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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I keep finding excellent cars, but they're all over the country. Never in my backyard. Why? http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Index=21&Log=0 Car looks to ...
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    Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    I keep finding excellent cars, but they're all over the country. Never in my backyard. Why?

    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Index=21&Log=0

    Car looks to be in great shape, and that price isn't half bad, either. I've half a mind to schedule a flight out there right now. Not a fan of the chrome wheels, or those custom exhaust tips, but other than that, she looks like a winner.

    Anyone near Washington, MI wanna check it out for me? Ha, ha....

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Buy it and get it shipped. I now have a great shipping guy. It will cost 7-800. I got my 65 C10 truck shipped from Arkansas to upstate NY.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    I'm on a flight tomorrow to buy one in Indiana. Don't let the location deter you. Its sometimes cheaper to fly and drive back than to ship.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    why does it say the car is front wheel drive? lol
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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Special edition!!

    Don't be discouraged by distance. I purchased mine only by looking at pictures and had it shipped. Shipping was 700-800 and that was one of the more expensive shippers.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    That looks like a beautiful car, although the photos are very grainy. If you are seriously interested, two things I would do before making the leap- first, have them put it on their lift and get pictures of the underside, especially the rear of the frame. Secondly, get a car fax. They are certainly not perfect, but at least it will give you an idea of where the car spent its life. I am guessing that it is a western or southern car-it looks way too clean to be from Michigan and having over 100,000 miles on it. I would think a triple black 96 with both a moon roof and chrome wheels, and being that clean will go in a hurry. If you're serious, don't delay.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by outsider View Post
    why does it say the car is front wheel drive? lol
    I think this is a flaw with autotrader. All of the Fleetwoods I see on there say they are front wheel drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outsider View Post
    why does it say the car is front wheel drive? lol
    I think this is a flaw with autotrader. All of the Fleetwoods I see on there say they are front wheel drive.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    This is is still a low mileage but kinda high mileage compared to our Fleetwood lol
    However since you are desperately wanna have such a classy car then you should go for it , it's like chasing a girl . Sometimes you even make a plan to get your roads to cross for sake of seeing her and these cars no female by not any means imo lol

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    I would steer clear just because of the exhaust tips. Who knows what other travesties await?

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcaddybuyer View Post
    I'm on a flight tomorrow to buy one in Indiana. Don't let the location deter you. Its sometimes cheaper to fly and drive back than to ship.
    Did you purchase the sand colored 96 at the Cadillac dealer outside of Indianapolis? That car looks nice. I nearly purchased it this week but decided to keep looking for a local car if possible. I don't mind the fly / drive back - it's a great shakedown run, but I passed on this one for some reason.

    Would love to hear your take on it after you return, and I'll keep trolling Atlanta Craigslist to find one that isn't ruined or overpriced. :-)

    -Matt in Atlanta

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Seconding that- I love to hear about adventures in car buying.

    I just got off the phone with the dealership, I got the whole story on the car. Owned by an older gentleman (aren't they always?), and put away every winter. He decided to trade it in on something newer and smaller that his wife could drive as well. As any dealer would, he says the car is 99% immaculate, but I kinda believe it, seeing as how the driver's seat isn't even worn in the usual spots. Might have an inspection company look at it this week, reason being that if I don't buy the car, paying them to inspect is is cheaper than the round trip plane tickets. I'm heavily swayed, seeing as how it's basically the same as the green one I test drove in Rhode Island, and I loved that one, (aside from the 9k price tag)

    Forgot to ask him about the exhaust tips. I assume it will be easy enough to return them to stock.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Giovanni View Post
    Forgot to ask him about the exhaust tips. I assume it will be easy enough to return them to stock.
    Looks like they might just be slipped on over the stock tail pipes. I was kidding - great looking car otherwise.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Dude that thing looks nice!

    Don't you hate how the nice ones are never close by, that's just how it is.

    Good luck car shopping.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    I'd be very wary of rust. These things can look great on the shiny side and horrendous in the underside, like you would't even think you're looking at the same car.

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    Re: Why can't this 96 Fleetwood be closer to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by turbojimmy View Post
    I would steer clear just because of the exhaust tips. Who knows what other travesties await?
    Heyyyy hold on there,. My car's completely stock but has useless chrome exhaust tips. haha

    I think it looks nice, but you would most def need to check it out thoroughly first!

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