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Old 10-21-2010, 09:17 AM
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People sure have some interesting ways of looking at things!

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I wouldn't give that car away, it one of GM's best in recent years. One of my ex-employees had the Buick iteration of the same car. He bought it used from a dealer with about 70K on it. It ran to over 200K with virtually no maintenance, and very few repairs. It would have run longer, but he had a fender bender that damaged the fuel filler, and since he was uninsured at the time, the car went to the crusher rather than deal with all the fines.

It was powered by the cast iron V6 (3.0 I believe) and had a straight 3-speed auto, no OD and no lockup.

The tendency you observe of people trying to get something for nothing is one of the results of the "Home Depot" syndrome.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:31 AM
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....a lack of money is also a strong motivator for aggressive negotiation!
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:13 PM
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It was powered by the cast iron V6 (3.0 I believe) and had a straight 3-speed auto, no OD and no lockup.

The tendency you observe of people trying to get something for nothing is one of the results of the "Home Depot" syndrome.
Yes, it is a good car. The water pump started dumping at test drive number 5, but I replaced it along with the serpentine belt. I can usually tell when an old fart owned a car from the smell and the brand of tires (usually Micheline). This is the 3.1 V6. I usually go for the 3.8. The supercharged ones are especially fun.

Had someone call me this morning, after test driving it yesterday, saying they will take it. She wanted to "pray on it" overnight and is now "getting her ducks in a row" to make the purchase. I'll believe it when the cash shows up. Seemed like a good person though, and she rode over with her brother in a 2001 Jeep XJ. He spent more time looking at my 88 wagoneer XJ than the Olds.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:23 PM
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Yes, it is a good car. The water pump started dumping at test drive number 5, but I replaced it along with the serpentine belt. I can usually tell when an old fart owned a car from the smell and the brand of tires (usually Micheline). This is the 3.1 V6. I usually go for the 3.8. The supercharged ones are especially fun.

Had someone call me this morning, after test driving it yesterday, saying they will take it. She wanted to "pray on it" overnight and is now "getting her ducks in a row" to make the purchase. I'll believe it when the cash shows up. Seemed like a good person though, and she rode over with her brother in a 2001 Jeep XJ. He spent more time looking at my 88 wagoneer XJ than the Olds.
I wonder if her "praying on it," has more to do with her being able to "come up with the money," or as a ploy to get a compassionate price break for holiness from you...

The Jeep enthusiast Brother, may be a good candidate for the Wagoneer???

I think you just have to wade through some unsavory potential buyers on any vehicle sale - to get to the cream sometimes, Tyler.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:39 PM
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I wonder if her "praying on it," has more to do with her being able to "come up with the money," or as a ploy to get a compassionate price break for holiness from you...

The Jeep enthusiast Brother, may be a good candidate for the Wagoneer???

I think you just have to wade through some unsavory potential buyers on any vehicle sale - to get to the cream sometimes, Tyler.
I had to wade in through a larger than usual amount of unsavory ones, but this was my first $2000 and under car.

As soon as I start griping about it, of course it sells. Just came back from doing the paperwork and making the deposit at the bank. Should last the next owner a good long time.

The Jeep is my "keeper", while I'm selling these more expensive trucks (Sierra Denali, Cadillac Escalade) which I really don't need. I'd rather have the money in the bank than have a really expensive drive way ornament that I never use. Between the Jeep and the buick, all my needs are met. I also usually have a large truck/suv in my inventory I can use if needed.

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I had to wade in through a larger than usual amount of unsavory ones, but this was my first $2000 and under car.

As soon as I start griping about it, of course it sells. Just came back from doing the paperwork and making the deposit at the bank. Should last the next owner a good long time.

The Jeep is my "keeper", while I'm selling these more expensive trucks (Sierra Denali, Cadillac Escalade) which I really don't need. I'd rather have the money in the bank than have a really expensive drive way ornament that I never use. Between the Jeep and the buick, all my needs are met. I also usually have a large truck/suv in my inventory I can use if needed.

Will you throw in a walker and cane voucher from CVS/Walgreens, with the purchase of the station wagon?
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:02 AM
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Will you throw in a walker and cane voucher from CVS/Walgreens, with the purchase of the station wagon?
I will on mine!

You need it!
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I had to wade in through a larger than usual amount of unsavory ones, but this was my first $2000 and under car.

As soon as I start griping about it, of course it sells. Just came back from doing the paperwork and making the deposit at the bank. Should last the next owner a good long time.

The Jeep is my "keeper", while I'm selling these more expensive trucks (Sierra Denali, Cadillac Escalade) which I really don't need. I'd rather have the money in the bank than have a really expensive drive way ornament that I never use. Between the Jeep and the buick, all my needs are met. I also usually have a large truck/suv in my inventory I can use if needed.

Nice woody pic. Really like that Roadmaster.

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I will on mine!

You need it!
Like heck I do......I got enough aging, mechanical stuff to maintain around here already - not to mention "this old '70s house" I'm re-habbing!!
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You've gotta thin the heard somehow. After all what would the Darwin Awards site do for humor? I rode bikes for years both in the States and Europe and have no sympathy for those that kill themselves on them. I am sorry for those that get killed by others although knowing the danger it is a bit hard to muster too many tears.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:52 PM
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I cannot stand those darwin awards. Just too sad.

Day before yesterday I was coming across the river to the place I hang out with a bunch of other old farts for lunch. I come across the river (the one the kid on the bike killed himself on) on the other side if the bridge which has 2 lanes. As I came across I moved into the far right lane which goes for about four blocks marked right turn or straight and passed several cars which were just starting to roll away from the light which I caught. I passed a newish black 350TE wagon and moved over into the lane in front of him and matched his speed. I did not cut him off and did not make the move at the last minute before the go straight portion of the lane ended.

With the top down I could easily hear him downshift and floor it. I watched in my mirror as he moved to the far right lane and passed me then got right in front of me and put on his brakes. Hmmmmmmm....

I cleared traffic and moved to the left lane since I was planning to turn left anyway and he moved left right in front of me....I guess he thought I would try to pass him again, but I simply turned left and went to my restaurant.

About a month ago a fellow did something similar in about the same spot in a Ford Pickup. That did not surprise me.

Someone doing something so juvenile in a newish benz was a total shock.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:32 AM
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I've had a few of those people...my most memorable customer was a guy in his 50's, had a glass eye, smelled of booze and looked really unkempt. Told me all kinds of crazy stories...bought the car though. About 3 months later, I got a notice in the mail telling me the car had been impounded...apparently he never transferred the title, and the state of california wanted almost 2 grand in storage fees. Good thing I sent in the release...
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I spotted this old thread tonight and read through it, giggling out loud softly as to not wake the Mrs.

I imagine Tyler could tell us some good stories about his show and auction appearances.
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I read all the way through it before I realized it was 12 years old

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