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Old 11-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default Deal or No Deal - 1986 Pontiac Trans Am

http://classiccartradernet.com/class...eflin,-AL.html

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Description: Pontiac Built for Excitement and Performance are increasing in value every day
Brilliant Red Exterior and Gray Cloth Interior
5.0L 305 high performance V8 with a 5 speed Manual Transmission
T Tops
Garage kept and well maintained
83K low and original miles Nothing has been done mechanically or cosmetically to compromise integrity of originality
Always maintained meticulously on schedule with nothing but premium fluids parts and service every time
Full financing professional nationwide shipping and extended warranties are all available on approved credit
Price: $9,000
Last week, we had our Burt Reynolds Special Trans Am, this week we're going more "David Hasselhoff". The car looks like it got a lot of TLC over the years, has documented service, has GM's nice 305 paired with a 5-speed manual. However, it IS an 80's car, so expect stupid design flaws and leaky t-tops at some point. Nice price for retro performance though.

So, what say you? Deal or no deal?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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No deal. It's got the 305 in it which is just a great big piece of shit. Pass.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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Ok, these threads are getting a little much. Can't you keep it in one thread or something?

Are you looking to buy a vehicle, or just posting a lot of ads?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Ok, these threads are getting a little much. Can't you keep it in one thread or something?

Are you looking to buy a vehicle, or just posting a lot of ads?
I agree, make a thread and put everything in one place. This is just spam.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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I like these threads. Keep them coming.

On this one, I'd say it's a deal —*if you can get it for a bit less than $9,000.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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I agree, make a thread and put everything in one place. This is just spam.
It's to get people talking about cars in here, which we don't do. There's like 5 posts a day here if we're lucky.

If you don't like them, fine, I'll stop and start hanging out somewhere else.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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Ignore sour graped people. Keep the threads coming.

This car is no deal.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #8
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Are you looking to buy a vehicle, or are you just upping the search rank for the ads you're linking to though?
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
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Are you looking to buy a vehicle, or are you just upping the search rank for the ads you're linking to though?
No, I'm getting people to talk about cars in a car forum and realize there's more out there than a 2008 Honda Civic.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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suspension design on the 3rd gens is top notch so Im told

if its truly pretty flawless its probably worth the $$
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No, I'm getting people to talk about cars in a car forum and realize there's more out there than a 2008 Honda Civic.
What's wrong with a 08 civic? I own one btw. My fun car is a 90 Mustang 5.0 & my f150 for hauling trailers and what not.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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No deal. It's got the 305 in it which is just a great big piece of shit. Pass.
My friend had a 305 HO and it seemed fast back then.

I know now you kids think 300hp is slow with 400HP+ being the minimum.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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I like these threads I just wish some of them were 'deals'. I don't know anything about the cars but so far they've all been a resounding NO DEAL according to everyone.

Post some good ones!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #14
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I like these threads I just wish some of them were 'deals'. I don't know anything about the cars but so far they've all been a resounding NO DEAL according to everyone.

Post some good ones!
The no deal/deal is purely an opinion especially when dealing with classics. It might be worth 2k to most buyers. But for guys like me that cruised around in one growing up as a teen its got much more value.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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What's wrong with a 08 civic? I own one btw. My fun car is a 90 Mustang 5.0 & my f150 for hauling trailers and what not.
LOL- it's just an example of a vanilla car.


See! We're talking now!
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
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Clearly you aren't reading the same forum as the rest of us if you think your spamming of classified ads with horribly overpriced vehicles is needed for discussions to occur**
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #17
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For nine g's nope. Around 80k is when all sorts of shit starts breaking. At least it did on mine.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #18
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My pops had this exact same car - 1986 Pontiac Trans Am. Red, t-tops. Different wheels though.
Fun car. Great when the pavement was flat otherwise the ride was pretty rough. T-tops never leaked.

If I recall correctly, it was $18,000 new.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #19
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When I was 17 I had an 88 Trans Am GTA, same body style as this but with the 5.7 liter L98 engine. It felt fast to me at the time, and had tons of Torque. Never had any trouble with the car mechanically. It had around 198k miles on it when I sold it.


9k for this seems really over priced though, especially with the 305.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #20
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Maybe if it was on of the 89 turbo trans ams for $9k.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Even if it's an immaculate car, 9k for stock 305 Firebird is nuts. Even with a factory manual.

Although those cars are gradually getting more expensive, much like fox bodies. But I think I'd rather put 4k into a 5k Firebird and have a pretty nice/bitchin' fast car.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #22
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #23
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I had one. '86 Trans AM 305ci with the 5-spd. For $9K you can do much better. I gave the one I had away for free.
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We all pretty much loved the LT1s/350 GM motors, I wonder why the 305 was so much suck compared to Ford's 302?
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We all pretty much loved the LT1s/350 GM motors, I wonder why the 305 was so much suck compared to Ford's 302?
Gutless wonder. Think they had camshaft or crankshaft failures and burned oil like a diesel. I loved my 94 LT1 but had to sell for school. The 95 LS1s were just plain awesome engines. LS1 based Firebird would be my minimum for this type of car. Because trust me your not buying it for the interior.
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