Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 00:16:08 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: What Should I Pay?


Like the other replies, I would agree with giving her $50. She switched the rims and tires - what else has been pulled, the fuel pump etc.? Inky wrote: > I'm thinking about buying an '85 900 Turbo to use as a parts car. The > lady who owned it ran it out of oil so the motor is shot. I offered > her $200 for it and, after some time, she decided to take me up on the > offer. Between the time I made the offer and today (when I checked), > she had swapped the tires and rims. The previous tires were brand new > and it had the aluminum alloy rims. Now, it has ugly steel rims w/ > used tires that are not the right size for the car. > > I'll give you what I know about the car. I would appreciate any advice > on how much you think I should pay for it. > Motor: ran out of oil > Tranny: unknown condition (And, I can't count on her to give tell me > if she's been having any problems w/ it.) > Miles: don't know > Body: desparately needs paint, few small dings, patch of filler on > hood, very minimal rust > Interior: upholstery fair w/ cigarette burns; no cracks in dash > Wheels/Tires: steel rims w/ bad paint; moderately used, wrong size > tires > Windows: all intact w/o cracks > > That's about all I can tell you. I'm gonna pop the hood before I hand > over any cash. I want to make sure parts (A/C compressor, alternator, > etc.) haven't been stripped off. > > One last thing, I live in Eastern New Mexico and Saabs of any flavor > are very few and far between. In my town, I know of only two-- the one > I drive and the one I'm looking to buy. > > Thanks! > > -- Christian > '85 900 8V (160K)

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