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Advice on selling 83 944

Hi all,

You guys have helped me -especially on the fuel pressure regulator problem -alot since buying this car.
We bought a house and it needs to go. It sucks, yes but it was a toy and I WILL have another, later.
I have been asking too much. I put it in the paper for 5k obo because I thought the low mileage was a plus around here. Everything has a million miles in this town. I also have actuall receipts for all the work I have had.
Specs:
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112k
Cloth interior with wear on both front seats
cracked dash with carpet cover (looks nice)
no stains, nice carpet
Kenwood tape deck with poor sound (oem?)
a/c needs charge po put in new dryer? or something
exterior original guards red shiney!
no damage, no repaint
no dents, small dings where po jacked in wrong spont on rockers
rear window sealed excellent
brakes all excellent
throttle response cam
rear oem spacers
15" fuchs
limited slip
Receipts for:
Timing/balance belts
left rear wheel bearings
fuel pressure reg
new front tires
radiator
fan relay

other...
very small oil leak for pan (i think)
very small trans leak rarely drips
clutch shudder and backlash

I drive it whenever I can and it runs perfect, trans shifts great but I can tell from what I learned on this board that the clutch could use a r/r.
And again... I know I was high on the price don't bother flaming for that... what sould I get?
TIA
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:55 AM
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Will it pass California Smog req's ?
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I'm sure it would. It passed all NV emissions with flying colors just in March. We have that smog crap here because of Tahoe. -Not that it's bad cause I want clean environent, too.
So, yeah it will.

I forgot,
Bra on front, po just bought
fitted car cover (on right now...it's clean, garaged)
the work on belts and wheel bearing was done 1k or LESS miles ago, I mean just within the last couple months!
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You'll probably get around 3000. I say ask for 3500
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So you are selling a car that will cost about $1,000 a year to maintain to buy a new car that will cost you at least $5,000 a year in payments and depreciation? And even more in insurance to cover the lien holder?

Doesn't make sense. Then neither does your $5,000 asking price.
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COLOR!? Why does no one ever mention this?

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IT DOES LIST THE COLOR!... "exterior original guards red shiney!" does someone need new glasses?! hehe
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SoCal, thanks for pointing out what the cost vs. buying new would be. I bought a house. Not a car. I'm not buying a car. Yes, I know my price was too high.
Sheesh.
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My car is similar to yours:
149K miles
Runs great
Interior good, drivers seat worn (seat cover) usual dash small dash cracks around defrost vents.
Sounds like your paint is better, I got a few dings and scratches, looks good from ten feet (or a picture on the internet)
So you have 40K less miles, a little better paint, LS diff (a big plus), and Fuchs (another plus)
All's I'm saying is mine is a silver 1984 that to the uneducated person may be in the same market (Non-Porsche nut might not care about the LSD, Fuchs)

And I'm asking $3000 ( I feel it is worth $4000)

Problem is our cars like ours seem to fall into a zone of young guys who are looking for a "reliable 944" for $1000 to $2000 and 944 aficionados who want a "like new" 944 and don't mind spending upwards of $10,000 for a low miles garage queen.

I would say if youy don't mind waiting for the right buyer you may get $3K to $4K

Best of luck!
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The price also depends on whether it has power steering or not.
I would think around $3000 is close to it, maybe dropping to $2500.
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Quote:
Originally posted by scottmandue
My car is similar to yours:
149K miles
Runs great
Interior good, drivers seat worn (seat cover) usual dash small dash cracks around defrost vents.
Sounds like your paint is better, I got a few dings and scratches, looks good from ten feet (or a picture on the internet)
So you have 40K less miles, a little better paint, LS diff (a big plus), and Fuchs (another plus)
All's I'm saying is mine is a silver 1984 that to the uneducated person may be in the same market (Non-Porsche nut might not care about the LSD, Fuchs)

And I'm asking $3000 ( I feel it is worth $4000)

Problem is our cars like ours seem to fall into a zone of young guys who are looking for a "reliable 944" for $1000 to $2000 and 944 aficionados who want a "like new" 944 and don't mind spending upwards of $10,000 for a low miles garage queen.

I would say if youy don't mind waiting for the right buyer you may get $3K to $4K

Best of luck!
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IT DOES LIST THE COLOR!... "exterior original guards red shiney!" does someone need new glasses?! hehe
Nah, just some reading comprehension classes
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