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Magaodha01
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2004 G35

Postby Magaodha01 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:29 am

How's it going I'm new to the forum and needed some advice on a purchase I may be making later today. The car in question is a 2004 G35 coupe with 144000 miles on it. My question is, is the car worth buying at 4500 obo with the mileage? Also there is a hole in the passenger airbag. Blue book priced it at 4300 in fair condition. I'll post pics in going to try and talk him down but wanted to get some informed opinions before I went ahead and buy it thanks.
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Will upload dash pic in a bit thanks


Magaodha01
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Re: 2004 G35

Postby Magaodha01 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am

Here's the dash. http://i.imgur.com/42Ag8Rb.jpg owner said it was in a small wreck but he fixed everything but that. Is it worth it?

larsG35
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Car: '04 G35 6MT sedan

Re: 2004 G35

Postby larsG35 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 am

Is is worth it? The answer to that is entirely subjective. As with any used car, I highly suggest taking it to a trust mechanic and asking them to look over it.

What parts are aftermarket? Do they have maintenance records? Is this an automatic or manual?

If this is your only means of transportation, I would be very careful with your decision. If it's more of an additional car for fun type of situation, probably doesn't matter as much.

I purchased my 2004 G35 manual sedan 4 years ago with ~ 123,000 miles and I just passed 167,000 miles. It's a fun car. Only 1 minor mechanical issue in 4 years - frozen brake caliper. I do some of my own car work so it's also reasonable in terms of cost. Obviously I'm just giving my experience, but it's been a good one and I would do it again in a heartbeat. In general it'll be more expensive to pay a shop for work than with a Camry, etc. The VQ35DE is considered fairly bulletproof as an engine and besides the occasional oil consumption issue, it will likely not have any problems.

I would recommend lurking the forums here more to get some idea of common mechanical issues.

Without any extra information, it seems like a reasonable deal, but the details are important with used cars.

Good luck on the decision,
Lars

Magaodha01
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Re: 2004 G35

Postby Magaodha01 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:13 pm

Thanks for the advice. It's an auto which I don't mind since it's my daily driver (went ahead and bought it) there only aftermarket parts are an invidia Gemini cat back, and a k&n intake. Other than that it runs and drives smooth but I'm going to do some preventative maintenance on it (wheel bearings, bushings, and end links) it has new upper and lower control arms. Other than that it seems to only need the wheels balanced. I plan on keeping the car for a good while. Test drove a different one before this one at a dealer and they were asking 10k but the brake pedal seemed loose and it had about 10k more mileage.

QCtech
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Re: 2004 G35

Postby QCtech » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:11 am

Small wrecks usually mean underlying damage and possibly suspension and wiring problems. Take it to a body shop or mechanic that can evaluate both damages. Just because it was on a car wreck you can not use the BB value for it. Offer 3000 and see what happens. have found them for much less for that year.


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