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Specifically a 1987 VW Scirocco 1.8 16 valve with around 150,000 miles from a roommate I just moved in with yesterday. He wants to get a motorcycle and I want to get a winter beater to keep as much salt as possible off the e30. The 'rocco is in descent shape and his mechanic is local and has all the records for the past few years. The interior has seen better days and could really use some work but I know a few places I could pick up some seats pretty cheap. His asking price is around $2k but he mentioned he might part with it for around $1,500. Another plus is the shop I normally use is a bunch of VW junkies and would love it if I would exchange brining in a BMW for a VW.


So what do you think about buying a car from someone you live with?


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