Kevin M

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  1. This section of this site is by far the best car forum site I’ve seen. Anything on Facebook is a bit chaotic at least. And most of the time you get not the greatest advice. I’m in a few other groups for my lesabre and there aren’t people like Barney, Ronnie, and Dave who always chime in and know what they’re talking about. But still it helps there’s a group out there.
  2. I know a kid in high school a few hours north of me who’s fixing up a 90 red/tan to be his daily. His parts car is a Maui blue and grey 91. I told him to swap the car his fixing and save the 91. But that his choice. He tried to part out the 91 on here once or twice.
  3. From what I’ve seen it is the low mile verts, and 91s that tend not to last too long on Craigslist and Facebook. And cars with weird color combos. Red/tan cars do appear to be lowest in value. I made a spreadsheet last year of all the 90s and 91s for sale east of the Mississippi when I was looking for my car just to get a good idea of what to pay for one. That was February to June 2018 and cars did move. Marck’s group is alright. Lots of people trying to sell and asking the normal new to a reatta questions. Me and a few others direct people to search here. The guy with the 88 gauge problem a few posts up is one of them. There does seem to be some inter group trades though. I don’t remember anything too crazy passing through it.
  4. I think the dealer special ordered it. The original owner had it titled in August 30th 91. And he did say it was the last one on the lot. Which I find odd since it’s such an early 91. Mines maroon/grey CD player and pinstripe deleate.
  5. I saw the same ad on Facebook. I’ve bought bulk lots for model trains and coins and done okay. From the looks of it, this stuff has been in that garage for a long time.
  6. I bought my 91 as one last year as a collector car. Also helps that it’s a 1of 1 color combo wise. I agree that CL charging for ads is going to hurt. There was usually about a dozen for sale in the NYC area. Now there’s three. FB is not nearly as organized for car sales. The ads don’t say exactly when it was posted. First week it will then only say “posted over a week ago” which isn’t helpful. When I get off my ship I’m working on In late July I’m going to bring my car to as many shows as I can to help spread awareness. I think if more people knew what this car was more people would be interested in them. The only other reattas I’ve seen are ones I’ve looked at buying and the five in a junkyard by me. Have yet to see one in the wild yet.
  7. I hope you have some success with your search. I contacted my cars original owner and was lucky. He gave me a whole bag of cool stuff like the window sticker and some promotional things. And some more history on the car. I searched his name from the title the dealership I bought it from and called him. Worked out
  8. Pics price and location are recommended
  9. As long as you know where everything is it doesn’t matter how much of a mess it appears to be.
  10. That would make sense why there’s been so few cars for sale by me recently. Honestly I’d rather have ads. There’s some frugal people out there who wouldn’t pay for an ad when Craigslist was free.
  11. I agree with that Ronnie. Guy totally shot himself in the foot. If it is the first driftwood Vert that’s a pretty significant Reatta. Hopefully someone sees the great potential for that car.
  12. Marck has them at east coast reatta parts. Like 125 for a refurbished one with a two year warranty. Put one in my 91 two weeks ago and works great
  13. I’ve bought two cars from CT. If they’re over 20 years old they don’t need a title. Some people still have them. If your in CT it shouldn’t be a problem. NY I know gets confused about it. Maybe he can find it but definitely get as much paperwork as you can for your trip to the DMV
  14. The normal rough idle things are probably your best bet to check. Series 1 doesn’t have the egr valve that sometimes causes problems. So no need to worry about that. I’d throw some gumout in when you fill up and do a tune up when you buy it. Run it with premium like it should be and you should be fine. With only three pics on Craigslist I always figure you can go lower than their asking price. But that price is fair.
  15. That was a reason why I didn’t get one back in 2014. Gas was a little high for that lol. So I got a lesabre. Car looks nice so hopefully you can get it for a good price and it will last you a while.
  16. The white and blue one in CT? The supercharged 3800 takes premium. It should say it in the owners manual. That maybe the only problem but wouldn’t hurt to change the fluids and plugs. The 3800 doesn’t like to sit. And if it’s that low miles I’m safely assuming it’s a church and supermarket only type of car.
  17. http://www.reattaowner.com/roj/component/content/article/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=86:body-interior&id=142:dash-pad-removal-instructions here’s the link in case you couldn’t find it
  18. It may be that the button on the ECC is stuck. I had an issue with that in my 91 when I first got it. I could raise the temperature But not lower it. There’s a tutorial on Ronnie’s site on how to take the ECC apart. But before you do that try some canned air or electric contact cleaner. That worked for me.
  19. The 3800 is an extremely common engine in all its forms. It shouldn’t be hard to find someone who’d do it assuming your not doing it yourself. There’s plenty of info on this site and others on how to do that. Until jay Leno buys a reatta they’re only valuable to the people who like them. My cars a one of one 91 and my most asked question is what’s that. Buy it if you like it. You’ll be keeping another one of these cars on the road. And that’s worth it.
  20. Yeh NY didn’t issue titles until 1972. CT doesn’t for cars over 20 Years old. Mass wasn’t until 1980. So that’s probably why there’s a missing title. It never existed
  21. Ronnie you’ve been extremely helpful and quick in response for many of my posts. I wish I found this site earlier in my reatta search since the information is great. Between this and your site I’ve learned a huge amount about the Reatta. Even in my year or so on here I’ve seen people who used to post all the time only chime in here or there. I doubt it was your fault they left. The Facebook group im also in is similar to this in it’s mostly people asking for help and selling cars. I consider this good since at least people are interested in preserving these cars. But overall good job as moderator.
  22. https://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/d/center-harbor-1940-buick-super/6853328430.html Price seems fair if there’s nothing wrong with it. But three pics is hard to tell. Sellers contact # 508-868-0766 name is Christina.
  23. Swapped out the modules and now everything works, But the antenna
  24. stock radio. Aftermarket antenna. I’m going to swap out the modules and see what happens
  25. Let me add some more details. It goes away if I turn the volume almost all the way up. And while it’s happening the clock area is flickering. Also isonly coming from the front speakers