View Full Version : Some more cars on Craig's List

06-18-2008, 02:54 PM
I enjoy reading some of these ads.

Here is another one I like.

Wife's Second Car (http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/car/724368957.html)

So this guys wife has a 217 hp Porche Boxster as her "second" car. And he really must sale.


Captain Blight
06-18-2008, 02:57 PM
Subprimelivingbeyondmeanscreditcarddebtmarketlosse sbailmeoutofmymistakesapalooza!!!!

06-18-2008, 03:05 PM
Yeah, what he said.

Some like to look down their nose at the small house or the used cars I drive (not any here to my knowledge but other places). But we try to stay within our means so that we don't have to sell the farm to bail us out.

This came to fruitation a few years back when the wife was a buyer for a big company. When they folded she was without work and not able to find anything that paid as well. We managed and still manage because we try and stay within.


06-18-2008, 03:10 PM
I like this one just because of the paint job. :D

http://images.craigslist.org/01010001151101020620080618e58b45b717995a1ba800fc4a .jpg


L.W. Baxter
06-18-2008, 05:35 PM
Hey Chad, check this one out for sheer amazement. The part I really like is the "scheduled maintanance paid through 100k miles". Gawd, they saw this guy coming. Ran him right through the money wringer.

Ford Sooperdoody (http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/car/724191939.html)

Actually, I have one of these myself, much less pimped out. But I like to check the values from time to time, which is how I came across this ad...

06-18-2008, 06:30 PM
**If you are calling from a dealership or similar, please don't bother unless you can give me my asking price. I am not looking to trade in the truck. I am trying to GET RID of assets, not aqire more.

LOL he thinks its an asset.

L.W. Baxter
06-18-2008, 06:43 PM
Naw, Rich. $50k would have been $10k off list price for that truck before the navigation system, dvd player and screens, custom wheels and tires, 200k mile warranty, 100k mile service contract, etc. Think $80,000. He'll be lucky to find a taker for that 6.4L in the mid $30's, and what are the odds he still has $10k in the bank to pay off the difference in the loan? It's a pathetic story I've seen play out many times around here, guys broken by their trucks.

L.W. Baxter
06-18-2008, 06:51 PM
Tim, I bought mine after I made the money for it. Paid cash, 30% off sticker (in '06). Still expensive, but I am one of the few, the proud, for whom a new truck actually went into the "assets" column. (or at least the depreciating assets table)

Of course, some would say, I was foolish not to take the low rate loan I was well qualified for, and buy the truck years sooner. All that "advantaged money", doncha know.;)

Captain Blight
06-18-2008, 07:24 PM
For eighty thousand bucks it better come with the bed filled with Cuban cigars and fetish hookers.

06-18-2008, 09:57 PM
That wasn't/isn't an 80k truck ... perhaps 40k plus 15k in upgrades.

When he sells it, he should just not mention the warranty and maintenance contract ... that way, as he is still under factory warranty, the company will have to reimburse him the full amount he paid for the warranty and maintenance contract ... probably to the tune of 6 grand.

BUY! There's some real foresight and brilliance ... hell, it's STILL 2008.

L.W. Baxter
06-18-2008, 10:25 PM
Brad, I agree with you on the actual "value" (new) of the truck in question. But value often bears no relationship to what people spend on their vehicles.

I know a guy who paid $65k for a Cadillac Escalade. $30k of depreciation in 3 minutes.

06-18-2008, 11:13 PM
Correct, L.W.!

Sad indeed! :(