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  1. Hello--Currently, there is a 1991 Reatta convertible for sale. It has 130 miles. Price is $42,900, but is currently on sale for $39,900.
  2. Reattas at the National meet

    Thanks for the pictures! Nice to see all the different colors.
  3. Refurbish rear tail light lens

    Hello--We took the Reatta through a state park, which involved a few miles of gravel--or in this case powder. I now have dust in the tail light. Maybe will try your advice this winter. Thanks for posting!
  4. steering/handling

    This car is not from the rust belt. Just got here a couple of years ago. I think it started life in Pennsylvania, then to Texas, then to Mississippi, then to Minnesota if I have it figured correctly. It's a clean car. Still might need something, but rust isn't the problem. Thanks!
  5. Reatta for sale with 4K miles

    Thanks. I was wondering about that.
  6. I found an ad for a 1991 Reatta convertible with 4K miles for $22,500 in Newton, IA. It is listed on Auto Trader.
  7. steering/handling

    Hello Does anyone else's Reatta feel like when you want to turn, that the car wants to go straight. I know it does want to go straight, but I mean that the feel is a bit more than normal to turn. Is this a trait of the car, or possibly some type of mechanical issue? Thanks!
  8. license plate bracket

    Thanks very much, Barney. Don't know how you could have helped any more!
  9. license plate bracket

    Hello I bought my Reatta last year. It did not have a front license plate bracket. Got pulled over by local PD. So, went on a search for one. I found one recently on ebay. Now, I am trying to figure out how to install it. I am not sure how those feet are supposed to fit anywhere. *If I place the feet below the front valance, as if to mount from below, the top comes up to the upper part of the center grille--and top cannot be mounted...unless wired. *If I place the top on trop of the trim, it does not fit flat, and the feet line up with nothing. *If I place the top just below the trim piece, which seems to work out the best, it may fit, but I don't see how the feet will line up again. I thought this would be simple. Can anyone point out where the top of the bracket should be? It looks like in pictures that folks have mounted them in different locations. Thanks for any help! Bruce
  10. My new 1990 Convertible

    Hi--I live in New Ulm, MN. I bought my Reatta on 1-1-16. Quite a few more miles than yours, though. I saw your car for sale for a while.
  11. book on Reattas

    Hello--There is a book on ebay, called something like Reatta Colors. It apparently provides stats on how many models were available by color and perhaps gives other details. The cost is $22.73 if interested. I am kind of interested in getting one.
  12. Anyone on this site from MN?

    Yep, I know about Jim! I did see one two years ago in Henderson. A coupe in fantastic condition. Made me want to get one.
  13. Hello I have owned my Reatta almost a year now. I have not seen any other Reattas since purchasing mine. Are there any other owners from MN? Bye!
  14. stall issue resolved

    Hello For the sake of anyone else who may someday experience this difficult situation, my car developed a stall problem overnight--actually after having the oil changed on June 20. There were no warning signs, nothing. After paying for the oil change, I went out, and car would not run. Did something happen in the shop? It took nearly 4 months and a total of 3 shops to resolve it. Initial diagnostics were not exact as non-defective parts were replaced such as the air idle control motor, ignition control module, and crankshaft position sensor. After that, at the last shop, the screening involved intensive testing over several days. It was found that there were no bad cables or connections and no bad air flow sensor. And, the already replaced items appeared ok and could be ruled out. Apparently moving up the electrical feed line, it turned out to be the ECM. Replaced the ECM. Problem solved. Well, not so fast. Car was ready to go and all of a sudden, when I came to pick it up, error codes came up. Upon more testing, the new (remanufactured) ECM was defective. Had to get another, replace, and test again. It is now home in my garage. Almost scared to drive it. What next? Not sure how much this will all cost, but it was plenty and I don't even have the bill from the last shop yet. It's a small concern compared to a stalling car though. This may not be of much help, as many things can cause stalls. But, if it helps one person, it is worth writing about. Bye!