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Old 11-29-2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question VA: Good Mechanic in NOVA

Currently looking at a 2017 Subaru WRX from a private seller and I'm wondering if anyone in the Northern Virginia Area knows a good Subaru mechanic to do a PPI.

P.S Is 21K miles on a 2017 even worth $22k??? Trying to negotiate price with seller... Car has a cigarette stench and burn holes in seats.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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Currently looking at a 2017 Subaru WRX from a private seller and I'm wondering if anyone in the Northern Virginia Area knows a good Subaru mechanic to do a PPI.

P.S Is 21K miles on a 2017 even worth $22k??? Trying to negotiate price with seller... Car has a cigarette stench and burn holes in seats.
I'd pass just for the cigarette damage and buy a new base model for a few $$$ more.

What about MachV for PPI?
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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I'd pass just for the cigarette damage and buy a new base model for a few $$$ more.

What about MachV for PPI?

Wow, thanks! I'll make sure to go there. It's not too far from me. And well... I just don't have the money for a new one /: But what do you think there's just three burn holes total. One on the driver's seat and two in the back... And it's twice as much many miles it should have... Like 21,000 miles for 2017 Base? How much would you pay for that?
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:32 PM   #4
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Wow, thanks! I'll make sure to go there. It's not too far from me. And well... I just don't have the money for a new one /: But what do you think there's just three burn holes total. One on the driver's seat and two in the back... And it's twice as much many miles it should have... Like 21,000 miles for 2017 Base? How much would you pay for that?
The guy likely works in sales. I follow sales guys for my job and put 24k miles on my car a year. I have colleagues who put 38k a year on their cars.

Find a set of leather seats in a junkyard. Win.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:36 PM   #5
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It would be a hard pass for me to spend so much on one with those miles...but the cigarette **** would push me over the edge..

You will find a way better deal if you hold off.

Why not get a 16 or a 15 with that mileage? My 16 just turned 18k
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:47 PM   #6
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It would be a hard pass for me to spend so much on one with those miles...but the cigarette **** would push me over the edge..

You will find a way better deal if you hold off.

Why not get a 16 or a 15 with that mileage? My 16 just turned 18k

It kills me too! I tried offering him lower but I'll keep trying. I cannot stand that smell or the holes but whatever if he drops to like 19/20 maybe... I would settle for a 15/16 I just can't find at a reasonable price. I see them around 24-26k or even more...
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:27 PM   #7
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The guy likely works in sales. I follow sales guys for my job and put 24k miles on my car a year. I have colleagues who put 38k a year on their cars.

Find a set of leather seats in a junkyard. Win.
I hope you mean leather seats from another model. Because junkyards are not really steaming with current model seats.......


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Currently looking at a 2017 Subaru WRX from a private seller and I'm wondering if anyone in the Northern Virginia Area knows a good Subaru mechanic to do a PPI.

P.S Is 21K miles on a 2017 even worth $22k??? Trying to negotiate price with seller... Car has a cigarette stench and burn holes in seats.

If you do not smoke. Do NOT do it.

You will regret it if you buy it.

Did that with an 06 Si, sold it within 3 weeks. The moment the car got hot under the sun, you could smell the smoke again.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:02 AM   #8
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I hope you mean leather seats from another model. Because junkyards are not really steaming with current model seats.......





If you do not smoke. Do NOT do it.

You will regret it if you buy it.

Did that with an 06 Si, sold it within 3 weeks. The moment the car got hot under the sun, you could smell the smoke again.

Yeah, I certainly do not smoke but wow that scares me!
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:27 AM   #9
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Default smoke smell removal with Hydrogen Peroxide vapors.

I know this is long after the discussion, but for future reference... to get rid of odors like smoke in an interior there is a relatively easy way to deodorize an interior.

Get a humidifier and load it up with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (2% from drug store is fine). Run it in the interior with windows up until you have used about 1/2 gallon of H2O2. Optimum conditions are 70-90 degrees F and outside RH of about <50%. Let the car site for about 12 hours. If this does not work the first time completely, retry.
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