Ok so (as you may have read before) i found a Formula with an AT on CL for 500 and it has T-Tops. GREAT i though at first and told the guy SOLD but after talking with him a few times i'm starting to wonder....first it's at a junk yard, strike 1, second while on the phone with me he pulled the carpet and "oh ya, there's some rust, but no too bad" Strike 2, and then after i thought about it i called him back and asked what exactly was "not to bad" and he said it's a $500 car, he doesn't know much about Fieros, people are interested in it from FL to CA, it is what it is, have a nice day and hung up on me!!!!!!
I called back and said we must have gotten disconected
(knowing full well he hung up on me) and asked again about the rust and overall condition of the car. I said i'm not trying to be a jerk but don't want to drive 300 miles one way for a rotted out parts car with no title, i want a driver. Basically what i've gotten from the 3 conversations is...the trunk is rusty on each end 5" x 1" strips more or less, First he said rusty but then after asking again it sounds like just plain rotted out holes (5" x 1"++) it may run "(ran a few months ago)" but not sure, windshield is broken, looks good from a distance, it's been repainted turquoise (yuck), grey interior, mostly complete AND no title. Would you drive 6 hours 1 way to pay 500 for this??? I'm more pissed that he hung up on me than anything. I know the T-Top parts are worth 500+/- but the rest is a crap shoot especially if i want to drive it, not part it out. I've always wanted a Formula with T-Tops but this is starting to make me wonder what to do. My gut is saying RUN, RUN AWAY! but that little dude on my shoulder always looking for a deal just reserved an auto transport trailer. What is your opinion? Am i just blindly going after it because it's what i've always wanted and over looking the bad things or is it a real deal and i should go for it???? Please give me your honest opinions.
[This message has been edited by DLCLK87GT (edited 06-17-2010).]