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    Thread: Goodbye Roadmaster, hello... what? (help)

    1. Member paradigmGT's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 04:35 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      x2 - That isn't far off anyway.


      On a related note, stopped to look at a 02 Maxima with a for sale sign in front of someones house.

      SE, auto, 146k miles --------------------------------- $6500


      It was clean though.
      used car prices in the states are insanely high. that car is $3500 in toronto.
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      10-04-2012 04:40 PM #72
      Come on down to NC and get this monster.

      http://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/3263169510.html

      I'm pretty sure I already suggested that to you on your battle wagons page. But it's still awesome.
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      10-04-2012 05:05 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by kingrukus View Post
      used car prices in the states are insanely high. that car is $3500 in toronto.

      Way to high here as well.

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      10-04-2012 05:13 PM #74
      Used Volvo market is weird, haven't gotten a hit on mine, it's like it's too new..I'm impatient and lowered mine to $4k.
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      10-04-2012 05:16 PM #75
      Chapel, my bosses almost 90 year old mother has a 1997 (IIRC) Volvo 850 sedan (I know you'd prefer a wagon), green/tan, with like 100k miles on it I think (I know they're low for the year). The car has been garaged and very well kept. It doesn't get driven now because it use to belong to her husband who died some time ago. I went over there and fired it up last year (had to jump it) and it seemed to run great.

      If you're interested I could look into it for you.

    6. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 05:56 PM #76
      **** this ****, someone find me another E30

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      10-04-2012 06:05 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      **** this ****, someone find me another E30

      There is an IX or whatever awd version like 3 miles from my place. Car is damn near mint (test drove it a few months ago) owner is a bimmer guy that knows his isht. but it's high miles (like over 200k) and he wants 5grand for it. Other then that it would be perfect.

      Let me know if you want his contact info anyways.

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      10-04-2012 06:13 PM #78
      What about a W124? You may even be able to find a 400E for that money.

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      10-04-2012 06:29 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewDub2.0 View Post
      What about a W124? You may even be able to find a 400E for that money.
      Ask TCLer bwk about W124 400Es.

      This is his harness:






      Yes, those are pieces of the harness insulation and broken plastic clips on the faded hood of that Tacoma.
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      10-04-2012 06:33 PM #80
      I would go for a V70 or a Maxima.

      The Subaru is a definite NO. Those engines are time bombs and will run you close to a grand for a used engine.

      V70s are solid other than a few electrical gremlins that won't interfere with the drivability.

      The Maxima is a solid car all around. Engine and Trans can be picked up fairly cheap unless it is a stick.
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      10-04-2012 06:54 PM #82
      damn, why weren't you selling the wagon like 6 months ago!
      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

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      10-04-2012 09:09 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by EdRacer71 View Post
      damn, why weren't you selling the wagon like 6 months ago!
      because my wife wasn't bitching loud enough until 2 months ago.

      that said, I may be getting a free W126... the operative word being "may"

      I've opened dialog with both that E28 and that E34 btw.

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      10-04-2012 10:02 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Ask TCLer bwk about W124 400Es.

      This is his harness:






      Yes, those are pieces of the harness insulation and broken plastic clips on the faded hood of that Tacoma.
      http://www.500eboard.com/forums/show...Wiring_Harness

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      10-04-2012 10:41 PM #85
      He changed it two days ago.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      10-05-2012 07:42 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Boy, that first one is tempting....my winter car needs a winter car.

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      10-06-2012 05:46 PM #87
      I bought something. Something a 22 year old me would hate.

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      10-06-2012 05:50 PM #88
      It's nice. I like that green, too.
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      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 12:28 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I bought something. Something a 22 year old me would hate.
      Rule #1 damnit!!!!!!!

    19. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      10-07-2012 12:28 AM #90
      There's a hint in my avatar... and it's not something we discussed here

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      10-07-2012 12:31 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      There's a hint in my avatar... and it's not something we discussed here
      Rule #1 you big tease!!!

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      10-07-2012 12:45 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Rule #1 you big tease!!!

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      I pick it up next weekend. Facebook friends already know what it is

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      10-07-2012 12:57 AM #93
      I see.... we're chopped liver.....

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      10-07-2012 05:26 AM #94
      I know what it is.

      He needs to return that deposit and get this instead. He won't even have to change his avatar.

      http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/3278929931.html

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
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    24. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      10-07-2012 07:56 AM #95
      Ugh. God no

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      10-07-2012 09:47 AM #96
      That wagons dope

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      10-07-2012 09:58 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I know what it is.

      He needs to return that deposit and get this instead. He won't even have to change his avatar.

      http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/3278929931.html

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      !!! It always works like that, all the great stuff shows up after you buy something

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      10-07-2012 12:18 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I know what it is.

      He needs to return that deposit and get this instead. He won't even have to change his avatar.

      http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/3278929931.html

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      That is tempting.....

      Great now I'm window shopping for cars that I will not buy no need......


      So what did you ended up buying?
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      On a scale from flaming bag of dog poop to drunken sex with a hot stripper... your car is a case of herpes from a girl you picked up at wal mart.

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      10-07-2012 12:41 PM #99
      Wow. That wagon is nice. Seriously nice.

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      10-07-2012 01:02 PM #100
      No kidding. And the driver's seat doesn't have a big rip in it.

      Seriously, if I still lived in the northeast, that wagon would be my daily driver weapon of choice.
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    30. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      10-07-2012 03:16 PM #101
      I'd never want an AWD E46...
      ever.

      So, as for the new car: my wife and I went to look at it. I drove it. Drove nice. Looked amazingly straight.
      Wife drove it, got back, got out, pulled me aside and said "Buy this car, now."
      I later found out when she took it for a test drive, the owner had to ask her to slow down...

      Interesting side bit:
      So, I tell the guy I'll buy it. Give him my offer. He accepts, shakes my hand on it. Then I say "Do you want a deposit now or do you want it all next week when I pick it up?" (Car needs an HVAC control unit and O2 sensor, owner agreed to replace it before I even made an offer)
      He says "Next week is fine, no need for a deposit."
      As I go to leave he goes "So, should I take all the ads down? We're good, right?"
      I say "yeah, are you sure you don't want a deposit" he says no, shakes my hand and I tell him I'll see him tomorrow at BavAuto. (BMW show in NH)

      So, I go to BavAuto and there's the car... with a ****ing for sale sign in the window.
      I take the sign, crumple it up and throw it in the trash. I go to the entrance, call the kid (he's like 17) and say "Hey, where are you? Wanted to meet up?"
      he's at the car, so I head over to talk to him.
      I ask him "So, are you sure you don't want a deposit? I don't want you selling this out from under me." He says "My dad told me that I shouldn't take the for sale sign off until I have money"
      I say "Yeah, so that's why I asked a bunch of times if you want a deposit... so wait here and I'll go get the cash..."

      So, I leave, go to the ATM and get $200 to give him. I hand it over and say "See you on Saturday. Let me know how the HVAC and O2 sensor replacement go..."

      Now, I'll say the dad is right, he SHOULD have gotten a deposit yesterday... I wouldn't go on a handshake deal from a random Craigslist buyer... There's also the possibility that his dad didn't want him taking a deposit yesterday because he thought he could get more for it at BavAuto... either way, deposit is down, informal paperwork is done... pick it up next Saturday morning.

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      10-07-2012 03:35 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by welderdood View Post
      Yeah, tell me about it. I just looked at a 97 Accord which granted was pristine

      171,xxx on the clock and they wanted 4300.00 (private sale)
      sadly, they'll get that kind of money...Honduh prices are nuts still...

      Buy a 04+ Saab 9-3 for under $5K with at or under 100K
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      10-07-2012 04:27 PM #103
      Here you go... my car is one of these:
      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=e6fdba1f7b

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      10-07-2012 04:35 PM #104
      After everything we've done for you, repayed with teasing.

      This is BS Chapel.

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      10-07-2012 04:45 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      After everything we've done for you, repayed with teasing.

      This is BS Chapel.
      I don't like to jinx myself until it's in my driveway with my plates on it... hell, I almost already jinxed it and lost it today!

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