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    : East Tennessee
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    I'm interested in anything that has wheels and a motor.


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    1988 Reatta since 2007.

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  1. I've added a new post to the top of the Reatta Buy/Sell forum. It will replace the "Selling Your Reatta?" post there that hasn't been updated in years. I tried to make the new post more compact and at the same time easier to read. I would like any comments or suggestions you might have on the new post before I remove the old post. Thanks! The new post can be found here: Instructions For Placing ads in the Reatta Buy/Sell Forum
  2. Instructions for selling your Buick Reatta or related items in this forum The form below contains questions that potential buyers are sure to ask if you are selling a Reatta. Helpful Hints for placing ads in this forum: Enter a descriptive title for your ad. Forum members will be more likely to read your ad. Example: "Blue 1991 Reatta Convertible for sale - Low Miles!" OR "1988 Front Wheel Sensors For Sale." Important - Click in the Box under the title box labeled "Tags". Then select "For Sale" or "Want to buy". Copy and paste the form below into your post and modify to answer the questions on the form. Optional - Copy this form into your word processor and then copy and paste the form with your data back into your ad. Add good photos of your Reatta. The more the better. Photos sell cars!! If you aren't sure of the answer, "I don't know" is perfectly acceptable. Entering information marked in red is mandatory to sell your Reatta in this forum - even if you don't use the form below. If you need assistance, technical or otherwise, you may contact me and I will be glad to assist you. Spam ads or ads not related to the Buick Reatta will be removed! ---------------------------- copy the form below this line and paste into your new ad ----------------------------- Contact information (Phone/Email/???): _______________________________________ Asking Price: $________ Willing to take trade? (Y/N): ____ Year: _______ Body Type: Coupe: ____ Conv: ____ VIN: ________________________________ (Recommended) Mileage:__________ (Highly recommended) Considered Correct? (Y/N): _____ Vehicle Location: (if applicable) __________________________________ I have owned this Reatta for: _____ Years and/or _____ Months. I am the ______ owner of this Reatta. Title Status: Clear____ Salvage ____ Other ______________________ (Explain) Any Accident History? (Y/N) ___ - If Y please explain: _______________________ Exterior Color: _______________ Interior Color: ________________ Paint Original? (Y/N): ____ Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color): _______________ Body Dents: (Y/N): ____ - If Y please explain: __________________ Body Rust: (Y/N): ____ - If Y please explain in detail: __________________ Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) ____ - If Y explain to what extent: _______________________ Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N): ____ - If N please describe: _________________________ Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______ Rubber molding for coupe rear window condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) _________________ Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N): ____ Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N): ____ Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked): _______________ (Convertible only) Convertible Top Material (Vinyl – Cloth – N/A): __________ Convertible Top Color? __________ Convertible Top Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Please describe any flaws or problems with the convertible top: _______________ 16 Way Seats? (Y/N): ____ - Working? (Y/N): ____ - Suede Bolsters? (88 only) (Y/N): ____ Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Interior Original? (Y/N): ____ Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Original Floor Mats? (Y/N): ____ - Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Sun Roof? (Y/N): ____ - Works? (Y/N): ____ Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N): ____ - Both Remotes? (Y/N): ____ Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N): ____ - If Y describe problems: _______________ Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N): ____ Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N): ____ Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N): ____ Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N): ____ Original Sound System? (Y/N): ____ Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) (Y/N): Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N): ____ - If Y describe: _________________ Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N): ____ - If N please describe: ___________________ A/C Functional? (Y/N): ____ - If N describe problem: _________________________ Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N): ____ Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N): ____ - If Y describe what is needed: ______________ Tire Brand: ___________ Remaining Tread: ______ Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N): ____ Factory Wheels? (Y/N): ____ - If N describe the non stock wheel: _______________ Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Missing Caps? (Y/N): ____ - If Y number missing: ____ Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N): ____ If Brake Components were replaced describe: (part(s) replaced and when: __________________________ Last Time Brake System Was Flushed: (Date flushed/Don't know): _______________ Original Engine? (Y/N): ____ - If N date replaced: ______ - How many miles on replacement? ______ Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N): ____ - If Y when and how many miles ago? __________ Does Engine require attention? (Y/N): ____ - If Y what needs to be done: ____________________ When was last tune up? __________ How often do you change the oil? __________ Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N): ____ Describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent: ____________________ Original Transmission? (Y/N): ____ - If N date replaced: ______ - Miles on replacement: _______ Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N): ____ - If Y when and how many miles ago? ________ Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N): ____ - If Y what needs to be done? _______________ When was last Transmission Service? _________ Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N): ____ - If Y to what extent? ____________________ Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N): ____ - If Y when and how many miles ago? __________ How many receipts for this vehicle's service history? (all/most/some/none): _______________ Explain any major work performed on this car: _______________________________ Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? (Y/N): ____ (90/91 Reattas only) The Portfolio contains the following: *Craftsmen?s Log (Y/N): ____ *Tire gauge (Y/N): ____ *Flashlight (Y/N): ____ *Road Atlas (Y/N): ____ In General, What items need attention on this Reatta? ____________________________________________ My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______________ Other comments about this Reatta: _______________________________________________
  3. Reatta Resources - Comments

    Thanks for verifying your that your contact info on the current Reatta Resources post is correct. It would be helpful if all the other vendors would do that before I start working on the new post. I will add your info to the vendors page on ROJ.
  4. Reatta Resources - Comments

    I'll do that Dave.
  5. Reatta Resources - Comments

    Thanks for the suggestion. The only problem that I see with that is the more pinned threads we put at the top of the forum the more we will have to scroll down to see new posts. I wouldn't delete the old one until the new one is finished. The transition from old to new would be seamless.
  6. Reatta Resources - Comments

    "Reatta Resources", pinned at the top of this forum, was posted in 2010. It is in need of a major overhaul. It is full of broken links and inaccuracies. A lot of the information it contains is outdated or is no longer relevant. I thought about trying to make corrections to what is there but I believe it would be easier to make a new Reatta Resources post using as much of the information from the old post as I can. By making a new one I think I can arrange the information it contains so it will be more user friendly. Before making any changes I want to give everyone a chance to give me your input and thoughts about what I should do. Any comments or suggestions you might have are welcomed.
  7. I agree with you. For some reason I read the original post to mean the "radio" screen was the only one working after the system check took place. I now think that my answer about it the problem being with the RAP system was probably off base.
  8. Below is a link to the thread in the General Discussion forum about the Kidde fire extinguisher recall. Most of you may already know about it but it is important enough that I thought everyone here should have the opportunity to read about it. 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled
  9. 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

    Another point that should be made is don't assume your fire extinguisher isn't covered because it was purchase recently. I purchased a fire extinguisher only a few months ago from Amazon that was on the recall list. Check your date codes on your fire extinguishers.
  10. I sounds like you may be experiencing problems related to RAP What does RAP stand for? I'm by no means an expert on the RAP system but I think I remember this issue being caused by faulty ignition switch or maybe the ignition lock. I don't remember for sure. I'm sure other forum members have experienced this problem and they might be able to help. This might find this helpful: CRT Does Not Light Up But Radio Plays
  11. Please welcome your new Moderator

    Thank you all for your kind words. I hope you guys will help me make this forum a more enjoyable place for discussions and sharing of technical information about the Buick Reatta. No matter if you're interested in collecting, maintaining or modifying your Reatta, your posts are welcomed. Need help with repairs? Those posts are welcomed too. Stop lurking in the background and start posting. Let's have some fun!! If you have any problems with the forum or suggestions to make it better please send me a PM. I'm here to help.
  12. Please welcome your new Moderator

    As the Reatta forum moderator my goal is to make this forum the best it can be. Please send me a Private Message if you have ideas about something I could do to make the Reatta forum better.
  13. 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

    Replacing the tall 10BC extinguishers with short, fat ones must be standard procedure. When I shipped mine back it was packaged just like the one in the photo below that was posted earlier. I strapped a little shipping tape across the lid of the new box, threw some foam peanuts in the cardboard box and let Fedex pick it up. I've received two replacements and both had metal handles. Much better than the flimsy plastic handles the old ones had.
  14. 1989 Transmission Lag

    The $1000 transmission installed must have been for a new-to-you used transmission. I've had two FWD transmissions rebuilt, both were Fords, and they were about $1800 for rebuilding the transmission and installing it. That price included replacing the torque converter and shift solenoids. I would expect the Reatta transmission to be about the same. Maybe a little cheaper since they don't have the electric shift solenoids.... unless you have a 1991 model.
  15. 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

    What is the right thing to do in that case? Do you box up the ones that are still good and send them back? I think I may be facing a similar situation if I get all the replacements that I've been told would be sent. They don't seem to know what they are doing.