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Old 09-10-2012, 05:23 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, 05:33 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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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, 05:37 PM   #4
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:43 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 09-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #6
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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, 05:50 PM   #7
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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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Old 09-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #8
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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, 05:54 PM   #9
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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, 05:59 PM   #10
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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, 06:17 PM   #11
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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, 06:56 PM   #12
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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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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, 07:14 PM   #16
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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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Have the car checked mechanically.....everything else is cosmetic....can be fixed in due time. If the car is mechanically sound then you have a good start to an awesome project

My ZHP was beat up more than that one is body-wise and it's almost where I want it mechanically....cosmetics will be addressed next and I will have a fully sorted out ZHP. At least you will have one where the body seems in excellent shape to start out with. From the looks of it, I wouldn't call it super beat though....
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Oh boohoo a little scratch. Me not want more anymore.
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