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Old 09-29-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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I can't figure out what the deal is. lol!

I have a 1992 Bonneville SE - bone stock - not even upgraded wheel package. The clear coat on the wheels is flaking off. It is a very clean low mile car (106K miles), but it has blemishes and dings that are bound to happen to any car driven frequently for 12 years.

Last night, I got home and there was a folded piece of paper stuck in the door. It'* a hand-written note that reads: "Hi, I would like to buy your Bonneville. If you would like to sell it, please call...."

This is the FOURTH time in about 15 months someone has left a note or rang the doorbell wanting to buy my car. What the heck?

I might understand if it were an especially appealling car with some performance goodies and aftermarket accessories, but it is no different from the Bonneville that Avis or Hertz might have used in its rental fleet in 1992.

I've owned a Turbo Regal, RWD Olds Cutlass, GMC Sierra XLT 4x4, and Ford Taurus SHO, all of which were super clean, I've never had a stranger make an unsolicited offer to buy my car!
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How much are they offering by chance? I'd say go for it if it'* $3k or higher, and go find a newer one or one with more options/, less miles etc if you can
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have you check the trunk and chassis for hidden compartments

have you talked to any of the buyers that left you notes?
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How much are they offering by chance? I'd say go for it if it'* $3k or higher, and go find a newer one or one with more options/, less miles etc if you can
I never asked, just told them I wasn't interested.

The transmission was rebuilt 7K miles ago to the tune of $1400. I've replaced the alternator, water pump, exhaust with CAT, wheel hub (LF), struts (plus alignment), brake rotors, wiper motor, plugs, wires, thermostat, hoses, belt, tires, and battery within the last three years. There is no way I'm selling it for anything less than an amount that nobody in their right mind would pay. :P
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have you talked to any of the buyers that left you notes?
LMFAO! I was thinking the same thing from reading the first post! DRUG CAR!
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have you check the trunk and chassis for hidden compartments

have you talked to any of the buyers that left you notes?
LMFAO! I was thinking the same thing from reading the first post! DRUG CAR!
Hey, that happened to my brother. It got really outta hand and he ended up trading the vette in for 2 cars and then the next day the vette was stolen off of the dealerships lot. We never could find what was in there but we knew there was something. He got too good of a deal from someone who had been being watched by the DEA. It was wild!!
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lol! They would have had to follow me 2600+ miles because I bought the car in Michigan and moved to California a year later. If they wanted it that bad they would have just taken it by now. Drug traffickers don't strike me as the type who would give a rat'* *** about acquiring a car honestly, particularly a car containing their 'investment'.

I think maybe they see the car is very clean and, being 12 years old, the fair market value has bottomed-out, so they're hoping to get a nice used car on the cheap. Not gonna happen.
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