Kevin M

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  1. This forum has been one of the best sources of information on the Reatta that I've ever seen. I'm in another Buick forum for my Lesabre and the Reatta page on there gets a post every few months if your lucky. I recently joined that Facebook group to see what they have to offer. I honestly feel with the information I've learned from here and the many How To type posts I wouldn't have too much trouble with buying and maintaining a Reatta. I doubt I would have gained the knowledge I did from a group on Facebook. I don't think many newer people would look for something like this right away. It may be easier to find that group for some, and those that are into it may make their way over here.
  2. I upgraded my daily driver(and only car :( ) to a 98 Buick Lesabre back in December. I had a 97. My family doesn't really understand why I like "old" cars, had a lot of questions at Christmas dinner on why I would buy the same car. I'm looking for a Reatta now. Mostly because it's older,cooler, and affordable. I also love pretty much the entire Buick lineup between 1990 and 1999. Especially the Roadmaster wagons. Most of those are what are generally described as "old people cars". I guess those would be part of this Malaise Era. But I like them. And there has to be someone for every type of car no matter how weird, boring or overlooked. As mentioned above people go for what they remember when they were young, one of the reasons I like them so much is the Bench seat in the front. My dad's 66 Mustang had one. Granted my mom made him get rid of it when I was about 12 and buying one when I was 16 was in no way an option. So the front bench was an option I looked for in cars. Luckily Buicks came standard with them. Although my list of cars I want stretches far and wide with model years, makes, and models. My list of what I can afford, like, and have the skill to maintain is a very short one. I don't doubt I'm alone in this thought for younger people. I know of a few car clubs by me that are mostly newer stuff Subaru's and other Imports. But even though these are younger guys with newer cars I'd like to think they'll be meeting up when them and their cars are considered old.
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    The decline of Sears

    Being a younger person (24), I guess I'm a bit of an outlier in that I prefer going to a store over buying online. Granted usually when I need a tool I usually shop at Home Depot, about a five minute drive away. There's three Sears within a 30 minute drive of me and its sad to see the condition of them these days, along with the other anchor stores. I vaguely remember when Caldor closed in 1999. And from what I see Sears seems to be having a very slow decent into that same fate. Its sad to see the list of failing and bankrupt retail stores growing. Toys R Us just went under, I don't think Sears, JC Penny and Macy's have a long life left. And I would love for them to prove me wrong, If they can adapt they can survive.
  4. https://annarbor.craigslist.org/cto/d/rare-1991-buick-reatta-coupe/6608481957.html 91 coupe $2000 obo needs work. not mine but would like to if it wasn't so far away
  5. Not Mine. One ad for four cars. I've seen this ad before, within the last few months. The 40 Phaeton has been on and off craigslist in NY for the last year or two, maybe more. The price was around 55k then, I don't remember for sure, that ad mentioned it had an older restoration. https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/buick-collection-for-sale/6607626330.html Only contact info was the craigslist email address 9zrgf-6607626330@sale.craigslist.org Text of ad For each car listed below I can send a description and several photos upon request. Note that each car is in a different location. 1940 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Sport Phaeton RARE Location: Long Island Area, NY $35,000 1940 Buick Special Model 46S 8 Cylinder Excellent Overall Condition Rare Location: Atlanta Area, GA $35,000 1969 Buick Grand Sport GS 400 Number Matching Prize Winner Location: Long Island Area, NY $28,000 1969 Buick Sport Wagon Only 76000 Miles Ready to Go Location: Richmond Area, VA $15,000 1974 Buick Electra Limited 225 Mint Condition Low Mileage Spectacular Location: Atlanta Area, GA $12,500
  6. https://providence.craigslist.org/cto/d/1960-buick-electra225-needs/6593122258.html Not mine. Looks pretty nice and price seems fair. I don't know enough about this era to say more
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    Tax and your cars

    As Ben Franklin Said, " the only things certain in life are death and taxes". In the case of roads and maintenance there's a ton of variables for who/what causes the most damage and who should pay for it. Government will always find something to tax, that's one of the few things they do well. For example if we remove the trucks and ship all that cargo by rail or water. Yes the roads will have less wear from trucks but the truckers will be mad, whatever politician who gets the most campaign contributions(bribes) from trucking companies will be too. Its a bad situation for whoever has to deal with the payment for upkeep. A gas tax in theory would pay for a lot of maintenance along with registration and inspection fees. But we all know if that were true our roads would be damn near perfect. Hopefully no politicians read this thread and think" that's a good idea lets tax gas more!"
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    1949 Roadmaster parts car

    Found this on craigslist. Not Mine. Not sure if price is the whole car. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1949-buick-roadmaster-parting/6589456087.html
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    Loot at this $25,000 REATTA on eBAY

    Just saw on Facebook Marketplace in Miami a 90 Vert white with grey interior, 16 way seats 29k miles at a dealer asking 30,000.
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    Loot at this $25,000 REATTA on eBAY

    I posted this car when it was first up in the Buy/Sell section. Originally it was advertised for 27900. So he's came down a bit. While this is definitely on the high side its not alone, I've seen a few cars in the 20k ballpark. Some seem worthy of the asking price some don't(in my Opinion). But then again you can get a decent car with higher miles and some issues for relatively cheap. I've been making a spreadsheet to sort of figure out if there's a correlation for price and miles. So far from what I've gathered there's basically the high side prices and the low side. Need less to say there's a good number of cars with over 120k for under $2500. Then some crazy outliers. Once I figure out how to make it a nice looking graph I'll Post it on here.
  11. https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/1988-buick-reatta-convertible/6584995425.html Not mine. Pretty cool
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    Biggest new car per peaves

    Two things I really don't like about new cars besides touchscreens and sensors. Is nothing has a front bench seat and ashtrays are an option.
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    Favorite Pictures of My Buick Reatta

    @Rascars1 Was this Car from Buffalo NY? I know there was one up that way with this combo and mileage a couple months ago for sale.
  14. I'm 24 and I would Love to have something From the 70's or before. My wallet disagrees with almost everything I like from that time. One day though. For now I'm looking for either a 90 or 91 Buick Reatta. Hopefully by the summer I'll find one.
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    ABS Light question

    Ok I think I got it now. Thank you