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Old 06-24-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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Replacement needed :(

Okay, so I sold of my Benz' (*must put the mo. payment into something that has a return like oil stocks or corn stocks) and the guy is coming to pick it up this weekend. I can't disclose the price coz' the transaction is not done yet. I give him my word If he back out of the deal, I'm $500 dollars positive than him and he knows that...hehehehe!

I got $4500 to spend for the car to use for picking up the kids, errands and so on but will not use for work as I commute already and doing my part to help the environment...not really for some of you after you see my 2 choices to pick up on Sunday after church if still available

I found these 2 on Craigslist and the asking price is $4999 (small local car dealer) and I will offer $4500 cash. Not check, money order or cashiers check but Benjamins....

1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28/8 Cylinder Fuel Injected LT1 5.7 Liter Engine/ T Top / Dark Orange Exterior with Black Leather Interior/OZ Racing Monte Carlo Rims/102k mi.



OR....

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4x4 Lifted/5.7 Liter 8 Cylinder Vortech Engine/DVD/Video in dash system/86k mi.



*IT MUST BE THE LEFT OVER MEDICATION IN MY SYSTEM...HEHEHEHEHE

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Old 06-24-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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You have lost your mind. Those cars are gas guzzlers. Buy a Toyota Corolla.

Yeah, the Mercedes --> cheap rice burner transition really sucks, but these big American V8's are gonna hurt your wallet far more than a Japanese economy car is going to wound your pride.

Now if I had to choose between the two, I'd take the Z28 because I wanted one real bad in high school. But that's when I had more hormones than brains.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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That's exactly what she said when I told her what I'm getting...and yes, the pride is going to get hurt big time if I have to get a economical rice burner

but I forgot to mention that we also have 04' Lancer Bone Stock in the driveway

the Z28 is my first choice too
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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If I was going to get a daily driver in the sub-$5k range I would look at a 914 or 944. But since you probably want something that is more reliable, I would look at a Toyota or a Honda, forget the Chevy and anything with a lot of miles unless you want to spend another few thousand on repairs.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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Reliability..yes, I agree..Toyota or Honda but i got Lancer already that's still holding strong.

Plase don't let my wife convince me to get a 01 Toyota Sienna that's loaded with all the options, 4 leather quad chair, 103k mi. for the same price...noooooooo
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:49 PM   #6
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let me help you out.

Ebay

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3- 160252214862
4- 320265870554
5- 160253403868
6- 150261939072 best pick,


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Old 06-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #7
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you mean, after buying it, good luck finding a way to ship it here in CA. or good luck getting the #6...hehehehehe!

thanks for looking out though, dude! but i'm going American Car this time
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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you mean, after buying it, good luck finding a way to ship it here in CA. or good luck getting the #6...hehehehehe!

thanks for looking out though, dude! but i'm going American Car this time
oh you want American ok

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5-130231755622 best again but American
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:18 PM   #9
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hmmm, #4 looks good *1991 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

but #5...hot deng 2006 Ford Ford GT 2DR COUPE
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130231755622&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmotors.shop.ebay.com%3A80%2F__%3F_ from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm39%26_nkw%3D130231755622%2 6_nd1%3D%26submit.x%3D25%26submit.y%3D12%26_fvi%3D 1
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:22 AM   #11
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Nick, good find and low mileage too. That Benz' looks solid and clean, I might give them a call this week. Thanks, bro!
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:32 AM   #12
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You guys seem to forget all too quickly that 10+ year old MB's and BMW's develop suspension problems, transmission issues, interior pieces fall apart or off, etc. regardless of how well the previous owners cared for the car.

I will never again buy a German automobile without a bumper to bumper warranty on it.

I learned that lesson when I bought an 83 MB 300D in 1994 with 120k on it. Dumped 2k into the car the first six months I owned it and was headed straight to the shop to have the transmission replaced when I came to my senses and sold the car for $3k less than I paid for it. Whew! I only lost $5000 on that one.

Of course, as I type this I am thinking about the piles and piles of cash I spend on the Boxster and the situation is identical, but it's a big boy toy-hobby car, not a DD.
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nick, I was going to send the owner an e-mail and see if I could look at it this weekend but then as I was reading the description..there's the dreaded word that says "small oil leak"

Randall, I didn't know that for all I know that the old benz are solid but probably they're older than MY90's and knowing that the only tools in my tool box are pliers, hammer and flashlight..I think my knowledge on fixing cars are way beyond worse...hehehehehe!

I still hope that the guy won't back out and the Z28 are still available this weekend
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One day I will laugh in the face of the BMW and buy a brand new one or a CPO car, forcing them to repair their own car at their own expense for as long as I own it.

I'd love to buy a 2-3 year old 535 (twin turbo V6) but that turbo, which would probably go out within days of my 100k CPO warranty expiring, would cost me no less than $5k to replace and I don't know if I can stomach that.
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One day I will laugh in the face of the BMW and buy a brand new one or a CPO car, forcing them to repair their own car at their own expense for as long as I own it.

I'd love to buy a 2-3 year old 535 (twin turbo V6) but that turbo, which would probably go out within days of my 100k CPO warranty expiring, would cost me no less than $5k to replace and I don't know if I can stomach that.
yeah i woudlnt get a old benz uncle,

Randall i got a 535 as a loaner and it was a awesome car, VERY FAST.
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Gerry,

just adding my two cents here:
I hope you changed your mind already about the two Chevys you eyeballed earlier.
I personally would be embarrassed to be seen in either of them.
The Boxster is a lot about sophistication and understatement; these two monsters are not (in addition to them being gas guzzlers)

However if you don't mind a bit of a high gas bill, get something like this:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/car/727788916.html
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Hey Chris...what's happening! I haven't seen you in awhile
I'm not replacing the Boxster..no way!

I've always love the sound of V8's esp. on Camaro's, use to own 3 trucks b4 selling them to get the house and i miss driving a V8's and the sound of it
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Hi Gerry,

thanks for asking, look at the bottom of my signature

I hope I have the car (finally) back before 4th of July

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I did a similar search recently. Found some immacualte Volvo's. Look like they were sitting in the garage for years. Their engines last hundreds of thousands of miles. Our family had two, built like tanks with nice leather, sun roof etc.
Allot of people never consider these cars so the demmand is low which is good.

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I'm not sure if you have your 401K and IRA funded yet (should do that first) but the agriculture stocks are the way to go. Potash just raised prices 90% and there no shortage of demmand for their fertilizers. Agrium, Mosaic and Titan are other good names. As far as oil and gas take a look at the UNG, USO if you don't want to buy individual stocks and want the ETF route, oceaneering for the deep sea drillers, National Oilwell Varco, Petrohawk and weahterford. Food and Energy are going to be very expensive in 10 years. This could be the Microsoft stock we all missed.
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yeah i woudlnt get a old benz uncle,

Randall i got a 535 as a loaner and it was a awesome car, VERY FAST.

Yeah i agree with you on the benz... Especially if its disel, then the engine itself is considered an oil leak lol.. Plus those older benz's always have suspension problem, I remember replacing the front ball joints on them and my god was a b*&tch it was to get the new ball joint pressed in.

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