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is it worth it???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6434&item=2434892359
Old 09-29-2003, 03:22 AM
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yeah, go for it, just nothing over $5000

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He's done a lot on the typical things that go wrong. If compression is OK sounds a good deal.
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The only thing that jars is that the mileage seems a little on the light side for a car that's seventeen years old. That works out at around 24 miles per day since it rolled out of the factory. The guy selling it sounds pretty straight up but that doesn't mean to say that he wasn't misled as to the mileage by the previous seller. Call me a cynical old Brit but I live in a very tiny country compared to the States but my car has only a year over the car on auction and she's seen three rotations of the clock - admittedly I do a lot of high mileage work but even so ...
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"The only thing that jars is that the mileage seems a little on the light side for a car that's seventeen years old."

ummmmm my car is 20 years old and I have 105,000 miles LESS than him.
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How do you know it's 105,000 and not 205,000? The 83's have only five digit odometers.
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How do you know it's 105,000 and not 205,000? The 83's have only five digit odometers.
Actually it is specified as 150+k in the auction, and this makes sense from the CarFax which the seller has provided a free link to. Looks correct based on the last reported "event" in March, '03.

The thing that gets me about this auction is the willingness of the seller to keep dropping his reserve price, now to $3.5k for an '86!! And what is meant by the comment "Lowered Reserve 951"? Also this guy is selling off a brand new eBay account.

I guess that I would be a little worried about bidding on this car. Seller really eager to sell and using a new eBay account, where it won't matter if he gets flamed for misrepresenting this sale. I wouldn't put any money on this one unless and until I could have someone check the car out in person, preferably a mechanic during a PPI.

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that's why you need a full service history whenever you buy a car.
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I have looked at a few eBay cars that were from local sellers. The car would always look worse in person and there would be undisclosed issues. So you factor that into your bid. That said, this guy has done more than most in describing the cars faults. The winning bidder will probably discover more. But really, where is there a 951 for sale in good condition with a perfect service history for $3500?

The only way to take the gamble out of the deal is to fly down to Tucamcari with your mechanic and have a look. That might cost you more than the bid.
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