I'm currently looking for a car. Oh, could
fix my '81 Corolla (it does have low miles) but...it's butt ugly. And with no power steering, a bitch to drive in town and/or parking lots.
Did I mention it was ugly? It's ugly. I want something fun
. Something that looks cool.
For me, that basically means a Honda Civic or Accord, or an Acura Integra and in the mid '90s for the year. Not only for price range, but those years are actually my favorite body style. The newer ones? Blech.
Maybe a Toyota Celica, depending on the year. Maybe
a VW Jetta or Passat, but am a bit leery of those because they're more expensive to work on.
Am going to pay cash (no payments FTW! and lower insurance as well), so that does limit how much I'll spend, and want kinda low miles. Really don't want more than 160k, but not firm on that.
Oh, and it can't be red. Yuck.
Being able to drive Mom's car for now means I'm not in a hurry, so can be picky. Whew. LOL
Aaaanyway, part of the point of this pointless post is to bitch.
There's this 98 Honda Accord LX
that meets much of my criteria. Definitely higher miles than I want at 195K, but my mechanic is very good and very
thorough when he's checking over a car, so I trust he'd find something major.
Here's the thing - they're asking $3450 firm. That make with that style (LX) with those miles bluebooks for private retail at $2765 for a car in excellent condition. Good is $2415 and Fair is $1890.
They also say that "this is a solid honda selling cheap cause of miles 195k" and "At this price it wont last long!"
Cheap?!? This price?!? I was unaware that a thousand dollars over blue book value was cheap. Silly me.
Oh, and as for it not lasting long? This ad was up last week; guess it's not selling so fast after all. Wonder why...