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Would you have sold??

Was filling up the Caprice last night at the local gas station and got blinded sided of sorts. It's fairly common for someone to stop and talk for a minute about the Caprice and say how clean it is and that they like it yada, yada, yada but last night was different. I was getting in after paying and heard a honk but didn't know who it was from or aimed towards so I just ignore it and fire up the car. The car pulls up to the pump next to me and hops out asking me roll my window down. normally I'd just ignore and drive off cuz you don't know what kind of crazies are around these days but this guy looked nice enough and i could tell he wasn't asking for money so I rolled the window down. The first thing out of this guy's mouth was how much would you sell this for. I was a bit surprised and said what??? LOL Long story short he threw out $2500. Knowing how eager he obviously is and I don't really want to sell it I threw out a counter offer for $4k talking about the ridiculous low mileage (58k now), no dents or rust, relatively spotless interior,..... In the end he saved my number so we'll see if he calls or not and if he does I'm still not sure I want to sell it.

How many of you have been approached like this and would you have sold my car for $2500? Since my grandma bought it new in '91 I probably over value it a little bit and if I was actually looking to sell it I probably would have taken 2500......maybe



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I guess you need to decide if your car is for sale (mine is not),what if he had accepted your counter-offer? Either you look like a moron,or get rid of a car you like for a few dollars. I've sold cars,and regretted it. This car won't be one of them.
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I've had kind of a similar experience with a jeep of mine. Was a 94 grand cherokee with a factory 5-speed, very rare, something like 1500 made between 93-94. Was still in really nice shape, daily driver, nice wheels and tires, i had about 1650 in it and had only put about 4k miles on it. Filled it up at the gas station, got ready to pull off and it just cut off, wouldn't crank up. Dude there started asking me about it as i was waitin on the car trailer to arrive and he offered to buy it and asked how much, i really didn't want to sell it, but not knowing exactly what was wrong with it, i told him 2K, he said 1500 and i told him 2K and i would drop it off at his house as soon as i left the gas station. He said 1800 and i gave him my number and told him to call me the next day to see if i still wanted to sell it after i tried to diagnose problem. Next day i spent a lil' time and figured out it was a bad coil, 20 dollars later it was good to go. Drove it another 4k miles, and done a few more things to it, had $2k in it, sold it for a 3300.


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I guess you need to decide if your car is for sale (mine is not),what if he had accepted your counter-offer? Either you look like a moron,or get rid of a car you like for a few dollars. I've sold cars,and regretted it. This car won't be one of them.
Yeah, and that's kinda where I'm at with that. I don't need to or want to sell the car as I like it and it's been a great car to drive. I'm sure some of you guys get these offers fairly often with how nice your rides are but I've not gotten used to this yet



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I don't want to sell my car, but if someone offered me an absolutely ridiculously high price, I probably would sell it. I am not the original owner nor does it have any family or sentimental value to me. The money would have to be enough that I could just get and build a replacement that is even better. I have other cars I really regret selling, mostly due to the sentmental value they hold for me now.

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no way

58k original miles, interior spotless, and no rust. no way would i let that go and especially not for 25 nor 4k, if somebody said 6 i might start to consider. your probably not gonna find one in that shape too easy. i dunno, thats just me. whats the bluebook for that? probably not worth true street value
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$10,000

That's what I say when someone ask if mine is for sale.

'91 base Caprice. 34,253 miles. Inherited from my father-in-law's cousin when he passed. He bought it new in May, 1990. Had 21,000 when I started driving it. He was retired about 5 years at the time he bought it. Drove it to grocery store, Doctor's, pharmacy. Car has never been out of Florida.

The two cars I would look at will cost around $10,000 each. Either one would do.

Mid 90s Lexus LS400 or '91 Corvette. No particular reason other than I like both of them.

Otherwise, I am perfectly happy driving My Caprice and planning on whatever modifications I can afford. And safe in my belief there is no one foolish enought to give me my price.
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would you have sold my car for $2500?

I'd have sold your car in a heartbeat, I need more ammo money.



j/k I feel the same way, my pop's 63 Starfire just sits in the shop and I have no real plans for it. Just not something I can get rid of.

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I don't want to sell my car, but if someone offered me an absolutely ridiculously high price, I probably would sell it. I am not the original owner nor does it have any family or sentimental value to me. The money would have to be enough that I could just get and build a replacement that is even better. I have other cars I really regret selling, mostly due to the sentmental value they hold for me now.
yeah, same here. i would sell my 95 but only to add a lil extra cash and buy one in better shape, or maybe a 96. wanted a 96 originally but came across a deal on the 95. kinda regret it. trust your heart, dont make a quick decision for a few bucks
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I'd have sold your car in a heartbeat, I need more ammo money.
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j/k I feel the same way, my pop's 63 Starfire just sits in the shop and I have no real plans for it. Just not something I can get rid of.
Yeah, I hear ya. Something about a car that was bought new by a close family member. That really throws a wrench into things sometimes especially when it drives so good and is a dependable daily driver even at 22 years old It'll be interesting to see if he calls or not about my counter-offer but I doubt he will



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