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Old 06-14-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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I work with a lady that has a '97 or '98 SSEI with a blown engine.

What would be a good price to ask for the car?


I believe that the car has around 150,000 miles on it and is in pretty good shape. Black with chrome torque stars.

and before anyone asks, sorry, I don't have any pics...
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I don't know how much this helps, its a 96 and went for $911.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ponti...QQcmdZViewItem
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Ryan...

Local and needing a motor is a deal waiting to happen. Close the deal for ~$500... no one will want it for much more with a blown motor. Cars go to the scrap yard for $100 with blown motors.

You could always mention how the supercharged models were a much lower production and that getting an engine would be expensive.
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yeah, she knows all about the lower production numbers... but she thinks that it is a "rare" car.... I told her that there are 4 more of them just in the parking lot at work ( 1 - 1993 SSEi.. mine, 1 - 1995 SSEi, 1 - 1998 SSEi, and 1 - 2002 SSEi )

I told her that the cars are not "rare" by any means, just a little harder to find then an SE.


At first she said she wanted to get like $2000 out of it!!!! I right away told here NO WAY. that was about two weeks ago.


Two days ago, she comes to me and asks me how much I would charge to pull two engines and install one ( she found an engine from her sister ), but I told her that I really don't have anywhere to do it at. She got some quotes from some other people..... right around $2000!!!!!!!!!!!! ( I don't think that she looked all to hard )


So, now she has decided to sell it.

this is why I am looking for opinions on how much she should try to get out of it, by the way, I would have probably already bought it if I could afford it, but right now, I can't....
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Working with a mechanic frequently...

That car at a mechanic'* shop is worth $200, simply because it doesn't work.
Private party..I'd assume $500-$1000 ...

Look up the value of the car on KBB...~$3k in good running condition. Then..subtract a motor ~$800-1500 depending where you get it. Subtract labor ...dead minimum is ~$600
Calculate that together and figure what a good running one can be purchased for...where'* the draw in paying anything over $500?

If I have to swap a motor....I'd like to see some return on my investment.
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Not only what Bill said above, but when you can't drive the car, how do you know what else it needs? (tranny, steering, suspension, etc.)

Factoring in those risks, that car is actually pretty close to a write-off. Offer her $200 to take the problem off her hands. If she doesn't bite, tell her to have fun spending her broken-down, worthless car.
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I am pretty sure that she WOULD take $1000, but not sure how much less then that... If I push her to much, she might decide to say screw it and end up fixing it... which don't get me wrong, would be a good thing



also, Chinski already has dibs on the car as far as I am concerned, if I can get a descent price out of her.

I dunno, I will wait a week or so.... she has already bought another car, and she lives in the ( kind of ) city, so she can't really have a "dead" car laying around forever.....



Hey Chinski...... I will try to get a good deal for you...... if you can't afford it, I will try to get it myself, but as stated above, you have first dibs through me



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another problem, is that just about everyone up here is a backyard mechanic, so nice looking cars that only need an engine are like a gold mine around here
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Well..then if she'* good at 1,000 Chinski should probably nab it..(if possible) then you and he should toss his drivetrain into it.

Seems to me he has a spare L67 laying around.
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yup, that was the plan, I have already been in contact with Chinski for about two weeks now on this
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On that price...

What color is the car. White cars are automatically cheaper due to the curse.
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