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post #21 of 112 Old 12-28-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I will drive it stock for a couple of months and see how it feels.
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The switch sounds like a nice option to have though.
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post #23 of 112 Old 12-29-2012, 12:40 AM
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I know I am in a minority but I have always found the stock exhaust set up on the 430 Scud to be just fine. Loud when you needed it, livable when you are cruising long distance.
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I know I am in a minority but I have always found the stock exhaust set up on the 430 Scud to be just fine. Loud when you needed it, livable when you are cruising long distance.
The big difference is when downshifting, the stock exhaust closes the valves. With the valves open, the downshift blip sound is intoxicating. Have your shop open your valves for a month, and you will see.

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I finally going to see vehicle after certification this Saturday. Service records are good. Carfax is clear. Will post pics soon. Who do you guys recommend for insurance coverage?
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I finally going to see vehicle after certification this Saturday. Service records are good. Carfax is clear. Will post pics soon. Who do you guys recommend for insurance coverage?
Don't know how old you are or driving record. Mine is about $1100 / year with 2k deductible through American Family Insurance. Get a lot of quotes.

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I'm 42 and no record. I will get on the phone today and call around I will check them out. That is a good rate. I assume you have other vehicles with them. I have my other cars with mercury and may have to switch them over.
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So tomorrow I go see the car and close the deal. I said 175k total. Their final number 177,775.00
Pre tax obviously. 170 for car and 7,775 after certification. They replaced some interior trim parts, new tires, new headlights (b/c of hazing) all fluids etc. they are including 1 yr power normal warranty. Your opinions on 7,775 charge???
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In your original post you stated the certification was $5K. What changed?
If the additional cost included the new tires and headlights, that's a bargain.
Either way, I wouldn't lose sleep over $2800, that's still a great deal for a Scud.

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Yes I agree not a huge deal in the grand scheme. Also I don't want to have a bad relationship with the F dealer. But out of principle I don't like it. I hope they can justify the extra loot. I will do my best to shave a grand off or not. I'm torn on what to do. I'm sure sales guy is trying to win some extra cash. I don't want to be a prick. Im a sucker at heart.
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One of the many invaluable pieces of advice I got here during my search was not to let a few grand nix the deal on my dream car. I thank my lucky stars for that advice. I admire my Spider every single day, and only for posts such as this do I ever even think of the couple grand I "over paid".

Tell the dealer to throw in some Ferrari swag and call it even.

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Ok. That's the way I was leaning. Swag it is.
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Ok. That's the way I was leaning. Swag it is.
175 is a good deal - but most that was warranty work and the rest was figured into the 175.

If paying cash - write a check for 175 before you get there. You can always put the rest on credit card or do some horse trading like clear bra which should run around 2k or maybe a nice radar detector.
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Ok. I'll write check for 186k includes tax. They want 189,453.11
Waiting for sales guy now
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I am willing to walk away. We'll see
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I am willing to walk away. We'll see
Good for you!

In hopes it all works out and you are driving a Scud home today.
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I am willing to walk away. We'll see
Best mindset you can have. If it doesn't feel right, walk.
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So the bumper was still off waiting for new headlights to arrive. Then bottom of bumper will be sprayed as I saw some decent scrapes. No charge. Then car gets full detail on Monday or Tuesday. He said he really can't budge on price.
I gota to say after I saw results of certification It did not bother too much. Brakes excellent and clutch 10% worn. I will buy at full price. It's a great car.
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I should prob add skid plates before bumper gets replaced.
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I should prob add skid plates before bumper gets replaced.
Congrats!

Go for the skid plates - they have saved my bumper a few times but mine has also been lowered.
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