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Sorry, just HAD to post this one.... by ltlfrari
Started on: 11-02-2015 05:46 PM
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http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5297071626.html

8100 orig miles.
Only wants 80 THOUSAND! ha ha ha cough cough ha. croak....


From ad....
One of a kind find here... guaranteed to get looks wherever you choose to drive or park this classic beauty. Likely one of the lowest mileage Fieros in the country. Starts, runs, and drives perfect.

1988 was the best model year for the Pontiac Fiero, and the only year for collectors or tuners. This Formula edition comes with the notchback body stlye, the V6 engine, 5 speed manual transmission and a fully removable sunroof. This car will easily bury the dial on the 120mph spedometer.

I am the third owner of this car. Miles are original, and shows in how clean and responsive this car is to throttle input. Likely this car has never been driven in rain, let alone snow. No rust on frame. Original paint and tires shine like new.

More than willing to answer any questions about the car, and am open to realistic offers and or trades.

Asking $80,000 for this rare vehicle.

No test drives without a written agreement on price and money on the dash.







Nice looking car but 80 grand! Really??????

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tires shine like new


Uh.........

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This car will easily bury the dial on the 120mph spedometer.


Not something I would recommend doing on nearly 30 year old tires.
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Originally posted by fieroguru:


Not something I would recommend doing on nearly 30 year old shiny tires.


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Mmmmm, ad gone now...!
Oh well, funny while it lasted.....
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Originally posted by ltlfrari:

From ad....


Notice anything familiar Here from the ad?

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Originally posted by Patrick:

Notice anything familiar Here from the ad?


Shiny tires?
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Originally posted by Thunderstruck GT:

Shiny tires?


I hope you're just kidding!

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Originally posted by Patrick:

Notice anything familiar Here from the ad?


Buys the car for $9200, relists it for $80,000?
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Originally posted by no2pencil:

Buys the car for $9200, relists it for $80,000?


...

You guys are yanking my chain, right?
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Buys the car for $9200, relists it for $80,000?


Capitalism....... It's a wonderful thing!
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Hey Patrick, I took a look on "car-from-UK.com"... Is that legit? The excerpt below raises scam flags for me.

"Want to buy Pontiac Fiero?

Leave us your request for the purchase, we will select for You a car in the United Kingdom or the United States is in excellent condition and with a good story. Help with making a deal and delivery. "

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Originally posted by David Hambleton:

Hey Patrick, I took a look on "car-from-UK.com"... Is that legit?


David, I don't know anything about that site... except that's where the writer of the bogus ad (which was referred to in the first post) got his Fiero photos from.
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Originally posted by no2pencil:


Buys the car for $9200, relists it for $80,000?


And puts 900 miles on it!

I have that exact Formula with 3-times the mileage so I suppose I could let mine go for 1/3 his price.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

David, I don't know anything about that site... except that's where the writer of the bogus ad (which was referred to in the first post) got his Fiero photos from.


Yeah, lol, I noticed right away you had seen the pics before. How'd you come across the .uk site? It's rife with lousy English, but seems to have been around for awhile. I'd be pretty wary...
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Scam...

I was on e-bay 2-3 months ago...

Nice car though.
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here is a $17,000 lawn mower to mow around the 80,000 dollar car for sale it is good investment as he is never really going to sell the car.
http://www.deere.com/wps/dc...eries/x758/x758.page
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Well, the ad is back on Raleigh CL.
Phone number comes up as Jordan Lake Water Sports although there's a note on that car web site that says someone with same first name from aurora, IL. made an offer of 9,200 so maybe it's sold.
But I suspect that what is really happening is that he's trying to get a commitment from someone to buy it for a high price before he actually buys it from them since the CL ad says no test drives without written commitment to buy cash on the dash!

Not really a scam as such, just someone trying to act as a (slightly less than honest) middle man.

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If it had power windows, I'd be interested. I could see close to $10k for it if it's as original and perfect as the ad makes it sound.
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trunk lid looks like a non-88 coupe lid. I thought the 88's didn't have the metal plate over the engine like that. In 88 the part was built into the lid, I think Pontiac won an award for it.

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Jeez I got a $600 and a $300 Fiero...can't possibly imagine what 80k will get me!
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A little paint and put you wheels back on and there you go!
1000% profit.

I wondered when the Fiero's price was going up.
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Originally posted by qwikgta:

trunk lid looks like a non-88 coupe lid. I thought the 88's didn't have the metal plate over the engine like that. In 88 the part was built into the lid, I think Pontiac won an award for it.

Rob


Good eye. You are correct.
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Originally posted by Formula88:


Good eye. You are correct.


Yep. My '86 has the exposed plate, my Formula only has a wire leading to a connector.
I wonder if it cost less to mold it into the lid...

Who would give an award for a small change like that? Seems pretty insignificant...

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