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Buying a new Blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ncblazer1988, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. ncblazer1988

    ncblazer1988 Registered Member

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    Whats up everyone, Im looking to buy a new K5 Blazer, and I've been looking at a few. I was wondering if you think $5,200 is too much for this one?
    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/car/274455406.html

    Thanks let me know what you think - Im trying to figure out how many miles are on it but the guy hasn't answered his emails.:confused:
     
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    sta500666 1/2 ton status

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    I would say if it has never had a rust problem and isn't full of puddy it sounds like I pretty sweet deal and an awesome ride! I would offer him $5,000 cash in hand, and I bet he would take it.

    -Good Luck
     
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    noJeepshere I Drive Trains! Premium Member

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    thats a pretty sweet deal there, i just wish it were closer to me, then i'd go pick it up!:D go for it, there arent that many that look like that anymore
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Welcome to the jungle :D !

    And that does sound like a reasonable deal.
     
  5. ncblazer1988

    ncblazer1988 Registered Member

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    Awesome, that is exactly what I wanted to hear. It seems the guy took great care of it, but still wondering how many miles on the engine... How long to the GM 350s usually go? I wanna say between 150-180k miles?
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    they can go forever if maintained well and a stock rebuild on a SBC is cheap
     
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    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    Nice looking as a DD, but alot of cash for a stock wheeler. Take a look over here for a third of the money....LINK!
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    that suuure is pretty. needs scratches.
     
  9. ncblazer1988

    ncblazer1988 Registered Member

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    Yea its a pretty truck, last K5 Blazer I tried to convince my dad to loan my money for was nice and rusty (surface rust) with a terrible interior and no A/C, it was $3,500 with 40k miles on teh engine and trans. I thought it looked like an awesome deal, 35" mud tires and a 6" lift. Unfortunatly you know how parents are - my last truck was a 87 bronco with a 351 windsor, it was a P.O.S. and my dad doesnt want me buying another beater, anyway so i found this pretty blazer which appears to have pretty much been restored, hopefully he will enjoy that! Anyway, i find looking at / driving a nice old -school chevy as satisfying as off roading in one. Anyway, how much does it cost to have that 350 rebuilt by a shop? I heard liek $3,000. I could do it myself, but i thikn i would fail terribly and that is NOT an option, since id be totally F***ed :D
     

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