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FINALLY- Bought a 1990 and man is it nice!!!!!


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After a month or so of searching high and low<BR>I finally narrowed it down to just two Reattas. One was located in Iowa and had <BR>44,000 miles on it. The car was a 3rd owner<BR>Arizona trade in. Aking price was $7900.00.<P>I ended up finding a listing on this site just this week for a 1990 Red Reatta. I<BR>drove down to Indy (about 3 1/2 hours from<BR>Chicago) and my wife and I checked the car<BR>out.<P>The car was bought brand new by the owners<BR>mother who fell ill in 1991. From 1990<BR>to late 1991 the mother had put 25,000 miles<BR>on the car. From 1995 to 2001 the son put<BR>on 2,700 miles on the car. The car has only<BR>27,700 original miles. The complete service<BR>history from day one including every receipt<BR>for oil changes (every 2000 miles) were all<BR>in order. The original broadcast sheet with<BR>original invoice as well.<P>Car is red with tan interior. On a scale<BR>from 1-10, interior is a 9.8 if this is<BR>possible. Interior simply cannot be told<BR>from new. Smells new. <P>The engine compartment is one of the cleanest<BR>I have ever seen. Was just put on a computer<BR>tester and all the numbers are dead on.<P>There is not one ding on the entire car <BR>from head to toe. Paint has shine as if<BR>it just came off the showroom floor.<P>My wife and I brought $10,000 cash with<BR>us to buy this car. After checking the<BR>entire car out the only problem/s we found<BR>were as follows:* Original tires on car.<BR> Tread very good. However,<BR> flat spots were apparent<BR> when driving.<BR> <BR> * Stone chips on the hood<BR> and front end of car.<P><BR> <BR> * Static on back speakers.<BR> Sounds like loose wire?<BR> We post separate to get<BR> answers.<P><BR>My wife and I offered this fine man $9,500<BR>for the car with thoughts that we would have the hood repainted and put a new set of tires on the car.<P>To make a long story short. Bought car for<BR>$9500.00. Drove 200 fantsic miles home.<BR>Put a new set of Pirelli P8000 Drago's<BR>(size P225 60's 15 Inch). The car handles<BR>fantasic. The road and tire noise is to<BR>a bare minimum. All tires, mounted and<BR>front end alignment was $467.68 with life<BR>time warranty.<P>I have a friend who owns a great body shop<BR>and does top notch work. Can repaint the<BR>hood and the head light covers for $500.00<BR>or so. This will leave the outside of<BR>the car a solid 9+ on a scale of 1-10.<P>So, $9500 on the car. $467.68 on tires<BR>and $500.00 on paint blending for a total<BR>of $10,467.68. <P>The car looks so good and drives like<BR>brand new.<P>What a deal. You cannot even buy a 2001<BR>Ford Escort for $10,467.68.<P>So, with miles at 27,000 I hope to get a<BR>good many years of pleasure out of this<BR>car (or rather my wife does).<P>I am certain I will be jumping in on board<BR>conversation/s plenty.<P>I must say, the garage with an 1980 Corvette and 1990 Reatta look mighty nice. Simply,<BR>we love the art of sports cars. Nuff Said.<P>I have registered on this site. However,<BR>my name at times does not show this. I do<BR>not know why. The name is Tully Man.<P>Happy as can be. I hope we did good on this one. Comments from any of my friends on the<BR>board is always of great help.<P>Tully Man

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Barney:<P>The vin #: 1G4EC13C4lB901045<P>Color: Red<BR>Interior: Tan<P>Options: Moonroof $895.00 option<BR> Compact Disc Player $396.00 Option<BR> <P>Glad to be on board. Will be joining <BR>any club that can be of future help.<P>Tully Man

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Congratulations, I'm sure you will enjoy the car for a long, long time! I've been following your posts, hoping you would find just the right one, and it sounds like you found a winner. Now, did you catch people staring at your car all the way home? Well, get used to it!

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Thanks to all you fine folks for your kind<BR>words. I will be signing up for the club/s.<P>As much as I would like to make this car<BR>a museum item, I know my wife will want to<BR>drive it to work 365 days a year.<P>Life is short and we all must enjoy the<BR>time we have.<P>I figure we will put 6000 miles a year on the<BR>car at most.<P>Look forwarding to making new friends here<BR>and seeing all next year the the meet.<P>Tully Man

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Ditto on the congrats and welcome! You might love your Reatta now but in a very short time your are REALLY gonna love it once you really get to know her!!! wink.gif" border="0

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Hi Tully!<BR>You live on the Southside--a Sox fan, I hope! I'll be looking for your beautiful Reatta around town...<BR>I live in [unincorporated]Hinsdale--not too far away!<BR>Congrats on buying what is sure to be a pleasure to drive for many years to come..<P>Peggy<BR>'89 Reatta (black/tan)

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You are sure to love the car. I have a '91 coupe. I hardly take her out of the garage but when I do, as one gentleman said, heads turn. The site and Barney are great resources to help you keep her in top shape.<BR>Great Choice

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Sounds like you got a beauty. I would love to purchase a Reatta for my own and then treat it with TLC. Maybe I'll take the plunge, I'll just have to convince the wife. I'll ask her to sell a couple of her horses.

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I have throughly enjoyed tinkering with the car. When the antenna cable broke and one of the headlights started to act up, I was almost giddy. It gave me something to do with the car. I have babied it so much that one could do a white glove inspection throughout the car. This is not neccessary but I have enjoyed pampering it. I couldn't suggest a better toy for one to enjoy. Getting your wife to sell a couple of horses, on the other hand, might be difficult. There is one thing that I have found however, these cars don't cost much. Certainly not as much as they should cost. They are a great bargain if purchased halfway right and enjoyed. Good luck!

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One thing that you will have to get used to is cleaning nose and forehead prints off of your side windows. When parked in public, folks try to see inside and get prints on the windows. I carry some windex in one of the storage compartments to clean them off. Sort of a pain, but it goes with the territory of having such a unique car. Enjoy it!

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Complete brake failure. Wife in hospital.<BR>Car is a total... Hit concrete wall<BR>at 60 mph.<P>The brake problems on this board are real.<P>It was fun while it lasted<P>Good by to all my friends on this board.<BR>Good luck and be safe.<P>Tully Man

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