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Old 12-29-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Black 98 Olds 88 LSS, 79k, $4500. Should I buy!?!?

So I'm sure some of you saw this thread:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=28081

Well, I bid on the car and my high bid was $4500, but didn't meet the reserve, and I was outbid and it ended up at $4,995. Well, the seller of the item sent me a second chance offer, and I can buy the car for $4500. (apparently the high bidder backed out or something) Now, I know the car is well worth the money, and it is a very nice car that I would definately not mind having. However, I was hoping to get something RWD in the spring/summer sometime. But, for this price, I think its worth not having the RWD.

The question I ask you guys is, if you were in my position, would you buy the car? I don't have that much cash obviously so my parents would have to loan me the money and I would have to pay them back for it. But, put yourself in my position, your 17, you have about $500 to put towards the car, but have a tax return coming, and can sell the winter beater for about $500, and you only make about $250-300 a month, but have no other expenses. What would you do?

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You gotta think about school too. Your going to college soon. That'* expensive, and I'm not talking about just tuition.

It'* a tough call though. That'* a really good deal.
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im in college, and my parents just stopped paying for everything finally...

i got rent, electric, cable, insurance, phone, food, and fun

i have no idea where my 600-700 checks are going

but since you said its black...and off ebay...i say go for it!
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Do you like the car?

Will your folks go for it?

You will need a solid car for school, but your every dime will be going for payment and insurance for awhile...
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You gotta think about school too. Your going to college soon. That'* expensive, and I'm not talking about just tuition.

It'* a tough call though. That'* a really good deal.
I thought about that. But with the amount of money College is going to cost me altogether, $4500 isn't really much in comparison. Not only that, but knowing these cars, and knowing that by the time I get out of college its not gonna have 100k on it yet, I shouldn't really have to worry about fixing stuff, (since I won't be able to mod it much) and it should get better mileage than the 15mpg I average in my STE. My STE also cost stupid amounts in maintenance. And over the summer between graduation and college, I *should* be making ~$300 a week, instead of a month. So it should basically be paid off before I even start school.

Its such a good deal I really don't want to pass it up. I'm pretty sure my parents will go for it. Afterall, they loaned my sister $4800 for a '96 Base Model Beretta when she was 16 (only 2 years ago)...what a rip off that car was. And a Supercharged LSS is what I wanted to be my first car. When I first found out they existed when I was 14, I was in love. I really want one of these things!

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If you can come up with the cash, I'd say go for it! As long as it makes you happy.

That'* why I sold the Bonnie for the GTP. I didn't need it, but I wanted something that will make me happy.
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If you can come up with the cash, I'd say go for it! As long as it makes you happy.

That'* why I sold the Bonnie for the GTP. I didn't need it, but I wanted something that will make me happy.
It will definately make me happy. I've been driving my sisters '93 Olds 88 all day today since my shift cable broke in my Calais (had to drive it home 6 miles last night through town with just 4th gear, and of course I caught every red light too, I'm sure that was healthy for the clutch), and even with 132k on it, and just an L27, I love that car. It might not be fast, but its comfortable as hell, and it doesn't even have any options compared to this LSS. And of course, the LSS is a better color too. (the only color that is better than Medium Garnet Red IMO)

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If you can come up with the cash, I'd say go for it! As long as it makes you happy.

That'* why I sold the Bonnie for the GTP. I didn't need it, but I wanted something that will make me happy.
It will definately make me happy. I've been driving my sisters '93 Olds 88 all day today since my shift cable broke in my Calais (had to drive it home 6 miles last night through town with just 4th gear, and of course I caught every red light too, I'm sure that was healthy for the clutch), and even with 132k on it, and just an L27, I love that car. It might not be fast, but its comfortable as H***, and it doesn't even have any options compared to this LSS. And of course, the LSS is a better color too. (the only color that is better than Medium Garnet Red IMO)

Shawn

Something to be said for big cars huh??

My 88 was Medium Garnet Red too My brother and friends laughed at me when I bought it, saying that I was too young (23) to drive a grandma car. I sure was comfortable on those long drive though, as opposed to all those Camaros and Jeeps they drove LOL.
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My STE is also Medium Garnet Red. Its my second favorite color for cars. Second to black of course.

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