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Old 03-06-2020, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WatchJRGo bought and fixed up a Metro! :D

This may not become his daily driver:

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Old 03-06-2020, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He drag-raced it [or something]. It had about a 17.5-second 0-60. Then he sold it within minutes on Facebook.

Maybe he should have asked a little more.
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I am a sucker and will watch this.
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Old 03-06-2020, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And it's an XFi!

He doesn't even know what it means... so, he accidentally bought the holy grail of Metros.

He's not worthy!
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I'm making payments on an XFi. He says I could take possession now, but until I sell the Dasher, there's no place to park it.
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Congrats! You bought WatchJRgo's Metro?

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And I stand corrected - I watched the whole video.

Part-way through, he apparently did a tiny bit of research and figured out that the XFi is the special "hypermilers" version of the Metro.

But then he didn't even say how much he sold it for!
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No. I've driven it occasionally as a loaner for a mechanic in Coburg, OR. Maybe ten years ago? The Dasher was also a mechanic's loaner I'd driven years before I bought it.
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I do not know that he ever says how much profit he made. Here he bought a Kia Optima for $300, fixed it for $73, but did not say for how much he sold it:
In this video he bought a piece of Chevy for $290 and explained how much he got for it, but he parted it out:
[I think that he made $69 for a couple hours of his time]
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I hired a mobile mechanic to meet me to look at the $250 Acura (without title, keys, or all of its wheels). I think that he charges more than Crazy J, who has had his own garage for twenty years.

J.R. gets parts from O'Reilly's all of the time. I wonder how it would work out if this guy left his cards at every local parts store and fixed vehicles in their parking lot.

Unfortunately, there may be a liability issue.
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ChrisFix bought a TrailBlazer for $500, fixed it up for less than $500, and says that it is now worth $3,000. He has fixed up a few cars and said for how much he sold them:

JR is cool, but I feel like Chris does a better job.

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