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Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Citicar or Comutacar within reasonable distance of Clinton, Connecticut (RI, MA, NY, possibly even NH, VT, PA) Don't want to spend too much, but not looking to lowball.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much is to much? you can find them really cheap like when I paid $180 for the Citi-car I used to own, it took a few days of work to get the electrical all working right and the guy I sold it to for $700 (had about that much in to it when I sold it) spent a bit of time restoring the body but it and sounds like he's ready to paint it! not a lot of cash but a lot of work.
My Commuti-car cost me $3,500 and 5 years later I have over $6,000 in it but I also drive it every day and enjoy the solid state speed controller and modern charger, quite tires, full range of new batteries, but I feel like it was still a bargain!
So my point is, you need to spell out what you want, you are looking to buy a vehicle that is 30 to nearly 38 years old and the price and condition can vary a great deal and with those the price will vary, it took me nearly two years to sell my Citi-car at $700.
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Michigan, California, yeah I already saw those, but I don't want to ship it, and there is no way I'd drive out there.
"My Commuti-car cost me $3,500 and 5 years later I have over $6,000 in it..." what do you mean? Are you saying that your labor would be worth $2,500?
That is out of my price range, but the $700 would've been fine, I would even be willing/able to go upwards of $1,200 for a much better one...
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Actually, Ryland it's almost completely painted. Still, I'll have about the $3500 into the project once finished, but it will be pretty nice.

I'd expect to spend about $2500 for a chassis needing batteries and small repairs.
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$2,500 for a rolling body? Damn, what's a running, ready for registration one? By that logic $4,000 at least.
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$2,500 for a rolling body? Damn, what's a running, ready for registration one? By that logic $4,000 at least.
many times yes, other times no, it depends on

1. year
2. controls (original or updated)
3. batteries
4. brakes
5. body
6. location
7. luck

i would recommend joining the yahoo c-car group, you may find one but its not 2001 anymore.
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I am already a member with some crazy, ridiculous name starting with qwertyuiop. I found a guy , fairly close, I believe it's all or mostly stock, but he uses it once a year for a car show so I know, or am inclined to believe, that it is fully functional, and currently registered. He is willing to sell it, and it probably deserves new electronics, and batteries, but I'll take a bite on it.

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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top row of the keyboard qwertyuiop, just drag your finger across it. Pretty neat sig.

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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$2,500 for a rolling body? Damn, what's a running, ready for registration one? By that logic $4,000 at least.
Keep in mind that batteries are only good for 3 years or so. At 2500 a citi or commuta would have batteries but range wouldn't be optimal. A "perfect" example would be 3 to 4k easily. What other options do you have for a no gas aluminum tube frame car a with a regular title?

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