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1998 Deville 73k new gaskets.. $6500?


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Well I have around 5000 in cash coming early next week,

This one guy has this Deville for $6500 and he'll even pay the sales tax.

All of the gaskets have been done at a Cadillac dealer I asked if it was timeserted he says yes..

If so it is just like a brand new automobile, right?

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Sounds good. Get the VIN and run a CarFAX, and have it looked at, and you will be 99% sure.

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See if you can confirm that the block was time-serted from the dealer they should be able to do that.... Most users are clueless! They may not have wanted to spend extra for time-serting, and they may not actually know what timeserting is.

NO WAY I would be a car that had its head gaskets done WITHOUT confirming that it was TIMESERTED.....

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Carfax is good but I can never stress enough take it to a mechanic you know to check it out and also to a body shop or paint guy you know. If they pay out of pocket from hitting a tree or something and not report it, it wont go on carfax.

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$6500 seems awfully cheap for a '98 with only 73,000 on the clock. I agree with the others - call/visit the dealer who supposedly did the work and review the repair order to make sure the repair was performed properly.

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