For every amazing deal we spot on eBay Motors, we find maybe a dozen or more horrendous potential bilkings. Especially around times like these, where very high gas prices are throwing many established values out of the door, there are more than a few sellers out there with some awfully wrong-headed ideas.
With that in mind, here’s our list of ten cars that offer basically no value whatsoever at their $10K-ish price points. Argue if you must (and we know you will, especially the Fiero guys), in our comments section below.
1984 Pontiac Fiero, $9999: Yes, this “time capsule” Fiero is nearly pristine, with only 5000 miles on the clock. And, yes we have a small soft spot in our heart for the cheeky Pontiac two-seater. But a slower, less-reliable car might be harder to find for ten large (unless it’s wearing a Bernardi badge).
Posts: 7395 From: Lake Worth, FL,US Registered: Dec 1999
Somebody "made" a convertible out a Dakota? Was the author like, 15 years old or something? Obviously they've never heard of the limited production Dakota Sport roadster. News flash, the factory made a convertible out of a Dakota. I'm pretty sure they knew what they were doing.
The IROC , properly done, ain't that far off. It is a convertable. Hell, Corvairs have doubled in 3 or 4 years.
I have to agree on this. I think the convertable first came available in 86 but production numbers on them were low through all the years it was available. I will someday inherit this 89 convetrable, and with the miles it has on it I still wouldn't let it go for less them 10k.
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Posts: 4251 From: Sacramento, CA / Reno, NV Registered: Aug 2005
Somebody "made" a convertible out a Dakota? Was the author like, 15 years old or something? Obviously they've never heard of the limited production Dakota Sport roadster.
I'll bet the author is fresh out of school and was just a toddler when those trucks were made. And he has no memory of them.
That's typical of this type of lists. "Worst Cars Ever".... Yeah everyone is going to put the Yugo on that list, but the list loses its relevance when the author was born after the Yugo was discontinued and he got all his information off the internets.
Posts: 5922 From: Fort Worth, Texas Registered: Dec 2001
surprisingly... that listing was used by a car appraisal service I hired as 1 of 3 comps they used so I could get a 'declared value' coverage on my 'new to me' 1984 Fiero through AAA. For Fiero appraisals, he explained that he just needed comps in a similar price range, it did not matter if they were customized examples or concourse style examples.