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PostSubject: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:02 pm

Well I’ve got a story for you. Went and drove this car: http://austin.craigslist.org/ctd/2997601498.html this morning. I was really temped! Overall this is a good solid car. Engine is quiet, a/c blew ice cubes, lots of power, brakes felt good, seats are in nice shape, dash was not warped or cracked, cruise control worked, has the keyless fob and it worked, power seats work, and the underside has zero rust, I mean it’s spotless. It’s a very solid car.

Here’s the issue though….everywhere I looked, there was work to be done. All the trim around the wood is bad, needs some black trim replaced on the lower doors, the drivers door panel is cracked where they all crack by the arm rest, and some wood is coming loose and there are glue runs where they tried to fix it poorly, there is a good ding in the hood, needs my Impala wheels (WHY did he put blackwalls on those Roady wheels??). One of the rear windows needs a new roller, the steering wheel needs a re-dye, the shocks are mushy, especially in the back, the Low Coolant light was on, even though the overflow tank was full, the windows would need tinting, the radio did not have the CD option, he has NO service records or history on it, the rear window hatch struts are worn, the tail gate hinge pops, and on and on. It’s ALL just small stuff, and again most are things I fixed on my white Roady, but I just don’t want to spend all that time and money and do ALL that again. I’ve done it once, you know?

The real kicker came when I got back from my test drive. The dealer loved the S-10. Offered to trade me the Roady for the S-10, including TT&L, and offered me $500 cash on top of the deal!

I’m still shocked I managed to turn this down, that Roady did drive nice and would be a great project, but the S-10 is in the parking lot and I’m back at work. Sure was tempting!

-Mike

Now to keep the Mods happy....this is the same car about a year ago. Did not get new pics today. Looks about the same, except it has blackwall tires on it now.



And I was going to trade this:


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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:31 pm

Wait... your problem is that the car requires work? Soooooooo what!!! If anybody needs something to do... it's YOU.
Go back and make the deal. You will be secretly happy while whining about having to fix all the dumb stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:01 pm

jimbeau wrote:
Wait... your problem is that the car requires work? Soooooooo what!!! If anybody needs something to do... it's YOU.
Go back and make the deal. You will be secretly happy while whining about having to fix all the dumb stuff.

He offered me $500 for the S-10, and the wagon. I thought about calling him back and seeing if he'd give me the wagon and $1000. A grand would do a lot with that gold car, especially with a trip to the B-body section down in San Antonio at Pick-N-Pull.

I'm just not a big fan of the gold color. As I said, if that Roady had about 50K less miles on it, or did not need all the work that it does to make it "right" again, I'd be driving it now, gold or not.

Bottom line is I don't want to have to start from scratch with a gold 154K mile car.

I'm on the hunt though. I'm sure the RIGHT wagon will pop up soon!

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:43 pm

I hear you on the color... or any other major dislike. If I am going to make the commitment to fall in love with a car, it has to meet certain parameters.
and for me... gold = ugh
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:21 am

Gold wagons are the most durable,..

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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:04 am

phantom 309 wrote:
Gold wagons are the most durable,..

nick

What he said.
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:19 am

You can take gold wagons, old jewelery and coins and trade them in for cash!

( hang in there.. you'll find what you want soon enough)


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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:43 am

Meh, gold wagons are ugly. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:47 am

sherlock9c1 wrote:
Meh, gold wagons are ugly. tongue

Not if you re-paint them.

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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:13 pm

Don't get me wrong. Gold vehicles are okay for SOME 'men'. It is actually gaining popularity in many metrosexual areas. So, drive with pride!
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:20 pm

jimbeau wrote:
Don't get me wrong. Gold vehicles are okay for SOME 'men'. It is actually gaining popularity in many metrosexual areas. So, drive with pride!
Why am I not surprised that ONLY you would know something like that.Just not surprised one little bit jimblay!
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:45 am

Speaking of this, do any of you remember the movie: "Used Cars" with Kurt Russell?
Every time I look at 81X-15's avatar, I am reminded of the scene where they just sold a Torino wagon to a family,
and as they are driving out, they hit a bump in the road and the tailgate flops open, spilling a half dozen kids out of the back of the car. Hilarious.
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:59 am

jimbeau wrote:
Speaking of this, do any of you remember the movie: "Used Cars" with Kurt Russell?
Every time I look at 81X-15's avatar, I am reminded of the scene where they just sold a Torino wagon to a family,
and as they are driving out, they hit a bump in the road and the tailgate flops open, spilling a half dozen kids out of the back of the car. Hilarious.

....Test Drive with Toby!!

...you killed my dog mister! All he ever wanted was for you to be happy in this car....and now he's DEAD!!!

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:01 am

lol... You got it!
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I just almost got back in the wagon fold today gang   Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:29 pm

81X11 wrote:
jimbeau wrote:
Speaking of this, do any of you remember the movie: "Used Cars" with Kurt Russell?
Every time I look at 81X-15's avatar, I am reminded of the scene where they just sold a Torino wagon to a family,
and as they are driving out, they hit a bump in the road and the tailgate flops open, spilling a half dozen kids out of the back of the car. Hilarious.

....Test Drive with Toby!!

...you killed my dog mister! All he ever wanted was for you to be happy in this car....and now he's DEAD!!!

cheers
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