Looking at an srt-4 that may be a clone.

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Looking at an srt-4 that may be a clone.

Post by bobneon2k » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:36 pm

I saw an ad on craigs list for an srt-4 for $5000. This is a bit low so I am going to pick it apart. pics revealed a lot of red flags like the hood is black primer, the steering wheel has been replaced with a sparco, the front bumper is not OEM but from an after market kit ( I forget which one but I am not crazy about it.) and the stock srt rims have been replaced with cheap alloys which may or may not be smaller in size. The interior is %100 srt-4 however (from what I can see so far) I'm thinking this car has been hit or may be a clone. Where can I find the vin on the engine to check if it is the same as the vin on the car? Any ideas on what I should look for besides the vin to see if it is a clone? what should I check for signs of being in an accident? what common engine / tranny issues should I look for?
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Post by Themaggots » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:28 pm

Checking the body vin should get you answers.
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Post by ThatKevin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:36 pm

1. Ask the seller if this is an original SRT.

2. go about checking the car like you would any other
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Post by bigrick » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:03 pm

I had my srt4 for sell on there for 5.900$ and never got any bites. I only have 89k on it. I wish you luck man.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:31 pm

Did you see this one? Less than an hour away from NYC.
http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/3526349824.html
Supposedly stock- that would certainly catch my eye. :thumbup:
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Post by RayWolf » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:10 am

every srt vin has the numbers S66S in the vin.
check that vin with the vin in the trunk of the car and on the door sticker
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Post by bobneon2k » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:24 am

That's sweet but out of my price range. The only reason I'm looking at this car is because it looks like a good deal, the seller is motivated and is supposedly the original owner. all these little things I see wrong with it can only work in my favor as far as price goes.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:20 am

Would you mind posting a link to the CL ad? I looked on CL's NYC listings and didn't see the one you are describing.
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Post by ducktapetg » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:11 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:Did you see this one? Less than an hour away from NYC.
http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/3526349824.html
Supposedly stock- that would certainly catch my eye. :thumbup:
Damn! Not my favorite color but if I was looking for one this would be the one I would go after.

(and they don't sound sketchy) :lol:

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Post by bobneon2k » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:59 pm

sorry I don't have the link anymore but I have these...


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how about this one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-Dod ... d842#v4-37
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:43 pm

bobneon2k wrote:how about this one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-Dod ... d842#v4-37
Seriously? For $300 more, you could drive an hour to NJ and get the SRT in the link I posted or drive to IL for this one. :scratch:

Not trying to be a jerk but the SRT is a bargain. :thumbup:
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Post by ThatKevin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:14 pm

bobneon2k wrote: how about this one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-Dod ... d842#v4-37
why...? It's not an SRT, and the entire car is too dated. I know there was a lot of work put into it and it's a show car that has probably won awards. IDGAF.
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Post by sirvaliant_98 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:06 am

That's not an aftermarket front bumper on the srt, its merly had the crosshairs removed. The gay ass fake Buick rendezvous vents on the fender is retarded.

That eBay link is fucking hidious imo, that owner needs an ass whoopin for what he did to the car, imo.
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Post by silverneontuner » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:24 am

bleh

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Post by Arro » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:40 pm

Yeah show cars are either high class or just crass. This one is crass.
Drive it like you stole it, and work on it like you married it.
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Post by bobneon2k » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:11 am

Reading the ad and talking to the seller I had a good feeling I could get him down to 4k but I had to pass on this one since life threw me a curveball and money had to go to help family out.
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