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Old 02-23-2007, 11:03 AM   #11
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I'm sure someone would want to buy the cam...
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #12
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Do you want anything out of the car? Transmission? ECU? Camshaft?
It would be nice to have the tranny and engine to use for parts, but I should find something closer to home (Is it in NJ/VA area?). That would be too hard to get home. I'm not that ambitious.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:49 AM   #13
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How much should I pay for a second generation Metro?

I found a couple of used 1st gens on autotrader at dealerships and they want $3000!!!!!!

That's crazy. Edmonds quotes $59 trade in and $500 resale at dealership. this is no where near reality for us in New Orleans.

There is a local dealer with a 1990 with only 55K on it! Didn't say what the price was. They want you to call for it.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:12 AM   #14
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$3k is crazy, unless it's a super clean, very low mileage car.

$500 sounds more like it for one of the 89-94's.

I paid $175 for the blue ForkenSwift ('92 or '93 - I always forget), and with some work (rusty floor) and what would have been a couple hundred bucks worth of parts (we got them from the red car) it passed safety inspection.

I also looked for a long time before getting my cars. Patience. Patience...
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:28 AM   #15
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Craiglist can be a PITA because for some mysterious reason, they don't want you to be able to do wider area searches easily (bot-phobia?).

In Most areas, ads will stay up for a whole month even after the item is sold. In other areas they're only up a week. It helps to check often. To make it easier, you can save bookmarks to specific searches.

For example, in the northeast, I have:
http://boston.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro (this search has a lot of noise because of an area called 'Metro West')
http://capecod.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro
http://maine.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro
http://hartford.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro
http://worcester.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro
http://burlington.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro
http://providence.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/se...ar?query=metro
http://southcoast.craigslist.org/search/car?query=metro

If you use Firefox, make use of the 'Live' bookmarks to specific searches by clicking on the icon at the right end of the address bar and adding the link to your bookmarks.

Alternatively, you can use the Bookmark Manager (see Manage Bookmarks under Bookmarks menu) and choose New Live Bookmark... from the File menu. Adding '&format=rss' to the end of the above urls for each live bookmark. For example, http://nh.craigslist.org/search/car?...tro&format=rss (note, if you just click on this url, you'll see raw XML since it doesn't have a stylesheet associated with it. Instead, paste it into the Feed Location property of your live bookmark). Too geeky? Just click on the icon once you have the search the way you like it.

You can create a folder full that you can scan in seconds for any new entries. Use IE? V7 has a similar function supporting RSS feeds.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:51 AM   #16
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Silveredwings, WOW that was a lot of help. Thanks!

I walked into my local Winn-Dixie this morning and my next door neighbor was working the ********.

She has a Metro. 1996 I think. Black 4 door w/ auto tranny. Both outside mirrors are gone. She said they fell off.

Anyhow, She got a job offer out of state and will be leaving. I told here this morning that I would give her $400 for her car. She busted out with a laugh and said Really? I told her yes, I really want one.

she said hell, I'll just give you the car! I was floored! Only issue is that she needs her car now. Her brother however has a late 90's model Metro. It's a hatchback. No powersteering. Not sure whatelse the car has or doesn't. She said she would call him to see if he was willing to part with his. I'm sure he will. He already has a pick-up truck he drives for working.

I hope this pans out!
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:08 AM   #17
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Damnit, I'm very jealous, I'm always looking for that kind of deal...I wish I knew someone with a metro...
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:30 AM   #18
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Damnit, I'm very jealous, I'm always looking for that kind of deal...I wish I knew someone with a metro...
well, brelandt has a bead on a couple now...
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:38 AM   #19
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*shrug* Mehbe one day, the best I have yet to do is a 93 with a blown engine for 200 bucks, and it's auto, *sigh*
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I think I saw one recently in CL like that in northern NH. Too far for me. There was another one in RI asking ~$125 but the distance was a hassle for me... prob gone now (nobody on CL ever returns emails).
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