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Old 04-23-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
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Looking For A Cheap Work Van


I'm looking For a Cheap Work Van Chevy, Ford, Or Dodge Full Size
Or an Extended Chevy Astro White or Black 1993 and up.

In or around Atlanta - Acworth GA
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:26 AM   #2
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Ebay has alot of cheap work vehicles. I encourage you to take a peek at the vehicles in your area then inspect them before visitng.

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CarFax is a great tool as well.

Someone told me once that it was cheaper for him to buy a grey/blue/black van and paint it white than to just buy a white van. I guess the resale value of white vans is higher since everyone uses them as work trucks.

Seems like a pain to me but I just thought I would mention it.
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Im thinking of doing that right now. I saw a silver Sport Trac. Seems silver has a poor resale value.
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CarFax is a great tool as well.
In 2002 I bought a brand new Cadillac, a few months later I was rear ended resulting in a $25,000 repair bill. Insurance paid, the car was folded like an accordion, really a mess, 3 months to fix.

I sold it in late 2004, but first paid for a CarFax to see what they said. They said "Clean, no known accidents". I showed the CarFax to the new buyer, he was very impressed!

CarFax *is* a great tool!
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In 2002 I bought a brand new Cadillac, a few months later I was rear ended resulting in a $25,000 repair bill. Insurance paid, the car was folded like an accordion, really a mess, 3 months to fix.

I sold it in late 2004, but first paid for a CarFax to see what they said. They said "Clean, no known accidents". I showed the CarFax to the new buyer, he was very impressed!

CarFax *is* a great tool!
Scary stuff right there.
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but first paid for a CarFax to see what they said. They said "Clean, no known accidents". I showed the CarFax to the new buyer, he was very impressed!

CarFax *is* a great tool!
I had the same experience. I bought the CarFax "membership" for a short spell while car shopping. For laughs, I looked up my wife's van, which had the whole driver's side torn up and took a couple months to fix. The CarFax report in my case also said "no known accidents". I'm not really sure how they get their information, but it also said that the van was part of a rental fleet, but we bought it brand new with maybe 20 miles on it. As far as I know, she's never rented it to anyone.

Go figure.
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I would think that Atlanta would have at least one place that deals in service vehicles. We have 2 and the county pop. is only 140K.

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