TommyH

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  1. I am in Akron as well, however I haven't had a Reatta in over 2 years. There are several in a scrap yard in Canfield. One of the car's previous owners drives around and lives very nearby. A white/red one that drives, a 90 or 91 that parks on Massilon road and the owner works at The Lampost. I see a red convertable and a black coupe around Peninsula as well.
  2. TommyH

    Parts

    Sorry its been a while, its been hectic. The taillight as far as I know was a replacement in the early 90s, and the car was garage kept and not driven for 8 years. Then in 2007 the owner wanted a Saturn Sky and I bought it. All the glass was showroom quality. This light looks like it is only a few years old. It is not flawless, and there is some slight clouding, but nearly crystal. The other one is usable, and I had a third which was extremely cloudy and that is what the insurance company got. Prices: I haven't kept up with what everything is worth, so just email me (dadisms@gmail.com) what you think its worth? I would prefer to not ship the taillights, glass, door, and bumpers, but I can if you really want. <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf" width="800" height="533" flashvars="host=picasaweb.google.com&hl=en_US&feat=flashalbum&RGB=0x000000&feed=http%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.com%2Fdata%2Ffeed%2Fapi%2Fuser%2Fdadisms%2Falbumid%2F5510552486644265969%3Falt%3Drss%26kind%3Dphoto%26hl%3Den_US" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>
  3. It actually ripped the metal of the radiator support, as well as breaking the motor mounts. I wish I had taken more pictures. As for the Audi thing...my first car was a 1987 325i, and while I couldn't legally drive it at the time, I just loved the way it drove. I wish somebody could tune a Reatta to have a euro suspension, awd too. I was going through some things, and had to have another car 10 days after the wreck, otherwise I might have another Reatta. Just couldn't get one quick enough :/
  4. Even though its been a while.....more than a year....I'm sure most of you remember me. I'm sure you also remember how much I love my Reattae. Unforunately, I have a very sad story. Honestly it brings me to tears. I was on the highway, around 3pm, traffic was clear and then suddenly became stop-and-go, slowing to about 35-40mph. The HHR in front of me was cut off, and lets just say his breaks were better than mine. <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FX0V1uhuO9zP8FAPmCyI0Q?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_064IZ3ijwyo/TGaZuFH8aDI/AAAAAAABe2g/NZeeOCFXh7s/s800/_D126986.JPG" /></a> <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xDDj7omBdfA1CPkCebnfSg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_064IZ3ijwyo/TGaZwGCLPkI/AAAAAAABe3k/9o7pUbIrvIk/s800/_D126987.JPG" /></a> <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5v_PMK2RUTPHeZbsV5X_4g?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_064IZ3ijwyo/TGaZxwmmZqI/AAAAAAABe2w/UY2_Onrz7mk/s800/_D126988.JPG" /></a> I dove under his car at 25mph. $4200 in damage to my baby, valued at $3900. This was in April, I wish I had told you all sooner. I was so upset when the took her away I didn't want to know where she was going. It hurts thinking about it. Anyways, I have some free time, and I will be popping in often to help with what I can... Also have some spare parts. I bought a 2001 Audi A6 Quattro ( I know, I know) <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/a-rqw69qISwvuO6G3l7pWw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_064IZ3ijwyo/TGZt_o2tS3I/AAAAAAABeO4/sZT_PmmLrU0/s800/IMG_03263.jpg" /></a> And while I like that it has a back seat and is more appropriate for the climate I live in, I can't tell you how much I miss my Reatta, and I will be back. Maybe not next year, or the one after, but you can bet I will be....
  5. TommyH

    Parts

    I have a practically new taillight, a great condition taillight, full set of rims with almost new tires and hubcaps, a set of hubcaps, 2 tan door panels which I believe are both passenger but don't quote me on that, owners books complete, front license plate holder, front bumper rub strip, complete rear bumper, drivers door, trunk deck, trunk rubber seal, taillight wiring, tan seatbelts, fasteners, rear glass, and some aftermarket speakers that work amazingly with the Reatta. I will post pictures later in the day. I would prefer to not ship the larger items simply due to cost, but if you are willing so am I. Just reply or send a PM. Thanks!
  6. Welcome to the club. I have been away for a while.......a year? Anyways, Reatta are like children, you love them so much, but sometimes wish it would just grow up. This is what I hear haha. Jim Finn is great for parts, but so is craigslist (and local) As a member of both BMW and Audi forums in addition to this Buick forum, the people here are the nicest, most helpful, and just plain wonderful people on a forum I have ever had the grace to know. Any question is the most important one and none ever go unanswered. Nobody ever says "Ask a real question n00b" or "$@%(@)(@*#@" Everybody here quickly becomes a master of some field of the art of the Reatta(yes, it is an art) and I really do miss both my car and the comradery of this place. You're gonna love it here!
  7. Well, it has been fun, and I will miss it. Guys, and gals, I have decided to move on, I am selling my Reatta. I am strongly looking at an Allante or 635csi to replace it. Well, I have a ton of parts and peices, including two tailights, a completely treaded set of wheels, owners books, all kinds of other stuff. I am not sure though what to ask for my Reatta. It has 95k miles, and a small start on the windsheild. Great tires with lots of tread, and no rust. Everything works. I paid $3200 for it 1.5 years ago. I really like it, but its time to move on. Anyways, I wanted to thank all of you for all of your help and advise! I may drop in every once in a while to see whats going on and if I can lend a hand. Thanks guys, for everything!
  8. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skyking</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LINC400</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> And the general public buys it all. </div></div> I would like to see our leaders have meetings with Japan, Germany and Korea and tell them that the amount of cars they can sell in this country be limited to a certain (small) percentage until we get our economy back in order. This is getting ridiculous. I would rather see 5000 workers get laid off than 100,000. Germany allows a very small percentage and Japan's laws are so tough that it's not even worth gettin into their market. Korea, forget. They have closed borders. What's going on here would <span style="font-weight: bold">NEVER </span> be allowed in any other country. This money has to stay here!! I'm sure this was all brought up in the Presidential campaigns. </div></div> The problem with that is once we {America) limit the import of good such as cars from the same countries that produce everything else we buy such as cell phones and the like, they will charge much more. Or, the car companies will take a hit and continue to sell thier cars here. There is a big market for japanese cars in the USA right now because the Big Three, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, saw the small, low-quality japanese cars selling through-the-roof immediately following the fuel crisis of the 1970s. The Big Three thought people wanted cheap, efficient cars, but unfortunately that was not accurate assumption. The Big Three then scraped all their designs to bring cheap, low-quality cars with little style or appeal to market. As fuel prices dropped, and trucks becoming more car-like in the sense of options like leather seats and quieter interiors, buyers wanting to replace their LTD were limited to cheap imports, or cheap American cars, cheap being a measure of build quality, reliability and resale value. Trucks and SUVs became the new money maker for these American companies, and because gas had become affordable once again, only people who could not afford the cost of the car or just didn't want a large vehicle bought a Suburban or Explorer. Japanese companies used their new mega-income from the American market to gradually increase their quality, reliability, and technology through the 1980s, resulting in a drop of the Big Three's market share. The Big Three then responded by introducing cars that were indistinguishable from each other, only minor changes such as a different grille or hubcaps would allow a person to tell the difference between a Pontiac and Chevrolet. While it was cost effective to change only those minor details from a manufacturing standpoint, it was not accepted by consumers as much as hoped. As the imports quickly earned a name for themselves as being fuel efficient and reliable, people shied away from the sub-par vehicles produced by the Big Three. Even as Gm, Ford and Chrysler realized what they had been doing wrong all those years and began improving their products, they remained with the stigma that American cars expensive to buy, maintain, and were of relatively lower quality than that of the imports, as well as not being as reliable, if at all. Throughout most of the 1990s, Big Three suffered, market share changed hands with imports like never before. Build quality of the Big Three worse than what it had been in the 1980s for many of the average American family cars, and even worse for cheaper models, and even for top-of-the-line models. A negative stigma was attached to owning an American product, and people who had remained loyal to the Big Three gave up and bought an import. It is 2008 now, and while GM has some of the best build quality of any car manufacturer, people are not tempted to walk away from their dependable Hondas and Toyotas because they just don't want to take the risk based on past experience. The biggest problem for the big three now is convincing new car buyers to take a second look at their products before snuffing their noses and walking away. People need to get over their fear of American cars, American made products in general. The only problem is that people are stubborn. GM, I wish you well.
  9. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CL_Reatta</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Now that is funny Phil, how much was the heated seat option? Now here is another example of great performance from Porsche, another great german performance company: </div></div> I recently attended the Glenmore Auto Show, and saw one of those famous Porsche tractors. Here are more pictures of the show if you are intrested.http://picasaweb.google.com/dadisms/GlenmoreCarShow2008
  10. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 63viking</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Especialy if the drive train is divided with the transmission mounted in the rear.</div></div> I think it was Alfa Romao that produced a car with a rear-mounted transmission. It was on Top Gear for one of those $1000 max races they have every once in a while.
  11. Thank you, but they do not have the actual console. I have the shifter, that part is all set. It is the console. Thank you, though!
  12. After an arduous incident involoving the mayor and my father, and several bougus charges, and me turning 18 on the 22nd, and typing an essay almost every night, I have not had much in the way of time to paruse these wonderful forums. Anyways.... I have been working on a project for quite some time: grafting the center console and shifter from a late 80s Olds Toronado into my Reatta. It has been almost 3 years now, and the only leads I get are soon lost. Funny story, I found one guy, and he offered to drive 3 hours to pull the parts from a junked car. He charges me about $40, including shipping, but all I get is the shifter! I asked, and he thought that was all I wanted, and the cars were on the crushing list when he was there, so............ If any of you happen to be wandering through a yard, and stumble upon a 1986-1989 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo, or any combination of those above words, please, let me know! Here are some pictures of the outside, to aid in locating one : And here is the center console, which I do believe was only in the Trofeo package, but I really cannot find any information about this car. The most important part is the console with the leather arm rest intact. Color would be preferably grey, but I will take anything. The trim, I hope, esspecially with the gear selection chart thing is good too, but once again, I take what I can get, and hopefully I can get it, with the help of you all!
  13. Howard, I am terribly sorry for your loss. However, because I am making an archive of wrecked Reattae, would you be able to post, or email dadisms@gmail.com me a few pictures?
  14. Nice. I like the center dual exhaust. Its a nice touch. Too bad you can't hear the grow of that 3800 over that jap crap. (I'm not racist, or anything, but bolting on cheap mass-produced parts and loud, annoying, and unfunctional exhasust just doesn't seem like actually doing 'anything', and by 'anything', I mean <span style="font-style: italic">anything.</span>
  15. "looking Glass" by The Birthday Massecre, or "Sing for the Moment" By Aerosmith. They are great songs!