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  1. Thanks, it will take a minute and they will be on their way! Appreciate the help. Nanette
  2. PHOTOS NOW ADDED - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO VIEW... SADLY IT'S TIME TO SELL MY REATTA. I HAVE USED THE SUGGESTED LISTING FORM AND I KNOW IT IS LONG, BUT PLEASE READ TO THE BOTTOM TO GET ALL THE INFO ON THIS GREAT CAR. (I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADD PHOTOS TO THIS POST - MORE TO COME) Year: 1989 Coupe: YES Conv: NO Mileage: 92,000 Considered Correct? (Y/N) YES Location: ROCKPORT, TEXAS Title: Clear YES Salvage: NO Any Accident History? (Y/N) NO Asking Price: $5,700.00 Willing to take trade (Y/N) NO Exterior Color: RED Interior Color: TAN Paint Original? (Y/N) YES Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD+ STILL BRIGHT & SHINY WITH SOME MINOR ROCK CHIPS ON NOSE Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color) BODY COLOR (RED) Body Dents: (Y/N) NO Body Rust: (Y/N) NO Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) NO Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N) YES Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD TO EXCELLENT (Coupe only) Rubber surround molding for rear window condition? GOOD TO EXCELLENT Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N) YES Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N) YES – REPLACED IN 2005 Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked) CLEAR Interior Original? (Y/N) NO – RE-UPHOLSTERED LEATHER SEATS (LIKE ORIGINAL) & ADDED MATCHING LEATHER CUSHION FOR REAR DECK; ADDED WOOD-GRAIN DASH OVERLAY (STILL HAVE ALL ORIGINAL DASH PARTS) 16 Way Seats? (Y/N) YES Works (Y/N) YES Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD -REPLACED IN 2005 Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD TO EXCELLENT – DRIVER DOOR WINDOW HAS SLIGHT WIND NOISE AT UPPER RIGHT CORNER AT HIGH SPEEDS Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD – FADED ALONG SIDES OF WINDSHIELD Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD TO EXCELLENT Original Floor Mats: (Y/N) YES Floor Mat Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Condition of Steering Wheel Leather:(Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) FAIR Sun Roof? (Y/N) NO Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N) NO Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N) NO Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N) YES Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N) DRIVER 16 WAY – YES PASSENGER 8 WAY – ALL WORK EXCEPT FWD/BACK CONTORL WORKS INTERMITTENTLY Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N) YES Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N) YES Original Sound System? (Y/N) YES Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N) NO If N what are the problems (i.e. tape player, CD, speakers, noise): RADIO AMP JUST STARTED TO CUT IN AND OUT WITH STATIC. I HAVE NOT LOOKED IN TO THIS YET. 2005 - CASSETTE DECK REPLACED WITH ALPINE NAVIGATION SYSTEM Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N) YES If Y describe: 6 DISK CD CHANGER IN TRUNK W/CONTROL BOX NEATLY BY CENTER CONSOLE A/C Functional? (Y/N) YES Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N) YES Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N) NO – MOTOR MOUNTS REPLACED IN 2005. MUFFLER HANGERS REPLACED IN 2009 (NOTE: ALSO HAD MECHANIC GO THROUGH ENTIRE ENGINE COMPARTMENT TO REPLACE ALL RUBBER & HOSES SHOWING WEAR) Tire Brand: CIENTRA PLUS STEEL BELTED – P215/65R15 95S M+S Remaining Tread: NEARLY NEW – ONLY 4,000+/- MILES ON NEW TIRES Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N) YES Factory Wheels? (Y/N) YES Missing Caps? NO Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N) NORMAL MAINTENANCE DONE BUT WOULD NEED TO GO BACK THROUGH OLD REPAIR RECEIPTS TO VERIFY PARTS REPLACED. If Y describe the part(s) replaced and when? Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? 2008 Original Engine? (Y/N) YES Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N) NO Does Engine require attention? (Y/N) NO – RUNS EXCELLENTLY! When was last tune up? 2008 Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N) NO – ALL OIL LEAKS REPAIRED IN 2006 How often do you change the oil? EVERY 3000 MILES Original Transmission? (Y/N) YES Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N) NO Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N) NO When was last Transmission Service? 2008 Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N) NO Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N) DON’T KNOW If Y when and how many miles ago? I have MOST receipts for this vehicle's service history for the last 20 years and 92,000 miles) – MY FATHER WAS ORIGINAL OWNER AND I INHERITED THE CAR IN 2005 Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? YES + ORIGINAL BUICK BROCHURE, ORIGINAL PRICE STICKER, & FULL MECHANICS MANUAL In General, What items need attention? NOTHING IN ADDITION TO ITEMS NOTED ABOVE. My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENTLY!!! – I JUST DROVE THIS CAR FROM SOUTH TEXAS TO COLORADO AND BACK (2,200 MILES) WITHOUT A HITCH AND SHE CRUISED RIGHT ALONG! MY TRIP MONITOR SHOWED (ONE WAY 1,100 MILES) FUEL USED: 39 GAL; AVG MPG: 28.2; AVG MPH: 68.5; TIME: 16.5 HRS. I AM HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME LETTING GO OF THIS CAR FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS. WE SOLD OUR HOME IN APRIL AND I NO LONGER HAVE A GARAGE FOR HER – SHE NEEDS A GOOD HOME. I am the DAUGHTER OF THE ORIGINAL owner of this Reatta. I have owned this Reatta for 4 Years and 6 Months. Contact me at 719-648-5125 or email me at
  3. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement for the drivers side 16-way seat control panel box (??? - the part that covers the wiring and attaches to the side of the drivers seat) for my 1989 Reatta Coupe - Red/Saddle interior. The controls work fine, the box was broken loose from the seat and there is no way to reattach it. I'd appreciate any help in finding this. Thanks. Nanette
  4. Harry, The brake parts I was told I need are a brake valve and modulator. Basically, the only problem I have is that the ABS warning light comes on and off while driving and the brakes feel soft from time to time so I have to pump them to firm them back up. If I pump too hard it can make the red brake light come on and then I only have limited brake use. When I turn the car off and then start it up the brakes are fine again. I know that I still have brake function without the ABS working but I don't ever want a total brake failure so I thought I'd fix everything now before it gets worse??? When I pick up the car (the dealership is fixing the oil and transmission leaks now) I will take the brake test myself and get back to everyone with the results to check them against the dealerships info before I spend and money on this problem. Thanks to everyone for the good info on the freeze plugs.
  5. Mike R. Do you watch the posts on this website? Still waiting to hear from you. Please let me know about the drivers door panel. Nanette M
  6. Thanks for the info. Actually, I printed out the brake test form from the site and gave it to the dealer when I dropped off the car. I didn't think to ask if he used it! Can you tell me some names of places to look for the brake parts? TKS!
  7. Hi, the Buick Dealer's service department checked my 1989 Reatta and told me I need a "brake valve" and "modulator" (is that the same as a accumulator???) I know nothing about auto mechanics so if anyone has had this problem and knows if this sounds correct, would you please let me know. Anyway, these parts are no longer available and I need help in finding out how to locate these parts. Cna anyone help? I know there has been a lot of past posts regarding the brakes, but I have not been able to figure out a way to just pull up "brake" info posts on this site. Also, I had just replaced the radiator in 2005 and was told that the new one now has a leak. Is this an ongoing problem with the Reattas? Lastly, I was told the "engine plugs" show some rust and that while it is not an immediate problem it could be in the future. Apparently the transmission needs to be pulled to get to these plugs to replace them so it is a costly repair. Has anyone else been told this? So, THANK YOU ALL AGAIN. I hope to hear back from you. Nanette
  9. Yeah, I went to "Car Toys" (in Colorado Springs, CO) and they had one navigation system that worked in the allowed space. It works great and looks like a custom fit. I've attached a photo. Had to buy a CD/DVD player in the trunk to work the system, so I also have music options. Seems like the cost was around $1,500.00. The tech struggled with the wiring some, but they remember the car well and if you want to do this, your tech could consult with mine to save himself some time. Let me know if you need more info. Good Luck.
  10. We live in Rockport, TX, and are traveling in Colorado at the moment. I will keep Fredricksberg in mind for Oct. 28th. Thanks for the info.
  11. Hi, I just signed-up and have been reading other posts. My father was the original owner of a 1989 Reatta coupe, red w/saddle interior. The car was purchased in Bakersfield, CA and always garaged. When I inherited the car it had 78K miles. I moved the car to Colorado, then to Texas. It now has approx. 81K. Since owning this car I wanted to restore it as much as possible. I have invested over $8K and absolutely LOVE this car, plus the sentimental factor since my father has now passed away. Now that we moved to Texas, I would have to rent a garage to keep the car. My husband feels I should sell it, but I am not sure I want to. I've re-upholstered the front seats & console with original leather, replaced the A/C condenser, motor mounts, radiator, head-light motor, serpintine belt, harmonic balancer, fuel pump, and had all major services performed. I replaced the cassette deck with an Alpine Navigation system. The car runs great and is a joy to drive. Paint is original and in good condition. My husband is concerned that due to the age of the car (1989) it will constantly be needed repairs. I can't imagine much more it could need. If I do sell the car does anyone have an idea of the value? Would I be able to recoup my $8K+ due to all the work I have done to it? Or - would I be better off keeping it until it reaches "antique" status? Anyone interested?