Ive been looking at buying a used GEM (E4- four seater) for a few months just looking at the local ads and found one that sounds intriguing- but wanted to gauge if I should consider this or not based on all of your experience.
This was a project I started a while back and got distracted. It is a 2002 GEM Car with the below upgrades:
Upholstery: ASM (Sue from Fast and Loud) $1399
Ride 4 Fun 7.5 HP motor $900
Enkei Wheels and tires $1000
Side Mirrors $60.99
All 4 brakes shoes $77
This could be a really cool GEM car with a bit more work but I need the room, so this is a make an offer deal. New ones (like used at Jerry’s World over in Arlington are 16-18k new). The GEM car runs but needs more tuning/adjusting after putting in the motor and update controller. The electrical will have to be sorted to get the lights to work properly, but other than that, it runs down the road.
All serious offers will be entertained.
What should I look for/ask for specifically- and based on that, what would be a reasonable offer?
Note: I passed up on a E4 2004 one w/ rear storage/trunk area that had new batteries for $4400- and I kind of regret it, as it seemed like it was in great shape- but also want to stay around the $3k range if I can help it.