Even though it can be fixed, I would walk.
jeepsyco said:Yeah i was just researching surrounding junk yards and matching model/year 4.0's range from 900-1300.
rubitx said:I've found CASH talks. If your top dollar is say a $Grand, then walk in with 10 new, crisp $100 bills. Small talk a little bit, talk about what it's going to cost to fix problems and the always "unknowns" when buying used. Tell them you're ready to buy and you'll give them $1000. Say I've got the cash now and we can do this now. Take it or leave it approach. Be prepared to walk away. Don't have another couple hundred in your pocket. Figure out what you're willing to pay and make an offer. If you have a hard time with closing deals, do it an hour before lunch and have lunch with a buddy scheduled. This forces you to get in and out.
All they can say is NO!
I'm a pretty good negotiator and actually enjoy it. I know a lot of people fret over these kinds of deals. It's really a matter of determining what you are willing to pay. What is YOUR TOP DOLLAR! then make your move.