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Yeah, I'm really tempted. I paid about $4200 for my '91 TG Si in '00 when it had 118K. The car now has 192K and needs body work for rust on the rear quarters. But it still gets me 36-38mpg on the highway and 30-32mpg to and from work (25 mile roundtrip).

Argggggh! What would I do with THREE '91 CRX's? I wouldn't want to use one this "cherry" as a daily driver!
 

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That car was in an accident. Look at the right side picture, the gap between the fender and door.
Something is not right there. Nice shape though.
 

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Something smells fishy:

Hello,
I'm really sorry for this late reply but I've been very busy lately and away from a computer. The price that I want to obtain is $4,800 (including shipping and insurance charges). The price is considerably lower then others on the market because I need to sell it really fast.
The car has all the services done at the dealership. The vehicle was never crashed, abused or raced. I always garaged it and serviced it, kept very good care of it!. The vehicle is currently located in Midway Park, NC but unfortunately I am in Hawaii, planning to open a business here and I don't think I can come sooner then next month. However I can arrange for the paperworks from here and I can talk to a shipping company to deliver the vehicle to your address.
I think it's impossible to buy a vehicle for such a big amount without having an inspection first. So I had a look on Autotrader and I saw they could help us with this. Since the transaction worths a lot of money they've suggested to make the deal only through Autotrader so that we won't have any problems, so I will require a deposit for $2,400 before the car is delivered, money that will be kept by Autotrader until you receive and inspect the car.
If you decide to buy all the papers are ready, just needed to be signed by you.
If you decide not to buy for a serious reason (of course after the inspection) then you can just ask the shipping company to send it back to my address with no extra cost (shipping is payed in advance by me). I think this is the fastest, safest and most fair solution we can have.
If you are interested to purchase the vehicle please provide me the following information's:
-your full name and address for shipping
-your phone #
If I receive the requested information you will be informed by Autotrader during the next hours with details about your purchase.
Thank you,
Steve Gustafson
 

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Charles said:
Here's my reply to him:
I would prefer to travel to NC to inspect, pay, and take delivery. Shipping and insurance would be about $600. So how about $4,200? Who would I talk to in NC to see the car?
Are you serious about buying or are you just trying to feel the guy out? If he's weird about you looking at/buying the car in person, something might be fishy -- but it's probably a legit deal. Scammers usually deal on eBay and not Autotrader (where most people will look at/buy the car in person rather than bidding from all over the place). If you're serious about buying the car, good luck. I'd love to see some pics of a minty Rex like this.

Seems like the low mileage minty cars are so often TG...I'm not a big fan of the color, I'd drop that kind of change on a similar black or yellow CRX, but not a TG one, myself.
 

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Bet I know why the minty cars are usually TG. All the "boyracer" types tend to buy black, red and yellow (the "lookit me" factor). TG or teal is typically a color for a more mature (read older) driver. When I was living in NH, there was a REALLY mint TG tooling around that regularly showed-up at the local supermarket, driven by what I surmise to be a 70+ yearold man. Personally, I owned 2 red CRX's before I bought my first TG at about age 45, and I'm on my second TG now. I bought it from a female realtor in '00 w/ 118K. The car was bone-stock, except the alloys were missing.

As for white, I bet that color tends to either be bought by female drivers (my wife's DX for example) or again by an older driver, someone less likely to trash the car by doin' somethin' stoopid. :rolleyes1:
 

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White cars are popular in the south, mostly Florida.

I will be in that area next weekend if its still for sale and anybody is interested. I can check it out for them.
 

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MarkWilliamson said:
crxsquared said:
As for white, I bet that color tends to either be bought by female drivers (my wife's DX for example) or again by an older driver, someone less likely to trash the car by doin' somethin' stoopid. :rolleyes1:
Just what does that mean?

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It means you're now officially "mature". ;)

Charles, I *KNOW* you meant to say "91" instead of "81". :)

And what type of CRX driver buys the Torino Red Pearl (burgundy) '90 & '91 DX? Do I have to be all grown up now, too?

Mike
 

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Charles said:
He says:
The car is already at a shipping company.
:lol: Sure it is....
Oh man, what a load of BS. I don't think most car shipping companies are too keen on storing cars before they deliver them, they just pick it up right before they deliver it. Can't look at the car, he needs a 50% deposit up front, but hey, at least our guy has a nice guarantee:

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If you decide not to buy for a serious reason (of course after the inspection) then you can just ask the shipping company to send it back to my address with no extra cost (shipping is payed in advance by me).
What kind of seller lets you send the car back if you don't like it...ON HIS DIME. Shipping this car any reasonably long distance is going to be EXPENSIVE, and to double that price without even making a sale by covering the return shipping cost if the buyer doesn't like it? There's no legit seller on the planet that would want to blow that kind of money in the process of NOT selling a car...what a scam artist, notify AutoTrader.

AutoTrader said:
Fraud Awareness Tips
Learn how to spot a scam. Below are several red flags to look out for:

* Any escrow service that implies an affiliation with AutoTrader.com.
Obviously they don't offer an escrow service, if you try and purchase the car, I'm sure you'll get a fake email that looks like it's from AutoTrader asking for all your personal info and your money...you'll probably get a nice case of identity theft and/or credit card fraud on top of losing your $2400 deposit.

I've emailed this guy too, nothing like screwing with a scammer a little bit, make him think he's found his mark...
 

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Kwicko said:
Charles, I *KNOW* you meant to say "91" instead of "81". :)
I did. My 81 CRX is invisible.

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And what type of CRX driver buys the Torino Red Pearl (burgundy) '90 & '91 DX?
Burgundy always means you are a distinguished gentleman of refined tastes with a polo club membership. But then again, the model of car being a CRX means you are a tall liberal dude who has more non-running cars than running ones.
 

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What I think is happening is that he is "selling" someone else's car. He just ripped the pictures from their eBay or other ad. It would be great to nab a thief. His name is Steve Gustafson and his email address is [email protected]. He says he is in Hawaii now.
 
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