OK - I have a 95 contour GL, 2L 5spd.
I am planning to sell. It has 111,000 miles.
It needs the following:
New timing belt (Current belt worn but not failed)
New EGR valve
The vehicle just passed PA state saftey and emissions inspection. Has new
breaks, good tires, etc.
So - My question is. Should I sell it knowing that it should have the work
done (disclosed of course) or should I do the work (or have it done) before
I'm thinking that an EGR valve would be an easy job for a non-mechanic handy
guy. I also bought a recharge kit with AC sealant. That may cool the AC for
a while. Then I leave the timing belt alone. And get what I can for the car.
Any as is offers? South East PA.
I don't think you will get much more money for the car after fixing it. I
would let the new owner worry about it.
You can find out how much you can get reasonably expect from the car from
stires like www.edmonds.com and www.cars.com.
Do you have more info about this? I did a google, and I saw other reports
that said this. I am just curious because I have a Contour with the V6.
I am glad they do this. That decreases costs, because the automakers can use
one engine instead of 6 or 7 amd improves reliability, because the they get
more experience with the engine. The car owners come out ahead with this,
because cars cost less and work better.
I don't know if there is any connection between Renault, Peugeot and DC.
Renault used to make the Le Car, whcih was sold through AMC dealers.
Renault, Volvo and Peugeot developed a V6 engine together (I don't know if
they did other ones) in the late 70s or early 80s. AMC developed a car with
this engine. They had a contract to sell something like 100,000 of them a
year for a number of years, though Renault, which owned part of AMC. When
Chrysler bought AMC, they decided to market the car as the Eagle Premier and
a new brand (Eagle) was made. After these sorts of contracts expired, I
don't think DC had anything to do with Renault or Peugeot.
I don't think there was a connection between Peugeot and AMC, except the
A shame, really. Peugeot never was able to set up a good marketing
organization in the US. Of course, many people who owned Peugeots would say
this is a good thing. ;-)
I have the Mystique, and that 2.5 is one SWEET engine. It was
supposedly destined to be the replacement for the 928 engine, and
possibly the engine for what later became the Cayenne / Tourag
Le Car - AKA R5. Also R16 and R30? And I can't remember what they
called the predecessor to the Alliance.
And the Eagle Premier engine was different than the RPV 3.0
The Puegot 505 was sold by Chrysler dealers in Canada. I think there
were a couple other models as well.
I rallyed an R12 Renault in the late seventies and early eighties. The
parts prices doubled when I started having to buy them from my local
AMC dealer. All Renault dealerships either ceased being dealerships or
became AMC dealers during that time frame.
By the way, Chrysler also owned (possibly still owns) Maserati
I owned a 1967 204 wagon in the early seventies in Africa. Not a
particularly good vehicle, particularly with the abuse it had already
suffered before I got it, - but not a seriously bad one either. Tough
as nails, but expensive and difficult to repair when things did go
wrong - and they DID!!.
no, I can read fine. it is you who can not explain what you think is an
answer to a very simple question.
or is it the fact that you are such a simple person that you can not
explain, because you have no clue as to what you are talking about in the
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