CA has taxes and fees to "equalize" the price of the car when you bring it in from out of state.I think if I buy a car, it will definitely have to be out of the state. All of the areas within 300 miles seem to charge a "CA" price on top of what you would normally expect (I assume because it's at least Northern California, if not a California thing). The cheapest MX-5 I saw in the last week in lists was a 1994 with about 2-3 small mods and it was going for $2500 (with a couple of dents and in need of a repaint and about 150k miles). All the MX-5's I ever see being sold second hand are 2000-2005 models and half are salvage title. =(
Same with a lot of Civics, Corollas, Camrys, etc. The only cars I ever see for under $1000 are Cavaliers and cars like mine. Even then though, someone was trying to sell a 1996 Mirage LS for $4000 because it had about 80k miles and was garaged. (Averages for moderately older Mirages are under $2500 even for the best of conditions.) I wouldn't have been surprised if that person was called up and laughed at. They continuously kept listing it for 2+ weeks and dropped the price from $4500.
I feel cheated. I paid 800 dollars for my 92 SL1.Lol. Here is a '99 SL2 for about $1000.
Nope, standard full coverage. I've been with the same insurer for 14 years, without making a claim or receiving a ticket. Thinking about all the money I've paid in over the years without incident makes me feel ill.Liability only or something?
I'm older with older cars that are more than $200/year, but do have full coverage. Belive my '93 Coupe is running about $460/year.
When he takes the advice of all the people telling him to sell that heap. I'm far from the only one.say, do you actually count the times you've told him that already?
if you do, at what point do you intend to give up?
You know. My father had 300k sitting in the bank and drove a 99' contour I assume because the same reason he originally sold his mustang for a daewoo, to be able to complain about it.When he takes the advice of all the people telling him to sell that heap. I'm far from the only one.
Besides, I generally only say it when he mentions it, so that the association is clear.
Either that or the timing chain tensioners went, the engine skipped time and a piston kissed a valve.There is another XJ8 in the area for $1500 listed as "mechanics special". Low compression in cylinder 2...I'm guessing the Nikasil had something to do with it as well
Well, yes, but that's worst case scenario. He lives in Pennsylvania so he might be able to find a blind Buy American type to take it off his hands for $50 or so.You mean "give it away and pay the 'buyer' money that he takes it away from you", which means he has to pay for it twice...