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Guess how much I paid....?

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It's a 1995 chevy 'Burb 1500 LT 4x4, on the floor

transfer case lever, and MOST importantly, it has

BARN doors. I'm 100% with XP on that, just as

ALL Camaros and post 1949 Cadillacs should have

hardtop greenhouses & NOT B-pillars w/ glued in

fixed windows like some garbage-pile Japanese

economy cars, real Chevy/GMC Trucks should

have barn-doors, not lift-gates like a Honda Civic.

Oh, the truck has 184,700 miles on it.

Sooooo,guess how much I paid? :)

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$4000, Bob! :)

Eh.... I wouldn't ever pay $4,000 for a pedestrian

vehicle with almost 200k miles, although even w/

197k the Deutche-Spec. Mercedes 500SEC was

a bargain & a half at $1460. it cost twice as much

as a Corvette in 1984, plus importation costs from

Europe & the fact that it's super rare here in the

USA, but this is just a run-of-the-mill 'Burb.

(plus I'm tight with the little money I make)

It needs a radio and a new front seats (buckets)

due to very worn/ripped leather. Also, having sat

for a while a few small issues have cropped up

since I started driving it. I'll be doing one of the

rear brake lines today.... despite the truck being

VERY rust free for a 14 year old vehicle with high

millage from New England.

Keep Guessing. :globe: (and here's more photos)

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This is me flying up Rt.495 the day after we got it... just

after a pretty intense Blizzard, which I navigated in the

RWD, traction-control-lacking Benz for almost 200 miles

while everone else in their Acura MDXes & Lexus RXes

was $hitting Twinkies as I power-slid around corers in

euphoric counter-lock, snow rooster-tailing. :spin:

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A shot of the filthy, snow/salt/sand covered underneath

of the truck, quite solid for the year/mileage!

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Thank You Sir.

I agree.... with gas at $1.57 why not enjoy it while it lasts!

More than one friend has already said \: Well I know who

I'm calling for an Airport Shuttle/Camping Trip buddy. :P

$4000 was too high

$2500 is too high...

Keep guessing. :)

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That thing would bring at least two grand around here, I think...as a plow truck if nothing else.

People buy these things, along with the ASTRO/SAFARI vans for running crews of hispanics to construction sites if nothing else.

C'mon what did you pay?

Chris

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$500?

Getting close..... :)

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$250?

Seriously, though,

I checked the cars.com, and in my area a '94 4x4 Burban, rust free, 170k is listed at $4500. Other '93-96s are anywhere from $3500-4999, all with over 150k and rust free. there is a vast amount of used SUVs on the market in Colorado, and the Denver area has the highest % of SUVs registered of any metro area, IIRC.

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You just can't beat a desert car. If I ever get another older car, it is going to be from the southwest.

Chris

Those were in the Denver area...the Burbans here in Phoenix are almost all 2wd. A search in PHX turned up an '94 w/ 201k, 4x2 for $3500.

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I would like a Suburban as a tow vehicle. I like a little weight in the back and a little longer vehicle to tow with.

Sylvesters car is a good buy.

Chris

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The truck is a 1995. And so far has given me 250+ miles

of service... I still need to replace a P.S. hose & figure

out how to bleed the brake lines, the ABS UNIT seems to

be preventing some of the trapped air from being bled.

Anyway overall it's a great truck, needs a good cleaning

but it's solid and safe, I'll give you guys the 411 soon. :)

The guy GAVE you $500 for taking the POS off his hand :P .

I need to get on that plan as far as my '34 Cadillac V-16 day-dreams go...

"Sure Grandma Rockefeller, I'll get it out of your garage ASAP, flat tires or not"

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You just can't beat a desert car. If I ever get another older car, it is going to be from the southwest.

That is the way to go. I remember when I visited a fellow MC owner, Crazy Bill, in New Mexico during my 2004 road trip. He showed me 100% rust free cars...it was simply amazing!

Nice buy, Sixty8 :).

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Thanks again guys. :)

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So here's the (non-Hyundai) Scoupe:

A few weeks ago I found out a certain redneck in N.H. had dropped the price

of his drivable but in need of a tune-up Mopar classic to near scrap metal

$/lbs. levels. This was a car I was LUSTING after when it was $3K, not it was

well under a grand.... the ad said you could "drive it home".

The car in question? The very last four-door HARDTOP ever made by an

American manufacturer, which was also the very last 4-door HT ever to be

offered for sale in the USA:

1978 Chrysler New Yorker. (powered by the MIGHTY 440 none-the-less!)

I had been formulating a plan to replace the Roadm0nster, which I had

decided was getting to the point of no-return. I made mention of my desire

to own this 7.2 liter V8 powered dinosaur at UPS at break, which made the

half dozen or so Honda owners chuckle.

Gas prices, blah-blah-BLAH, MPG blah.... :rolleyes:

When I tried to subtly tell them the err of their ways my buddy Ronnie

who drives a mid-1990s Honda was laughing as we were joking around &

he says to me:

"Hey my brother-in-law has this BIG old Chevy in my back yard that you'd

probably LOVE since you like all that big stuff.... I was going to get rid of it

in the next few weeks before the snow...."

ME: Are you going to sell it or junk it?

Ronnie: Uhhh.... I just want it out of my back yard, I don't care how it goes

but there's no room for it since I live in (close Suburb of Boston) and I need

the space for snow removal.

About 4 weeks later, here I am. I've invested $15 for the tip to the AAA guy

to tow it outta his back yard, $42 after tax for a squeaky clean & recently

rebuilt starter from the junkyard & I was in business!

The funny thing is I stored it in a parking lot owned by UPS for the week

until I could get around to the starter, yet another fringe benefit of UPS

employment/Local 125 Union that was never offered to me but I still took

advantage of on my own terms. :P

Of course with my two jobs and busy schedule with the wife & 2 girls I had

to throw the starter in in the middle of the first blizzard we had this season,

two weeks ago. I drove back and forth with the RWD Mercedes all day in

conditions worthy of a Massachusetts "state of emergency" with almost no

one on the roads except for Osh-Kosh airport plows, and as soon as the

storm subsided, I drove the 'Burb home through cold, peaceful night, with a

nice crispy 3" of packed snow under the tires, Julie following me in the

Benzo since she refused to drive the 'Burb, I thought it only fair to keep the

truck in 2-WD... with the occasional spirited power-slide around a sharp

corners, just for fun.

So now, two weeks later I've invested about $53 for 25 feet of brake line &

$20 for a used junkyard battery and I still need to replace a P.S. fluid hose

but overall the truck has been DEAD reliable & tons of fun.

Naturally, after we bled the brakes we had to take it off-road for a bit down

some power-line access roads to "test" everything out....

All I the name of safety. 4WD-High & 4WD-Low both work great the transfer

case is fully functional and the rear end was recently replaced.

So that's my fire-side chat about the FREE 8-passenger 4x4 truck that I got

not in the middle of the summer when gas was $4.59/g and 4WDs are not

desirable, but in the onset of winter, with gas at a 5-year low. :)

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GMTruckGuy74    228
So that's my fire-side chat about the FREE 8-passenger 4x4 truck that I got

not in the middle of the summer when gas was $4.59/g and 4WDs are not

desirable, but in the onset of winter, with gas at a 5-year low.

You lucky SOB!! Now if it was a GMC Suburban, I'd have to come up there and steal it from you!! :neenerneener:

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Z-06    493

Sly I was half right about someone asking you to take it off his hands. Missed that dollar mark. :P

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Sly I was half right about someone asking you to take it off his hands. Missed that dollar mark. :P

True.

Indeed your guess WAS closest I guess. :P

Someone else's money-pit has once again become MY frugal-beater.

Labor is 80% of a money-pit's expense. I'll gladly do a brake line and

starter to get a vehicle for free that would otherwise sell for well

over two grand or for like $500-$1200 wholesale at auction.

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On a related note, it's official: The Roadm0nster will be going to

automotive heaven in the fall, but not before it delivers a few bone

crunching blows to several dozen other "demolition enduro race" cars.

Better to go out in a BANG, than to fade rust away...

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