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Saturn Sw2 Wagon Starts Right Up Everything Works Runs But Needs Work No Reserve on 2040-cars

Year:1996 Mileage:119000 Color: Burgundy /

Summit, New Jersey, United States

Summit, New Jersey, United States
Body Type:Wagon
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:1.9L DOHC 4-cylinder
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1g8zk8270tz384348 Year: 1996
Make: Saturn
Model: S-Series
Trim: SW2 Deluxe Model
Options: Cassette Player
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Drive Type: 4-speed Automatic
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Mileage: 119,000
Exterior Color: Burgundy
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Doors: 4
Number of Cylinders: 4
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

I am selling my red 1996 Saturn SW2 Wagon with 119,000 miles starting at a very low no reserve price (clean NJ title in hand). NJ inspection sticker through 2014. No dents. Paint is pretty good for its age. I spent $450 alone within the last 3 months. It has been my daily driver, until developing an engine knock 2 weeks ago when it was really cold. The day after I spent $150 for a new front tire and an oil change at Firestone in Berkeley Heights. Everything works except for right rear passenger window doesn't go down. Heater blows hot and A/C blows cold. Transmission shifts smoothly through all gears. Car tracks straight and doesn't pull when braking. No shakes or vibrations at any speed. Car never flooded or damaged. 

While the engine starts up instantly even in extreme cold weather every time, there is now a constant knocking. Buyer should tow the car. One mechanic thought it is an upper engine tensioner issue while another said it is the bottom end and will need a rebuild or engine swap. It has a 1.9L DOHC 4-cylinder with automatic. Shifts smooth in all gears. Never been in an accident, drives straight, gets 24 mpg. Front wheel drive, power windows and locks. Keyless remote included. Cloth interior (no tears). Non-smoker car. Recently replaced the wiper motor (cost $300) in November. I have receipts for both recent service items. I am the second owner, was owned by a women on Long Island NY who purchased it new from Hempstead Saturn dealership.

The Kelly Blue Book Value on the car without the engine issue is over $2,000 ( Estimated repair is $500 on the low side and $1,000 on the high side. Still below the cars value. I would have fixed the car and kept it, but have a 7 month old and pre-2000 cars don't have baby seat anchors (the LATCH type in the seat) so I want to get a newer used car. Car will need to be towed even though it runs as to avoid damaging the engine anymore. Available for inspection and viewing. Car is also listed locally and I reserve the right to terminate this auction early. 

I require a $100.00 deposit via Paypal within 24 hours of winning bid. The balance in cash in exchange for when you pick up the car and I sign over the clear NJ title that I have in hand. Last bid wins. 

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