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Should I, or shouldn't I

Post by XanoKais » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:16 am

http://quadcities.craigslist.org/cto/1441173833.html

Im asking for some pics too, I want to see what it looks like.
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Post by sabu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:32 am

Depending on mileage, condition of the body, repairs that have been done etc. it might be a good deal. 95s are kind of the bastard child of the neon world though. A lot of things will differ from a 96+ neon. If it was me, I would never buy a 95. I hate the steering wheel and the fact it is OBD1.
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Post by roysneon » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:12 pm

sabu wrote:the fact it is OBD1.


Why? You can still pull trouble codes and use the same code readers for it.

Unless the body was super clean, I wouldn't pay $800 for a non-running Neon.
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Post by XanoKais » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:53 pm

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Wow its clean as hell. drove past it in person too, stopped and looked for rust, which there is NONE, was going to go for 500 or 600, and get a junkyard alt for 20 bucks and run it into the ground. I've heard about the 95 vs 96+ issues, but I think I can handle it, and if need be, theres about a 10 neons in each of the 3 junkyards here locally, so I have free reign of almost any part for any year 1st gen.

Hood needs repainted, tires need aired up, but besides that, it doesn't look half bad. Plus, if I needed to, I could repair it and flip it locally for $2K.
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Post by roysneon » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:11 pm

OK, I'd say pick it up. You can re-clear the parts where it's peeling so long as the paint in those areas look good.

If you're buying it with the intent to fix it, don't assume that the seller is telling you everything that's wrong with it. Not that you shouldn't trust him/her, but that way you'll avoid disappointment.
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Post by JK399 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:34 pm

should still be able to stick a decent battery in it and start it

otherwise I would think the "bad alternator" is something else along the lines of broken timing belt

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Post by wickedgoodneon » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:07 pm

sabu wrote:I hate the steering wheel and the fact it is OBD1.
Its actually OBDII compliant. Didnt have to be in 95 but Chrysler still did it anyways

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Post by DOHCRT » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:15 pm

I wouldn't pay more than $500.
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Post by XanoKais » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:05 pm

My other car is OBD0 lol. OBD 1 or OBD 0 is my preffered wiring schema, for simplicity reasons. but I can handle pretty much anything thrown at me.

I planned to bring my spare batt with to try to start it before anything changes hands. If it fires up with a new battery, then im getting it, if not, I'm offering 200, and will swap an engine into it for cheap from the JY. Basically, I plan to drive it to my work parking lot a mile away, do quick repairs to make it semi-drivable, get it home, and fix the rest of its issues.

Could I use jumper cables to the spare battery instead of having to unbolt everything to test it?
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Post by sabu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:46 pm

wickedgoodneon wrote:
sabu wrote:I hate the steering wheel and the fact it is OBD1.
Its actually OBDII compliant. Didnt have to be in 95 but Chrysler still did it anyways
I have tried scanning a 95 neon before and my scan tool could not retrieve the codes. It wasn't a cheap reader either. Updated with latest software etc.. Weird.
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95 neon

Post by hydetherat » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

i just picked up a 95 4 dr neon for $200.00
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Post by DOHCRT » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:04 pm

sabu wrote:I have tried scanning a 95 neon before and my scan tool could not retrieve the codes. It wasn't a cheap reader either. Updated with latest software etc.. Weird.
That's odd. Ive never had a problem reading a '95 with an OBDII scan tool. My cheap Chinese scan tool has no problems, neither does the Snap-On Solus I have at work.
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:37 pm

clean as fuck! get it!
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Post by sabu » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:49 pm

DOHCRT wrote:
sabu wrote:I have tried scanning a 95 neon before and my scan tool could not retrieve the codes. It wasn't a cheap reader either. Updated with latest software etc.. Weird.
That's odd. Ive never had a problem reading a '95 with an OBDII scan tool. My cheap Chinese scan tool has no problems, neither does the Snap-On Solus I have at work.
Interesting. I have never had a problem with my scan tool but for some reason this particular car was bunk. Maybe one of the wires on the connector was faulty or broken under the dash. Who knows. All I know is I can't get passed the 95 steering wheel. If I ever bought a 95 I would definitely swap it out.

That 95 does look damn clean though. Make sure it doesn't have a toasted head gasket or timing belt that broke. Looks can be deceiving.
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Post by XanoKais » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:01 am

engine problems are fixable, body problems are less fixable for me. I can get a neon engine for 100 or less from the local yard, so engines are plentiful enough for me.

Ive kind of decided to get it, 100% now, its just a matter of time. The lady is willing to work with my lack of money, and allow me to make payments on it to her. I've written up a contract and had my uncle who is an attorney look it over to verify it covers all the bases, so that neither I nor her can get screwed from it. Probably do half and half, and offer 650.

I can do mechanical and electrical like its nothing, but when it comes to body issues, such as rust, dents, paint, im not the greatest.

I'll probably hit the hood with flat black, and the roof and trunk lid with a quick sanding and clear.
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