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Old 17 Jul 2004, 04:43 pm
Susan Schwartz
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Default 1991 Acura Legend -- What to repair before sale?

I have a 1991 Legend Coupe
with 193,000 mi that needs

a) drivers window repair
b) timing belt (overdue)
c) radiator
d) CV joint

Question:
What could I get for the car selling as is?
Would anyone buy it?
What would be a fair price in as is conditon?

Or:
Invest $$ to repair -- which repairs?
then sell...
and then, for how much?

any ideas?
thanks!
Susan


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Old 18 Jul 2004, 03:29 pm
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Default Re: 1991 Acura Legend -- What to repair before sale?


"Susan Schwartz" <suwho2@rcn.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 1991 Legend Coupe
> with 193,000 mi that needs
>
> a) drivers window repair
> b) timing belt (overdue)
> c) radiator
> d) CV joint
>
> Question:
> What could I get for the car selling as is?
> Would anyone buy it?
> What would be a fair price in as is conditon?
>
> Or:
> Invest $$ to repair -- which repairs?
> then sell...
> and then, for how much?
>
> any ideas?
> thanks!
> Susan
>
>


Susan;

I have an 89 Legend Coupe with 263,000 miles. Re your question, I would do
the timing belt first. If it breaks, you have an un-usable car. Then the
radiator and CV joint as a pair. The window could be left for the new
owner. If $$ are really tight, do not do the timing belt; leave that for
the next owner, but advise them as to the need to do it. Put it in writing.

If you are in the greater midwest, and the A/C works, I would be interested
in your car.

Doug


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Old 18 Jul 2004, 08:42 pm
Stuart Gordon
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Default Re: 1991 Acura Legend -- What to repair before sale?

dont repair a car you are selling ! Let the new owner repair it.

"Susan Schwartz" <suwho2@rcn.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 1991 Legend Coupe
> with 193,000 mi that needs
>
> a) drivers window repair
> b) timing belt (overdue)
> c) radiator
> d) CV joint
>
> Question:
> What could I get for the car selling as is?
> Would anyone buy it?
> What would be a fair price in as is conditon?
>
> Or:
> Invest $$ to repair -- which repairs?
> then sell...
> and then, for how much?
>
> any ideas?
> thanks!
> Susan
>
>



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Old 18 Jul 2004, 09:42 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: 1991 Acura Legend -- What to repair before sale?

On 7/17/04 4:43 PM, in article 40f99d8a$0$5634$61fed72c@news.rcn.com, "Susan
Schwartz" <suwho2@rcn.com> wrote:

> I have a 1991 Legend Coupe
> with 193,000 mi that needs
>
> a) drivers window repair
> b) timing belt (overdue)
> c) radiator
> d) CV joint
>
> Question:
> What could I get for the car selling as is?
> Would anyone buy it?
> What would be a fair price in as is conditon?
>
> Or:
> Invest $$ to repair -- which repairs?
> then sell...
> and then, for how much?
>
> any ideas?
> thanks!
> Susan
>
>


The driver's window is a sure sale killer. A prospective buyer will walk
away if the window won't work (unless its raining).

Anybody who opens the hood and sees a radiator leaking (or looks on the
ground and sees the puddle) will also walk away.

CV joint will not jinx a sale unless its so bad it chatters and clicks on
every turn. You can probably skip it.

Timing belt is invisible. Nobody knows there is anything going on there
until it breaks. I think most buyers of old cars assume that belt needs to
be changed when they buy it. Probably safe to skip this as well.

Essentially, if the car looks well maintained and all the obvious stuff
works, You will be able to sell it.

Sight unseen, there is no way to give you a realistic price estimate, though
from what you have said it would be in the "poor" category. Take a look at
edmunds.com and plug in the essential information. It will give you a
number.

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Old 18 Jul 2004, 10:24 pm
aabush
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Default Re: 1991 Acura Legend -- What to repair before sale?

ill agree with E. Meyer get the radiator fixed and the window you want a
good working car the window is probly broken wires where it flexes at the
door jam should be a minor fix I know when my drivers window didn't work I
was a pain in the butt at drive troughs I got my wirering fixed for about
120. I have a 92 legend and love it 208000 miles runs great
"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> On 7/17/04 4:43 PM, in article 40f99d8a$0$5634$61fed72c@news.rcn.com,

"Susan
> Schwartz" <suwho2@rcn.com> wrote:
>
> > I have a 1991 Legend Coupe
> > with 193,000 mi that needs
> >
> > a) drivers window repair
> > b) timing belt (overdue)
> > c) radiator
> > d) CV joint
> >
> > Question:
> > What could I get for the car selling as is?
> > Would anyone buy it?
> > What would be a fair price in as is conditon?
> >
> > Or:
> > Invest $$ to repair -- which repairs?
> > then sell...
> > and then, for how much?
> >
> > any ideas?
> > thanks!
> > Susan
> >
> >

>
> The driver's window is a sure sale killer. A prospective buyer will walk
> away if the window won't work (unless its raining).
>
> Anybody who opens the hood and sees a radiator leaking (or looks on the
> ground and sees the puddle) will also walk away.
>
> CV joint will not jinx a sale unless its so bad it chatters and clicks on
> every turn. You can probably skip it.
>
> Timing belt is invisible. Nobody knows there is anything going on there
> until it breaks. I think most buyers of old cars assume that belt needs

to
> be changed when they buy it. Probably safe to skip this as well.
>
> Essentially, if the car looks well maintained and all the obvious stuff
> works, You will be able to sell it.
>
> Sight unseen, there is no way to give you a realistic price estimate,

though
> from what you have said it would be in the "poor" category. Take a look

at
> edmunds.com and plug in the essential information. It will give you a
> number.
>



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