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PostSubject: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:47 pm

Still searching for a nice wagon for my son. We have looked at about 9 cars and people are asking a lot of money for junk! Finally I think I have found a really nice roadmaster wagon. It is a 1993 with 94K very clean no rust like new interior fully loaded (as most roadies are). The guy wants $6995 for the car. The wife is having a cow over the fact that it is a 21 year old car for almost 7K. What do you guys think? would this be a good price for this car? Or should I keep looking? (I will deal with wife)
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:23 pm

Price is high. However... nice ones are getting harder to find every day.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:25 pm

Dan

Run away from that car, your wife is right. There is no way the car is worth even half of that. That car is worth $2500, no more.

Tom C.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:27 pm

Without seeing it in person hard to tell, but thats probably a pass. Seems like mint even lower mile LT1 cars demand that kind of money. A tbi car fat chance.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:47 pm

Patience is a virtue,.

you may be better off traveling to get the car you want,..
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:04 pm

thanks for your insight. I get starry eyed sometimes and need that reality check. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:22 am

That price is pretty high for a TBI car.

Southwest Airlines has fares now for $99, and gas prices are lower than they have been in years. Find a rust-free southern LT1 car. My 2-cents.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:46 am

Way too high. If it had 25k or under miles and showroom condition, then maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:47 pm

Ditto. Look south, fly and drive, have fun and save $$$$
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:38 pm

Come out to Calif & get rust free wagons for $2k.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:44 pm

Thanks for the offer. will be in New Mexico for the Thanks giving holiday if we don't find anything we will be looking there.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:58 am

The obvious question-have you been checking ebay? I look all the time for fun, and while there are always goofballs wanting crazy money for their wagons, I usually see some driver quality wagons for normal money. Just be patient, one will pop up.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:22 am

7k??? Wow! I bought my 1992 OCC for 2k in nice shape, with new tires and all. Needs a little rust repair, but nothing terrible. Had 92k miles at the time of purchase.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:41 am

FWIW it took me almost a year to find a good wagon @ a good price and I had to drive down to Virginia to get it. I picked up a 100% rust free car with under 150k for under 3K. it is by no means a perfect car though. but 100% rust free is what I wanted and was willing to wait for or pay for.

you can have good, you can have cheap, and you can have now, pick 2.

I have seen what I feel to be junk go for $2,500 or more here in Michigan though.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:17 pm

frederickflintstone wrote:
FWIW it took me almost a year to find a good wagon @ a good price and I had to drive down to Virginia to get it. I picked up a 100% rust free car with under 150k for under 3K. it is by no means a perfect car though. but 100% rust free is what I wanted and was willing to wait for or pay for.

you can have good, you can have cheap, and you can have now, pick 2.

I have seen what I feel to be junk go for $2,500 or more here in Michigan though.

And to add to that. Have the $$ ready and don't wait when one does pop up.
I've bought 13 wagons since 2007, most I paid was $1750 upfront but they 'cost' more....

The 1750 car I had to fly and drive so that one was more like 2750 as I took my son (2x airfare), hotels, gas, etc.
I bought a RMW for 1000 with 135K but dumped another 950 into it to make it right. Drove it 95K and now Cory has it. Looks like crap but still runs awesome.

I could go on, but you get the idea. For what I've spent on repairs, etc., If I'd waited a bit more and spent 3k on a nice one, I'd be ahead of the game......although it's hard to pass up a 500-900 buck wagon, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:16 am

you can find a really good wagon for half that price,i went the cheap rout and paid 500.00 dollars for my 96 rmw,its a great looking car from about 20 ft away,lol but i love it and plan on driving the barnacle to wf 15 hope i don't get laughed at,lmbo
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:37 pm

frederickflintstone wrote:
FWIW it took me almost a year to find a good wagon @ a good price and I had to drive down to Virginia to get it. I picked up a 100% rust free car with under 150k for under 3K. it is by no means a perfect car though. but 100% rust free is what I wanted and was willing to wait for or pay for.

you can have good, you can have cheap, and you can have now, pick 2.

I have seen what I feel to be junk go for $2,500 or more here in Michigan though.

My son and I went to go look at a wagon that was so rusted the front and rear wheel well housings where totally see thru! They where asking $4900! The car would not even start so I could pull it out and take a better look at it. That is the big issue with trying to buy one of these in the Midwest!  We finally found one that is from the south and will be seeing it here on the 14th! Then my son will be moving to New Mexico with his sister so the car will stay in a salt free environment cheers  !
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:11 pm

Yea 4,000 is to much. For that. I paid 500 bucks for my roadmaster, and considering that I could sell it for 3 times that amount, if someone laughs I'll just turn into Hong Kong fuel and throat punch them! J/k lol hopefully everyone realizes that people of all economic situationso can enjoy wf and if shallow enough to laugh or poke fun, or turn a nose up at someonespecial wagon...well I wouldn't want to be part of a group like that anyway, but have not come across anyone like that yet on here.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:38 pm

For 5k usd u can own the "orange u geluz" special,.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:05 am

Nah I'm taking my barnacle buckets she's not perfect but she's mine, I'll fix her up, just bad timing sending one to college and two more behind. Lol it'so not so bad, lol
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:09 am

That seems a little high. If you keep looking you might find one for a better price. I was looking at a 115k LDM '94 roady. The owner wanted 3500, so i kept looking and finally found a decent '93 with 177k miles. Same color too. for only 1800. But I understand those wagons are really rare there. That was off topic, but that what happened to me. Have you found any more recently/
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:50 am

harrisons13 wrote:
That seems a little high. If you keep looking you might find one for a better price. I was looking at a 115k LDM '94 roady. The owner wanted 3500, so i kept looking and finally found a decent '93 with 177k miles. Same color too. for only 1800. But I understand those wagons are really rare there. That was off topic, but that what happened to me. Have you found any more recently/

yes My son and I bought a beautiful 96 roadmaster wagon with only 80K on the clock.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:51 am

Congratulations! He will definitely enjoy it!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:58 am

Thanks! I know he will because he has been driving our other RMW with 272K on the clock! That poor old girl is really showing her age (mileage) and He really enjoyed driving that one so...... Now we have a newer (less mileage) one.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:13 pm

Love happy endings Smile Congrats on the new woody.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:19 pm

I love happy endings too,.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Thanks! My Son and his new roady are heading out to New Mexico to live for the winter this Sunday. (no salty roads for this beauty).
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PostSubject: Re: What do you think??? Help!   Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:53 am

I hope he has a great trip, it's all snow overhere....
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