RE: [midatlanticretro] Very OT: Anyone selling a cheap car in the NJ/NJ/PA area?
- Congrats Joe. Junkyards are your friends for finding parts. Many even have online searchable databases.Just got my little baby home. A 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo. Paid $2500, and needs some work. Most notably, has an overvoltage problem, and needs the control unit for the anti-lock brake system. Badly needs front rotors and brake pads. I figure after $1000 put in she will be as good as new.
From: Joe Giliberti [mailto:Starbase89@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Very OT: Anyone selling a cheap car in the NJ/NJ/PA area?On 8/22/06, Jim Scheef <jscheef@...> wrote:Joe,
Don't ever buy a car that doesn't run! (except for a Ferrari, Maseratti, Bugatti or Deusenberg) Have a mechanic that you (or your parents) know check the car over *before* you agree on a price. A "bad starter" can hide other problems, like maybe it really needs a new ring gear which means removing the transmission to fix. Caveat Emptor!
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From: Joe Giliberti <Starbase89@...>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 6:46:46 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Very OT: Anyone selling a cheap car in the NJ/NJ/PA area?
Might have found something thanks to the link to south Jersey Craigslist. A 1998 Ford Taurus that needs a new starter for $600. I'm not a fan of domestics, but its my first car. Whatever's cheapest wins.On 8/21/06, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster@gmail. com> wrote:Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Right you are! Joe: here's a direct link to the south Jersey page with
> all vehicles under $1,000: http://tinyurl. com/ee2ps ... LOL, when I was
> 16, my uncle * gave * me his '79 Caprice Classic rather than * pay * a
> junkyard to haul it away. My friends in high school promptly named it
> the "S.S. Evan"... it was two-tone (white and rust)... mostly rust. But
> sometimes it actually ran and gas was a buck a gallon, so who cared? It
> was freedom!My first car was a '68 Buick Electra Estate. My second was an '83 Buick
Century. I was well known for driving land yachts. The Century had so
much rust it was held together with bumper stickers and decals. 8-)