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Old 06-23-2010, 10:04 PM   #11
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Oh, that sucks.
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I just went threw the same thing as u are. I had limited money... and after shopping around i bought a 1992 Bonneville SE. I paid $1000 for it. And couldnt test drive due to the brake lines being broke. But I "bit the bullet" and bought it. I dont regret it. u dont have many options with little money. Its not like ur gonna be able to purchase a descent car with no issues for under a grand. And since ur dad is a mechanic u might make out well. I ended up putting another $1300 or so into my car but it wasn't all necessary i bought all new SensaTrac struts, SSEI swaybar, 4 new tires, ect, ect,. Electrical issues arent always easy either unless u get lucky and u have a blown fuse or chaffed wires. the a/c doesnt work at all or it doesnt blow cold? if it doesnt work, it could be a fuse or relay, if it doesnt blow cold, check for a sealed system and refill. the window could be a number of reasons. Bad motor, chaffed wires, ect. If u get lucky with all the issues which u prolly wont u can fix all issues for $100 give or take but thats not likely. Just my 2 cents. U can really catch a deal with these older Bonnevilles that need work. I would say take your dad with u and have him look over all the problems to see what he thinks it would take to fix em. Even if u put another $700 into it ur still getting a good deal. And u cant put a price on learning experience.
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Thanks for looking at the positive, raptor. I guess I'll just have to think about it.
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not trying to sway u one way or another... just giving you my rescent experience and my 2 cents
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:16 AM   #15
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Yeah, I know.
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If an ad is no longer on Craigslist, does that means it'* sold? (Please say no...)
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Its possible that it was sold but Craigslist will automatically remove the ad after a certain length of time and it is up to the seller to repost it so its possible that it will reappear but no guarantee. Its also possible that it was sold a while ago but had not been pulled yet.No way to know for sure unless it is posted again.
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Yeah, it'* sold. It was posted just a few days ago. That'* ok, there'* better ones out there.
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Tough break. When the right opportunity comes along you will know it in your gut so hold on to your cash and be ready. Good luck dude.
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Thanks for the advice.
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