Still on the prowl for a new park ave - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
shawn_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Madison Wi.
Posts: 267
Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
shawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura about
Default Still on the prowl for a new park ave

Ok, on my way home from chicago i spotted a park ave at a used dealership so i of course went & checkd it out and its very clean white 99 park ave ultra with a cream rag top only 112k which shockd me... Thing is im not to sure about the rag top.. I was gonna get it but then thought i would see if any one knew how well the rag tops hold up... Or if there is any type of care that they need to keep em looking nice...
shawn_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
shawn_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Madison Wi.
Posts: 267
Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
shawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura about
Default

I really mean "clean"
Attached Thumbnails
Still on the prowl for a new park ave-image-907968418.jpg  
shawn_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 10:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
shawn_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Madison Wi.
Posts: 267
Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
shawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura about
Default

Priced at $4,300
Attached Thumbnails
Still on the prowl for a new park ave-image-2997879733.jpg  
shawn_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 10:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
shawn_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Madison Wi.
Posts: 267
Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
shawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura about
Default

Nice & smooth
Attached Thumbnails
Still on the prowl for a new park ave-image-264785746.jpg  
shawn_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 02:35 AM   #5
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
WilliamE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 3,087
Thanked 418 Times in 376 Posts
WilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Overall it is a pretty car, not sure I like the ragtop look on the PA'* though, I am not sure how the ragtops hold up, but I am sure a regular hardtop would last longer.
WilliamE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 03:03 AM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
shawn_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Madison Wi.
Posts: 267
Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
shawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura about
Default

Same thought i was having... I believe the rag top could b a quick way to rust if not cared for and watched carefully..
shawn_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 07:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
rjolly87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 6,855
Thanked 298 Times in 246 Posts
rjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant future
Default

As I understand it, no Park Avenues left the factory with a 'ragtop', and were typically an aftermarket job, and with that, mileage varies.

Even looking at the pictures, it is a nice looking car, but I feel the top doesn't really add anything to the looks.

I would go a few rounds at least though on the price, just make sure you are not overpaying.
rjolly87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 12:57 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Soft Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,586
Thanked 340 Times in 302 Posts
Soft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud of
Default

Ya if the top is done well /quality materials, that is a pretty expensive addition!!
Looks like a nice PA! Vinyl tops in beige or white are difficult to keep clean though.
If I bought it, I would want to inquire about a UV protected, pro vinyl sealer.
Soft Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Mad_Coachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Baldwin,New York
Posts: 164
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
Mad_Coachman will become famous soon enoughMad_Coachman will become famous soon enough
Default Ragtop

Quote:
Originally Posted by WilliamE View Post
Overall it is a pretty car, not sure I like the ragtop look on the PA'* though, I am not sure how the ragtops hold up, but I am sure a regular hardtop would last longer.
I agree with William that it is a pretty car but the "ragtop" only looks good on cars like a Lincoln Town Car or Crown Vic. I would say keep looking as those tops can be more trouble than they are worth!!!!
Mad_Coachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 06:30 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
shawn_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Madison Wi.
Posts: 267
Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
shawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura aboutshawn_s has a spectacular aura about
Default

Ive picked up an 03 PA Ultra.. Maroon in color n very clean.. Drove 2hrs to check it out.. And after a little price negotiating due to a few problems i spotted.. I drove her home!

Needed:
•intake gaskets
(Currently doing)
•4 idler pulleys (fixed)
•had a fuel leak at the fuel filter
(Fixed)
•Also rear struts
(Fixed)
•Air ride compressor
(Gonna take a trip to the junkyard n hopefully get lucky with a good one or try my luck with ordering a used one)
shawn_s is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
99 park ave wipers wont go into park position goldfinger22 Buick 15 05-08-2009 10:07 PM
Regal on the Prowl Slayer636 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 21 02-20-2008 10:20 PM
got a paint quote for the Park Ave today (new pics!) harofreak00 Detailing & Appearance 52 11-06-2007 09:59 AM
New member..... 96 Park Ave (56k ok) PortugalFocus Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 8 06-05-2007 09:45 AM
New Park Ave owner hairbear21 Buick 9 08-04-2003 10:04 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.