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I am currently scouring SoCal for a used Insight. I have found a few, and most all of them are priced above kelly blue book. With the way gas prices are one the west coast, these cars are pretty scarse. It has gotten so bad that a dealer in the San Diego Area has a 2000 for sale with 6k miles on for $21k!!!! :shock:
My budget is up to $12,000, and I would like to get a car with less than 75k miles on it. I have found one on autotrader, with 65k miles on it, and it really stretching my budget....

I have also found another one that has 92k miles on it, and it priced much more reasonably (like $2.5k less).

Now the question is, do I roll the dice and go after the car with more miles on it for less money? or do I buy the 65k mile car and beg the wife for more money?

With the high milage car, I am a bit worried about having battery problems. That could eat the saving right up.

Any input would be appreciated.
--C. Alan
 

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I personally wouldn't trust the blue book values on the insight. When I was looking for an Insight, the Canadian "black book" said that the value of an excellent condition 2000 Insight was like $13,500, but there was not one insight for sale in Canada for under $18,000. (Canadian dollars)
 

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Looks like a plane ticket is your best bet. I agree with Bug Girl.

I found mine in April at http://www.autotrader.com
I traveled 1000 miles round trip to pick it up.
I pulled it home on a U-Haul car trailer behind a Nissan Frontier.

Here is their current list up to $12000.
http://tinyurl.com/4z69b
 

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Just talk whoever has the 65K milage Insight down to the price you want to pay. If it's a dealership, believe me, they're dying to get rid of it ! If it's an individual, get them to like you, then drop your asking price (I know, that sounds bad !).

I don't think it's worth travelling to another state to buy one. Good luck !
 

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It is a dealer, and it seems that most of the dealers in the state have developed a case car collecting. The price the car so high, they may as well be collecting the cars, because they aren't going to sell it...
 

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That one has a salvage title, thus the low price. I called on it last week.
 
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