Recently I have been frequenting this site because I have taken an interest in getting more out of my car. Currently I have the 2.5i and its awesome. I love the look, I love AWD, handling is exceptional, but the power is not where I'd like it to be.
I've considered adding the AVO turbo kit which will set me back a good 5k after all is said and done, probably even more, not to mention all of the additional upgrades I will need to make to make sure the integrity of my engine isn't compromised. I then toyed with the idea of trading in my car for an '08 LGT. However I find them to be just a little out of my price range. I have quite a bit in my car due to a nice large down payment so if I traded it in I would get right around what I owe on it.
So to my question. I recently found a 2005 LGT limited automatic transmission going for about 12k w/ 90k miles on it. Carfax says 1 owner but no service history. I'm guessing the owner too kcare of these things? Looking up KBB it should be sold around 14-15k. No known oil/trans leaks at the dealership. I haven't taken it for a spin yet because I just don't know if this is a good decision or not.
I would really like anyone's feedback as to if this is a good trade for someone in my position; Trading my 2009 2.5i with 50k miles on it for a 2005 LGT- Limited Auto with 8k miles on it.