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I am thinking about buying another Jetta. I don't really need it, but I think it would be cool to have. It's a '93, with 137,XXX miles. Pretty decent shape, although the automatic transmission slips a little in fourth. I don't really want an automatic, but I don't really care that much. Originally the guy wanted 1,000 OBO. But he got tons of intresent so he felt that he needed to raise the price to 2,000 OBO, which is a little shady in my opinion. So now he tells me it is mine for 1600. What do you guys think? Is it worth the 1600? Here are some pics. Oh, it also comes with a vw roof rack.








[Modified by DaveFX2, 1:42 PM 4-8-2002]
 

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Re: Should I buy? (EuroStyle)

Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking. It was a little bit lame that he raised the price. I think if you give a price, and someone is willing to take it right then, you should stick with it. Is it right for him to raise price just because there was a lot of interest? I know it is his car and everything, but he said 1000 OBO, doesn't that mean give me 1000, or if no one will pay that, the best offer below 1000?
 

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Re: Should I buy? (ebxgsxr)

It seemed like a great deal for 1k, but now I am begining to wonder. I don't really know if it is even worth effort.
 

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Re: Should I buy? (redfred1969)

I was just checking about KBB.com to get an idea of what this thing is really worth. According to them, it has a trade in value of 1,535 and a retail of 2,800. Is it worth it for me to spend 1,600 on a car with a failing tranny? A transmission alone is like 800 dollars, if I install it myself. Decisions, decisions.....
 

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Re: Should I buy? (igneousGOlF)

I think this guy may have been telling me that he was offered 1500 local, when really he was only offered 1k by the local buyer. He was trying to get me to offer 1600.
 

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Re: Should I buy? (Slapshotnerd)

The seller was the one that told me that it was in need of a tranny. He said the stealership was going to charge about 2k for the repair. So, if he wants to get 2k, more power to him, he just isn't going to get it from me!
 
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