Please help, potential C5 purchase
Hello all. I'm looking at a vette right now, I REALLy want a vette and I might be able to pick one up REALLY cheap. I'm concerned though. I dont want to pay for it and then have it blow up on me.
Its a 1999, auto coupe. Glass top, heres the kicker....198,000 miles. Okay, so i went and looked at it today, started up just fine, but sounded a little weak when i mashed the throttle. Might be an exhaust leak, might need a tuneup. I'll take it to a dealer to have it inspected before I buy. BUT, the drivers door panel is barely hanging on, and the glove box is being held closed with speakerwire. So what would it cost to replace those two items? The exterior is perfect, its just the interior that needs some work. the rear hatch is missing some of the locks that hold the panels down. What else should I look for? I'm going back tomorrow to drive it. So far, ive got the price down to 9500 out the door. too much? It looks like its had a rough life, I want to be able to buy it and extend its life another 200k miles. Any help anyone can give is appreciated.
Also, is it weird that i fit better in a C5 than a C6?