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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

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My brother is a moron who can't spend money properly. So he bought a shitty VW Cabriolet from 1990 with busted mechanicals for a grand. He didn't even change the oil that sat in the car for nearly a decade and the water pump didn't function.

So naturally, he nearly died while driving it. Because he's an idiot.

I decided to find him something that would run properly, and reliable. The fringe benefit is that his pathetic sack of organs won't end up in anyone else's body. I'm doing the public a favour.

So I found this:

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Clean, inside and out, with about 150,000kms (~95,000 miles). It's a 1993 EX-L, so it's loaded and has a sunroof. Best of all, it has a stick! All for $2,500!

New waterpump, new belt, and new Michelin rubber. It was owned by a little old lady who wants to go to church in an Acura RDX now. Incredibly smooth riding and driving and quick too.

If only it were white.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

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Walmart sells appliance white spraybombs :duck:
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

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Is that really a good price for a 19-yr old car with nearly $100K on it?
I certainly haven't checked on accord sale prices anytime (in my lifetime)- just sounds high to me.
Hope it is good to your idiot bro. ;)

Edited by balthazar, 19 February 2012 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

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Kelly Blue Book says that a car in this condition is about $3,100 - 3,500. With the new pump, belts and rubber, plus all the 'luxury' fixin's, I'd say two-and-a-half grand is pretty decent.

I'm planning to add at least eight Type-R or MUGEN stickers to the vehicle. That makes it go faster.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

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I'm planning to add at least eight Type-R or MUGEN stickers to the vehicle. That makes it go faster.

Don't forget the single yellow wiper..
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

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He could've had 7-8 hour of helicopter flight instruction for that. :P
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

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Is that really a good price for a 19-yr old car with nearly $100K on it?
I certainly haven't checked on accord sale prices anytime (in my lifetime)- just sounds high to me.
Hope it is good to your idiot bro. ;)



Hondas hold their value.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

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Seems like a reasonable price for the low mileage and good condition. Hondas and Acuras of that era had clean, crisp styling...I like the large glass area and nicely proportioned hood and decklid length, and the headlight/grille treatment is still probably the best of the Accords, IMO.

Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar, 19 February 2012 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

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Great buy and low miles for a Honda. This is a much beloved generation of Accord. Should last a long time. Your brother is lucky that you're watching out for him.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

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Back when it was the right size and ride height.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

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You stumbled across a deal to be smug over. I hope it treats your brother well and vice-versa.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

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Great buy and low miles for a Honda. This is a much beloved generation of Accord. Should last a long time. Your brother is lucky that you're watching out for him.



Agreed. Should last a while, we hope...
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:36 AM

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Nah, I like the green better than white.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

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we got 2700 for a late 90's accord with 235000 on it recently. this appears to be a peach. there would have been someone who would have paid a lot more than 2500 for that. i would say you got a nice deal.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

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Great car, and even better, one that was maintained. Take care of it and it will go forever...

One of the best generations of Accords.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

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Why this is worth almost 2x more than my '05 Cobalt was is beyond me. It just screams "huge ripoff" to me.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

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Why this is worth almost 2x more than my '05 Cobalt was is beyond me. It just screams "huge ripoff" to me.


Wait ... what?

If I remember correctly, I think your Cobalt had pretty high mileage, right? Even still, it should've brought more than just $1,500 dollars or so.

Hell, if I could buy a decent condition, running 2005 model anything for that kind of money, I'd be doing line dances right now. Hell, I could turn around and sell it for double what I paid for it, considering how over-inflated used car prices are right now in my area of the U.S.

Edited by black-knight, 21 February 2012 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:19 PM

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Mr. Dart, the difference is trade-in value v. private sale selling price.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

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Mr. Dart, the difference is trade-in value v. private sale selling price.


Even still, a good-condition 2005 Cobalt with about 175,000 miles should be worth more than about $1,250 dollars trade-in value.

Edited by black-knight, 21 February 2012 - 06:28 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

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It's Canadian money though. :)
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