DO NOT BUY THIS CAR WITHOUT FULLY READING - THIS WAS MY CAR
So this was my car until a week and a half ago. My wife and I traded in our cars to become a one car family at Libertyville Toyota. They had a well equipped, well priced 2007 Prius in Dk Grey that we purchased. They gave us $4,800 for her 03 Buick Regal, and it was listed on their site for $6,991 last week, but it looks like it sold. They gave us $1,700 for the Insight, which felt insulting knowing what it's capable of. But secretly, I had to take the deal.
The car has just over 275k miles, no idea where they got the 442k from. It is listed correctly on the Craigslist ad though.
Now, here's what you need to know:
First, the CVT was replaced last winter with about 240k miles. And frankly, it hasn't been the same car since. My year round average dropped about 10MPG, and it always felt like I was towing a mattress.
Second, this summer the IMA light came on for the first time. I pulled the fuse to reset it and kept driving, knowing I was on borrowed time. That worked until Thanksgiving, when the light kicked on again. This time the reset only lasted about 150 miles. So I knew it was trouble at that point. I did reset it one time more in the Walgreens parking lot, right before turning over the keys. So the light may not be on, but more than likely it's going to be a problem. I'm sure the dealership wouldn't have put a new pack in it already.
The A/C hasn't worked since 2009. The condenser took a rock, and I didn't feel like forking over $600 to the dealership. It was fine until this summer when it was 100+ and stupid high humidity, I broke down and took it in to the dealership. They now wanted $1600 because all the lines had dried up from not being used and basically the whole system needed to be replaced. Since I was living in North Dakota at the time, I decided to sweat it out. Again, I'm almost sure they didn't fix it, if they even knew it was broken.
Finally, the hood was keyed and some idiot wrote "HELLO" in 12" letters across it. I suspect they may have had the hood painted, since that would be noticeable.
The Prius I bought had two broken fog lights that I didn't notice until the paperwork had been finished, so they obviously lack attention to detail.
So if you decide to buy this, make sure you know what you're looking at. I couldn't justify selling the car to anyone with everything that was wrong, and I didn't want to keep throwing money at it.
The car does have a nice custom EBH install in the front license plate and CD player with bluetooth speakerphone and iPhone mount.
My name is Travis and my salesperson was Rick Sombrowski. Maybe if you tell him you know me, he'll give you a deal.
If you can get them to $2k or less, and know what you're doing on the repairs, it might be a good deal?
And if you end up with it I'd love to keep in touch. I actually pulled the rear cargo mat and would be happy to reunite it if you make a deal!