well, walked over to the place, acted like i didnt know too much about cars . and found the following:
1988 Bonneville "SE"
96k miles on the clock
has been repainted
drivers window doesnt work
passenger window fallen down off the tracks
front tires worn on the outside
AC doesnt blow cold
may have a slight lifter tick, or even a knock
gauges checked out fine
sporting the not Vin C motor
they didnt know too much about the history of the car, and werent very honest either.
all for the low, low price of $1500, but if financed through their company, they would let ME have it for $1250
i still acted interested, but moved on to a 1988 gran prix. had a 2.8 liter v6 with 500k miles on it that they also wanted $1500 out of. i told them i didnt have the money now and prolly wouldnt be able to do anything till payday. so, there she will stay. i will prolly save up $500, wave it in their face, and see if they still want $1500 for the bonneville. after all, it has been there for 3 months.