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Re: The Craigslist/eBay/AutoTrader Thread
« Reply #7320 on: January 09, 2019, 07:35:58 pm »
That equalizer doe
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« Reply #7321 on: January 09, 2019, 08:14:33 pm »
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« Reply #7322 on: January 09, 2019, 08:57:06 pm »
Back when people had some semblance of audio knowledge.  Or at least the desire to tune it to their liking.

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« Reply #7323 on: January 09, 2019, 09:23:56 pm »
Back when people had some semblance of audio knowledge.  Or at least the desire to tune it to their liking.

My new Kenwood has a lot of equalizer bands, but I have to scroll through digital menus using tiny buttons. The presets are actually pretty good. I use "Jazz" with bass boost on 1, and it's perfect for heavy metal.
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Re: The Craigslist/eBay/AutoTrader Thread
« Reply #7324 on: January 09, 2019, 11:45:29 pm »
My parents had that exact Maxima when I was a kid. Ours made it to 180k miles before we sold it. Great car.

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« Reply #7325 on: January 10, 2019, 10:37:05 am »
I called about it. Dealer was willing to move it down another $1000 for me.

No issues with it. Electronics all work.

Should I pull the trigger?

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« Reply #7326 on: January 10, 2019, 10:40:23 am »
I called about it. Dealer was willing to move it down another $1000 for me.

No issues with it. Electronics all work.

Should I pull the trigger?

Take another $1000
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« Reply #7327 on: January 10, 2019, 10:40:42 am »
I called about it. Dealer was willing to move it down another $1000 for me.

No issues with it. Electronics all work.

Should I pull the trigger?

YES. Not sure where you are, but here that would qualify for Historic plates and be about $95 a year for insurance, $9 year for registration.

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« Reply #7328 on: January 10, 2019, 10:40:59 am »
I called about it. Dealer was willing to move it down another $1000 for me.

No issues with it. Electronics all work.

Should I pull the trigger?

Down $1000 from what?
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« Reply #7329 on: January 10, 2019, 10:42:58 am »
Down $1000 from what?

4995 down to 3995.

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« Reply #7330 on: January 10, 2019, 10:44:20 am »
HELL YES. With that mileage and condition, I was thinking $7500-ish.
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« Reply #7331 on: January 10, 2019, 10:46:31 am »
4995 down to 3995.

Demand a timing belt replacement, and mention that you have a phobia of consecutive 9s and prime numbers.
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« Reply #7332 on: January 10, 2019, 10:48:38 am »
If it's as good as the pictures, jump on it.
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« Reply #7333 on: January 10, 2019, 11:12:53 am »
Demand a timing belt replacement, and mention that you have a phobia of consecutive 9s and prime numbers.

Demand they do a $1000 repair job??? Buy it and do it yourself. That's the beauty of these cars. The average schmuck can maintain and repair them. I bet an OEM timing belt/pulley kit from Rock Auto is about $30.

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« Reply #7334 on: January 10, 2019, 11:36:40 am »
Demand they do a $1000 repair job??? Buy it and do it yourself. That's the beauty of these cars. The average schmuck can maintain and repair them. I bet an OEM timing belt/pulley kit from Rock Auto is about $30.

I'd do it for $300+parts
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« Reply #7335 on: January 10, 2019, 11:44:30 am »
I'd do it for $300+parts

They will not do that service.

I, however, called the repair shop that had been doing the maintenance on the vehicle over the last 7 years. I got the entire life story of the vehicle. Belonged to a widowed old lady who's husband used to own a tire shop before he passed (who likely did the maintenance himself). It was a pleasant conversation down memory lane for ol' Mont.

We talked about the car for a bit, the maintenance they had done, and what his impression was of the vehicle. Seemed to believe it was in excellent status.

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« Reply #7336 on: January 10, 2019, 12:53:43 pm »
They will not do that service.

I, however, called the repair shop that had been doing the maintenance on the vehicle over the last 7 years. I got the entire life story of the vehicle. Belonged to a widowed old lady who's husband used to own a tire shop before he passed (who likely did the maintenance himself). It was a pleasant conversation down memory lane for ol' Mont.

We talked about the car for a bit, the maintenance they had done, and what his impression was of the vehicle. Seemed to believe it was in excellent status.

Oh, I see. You should buy it, and drive it like you paid $3995 for it
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« Reply #7337 on: January 10, 2019, 07:28:47 pm »

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« Reply #7338 on: January 10, 2019, 07:32:29 pm »
That Dodge in Falher is only 20 km down the highway from the Comanche in McLennan! :lol:

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« Reply #7339 on: January 10, 2019, 07:35:50 pm »
That Dodge in Falher is only 20 km down the highway from the Comanche in McLennan! :lol:

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« Reply #7340 on: January 10, 2019, 07:39:33 pm »
Touché

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Re: The Craigslist/eBay/AutoTrader Thread
« Reply #7341 on: January 10, 2019, 08:45:18 pm »
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« Reply #7342 on: January 12, 2019, 08:39:48 am »
Well, it's in my carport now. The trip from Memphis was relatively uneventful.

Rides well. Engine is in good shape. For a 32 year old car, I cannot believe it runs that well. The seats are quite comfortable and finding a good seating position was a breeze. The battery is brand new as I watched them install it at the dealer. I really do not think those buttholes did anything to maintain it. If they did, it was the bare minimum.

The electronics are all in working order, but it looks like the switch mechanisms with which to engage them did not stand the test of time. The cruise button will not lock. The trunk release switch is not functional. The gas door release is also a bit janky. Transmission has a little jerkiness to it at highway speeds. Otherwise, all the power systems work minus the fact that I, at this juncture, do not know how to operate them all (there are a myriad of buttons).

I think the vocal alert system is still intact, but I think they disengaged it somehow as they told me the car would talk to them.

Oh, it has no cup holders or if it does, I have not found it. Apparently Japanese in the 80s did not think that a person might want a cup in his or her ride.

I'll obviously give more impressions after I get it inspected. For now, it's operable.

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« Reply #7343 on: January 12, 2019, 08:44:17 am »
Cool that you actually pulled the trigger on it.  :ohyeah:

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« Reply #7344 on: January 12, 2019, 08:54:53 am »
Like I said, about 30 bucks...

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I bought new front struts, timing belt kit, brakes, etc for my '86 Cabrio from these guys in the past year. Just avoid the economy stuff. I went cheap on the top strut rubber mounts, and were terrible. Replaced them with units that were only a few bucks more.

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« Reply #7345 on: January 12, 2019, 08:59:11 am »
Very cool.

No, very few vehicles of that age had cupholders. Cupholders really took off with the Chrysler minivans in '87, and slowly spread, virus like, to their current ubiquity.

The trunk release is likely a stuck cable. Get some white lithium grease and hit all the hinges, and lock and latch mechanisms with it.

Lots of switchgear that era has problems with old plastics in the switch giving way, or just degrading and becoming brittle. If you can find NOS replacements, thats the way to go, because junk yard stuff is likely in the same condition.
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« Reply #7346 on: January 12, 2019, 09:05:00 am »
Yeah, if you find an '87 anything in a junkyard, it's been there 20+ years. Parts are so cheap for '80s cars, installing new ones is a no-brainer.

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« Reply #7347 on: January 12, 2019, 09:06:58 am »
First purchase with my old cars is always a Haynes, or even better, a Chilton manual.

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« Reply #7348 on: January 12, 2019, 09:10:24 am »
I'm impressed you actually bought the car. They were nice cars, made at a time when the Japanese manufacturers were building better cars in an attempt to compete with Detroit. You may find other owners out there with a little internet research that could give you leads on parts sources, etc.
Younger people are beginning to warm up to '80's cars these days, unlike my old ass which pretty much thinks everything built after 1971 is a shitbox.  :lol:   

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« Reply #7349 on: January 12, 2019, 09:20:46 am »
$6 for front brake pads, $12 for rotors, $20 for bearings... man I love old cars.

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