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Old 11-07-2020
Tirefriar Tirefriar is offline
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Start by verifying it’s a legit Saleen and original options car had when leaving the factory by contacting Saleen factory in Corona, CA. Inspect the car just like you normally would any vehicle you are looking at. Prior repairs/ repaint, service history, how many owners, etc. Your primary concern would be cosmetic body pars as some are NLA from Saleen while others could get expensive.

Overall the ‘06 is quite a robust car if maintained properly. Mine is an ‘06 normally aspirated stick shift daily driver with 98k miles. I’m the second owner, have service history from day one. I service it at Galpin Auto Sport, oil changes and alignment are a fraction of what my former CLK55 ran me. It’s due for a major service, not sure how much that would run nor where it will go for that. I haven’t touched the brakes or suspension components so can’t comment on service costs of those.

The Saleen is my first domestic car in more than a decade. Recently I had an inkling to get back to the Euro scene and looked at a number of 996 Porsches. At the end of the day I could not justify giving up a Saleen for any reason at all. Saleen performs just as well as a n/a 996, looks and sounds better (will draw more attention than 996 anywhere in LA) while costing a fraction to maintain. I still would get a 996 P-car but not at cost of sacrificing the Saleen.
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