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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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What´s your opinion about this car?

Can a Fleetwood be in "Immacualte" condition for this price? This is one of very few I managed to find without the vinyl roof. Love the color too.

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...48263992&Log=0

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 09:27 PM
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Arrow Burgundy interior...

From experience with the Cadillac burgundy interior, and just about every other 90's GM burgundy interior I've seen (bear in mind this is Florida...sun & heat)the color looks like crap with age and the leather seems to crack easier than the other colors. If it was the only choice I had, then I would walk rather than have another car with a burgundy interior. Other's results may differ, of course. Photos are dark-o-graphs showing very little. Only a close inspection will tell anything. I will never buy another car sight unseen, period. But it is your choice and your money.

Good luck with the hunt. Patience brings the right car forward and it may well be just around the corner.

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Good advice by Richard above. Never buy any car sight unseen. I'm not satisfied with the photos either and I have shopped for cars and bought cars in FL and it was exhausting because there were so many cars that did not pan out on in-person inspection. Some of them outright lied when compared to the Carfax. Be sure to run one or something similar and a Compnine.com as well. Have someone inspect this car in person and drive it, slow and on the highway as well.
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Thanks for the replies. Patience and me don´t go hand in hand But I´m way to cautious to buy a car unseen. I have a good friend in Miami who deals with muscle cars. He will arrange everything for me. I don´t want to send him halfways through Florida for nothing though.
I didn´t know that about the interior. Good to know.

I think: If the car was in immaculate condition, for that price wouldn´t it be gone by now? Or is it wrong to think like that when it comes to the US car market

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Personally, I think the price is a little high, even for one in good shape. I'd take the $4500 as an "asking price" and try to actually get the car for around 3,700-3,900. The demand for these cars has plummeted in recent years and there are deals to be made.
I'm glad to hear you have someone who can check these cars out in person for you.
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So it is actually possible to get a nice car for 4-5000$? I thought I had to go up to 7-8000! Good news for me.

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I bought a 1992 Buick Roadmaster, with only 58K miles and a like new interior for $4200 on eBay.

I spent a lot of time looking, and the good ones sell FAST, but they are out there.


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I'd call $4500 for a 100k, 20 year old, bone stock car "top dollar". If it is perfect they will probably take less...or it's still there because they refuse to take less and nobody is willing to give that for it. The burgundy interiors are pretty iffy, too. I've had a couple that held up well but most I have seen, and the others I have had, all dried and shriveled and popped the seams by the time they were ten or 12 years old. At least the front seats did.

I've bought and sold a lot of cars online "sight unseen". It's a crap shoot. Most people really are honest, or I've been lucky. But if you can get it inspected by someone you're a helluva lot better off than not.

I just noticed it says "always garaged". Now we know why it still has an interior...


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Good advice from everybody and the price is high for a 94.Mileage is low and it has no vinyl roof which I very much prefer to having a vinyl roof.I pay more attention to the cars surroundings than I did as a young man and this yard and garage appear to be clean and well maintained.This tells me a lot if this is the sellers home.If his price is negotiable its time to find a reputable inspector and start getting prices from the shippers.
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Here's a Roadmaster with 91K miles:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ctd/4153256712.html


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