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RWD 19xx-1984 DeVille and Fleetwood,
1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Question from First Time Buyer in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; It may be a car worth driving but the price is still high in my opinion. He should be able ...
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    Re: Question from First Time Buyer

    It may be a car worth driving but the price is still high in my opinion. He should be able to find something better, I just dont think thats going to be the best value out there.

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    Re: Question from First Time Buyer

    There's nothing wrong with that Fleetwood, just for the condition it looks to be in from those pics someone would be better off buying one that's already in better shape then spending time fixing that one up. Whoever checks out the car will be able to tell pretty quick if the rust underneath is a problem or not just by looking at it. From those pics I don't see what the big deal is with the gas tank straps.

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    Re: Question from First Time Buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by brougham View Post
    There's nothing wrong with that Fleetwood, just for the condition it looks to be in from those pics someone would be better off buying one that's already in better shape then spending time fixing that one up.
    That was my first impression too, but I think Mark has made me realize that not everyone would fix that one up. As a young guy looking for a cool set of semi-disposable wheels this might not be a bad car.
    Virtually all we know about the car is the rust, If the car is in stellar shape mechanically it isn't a bad deal if he can get the seller down in price a little.
    I would see if the seller would allow you to take it to have the car evaluated by another mechanic. They could answer a lot of the questions on the frame and the general running condition. If it is on a dealers lot at $2200 he probably only has a little over a grand in it, if it checks out an offer of 1700 might be all it would take to get it.
    Drive it for a couple years and do a little bondo and spray bomb work while you do and have fun in an old Cadillac? If we were looking at it as a winter beater for someone we would have all come at this differently I think. For a first car at 18 this might be a good way to go. Really should be concentrating more on the running gear and mechanical history to see what we are dealing with.
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    I would take a chance, the car can always be sold - or chop it up and use the pieces on the next Fleetwood, or sell them for big buck$.

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    Re: Question from First Time Buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    That was my first impression too, but I think Mark has made me realize that not everyone would fix that one up. As a young guy looking for a cool set of semi-disposable wheels this might not be a bad car.
    Virtually all we know about the car is the rust, If the car is in stellar shape mechanically it isn't a bad deal if he can get the seller down in price a little.
    I would see if the seller would allow you to take it to have the car evaluated by another mechanic. They could answer a lot of the questions on the frame and the general running condition. If it is on a dealers lot at $2200 he probably only has a little over a grand in it, if it checks out an offer of 1700 might be all it would take to get it.
    Drive it for a couple years and do a little bondo and spray bomb work while you do and have fun in an old Cadillac? If we were looking at it as a winter beater for someone we would have all come at this differently I think. For a first car at 18 this might be a good way to go. Really should be concentrating more on the running gear and mechanical history to see what we are dealing with.
    That's what I said earlier.

    "The ideal thing to do is if you can't wait any longer find a car like that Fleetwood you pictured and get it checked out by a garage and if it's road safe or doesn't take much to get it that way buy it for a good price like $1,500 and drive it until a nicer one comes up. Then you can either sell the junk one at a bit of a loss to get it outta there or use it for parts for yourself and sell what you don't want to others."

    For the right price this one is could be an OK car, but for the asking price or a bit more you can get one that already looks better.

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll keep my eyes peeled, as something's bound to come up again here soon (there's been basically no Fleetwoods listed within a "5 craiglist site radius" of my home CL city). I'll let you all know what I figure out.

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    Re: Question from First Time Buyer

    Thats always the hard part. Not knowing what will come up later...better or worse. Makes you think that maybe you should take another look. I have heard of these frame breaking in half while driving but I think this one is not close to that. Gotta get it on the lift. Brings back a saying Bro-Ham says..."A car is worth what someone is willing to pay for it". Its been a while, just make a low offer. Worst he can say is no.

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