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S.O.T.I. 09-29-2009 07:50 PM

Possible aquisition part 2
 
I need some advice. I might be going up to Chicago to buy a car.

The deal:
From a certified dealer with a known and trusted reputation.
1999 Ford Crown Victoria PI. 117K miles.
Light metallic blue
Supervisors private ride, not a public service vehicle.
All maintenance documented.
Price:
Originally $2150 + doc fees($200)
The guy dropped $200 during our first conversation, and waived the doc fees to bring the out-the-door price to $1950.
I found a dent in the left rear quarter, so I'm going to ask that he take another $100 off and cover my $75 one-way plane ticket from Nashville to Chicago. I am pretty sure he'll agree.

I can't save any of the pics, but he was not shy about photos. There are 24 of them and they clearly show the dent.

Opinions?
I like CVPI's. I've bragged before I could easily build a Merc. Marauder clone(or better) for less than $8K. Maybe this is a chance to put up or shut up?

Dylans3960ccs 09-29-2009 08:18 PM

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Ok, first of all.

My brother bought a 2000 police interceptor and has regreted it since.

they're not fast, his body on frame car has less road feel than my jeep and is just about as fast as my 4.0L.

just about the only thing that car is good for is showing off in front of middle/high shcool kids.

also if you don't like to be stared at then this car is not for you.

S.O.T.I. 09-29-2009 08:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylans3960ccs (Post 69715)
Ok, first of all.

My brother bought a 2000 police interceptor and has regreted it since.

they're not fast, his body on frame car has less road feel than my jeep and is just about as fast as my 4.0L.

just about the only thing that car is good for is showing off in front of middle/high shcool kids.

also if you don't like to be stared at then this car is not for you.

OK.
1. I wrote "peeps I respect and love..." that certainly excluded you! (lol J/K bud.)
2. I've already owned a 98 CVPI. It was one of the nicest, most reliable and comfortable rides I've ever had. The only thing I regret about that car was selling it.
3. I guarantee my CVPI would have smoked your 4.0.
4. If you think a CVPI is showing off to high school kids, I have a lower opinion of them than I did before.
5. Dylan. I'm Ron. I'm S.O.T.I. I get stared at anyway.;)

B.P.O.D 09-29-2009 10:14 PM

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ron if u don't stay here in the us do you still wanna buy a car?

S.O.T.I. 09-29-2009 10:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 69848)
ron if u don't stay here in the us do you still wanna buy a car?

I am only buying a car if I stay. Right now it looks like I am going to, but things could change by this weekend. It seems both China and Japan like to move as slow as Korea when it comes to negotiating contracts. I am going to put my resume in at my sisters Oncology company and see what happens. If they hire me, I'm staying.

B.P.O.D 09-29-2009 10:22 PM

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i hear ya! how long would the paperwork take for your wife to get here if you stayed?

S.O.T.I. 09-29-2009 10:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 69856)
i hear ya! how long would the paperwork take for your wife to get here if you stayed?

A.
LONG.
TIME.

Actually it won't be so bad. I described in another thread she wants to correct her jaw(under-bite), and that takes a tear or so. If she files in Thailand, her visa will take about the same. We think. The problem is, I might have to go there for the interview and if I start a new job right away, they might not like that.

B.P.O.D 09-29-2009 10:33 PM

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yeah i read that and i forgot about it:) its 11:30 and im sleepy lololol.... hopefully it works out for you bro!

S.O.T.I. 09-29-2009 10:44 PM

Re: Possible aquisition part 2
 
Some ideas I had for this car:

Marauder front bumper: $350
Marauder rear bumper: $200
Paint parts to match, fix the dent, and a quick respray: $1000
Honeycomb police grill: $30- it has the bar grill now(ugly)
Painted calipers: $20
New floor carpet: $175
18" SVT rims/tires: $1000

That's a total of $2775. Add the $1800 +/- I'll pay for the car, and I'd have a pretty good Marauder clone for A little over $4500.

That leaves over $3K for go-fast goodies. I think I can make it outrun a Marauder for that, and stay at my projected $8K...

B.P.O.D 09-29-2009 10:47 PM

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what about snow in the wintertime??? rear wheel drive:)

S.O.T.I. 09-29-2009 10:51 PM

Re: Possible aquisition part 2
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 69887)
what about snow in the wintertime??? rear wheel drive:)

What snow? I live in middle Tennessee. What little snow we get here melts as fast as it falls.

Besides, When I had my 98 CVPI, I drove it through the worst Chicago blizzard ever, and it performed like a beast. i was passing 4x4's all night. I barely had to slow down.

B.P.O.D 09-29-2009 10:54 PM

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ahhhh for some reason i thought you were in michigan:) hehehe my bad


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