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Old 08-02-2019, 10:45 AM   #675 (permalink)
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Dent-Mobile - '99 Buick Lesabre
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I do not know if a salvage VX is worth $1,200, but if the price is not negotiable, the owner does not necessarily want to sell the car.

Not everyone spends as much money as possible on transportation, but some would spend $200 just for the stock wheels.
A lot of times a salvage title doesn't mean much, in this case, some of the body lines don't meet up perfectly. I've talked to the guy and it's registered in Minnesota, been driving it as it is for years with no issues, no odd tire wear, etc.

I'm torn between buying this, and basically doing a full rebuild on the old Metro. I need to ring the engine, swap the tranny (or rebuild), new tires, new rear wheel bearings, new muffler, new windshield, new passenger mirror, new O2 sensor, and new driver's floor pan.

The problem is the time, all this only costs like $400 in parts, but I have no time to do the work.
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