Need your opinions on this 80!

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I'm looking at a 94 that the dealer has informed me has inaccurate odometer mileage. Looking at the carfax, it's hard to guess the actual mileage. The pictures in the description show a decent interior, but the brake pedal is worn down to metal.

Autotrader ad:
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=255401560&dealer_id=1148099&car_year=1994&rdm=1235132352414&model=LC&num_records=25&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=1981&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&engine=&certified=&body_code=0&fuel=&awsp=false&search_type=both&distance=500&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&make=TOYOTA&keywords_display=&color=&page_location=findacar::ispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=49341&advanced=&end_year=2010&doors=&transmission=&max_price=5500&cardist=272&standard=false

The dealer also sent me a lot more exterior pics and the outside looks pretty clean. I think I can get it for around $4000- is it worth the risk??

thanks for the advice!

Details from the carfax:

02/09/1999 42,661 Dealer Inventory
Highland Park, IL Vehicle offered for sale

06/22/2001 Illinois Motor Vehicle Dept. Chicago, IL
Title #T1173095037 Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Loan or lien reported

03/30/2007 Green Family Stores
Springfield, IL
ww.greenfamilystores.com Vehicle serviced

04/17/2007 150,462 Green Family Stores
Springfield, IL
Green Family Stores Vehicle sold

05/09/2007 Illinois Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rock Island, IL
Title #X7129691349 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
 
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rtarh2o

 
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I don't know where you are but I bought a so called "rust free" car from Chicago a few years ago. For Chicago I guess it wasn't bad but from what I am used to it was rusted.
If you can find a southern or western car they sure are alot easier to work on.
Rusty
 

80t0ylc

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Jonah111, I have a '94 at home with 215k miles on it that the interior is not as worn or beat up (I'm away from home right now) . The one shot of the engine shouts of neglect by PO and dealership. If dealer is unsure of mileage or can't verify it steer clear of it. $4K is way high. It looks bone stock and would need ??$ to make reliable DD or trail rig. It depends on your expectations, but you could do a lot better, for that amount from a private party. IMHO
 
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