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Another Copart Find #4660954
02/09/18 12:42 PM
02/09/18 12:42 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,213
Kentucky
Ramblejam Offline OP
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Kentucky
Shared my experiences awhile back on buying a former AT&T fleet vehicle @ Copart - won the auction ('01 SW2) for $150. Here it is coming home behind my 2500 Suburban:


After a few years of owning the Suburban though, and accruing a list of annoyances, starting keeping an eye again on Copart for something that'd better match our needs. Took awhile, but then this popped up:


It's also from AT&T down south (no rust; maintenance kept up), and has all the good options:
5.7L Hemi, 3.92 gears
8700LB Towing (which matches the 2500 Suburban)
Permanent AWD (49/52 split) with traction control; can switch over to 4HI (center diff lock), or 4LO (cdl/gear reduction)
Factory towing package, auxiliary coolers, skid-plates, tow hooks
Rear heating/AC

Never cared for them (styling-wise) when new, but it's slowly growing on me a bit. Reading reviews also greatly helped: https://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons...omparison-tests

Needs a few minor things (realign front bumper, polish headlights, etc.), but fundamentally solid and runs great. Ended up going for $1,600. Looking forward to seeing how it does compared to the Burb!

Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4660969
02/09/18 01:01 PM
02/09/18 01:01 PM
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Texas
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Texas
What model year & how many miles ?


Wyr
God bless
Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4660985
02/09/18 01:10 PM
02/09/18 01:10 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Don't let that Hemi get even remotly hot. The valve seats will fall out and destroy the engine.


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Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4660998
02/09/18 01:21 PM
02/09/18 01:21 PM
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Kentucky
Ramblejam Offline OP
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Thanks guys. One thing I saw when waiting for a vehicle was several 2500 Ram 4x4's from AT&T (with the same 5.7L Hemi & 545RFE) with anywhere from 325,000 to 450,000 miles on them. If they can go that long (and still be running/driving), I have at least some faith that it'll be fine in a Durango. Of course, now that I said that, it'll probably blow up tomorrow. cool

This one is a 2004 with 160k.


Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661011
02/09/18 01:31 PM
02/09/18 01:31 PM
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South Central PA
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Great find!

Was perusing through the local Copart lot online the other day and found a 2011 Jetta that the rear had been hit, but seems the bumper was all that was needed. Could have got it for a little of nothing, but passed. Also found a higher mileage Nitro with a rare 5 speed and 4wd (almost the same platform as our 2nd gen Liberty). Alas my house is already starting to look like a used car lot.


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Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661019
02/09/18 01:37 PM
02/09/18 01:37 PM
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NH
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NH
Nice find.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
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1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661029
02/09/18 01:45 PM
02/09/18 01:45 PM
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Onondaga County
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For $1600 it's not a bad buy, but I hope you're not replacing a HD truck with a Durango for primary use of towing. The engine and transmission are competent enough, but I'd rather have a HD truck


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Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661065
02/09/18 02:42 PM
02/09/18 02:42 PM
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Minnesota
2010Civic Offline
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Minnesota
Don't forget the copart fees. They add up quick.


2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Napa Gold oil filter
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Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661069
02/09/18 02:46 PM
02/09/18 02:46 PM
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Phoenix
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That's a steal. I love these Copart threads. banana


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Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Miller88] #4661191
02/09/18 05:19 PM
02/09/18 05:19 PM
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Kentucky
Ramblejam Offline OP
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Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Miller88
For $1600 it's not a bad buy, but I hope you're not replacing a HD truck with a Durango for primary use of towing. The engine and transmission are competent enough, but I'd rather have a HD truck

Never considered the Suburban a "HD truck", but I'm unsure as to why it can't replace it? confused

It's a ladder-frame, truck chassis underneath with the same tow rating; difference is payload capacity (one big difference is Durango running a watts-linkage, coil-spring solid rear axle), but fortunately Air Lift (https://www.airliftcompany.com/) makes some inexpensive bags for it that'll keep excessive sag from occuring.


Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661212
02/09/18 05:37 PM
02/09/18 05:37 PM
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SLC, UT
GON Offline
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SLC, UT
"" For $1600 it's not a bad buy,""

$1600 at Copart = about $2400 after Copart fees. The you have to pick it up, haul it home. I buy cars from Copart 3 to 4 times per year, but rarely are they great deals.....

Re: Another Copart Find [Re: GON] #4661289
02/09/18 07:18 PM
02/09/18 07:18 PM
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Kentucky
Ramblejam Offline OP
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Kentucky
Originally Posted By: GON
$1600 at Copart = about $2400 after Copart fees.

Why are you paying so much in fees? I'm a consumer member (not a business, who pays significantly less) and don't pay nearly that.

Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661297
02/09/18 07:30 PM
02/09/18 07:30 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: Ramblejam
Originally Posted By: GON
$1600 at Copart = about $2400 after Copart fees.

Why are you paying so much in fees? I'm a consumer member (not a business, who pays significantly less) and don't pay nearly that.
$1,600 purchase has a fee of $410, plus a $59 internet fee and a $59 lot fee. Plus taxes.

I bought a car at Copart about a year ago.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661307
02/09/18 07:41 PM
02/09/18 07:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,213
Kentucky
Ramblejam Offline OP
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Kentucky
I paid $0 in taxes to Copart. Taxes were paid in Kentucky when registering it.

Guess I should additionally make it clear that this isn't an advertisement for Copart, or a blanket recommendation you go buy something there; it's easy to get in trouble quick, and not the right path for most. Just sharing my good experience(s)...

Re: Another Copart Find [Re: Ramblejam] #4661355
02/09/18 08:37 PM
02/09/18 08:37 PM
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Waco, TX
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Waco, TX

How on earth can you sort through nearly 160,000 vehicles, though?



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