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  • #16
    The people that bought our car seem to think more highly of it than we did:

    https://www.dansautomotiverepairands...icle-inventory

    Fortunately I think I was closer to reality than they are.
    '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

    My Mach's restoration progress
    My Sprint's restoration progress
    ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post
      The people that bought our car seem to think more highly of it than we did:

      https://www.dansautomotiverepairands...icle-inventory

      Fortunately I think I was closer to reality than they are.
      Like I mentioned earlier, outfits like that are known to specialize in the “buy here/pay here” type business. They will get some poor sap who doesn’t have a lick of credit, finance that car for the full amount at some ridiculous interest rate, then 6 months later when the person loses his job or goes to jail, it gets repo’d, and the whole process starts all over again. Irritates the heck out of me that a great car like that will probably end up in the hands of someone who will never appreciate it.
      At the end of the day, you’re not in the business to sell/finance cars, you feel you got a fair price, so let those dummies take on the problem buyers out there. Somebody has to I guess.
      M&M Member #91
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      US Navy submarine vet; Operation Iraqi Freedom vet..x 2...USAF Reserve...RETIRED, 26 total years

      Current 2003 Azure Blue Mach 1. All My Past Mustangs:'84 GT-5 spd, my first; '91 GT-auto; '70 M-code Mach 1-grabber yellow; '95 GTS-5 spd, Pro-Charged, totaled; '95 GTS 5 spd, replacement; '89 LX 5.0 'vert-5 spd; '90 LX 5.0 hatch-5 spd; '69 M-code Mach 1-4 spd; '90 5.0 LX 'vert; '03 Mach 1-5 spd, '93 Mustang LX vert.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

        Bobby, we see tons of Taurus and Sable cars around here.
        Unofficial, unscientific poll: 3 days, 3 major cities, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Birmingham. Results: 5 cars spotted- 2 oval grille models, 1 500 era car, 2 newest model Taurus. May be a regional thing, IDK. MANY MORE imports and pickups than anything else.


        As to the buy here, pay here deal, been there, did that. Most of the time it's high mileage, overpriced cars with double or triple interest rates. You do what you have to do sometimes. They have a place to fill, some are better than others. Better off getting your own financing if you can, but sometimes that just isn't possible.
        ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
        -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
        -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
        " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

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        • #19
          Wow, I’d see more than five Sable/Taurus cars before I got on the highway two miles away.
          '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

          My Mach's restoration progress
          My Sprint's restoration progress
          ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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          • #20
            The dealer that bought Pam’’s Sable contacted me asking a few questions about the car and at the end the guy said his sister has been driving in and fell in love with it, and they’ve been impressed by how nice and tight the car is so they’re keeping it for her personal car.

            I think we sold that car ten years too early.
            '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

            My Mach's restoration progress
            My Sprint's restoration progress
            ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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            • #21
              Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post
              The dealer that bought Pam’’s Sable contacted me asking a few questions about the car and at the end the guy said his sister has been driving in and fell in love with it, and they’ve been impressed by how nice and tight the car is so they’re keeping it for her personal car.

              I think we sold that car ten years too early.
              Actually, I think that’s a good ending! The guy (used car dealer) who bought the car, instead of selling it to make a buck, kept it in his family because he recognized what a great car it was.

              Coming from a used car dealer, (who I’m sure has MANY cars in his inventory to spread around to family and friends) that’s a major compliment....(but I’m sure you already knew what a good car it was....)
              M&M Member #91
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              US Navy submarine vet; Operation Iraqi Freedom vet..x 2...USAF Reserve...RETIRED, 26 total years

              Current 2003 Azure Blue Mach 1. All My Past Mustangs:'84 GT-5 spd, my first; '91 GT-auto; '70 M-code Mach 1-grabber yellow; '95 GTS-5 spd, Pro-Charged, totaled; '95 GTS 5 spd, replacement; '89 LX 5.0 'vert-5 spd; '90 LX 5.0 hatch-5 spd; '69 M-code Mach 1-4 spd; '90 5.0 LX 'vert; '03 Mach 1-5 spd, '93 Mustang LX vert.

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              • #22
                I saw it on his website for the whole time, priced at $4,250 which was wildly overpriced. Maybe it was just that he really didn’t want to sell it.
                '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

                My Mach's restoration progress
                My Sprint's restoration progress
                ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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