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'94 Cadiliac DeVille
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:50:40 AM »
A dude wants to trade me even up for my Maxim.  His ad:
I am selling my 1994 deville sedan. It has no rust, clean, original rag top, 206,000 miles, belonged to my great aunt, garage kept, well maintenced. I wanted to keep this beauty but I need the money. I've done a lot of work to make her showroom quality, and run top notch! Ive: replaced the fuel injector, rebuilt the motor, new calipers and pads, new tires, new plugs and wires. Needs a rear brake line replaced.

  I'm thinking the car might be worth more than the bike.

Any thoughts besides "he needs the money" yet wants to trade for a bike?
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 07:13:24 AM »
My thought? No.

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 07:23:25 AM »
Any thoughts besides "he needs the money" yet wants to trade for a bike?

Sounds more like "I've discovered something seriously wrong with this car, and I don't have the money to fix it" .....

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 07:43:00 AM »
Isn't there 2 Ls in Cadillac?
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 07:47:16 AM »
Also, that is the most boring car ever to grace the roadways. Meh.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 07:54:13 AM »
This would be one of the dumbest thing you'd ever do.

Those things are notorious for electrical problems.

We may even have to pull your man pipe card.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 07:55:21 AM »
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 08:01:10 AM »
There is nothing special about a 90s Caddy. Especially one with 4 doors and a hard top. I wouldn't want it as a driver with 200,000 miles on the clock. You might be able to flip it for $1500 if you found the right sucker.

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 08:05:16 AM »
I was leaning towards saying "no", but I thought maybe I could flip the car for more than I could flip the bike.  The bike is probably realistically worth around $800, given our market here.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 08:09:09 AM »
I was leaning towards saying "no", but I thought maybe I could flip the car for more than I could flip the bike.  The bike is probably realistically worth around $800, given our market here.

Given our weather here (and its mileage), that thing probably has major structural rust.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 08:10:34 AM »
94?  Pass.  Now a 54...

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 08:16:46 AM »
It's still early spring (?). Bike will be worth more in June or July.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2014, 09:39:03 AM »
A bike that doesn't sell is better than a Caddy that doesn't sell.


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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2014, 10:03:15 AM »
A bike that doesn't sell is better than a Caddy that doesn't sell.

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2014, 10:39:03 AM »
A bike that doesn't sell is better than a Caddy that doesn't sell.

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2014, 11:54:49 AM »
I know nothing about that car but a 4 door sedan in Good condition is worth closer to $1,066 than the $2,000 he is asking for it....but hey, it belonged to his Great Aunt and is a "beauty".  "Showroom quality" on a 20-year old car?  :csm:  Not with this lame photo.

1994 cadillac deville sedan $2000 obo - $2000
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2014, 12:29:05 PM »
I dunno. Something about that just seems to scream "I ran in to something I couldn't fix."

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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2014, 12:45:32 PM »
Page two. Still no.

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2014, 12:54:31 PM »
"Needs a rear brake line replaced." Something so simple, that the person who rebuilt the car to showroom new specs didn't do, but you, the new owner could. A.K.A. the ABS unit leaks and need to be replaced ($3200 if you can find it) and this is how I explain the ABS light I can't get to go out.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2014, 01:47:21 PM »
"Needs a rear brake line replaced." Something so simple, that the person who rebuilt the car to showroom new specs didn't do, but you, the new owner could. A.K.A. the ABS unit leaks and need to be replaced ($3200 if you can find it) and this is how I explain the ABS light I can't get to go out.


Two months ago i blew the rear brake line on the explorer. It was easier to run a new brake line to the rear axle since to repair the existing one was to difficult.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2014, 02:38:34 PM »
"Needs a rear brake line replaced." Something so simple, that the person who rebuilt the car to showroom new specs didn't do, but you, the new owner could. A.K.A. the ABS unit leaks and need to be replaced ($3200 if you can find it) and this is how I explain the ABS light I can't get to go out.


Two months ago i blew the rear brake line on the explorer. It was easier to run a new brake line to the rear axle since to repair the existing one was to difficult.

Did one on a 95 Explorer I had not too long ago myself. I just question ads that say it needs so-and-so and is very easy....I have to wonder that if it was so easy, why didn't they do it so the ad could say "100% perfect, nothing wrong" and get top dollar?  Like "ran when parked" means "doesn't run now". If it ran, and you know they tried it, it would have that other grand feature, "runs".
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2014, 03:00:45 PM »
I say do it...I'm sure Mrs Clay would prefer this to the Odyssey.


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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2014, 03:02:59 PM »
I say do it...I'm sure Mrs Clay would prefer this to the Odyssey.


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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2014, 03:04:58 PM »

I say do it...I'm sure Mrs Clay would prefer this to the Odyssey.


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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2014, 03:09:43 PM »
Don't call the old man an old man, unless you're simply trying to get the thread to (or beyond) page three. In that case, call the old man an old man and let the hilarity ensue.
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2014, 04:21:44 PM »
Eh?

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2014, 04:24:44 PM »
I bet it'd be worth some serious coin in Detroit.
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2014, 04:24:52 PM »
Don't call the old man an old man, unless you're simply trying to get the thread to (or beyond) page three. In that case, call the old man an old man and let the hilarity ensue.

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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2014, 04:31:21 PM »
I bet it'd be worth some serious coin in Detroit.


Put some of those 20" wheels on it and it will sell (or get stolen) in 30 seconds.
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2014, 05:58:54 PM »
I was leaning towards saying "no", but I thought maybe I could flip the car for more than I could flip the bike.  The bike is probably realistically worth around $800, given our market here.

Sold mine for $1,500 with 45k on the clock about....4 years ago.  In the UP, not the hub of economic prosperity.

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Don't call the old man an old man, unless you're simply trying to get the thread to (or beyond) page three. In that case, call the old man an old man and let the hilarity ensue.

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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2014, 08:56:21 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2014, 10:33:18 PM »
Where are your keys?
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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2014, 03:58:29 AM »
Keys? I have keys?

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2014, 07:09:38 AM »
Yeah, I'm out.  Thanks all for being the voice of reason.  I have been a big car fam for a long time, but clearly this isn't a good decision.

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« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2014, 01:56:06 PM »
I would love that big tank of a car if I had a new driver in the house. I learned on a '77 Olds Ninety Eight. Powder blue with powder blue interior. 6.6 liter / 403ci four barrel carb...loved that car.

One, it's safer to drive than most.
Two, if you can learn how to maneuver one of those tanks, driving regular sized cars should be a breeze.

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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2014, 02:01:14 PM »

One, it's safer to drive than most.


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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2014, 02:04:26 PM »
When I was 16, one of my buddies had a '79 Coupe DeVille, and another a '78 New Yorker. We used to rear end each other, tires spinning with bumpers locked, without any damage to the cars.

Saw a tank like this get rear ended. Crumpled up little Toyota, old tank with a scratched bumper.

Of course, I could watch the gas gauge needle visibly drop whenever I floored it my olds...

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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2014, 03:42:02 PM »


Of course, I could watch the gas gauge needle visibly drop whenever I floored it my olds...

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Remember back in the 70's when they had the vacuum gauge on the dash to show if you were getting good or poor fuel economy.
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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2014, 04:01:47 PM »
No!
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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2014, 06:18:14 PM »
70's? My 66 Barracuda had that.
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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2014, 06:39:00 PM »
My first car, 1963 Dodge Custom 880, had push button transmission.
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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2014, 07:03:11 PM »
I bet it'd be worth some serious coin in Detroit.


Put some of those 20" wheels on it and it will sell (or get stolen) in 30 seconds.

only 20's?  come on... 26's at least. then it has street cred...

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Re: '94 Cadiliac DeVille
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2014, 09:08:18 PM »

My first car, 1963 Dodge Custom 880, had push button transmission.

63, or 36?

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« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2014, 09:21:35 PM »
Smart ass.
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« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2014, 09:23:26 PM »
Nicest thing anybody has said to me all day...thanks!