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Old 11-07-2004, 02:20 AM   #11
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Well, we paid $2200 for my sisters '93 Olds 88 with 103k on it 2 years ago. It was a rust free car (and still is) in perfect running order, all it needed was tires, which we stole from her '92 Olds 88 that she already had. Seeing that the Park Avenue has basically the same miles on it, and good tires, I would think it would be worth about the same amount. The only thing that scares me is the rust. The hole on the hood is kind of in an oddball spot, and kind of makes me think the car has been wrecked before. Also, the rust on the body is definately not a good thing...and seems weird for a Florida car. It is your call though.

My opinion is that its not a steal...the price is about right, so its not like you have to buy it now if you want it. But I think I would pass on it and look for something without the rust. Rust is NEVER good.

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I am kind of worried about that rust...

But my dad says we can clear it up with no problem. Only spot that'* visible is on the hood.

And cars rust down here as a matter of principle, man

Oh yeah, and those Olds 88s are cheap, man, and that'* the equivalent of a Buick Lesabre. Olds 98 is the equivalent of a Park Avenue. It'* a step up the ladder, at least the automotive industry wants you to think

Still, thanks for the advice, you guys

Oh yeah, and that'* not a pic of the actual unit! lol, that'* from an eBay auction...
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Rust or not, I still don't think it'* a "steal", either...
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Eh, I'll keep it on my mind. I'm gonna keep looking, I think...
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Got a '96 Aurora for $2500, a '93 88 Royale for $2000, and a '96 PA Ultra for $4200 to look at. We'll see if any make the grade
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go after the 88, those things are just like bonnie'*, and not to mention it'* got the good ol' OBD I setup, so you can do the paper clip trick.. IMO an awesome feature.


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I am kind of worried about that rust...

But my dad says we can clear it up with no problem. Only spot that'* visible is on the hood.

And cars rust down here as a matter of principle, man

Oh yeah, and those Olds 88s are cheap, man, and that'* the equivalent of a Buick Lesabre. Olds 98 is the equivalent of a Park Avenue. It'* a step up the ladder, at least the automotive industry wants you to think

Still, thanks for the advice, you guys

Oh yeah, and that'* not a pic of the actual unit! lol, that'* from an eBay auction...
You wanna talk about rust...come up to MI...where they salt the roads 4 months of the year. If your car is 2 years old and doesn't have rust on it, then you don't drive it in the winter...simple as that. However, there shouldn't be rust holes or that much rust in general, I don't care where the car comes from. Don't even try to get me started on rust. Rust is bad period...if the car has body rust...steer clear. My car is 15 years old and is just starting to get body rust around the wheelwells, but its also a VERY low mileage car, and it was from southern Ohio, so it didn't see nearly the winters we do here. It would have rust on the bottom underneath all the doors like most cars do here, but my plastic ground effects prevent that luckily. But, to get rust HOLES takes a lot. Like I said before, that tells me the car might have been wrecked before.

Olds 88'* are cheap? They are the same as a Bonnie and they run forever. And remebmer this was 2 years ago when we bought this car...it would've been worth a lot more 2 years ago. Its not like it was last week. I'm just telling you, that is far from a steal, consider other options. Its basically the same car as what you're looking at anyways.

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