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Can anyone tell me if this is a good car? Like does it have to many miles etc. I am looking to buy a car and don't know what kind to get. Also if I am paying with cash how much should I offer for it? THANKS

Its a 2002 PT Cruiser 124,400 miles on it they are selling for $4850 how much cash should i offer?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Shopping

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  • Hubs says too many miles. Don't do it.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 9:18 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • kelly blue book! it will tell you the price it should be.. plus PT cruisers are trash cars that dont hold value at all!

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:22 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • I wanted to add that we have a cousin who bought one brand new and nothing but issues.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 9:25 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Too many miles, not good quality lots of issues. I'd keep looking.

    Answer by meooma at 10:01 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Having just purchased a used car under $5000, it's really hard to find a good used car for under $5000.

    Use kelley blue books ( and reliability ratings/reviews from msn autos, edmunds, or consumer reports (all free online).

    Mileage-wise, toyotas, nissans, hondas, and subarus (and older volvos) will last for 250-300K , so 1 of these cars with 175K or less is good. All other cars, don't buy if the car already has over 125K miles, preferably under 80K.

    A lot of suvs are on the market real cheap, but they typically get less than 17mpg, so you can afford the car but not the gas. I ended up buying an older subaru, but would have liked a hyundai.

    Even if you purchase from a new/used car dealer, take the car to a trusted mechanic - put it on the rack, check for oil/fluid leakage, brakes, rotors, axles, everything. Typical price is $10-50.

    Good luck on your car search!

    Answer by kitkabob at 10:42 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • I hate car shopping!

    Answer by sherribeare at 10:51 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • too many miles,if it was a Toyota,i would say 3000.00.but you need to check blue book online.

    Answer by grismelda at 1:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Seems like way to many miles and I have heard the PT Cruisers are a headache. they are a Chrysler product. My father worked for chrysler for 37 years and he has had nothing good to say about them.

    Answer by mlanderson at 9:00 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

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