Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: los angeles california
well here it goes i bought the car after meeting the guys mother, wife, and baby at his house in south bend. The check i got was a bank draft through my credit union, basically a loan in the amount not to exceed 7000. On the front it requires the VIN# MODEL AND ODOMETER and it requires both the seller and buyer to sign before he could get it cashed. I reviewed his registration and determined that it was in fact his car in his name. The bank that has the title is a local bank, and i do feel he will do the right thing. I gave him the check and took the car with his registration card and a written note stating he sold me his car for 7 thousand with signature and phone in case i get pulled over by the law. I also told him it would be in his best intrest to get the car out of his name ASAP because, technically he is still liable. I think he can be trusted but i do feel that yes all of your comments were very accurate!. Now i have to hope he follows through or go to court but I dought it will go that way. As of right now he promises by tuesday it will be done with, nd i do know where he lives.
I did notice the following things after driving it all day that i didnt before the purchase,
a) the dome light doesn't turn on when you open the door, but does turn on when you turn the light switch to the on position.
b) the fuel light on the guage is on at night you know illuminated, however the speedometer light doesn't work at night on its side, probally a bulb.
c) the speedometer at 80-or so, goes crazy back in forth. He did say its like 5mph over than actural mile mph but he gave me a new cable insert he bought.
d) All the interior is in good condition however when i reached down to the kick panel to close the vent, the nob on the rod broke off into 2 pieces, and in catalogs they dont sell the nob only the entire damm kick panel man !!!!!!!!!!!!
e) The cars brakes dont work well at all at high speeds. drums all the way around.
f) I hear a bumping noise when going over bumps in the rear right side of the vehicle. Maybe shocks, springs are bad?.
g) When i turn a sharp turn, I hear a poping noise in the front.
My prognosis the car has a good body in tact interior, it does run good however it is in original stock condition so its not a racer more a good reliable crusier.
It needs bulbs. I would guess probally shocks and minor suspension work, meaning its not pulling to either side even when applying brakes.
Basically i got what i paid for, i didnt get ripped off and neither did he, he gave me a car thats probally worth 8000 depending where you are at, maybe more in some places maybe less in others so no i dont feel i will get stiffed but yes im hoping i dont and all i will have is myself to blame becuase you all told me. But its unlikely they have 2 other cars, his baby is only 8 mths old, hes not a imature individual and his wife and family are very trusting people, at least I hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!
god bless you, and god bless america and my 68 camaro i now own, behind my 67.
[This message has been edited by knightmoose2000 (edited 08-24-2002).]