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1988 Fiero GT Automatic Good Buy ? by jon2009
Started on: 12-31-2013 03:59 PM
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Report this Post12-31-2013 03:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jon2009Send a Private Message to jon2009Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was going to pick up this 1988 Fiero GT Automatic Burgundy (116,000km). The current owner states, there's only been one owner on the title.

Anything besides the obvious i need to check, before completing the deal.

Thanks guys

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Report this Post12-31-2013 05:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What is obvious to one person is a head-slapper to another....

is checking for rust obvious to you?

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Report this Post12-31-2013 05:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jon2009Send a Private Message to jon2009Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
hey,

yes rust i know to check,i meant things that people tend not to repair or to maintain of these particular cars.

also is 1800 a good offer, he had it for 2500.

paint looks great, bumpers need to be repainted though. no biggie for the year.
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Report this Post01-02-2014 11:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for carbonSend a Private Message to carbonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jon2009:

hey,

yes rust i know to check,i meant things that people tend not to repair or to maintain of these particular cars.

also is 1800 a good offer, he had it for 2500.

paint looks great, bumpers need to be repainted though. no biggie for the year.


I wouldn't take 1800 on 2500 if it was mine... *shrug* I'd expect a counter offer. I paid $4500 10 years ago for my 118k mile 88 GT, but I was (am) an sucker too.
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Report this Post01-02-2014 05:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It sounds like the title is open and the person with the car doesn't have their name on the title.

If that is the case, make sure the title is still valid and the original owner hasn't gone back and junked the thing to avoid paying taxes/fees/etc. Until it is officially transferred, the previous owner can easily get a duplicate title or have the title junked w/o being in possession of the car.
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Report this Post01-03-2014 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Definately ask to see the title and check the VIN number on it BEFORE giving him a cent. Take it for 1/2 hour drive in town and hiway. Driving around the block wont tell you anything. Make sure things like lights, wipers, heater all work. Fixing them later could be expensive. Oil pressure should be 35 or more driving and not go below 10-15 pnds at idle HOT. If its auto, check the fluid for color and smell. It should be reddish and not smell burned. With any miles, it wont be as red as new fluid but thats ok. I drip it on a piece of white paper.
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