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Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:39 AM
Hi everyone... I need some help with deciding on which car to get, long story short some lady T Boned me earlier this week and wrote my car off, it wasn't my fault and she was charged, I had a 02 Ford Taurus which I hated btw and after owning eight different cars that was the first one that was auto and the second that was a sedan so Im kinda glad that its gone, but now I need a car asap. I know that I'm not getting much from insurance so I have a budget of $3000. I'll be honest im a Honda guy and my last car was an rsx type s but years ago I had a black 99 z24, which I lowered and put an intake in. I loved it and now im looking to get another one, my budget is low so that means I have to get one with high km and I have no clue on how these vehicles run after 200,000km I basically have 3 options and the first one is a 2002 z24 silver with 210,000km asking $3000... Second one is a 2004 (new style) black z24 with 200,000km asking $2800 and the third one is from a buddy of mine which is a black 2005 with 64000km its a black two door manual but not a z24 and I can get it for $2650 firm.

So those are my three options, any help or advice will be greatly appreciated but to be honest I really like the 2002 and im sure I can get to around $2400 but will offer him $1800, obviously the best deal would be the non z24 but idk lol I want a z. please let me know what kind of offers I should be putting down, and kind of things I should be looking of when going for a test drive, also what kind of problems could come up when getting over that 200,00km hump.... Again thanks for reading and any option would be strongly considered, I know that the guys on this forum would be the best people to ask and once I get my car I will update with pix.

Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:05 PM
well after 02 its not a z its just a sticker package the dealers put on soo if i were you id get the 05 save the rest of your money and put it towards mods or whatever else you want
Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:28 PM
03cav83 wrote:

well after 02 its not a z its just a sticker package the dealers put on soo if i were you id get the 05 save the rest of your money and put it towards mods or whatever else you want


seems like hes from canada since hes using KM... so what he is looking at really is a z24 not and ls sport



Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:02 PM
i still thought 03-05 zs had the ecotec and not the ld9 so its not a "true" z24
Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:37 PM
03cav83 wrote:

i still thought 03-05 zs had the ecotec and not the ld9 so its not a "true" z24

The "24" in z24 has nothing to do with the displacement of the engine.

88-89' Z24 = 2.8L V6
90-94' Z24 = 3.1L V6
95' Z24 = 2.3L I4

It wasn't until 96' that the Z24 (or any j-body trim for that matter) saw a 2.4L engine.




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Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:48 PM
i understand that lol idk i always thought i seen around her that 03-05 were never considered real z24s or whatever lol guess im wrong
Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:15 PM
like i said in canada ... z24s were made until the end of the cavaliers life span



Re: Big Decision Please Help
Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:21 PM
gotcha
Re: Big Decision Please Help
Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:02 AM
get the 05 with 64,000 shouldn't even be a discussion.



Re: Big Decision Please Help
Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:03 AM
Always going off topic... sigh...

To the OP... I'd go with the one from your buddy.. the only big differences between the Z24/LS Sport trim and the base models in the 03-05 years were the wheels and the body kit. And the suspension. And a few other things... but if you're planning on modifying the car, you're going to change all that stuff anyway.

If you plan on leaving the car stock... you may want to get the Z24 option. But otherwise... why bother?



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