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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 - '05 Sable LS
    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.
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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----
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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 - '05 Sable LS
          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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