'97 3000GT VR4... 179000 miles :O

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  1. Jesse_Boyer

    Jesse_Boyer New Member

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    Car looks great inside and out, but has a 2nd gear synchro problem. it'll shift fine if you take it easy, but you can't slam gears. Supposedly runs fine.

    My question, what's it worth?

    I'm looking to buy a new daily driver, but I'd like AWD for the winters.

    :wavey:
     
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    John Shepherd now rebuilds 3000GT trannies, IIRC.

    www.shepracing.com, give him a call. (although he may be quite busy preparing for teh DSM shootout)
     
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    I wasn't clear in what I was asking, I guess.

    The tranny shifts fine, if you shift slow. However, it'll grind if you go insanely fast. Thus, shift slow = no problems driving.

    I was more curious to find out what others would give for this car?
     
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    No, I understand that it mostly shifts fine, but it will need a rebuild, better to plan for it then buy it then be pissed when it's needed.

    I'd say between $9k and $12k depending on how really nice it is.
    I'd try to haggle as much as possible because of the shifting issue.
    Also, if it's at 179k miles, plan on doing teh timing belt soon if it hasn't been done recently. Teh interval for that is every 60k so I'd say within 1000 miles of when you buy it. You should be able to haggle more because of that.

    If they say it's been done recently, ask for a receipt (with mileage on it if it's not super recent).
     
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    oh, gotcha.

    How is the tranny to rebuild for the slightly-above-average DIY'er? I've done motor swaps, turbo builds, nitrous installs, etc... but never rebuilt an AWD tranny setup...
     
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    www.3si.org [forums] is your friend.

    Don't buy a car with that high mileage for that price unless you're deadset on the '97-'98 bodystyle. You'll find plenty better deals out there if you open your eyes.
     
  7. El Toro Furioso

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    these things have alot of problems that I know of.

    1) the wheels seize up
    2) trannies are a bitch esepcially to find a place that will rebuild it for you

    theres much more ill cover later.
     
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    Its hard to work on, everything is sooo close togather.
     
  9. Mannie Fresh

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    I wouldn't pay 9-12k for it, my friend recently sold his stealth TT (96) with 99 front end conversion for 11k, with 81k miles on it.
     

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