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Old 02-25-2017, 05:16 AM
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Advice on Buying Project G35? Is it worth it?

So, i'm pretty low budget but set on buying a G35. Looking at my local Craiglist ads, most for my exact budget have transmission problems or just horrible condition. I came upon one, a G35 5-speed automatic WAY under my budget, for $1500, and upon speaking to the owner, desperate for cash in a time of struggle, offered me for $1000. The problems with the car are a slipping transmission, wear on the driver's seat and needs a new horn w/ 140,000 miles. other than that the car SEEMS to be in decent condition. If purchased I will be taking it to the shop to get fixed. If the car is beyond my reach for fixing, i can probably sell it back to make back my money hopefully but What price range should i expect for fixing the transmission, in most cases at least? What are your opinions, and should i buy the car or just keep looking?
thanks in advance and i appreciate any feedback and advice.

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Old 02-25-2017, 08:08 AM
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Keep looking. Trans work is atleast 2k and up
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Most here just buy the CD009 revised transmission I believe. You can get one used for around $900 to swap into your car, if that really is the only problem.
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What's the year? I'm assuming 03/04 for that price.

$1k is decent if you are willing to pay $1500-$2000 more to fix it. Seems more trouble than its worth. Other things will need fixing so in the end, you'd be better off with a different one thats in better shape.
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how much would labor be for installing a transmission? i saw a automatic transmission for 2005 g35 coupe with 71k on craigslist for $400 in working condition. so say i was to buy the car +that transmission to swap, around how much would just the installation be at a mechanic?
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I have one if your transmission for a 03 G35 sedan 100k don't need it no more so if you like I'll sell it let me know
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200 to 300 on labor
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