem to want to latch all the way down
-dusted everything off with a stiff bristled brush and vacuumed, including all seats, carpets, cabin, dash, and trunk

Then called it quits and organized my work bench and tools.
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Was he Armenian?
I think so, it was in Burbank, so most likely.

By the way, me and my sister checked out the White 2005 one, nothing but facepalm after facepalm. Should have never went.

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I'd second this advice wholeheartedly, having owned both Jeep(s) and Pathfinders (wife currently in 2005 SE) the Pathfinder is a much more reliable vehicle at this price point. I'll never understand why the Nissan doesn't hold the same resale allure as the 4runner etc but it is a really solid truck, very economical for its size (but fast when you step on it) and GREAT off road. At 100k-plus miles you will find a Jeep that is need of a lot of upkeep and/or restoration. Suspension is shot, engine likely tired, interior bits broken (and I love them, especially CJs). You can find a Finder that will need little more than oil and if you service the 4x4 and buy some new shocks you will be a very happy man, I've lived this exact scenario and would say buy the Finder 10/10 times unless you want a Jeep project. They're cool but they break... A lot, especially if offroaded. Ymmv.
The Pathfinder actually looks pretty decent. Two of my friends have 4runners, I believe one is a 2001 and the other a 2006. Both are pretty solid cars, especially the 2006 one. It has some serious power for its size and handles different terrains with ease. Very reliable too from what I hear. I'm going to keep a look out for these cars, the Jeep search is not going too well, most people like to beat them up. I popped the hood on one this morning and all I saw was mud.
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congrats on selling the e30, Miles. Now onto your sister.

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Thanks, but mind removing the other cars please?
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Oh, and Albee, the owner of the 33,000 mile 1999 R129 hardtop was thinking of listing the car for $18,000.
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