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Old 12-20-2007, 09:00 PM   #1
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I just got a phone call because one of the guys doing roof repairs at the house that has the heated garage I'm using to fix my 94 SSEi'* electrical oddities said something.

Basically, there is a divorce in the making because of which one of the roof workers, herein Joe, mentioned to the house owner that he'* interested in the Bonneville. I wasn't there for the car'* initial start without jumper cables, and with the car running fine, Joe asked if it'* for sale.

In addition to all this, my mom believes there'* a magical man out there with infinite mechanical knowledge and abilities and with all the funding to buy cars when they should normally not be sold for a normal asking price. Because of this, she would like to sell the Sable, which I've been driving, and my 94 SSEi. I keep telling her whenever this comes up that we couldn't possibly sell the Sable & Bonneville.

And for anyone who hasn't been stalking me and my posts, the Sable recently got a new transmission with some engine work for $1200, a new MAF, all 4 O2s, and so on, and $150 in exhaust work. That may be all, but I'm not sure. For the 94, including the purchase price and the cost of all the stuff that'* in/on it right now, I've spent just over $2000.

And back to the story. I asked over the phone if Joe could actually pay $2K or so for the car, and I got a fairly definite no. However, we might sell both cars for something over $3K, if we do. What could I possibly get that would be as good as the Bonneville for $3K? Also, I may have not kept up with my manly appearances while thinking of what it would be like without the 94. <- Understatement of the year.

I might elaborate more, if possible and if the interest is spurred. So, any thoughts?
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So, any thoughts?
Ya. I'm not sure I know what you're talking about.

Got any Cliff Notes handy?
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Someone mentioned buying my Bonneville, and I got a call about this. I don't want to sell it. Thoughts?
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what i can add.

for a budget of $3000 i'd personally buy a jeep xj with a 4 liter and an aw4 transmission. i'd prefer a selec-trac 242 transfer case over a 231 but either would not be a deal breaker.

the caveat being a jeep xj is neither peppy, fun to drive or fuel efficient.

but for the coin it'* probably one of the best vehicles you can buy.

only you can decide if you want to sell your car.
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NO DEAL....... push the button Rad
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If you don't want to sell it then don't sell it.
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Chris, that is a good suggestion. Thanks.

You other guys, YES!

The back story
Whenever this caller talks to my mom about our cars, she mentions selling them. The idea behind all this is that she thinks all cars with either high miles, age, or both, always break down and incessantly drain money like water from a bucket with a hole in it. In addition, she has this belief that you can always sell a car that has been giving you trouble and somehow have enough for another car. Nothing like this has ever happened to my mom to make her believe this, however.

Well, it happens to be that someone has finally come around who wants to buy the car, but I don't want to sell it. There shouldn't be a problem, except that my mom really wants to "get rid of it" and get a smaller, much more economical car. Funny thing is that she'* actually mentioned buying a Jeep much like what Chris described. Also, if it were me handling bills and such and I didn't want to sell the car, there would be no problem. The issue that has come up is that I don't want to sell it, but my mom is paying the bills and sees the 94 as a nice way to make some money.

We've come down to it so far that we're selling the Sable, though. We're not really going to break even with it, and in fact we'll lose money, but it'll at least be just that much more that we have momentarily.

So, this Bonneville sale definitely has a giant NO stamped right on it, and now we can just use this to talk about what would have been or maybe why I wouldn't drive my car forever. Thanks for the support!
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are you wanting to sell the bonneville i am looking for a1994 for about $2k
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If I could sell mine for $2000, yes. It has had the interior taken out of it, but I'm putting it all back together. I'd lose not too much if I were to sell mine, but I'm actually thinking about buying yours...
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How about yours whats going on with it how many miles any problems how is the interior and exterior? Why would you want to buy mine do you need body parts?
Or you just want another one to fix up?
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