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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I just saw this posted today for 29.9K.

    At a glance it looks to be priced for a quick sale.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/6122...65920963455720
    Yeah, saw this earlier. He sent me some more photos, and the service order from 2012. 52K!

    Something feels off though; it just doesn't seem as polished as the others. Maybe I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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    I think Mr Chocky needs to look at some cars in person, yo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I think Mr Chocky needs to look at some cars in person, yo!
    Truth. Currently trying to move cross country so not right at the top of my list. Imma try and catch up with the NorCal group and go see Marty next month though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Lesbian Goat View Post
    FB ad is expired. The remaining two both look like stellar examples. If you are planning on driving, I would look further into the ebay ad car.
    aaright, let's talk rust:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...13_01.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...13_07.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...13_16.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...3_095.JPG?dl=0

    He's been quite clear that the distributor probably needs replacing next service. And those shocks aren't
    show quality.

    What say you, Mr Shiny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrChocky View Post
    aaright, let's talk rust:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...13_01.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...13_07.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...13_16.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6nioa31...3_095.JPG?dl=0

    He's been quite clear that the distributor probably needs replacing next service. And those shocks aren't
    show quality.

    What say you, Mr Shiny?
    The frame rust isn't bad at all. It's not something you want to forget about but definately not alarming. Distributor looks rough but what's more concerning is oe those fuel lines. I don't know why they didn't replace them when they did the stage II swap especially all the moving around they were subjected to. You are right the springs are nothing to write home about but I think most of the cars you look at will have a similar suspension. I would not let that be a dealbreaker but I would certainly be figuring in the budget to have the distributer rebuilt/replaced and replace those fuel lines ASAP. That's a good 1,000 bucks ballpark not including labor.

    It's kind of a wet blanket to buy a car at the upper end of the price range only to have to do a lot of fuel system work to it as soon as you get it. If you are hesitant then I don't blame you. There are PLENTY of nice cars out there and plenty more pop up for sale every month. If this one is giving you a bad feeling, let it slide.
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    Few other things I picked up on. I went back and read the ad, the PO re-epoxied the frame so there is no way to tell if the rust was removed properly. I watched the cold start vid and the volt gauge is somewhat low upon start. Could just be some dirty grounds. I also noticed the price has been lowered to 42k and there is a "make offer option". I'm not much of a haggler. I don't like to argue people's prices but I would certainly figure in some of the repair costs into any offer you might be considering. If you are thinking about it (and I'm not saying it's a bad car, problems aside it's still a pretty nice vehicle) I am sure you would want to talk with him personally and outside of ebay and maybe work out a deal. Just remember you will be spending a little money on it if/when you get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Lesbian Goat View Post
    . If you are thinking about it (and I'm not saying it's a bad car, problems aside it's still a pretty nice vehicle) I am sure you would want to talk with him personally and outside of ebay and maybe work out a deal. Just remember you will be spending a little money on it if/when you get it.
    I hear you on all counts. I'd already been in discussions with him regarding price and condition. He's going to chase up the mystery of why the fuel lines were never done.

    As you say, there's really no shortage of cars, you barely even have to be patient. Unfortunately I won't be able to see this particular car until late March at the soonest, when I get to PA.

    In other news, I got laid off today, so now I have some time to go look at some local cars, which I hadn't really planned to do.



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    I went to see this car today:

    https://www.autobahngallery.com/vehi...c4aa0a572b60c4

    On the outside, it's immaculate. I couldn't see any blemishes at all. Inside, still pretty nice; some loose trim and
    wear and tear but really hard to complain about.

    Underneath the dash was a different story - lots of messy wiring, and loose, what must have been the speedo
    cable. Also probably some later addition audio connectors.

    The engine bay had some questionable tape job going on, and rubber lines.

    The sales guy didn't know much about the car; I got the impression it was more important as a showpiece
    than something to sell.

    I found a little history on this car too:

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?13...highlight=5450

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    That looks like a nice car, did you drive it? If not, did you at least sit in it & close the door? I'm interested to hear your overall impression if this is your first time seeing on in person.

    I like how you're approaching the process, I sense you'll find the car that's right for you.

    Cute kid! I recently looked through some pics when mine were that age ( they're now 12 & 14.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    That looks like a nice car, did you drive it? If not, did you at least sit in it & close the door? I'm interested to hear your overall impression if this is your first time seeing on in person.

    I like how you're approaching the process, I sense you'll find the car that's right for you.

    Cute kid! I recently looked through some pics when mine were that age ( they're now 12 & 14.)
    Yeah, this was the first time I'd been up and personal with one. Impressions? It presented extremely well alongside the scissor door
    car next to it (2016 BMW). You have to understand that for some years, I drove what's considered a particularly low car - a
    Volvo V70. My first thought sitting was "holy shit, this is low".

    I sat in it and closed the door. I didn't drive it or even turn it on - it was boxed in, and I'd already had a hell of a day, and was under
    small child timelines.

    Inside, I don't think the huge auto shifter really fits the vibe of the car. And the "unfinished" nature of the underside of the
    dash is a bit disconcerting - yes, I know that finished under dash area is quite a recent thing. If I owned this car,
    I'd be immediately wanting to redo the visible wiring.

    I didn't get any sell at all from the sales guys. I think they really don't know what to do with this car, and it was
    clear I knew far more about it than they did. This was a small joint selling premium cars to people who
    know what they're after, so I think they don't need to push anything.

    We're probably going to Disney Land, so I'm going to try and visit BHCC for laughs in a few weeks.

    I think the car I'm after is going to be a manual, and if it can be found, a black interior and stage II. None of the
    trim options matter that much to me - mechanical condition is more important.

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