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well in that case..all is forgiven for the next 5 or 7 years.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyTue Jul 20, 2010 10:33 pm

Actually if I land a job at GM, I plan on bringing around a 9th gen. I'll always be a Buick guy, my favorite car will always be the GNX. I like performance, which is why I won't just buy a regular Civic coupe or hatch.
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well if you land a job at GM,dont forget the good old boys at Rivperformance. weeee get to test ride the first 9th gen!
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyTue Jul 20, 2010 11:13 pm

I'll sneak at least one out for AA to review. RP will be my homepage for a long time running. Has been since I signed up.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyTue Jul 20, 2010 11:43 pm

ataboy!
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 2:30 am

Eldo wrote:
97 park ave wrote:
...by the way, i believe you're asking too much for it
To be fair, this Adriatic Blue '95 is listed at $6,000...
to be honest, that car looks immaculate. along with the fact that it has less miles, i still wouldnt pay $6000 for it though. i payed just over $4000 for my 2 years newer park avenue with only 68K, if i were to sell it now as is with all mods i would be lucky to get $5000 if even what i payed originally (even though its worth more than that IMO).
to be fair, not to many of our cars are worth that much, and we all know that. but yet we all still keep them and why is that? because the value of the car as a part of your life is WAY more significant than the value of the car when it comes to actually selling it. that is why i called BS when ibx1 was trying to say that he loved the car, thats why hes ditching it for a rice burner. rolleyes
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 2:46 am

I agree that $6000 is too high.
I bought my 1-owner, California, '97 five years ago @ 69K miles for $7400... from a dealer.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 8:22 am

Mine's going for $3,600.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 10:34 am

IBx1 wrote:
Mine's going for $3,600.
what you have to realize is the fact that the prices for any 3800 car, modded or not, are pretty close. which means that you arent going to get very much for a modded 3800 unless you demod first. since there isnt anything to really demod on your car its being sold as is in basically stock form. given the condition, the price, the color, the ungodly exhaust, and the baby blue blower, i wouldnt pay more than $2000 for your car personally. giving you the benefit of the doubt i really dont think youll even get $3000, $3600 for a stock 95 is way too much. like i said, if i demodded and then sold my car as is right now im not sure i would even get much over $3000. its a 97 with the series 2, has less miles, and has been meticulously maintained inside and out since the day i got it. $3000 isnt worth the time ive put in to it and what it means to me, which is why it isnt for sale. you must really want that rice huh?
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 11:33 am

You can always trade it in and forget about trying to sell it.

On paper a dealer will probably allow $1500.00 or more and then just finance the rest, even if you have most of the cash to pay for it.

Buy financing at a decent rate you'll start to establish the credit you'll need for when you get out of school.

Have your parents hold onto the cash you have in an interest bearing account and they can make the monthly payments with your money.
They will have to cosign probably, anyway. That way when you get to the tail end of the loan, if you don't have the money for payments, they can pick it up and you pay them back.
Or maybe by then, you'll be able to take a part time job without hurting your study time (I did) and pay for the car as well.

This route will get you out of the Riv and into another car ASAP.

Forget about perceived value and just get the car you want and take the best price a dealer will give you.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 1:40 pm

IBx1 wrote:
Mine's going for $3,600.

I was referring to that other '95, but of course (no offense) the '95 is the least desirable year...
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 3:41 pm

Eldo wrote:
I was referring to that other '95, but of course (no offense) the '95 is the least desirable year...

Also the most common.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 5:53 pm

Rick, that would be an amazing idea but I honestly don't think I would be able to work off the difference if they only valued my car at $1,500. And that's pretty much the best they'd give me. My parents are having a hard time swinging my living expenses at college as well as the mortgage, Subaru, and possibly another new car if my mom's '00 SL2 Saturn doesn't hold. I can't expect any help from them other than insurance, which I'm very grateful that they pay for. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 6:39 pm

Well, just thought I'd throw it out there for an option.

Just how much do you have saved to buy this new/used car.?
You don't have to answer that, it's a rhetorical question sort of.
Were you expecting to get the majority of the cost of the new car with sale of the Riv (dreamin), or do you have money saved that would at least pay for half of the Honda.
If so, then you can pay and finance the remainder.
As I said, use what they give you on the Riv for a decent down payment, heck your looking at about 20 % of the cost of the Honda in the Trade in value of the Riv and what money you have saved makes the payments on the car for 'X" period of time. You already said your parents are going to pay for the insurance.
So, with the cash on hand you make payments for "X" months until you get a job to make the remaining payments. For crying out loud you don't really expect to get through school without a job do you.
I was working when I started school and made it all the way through.
Probably because I had to and I wanted to, because I wanted my own money to do as i saw fit, as well as buy books and such.
I didn't have parent's to pay. Only a Bank that allowed me the Loan for school and the rest I made on my own.
You want something bad enough you'll figure out a way.
It's time to roll up your sleeves bud and get dirty.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 7:58 pm

Haha I've been rolling up the sleeves working with our family friend as a landscaper/handyman/warehouse-mover. I have roughly $1,300 in the bank at the moment, I'll see what I can get from my birthday party next Sunday, and if I'm close my grandmother said she'll help with what's left. Looking at cars up to the $6,000 mark, if I can sell my car for $3,600 then I'll have $4,900 already to make an offer of $5,000. If a miracle happens and I wind up getting $6,000 total, I can make an offer for a $7,000 car with much less miles.

All in all, the plan is completely dependant on selling my car. I'll be keeping my eye out for an on-campus job next year because I need as much help as I can get. The all-knowing government has outright denied us for any financial aid and I'll be paying back the unsubsidized school loans once I finish with a Master's.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyWed Jul 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Never mind... neutral


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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyThu Jul 22, 2010 12:46 am

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I'll be paying back the unsubsidized school loans once I finish with a Master's.
Did you somehow expect not to have to pay them back, the rest of us did. I'm a bit confused, were you expecting GRANTS to cover your tuition.????
I'm afraid, even if they still offer them, you come from a family that makes too much money for you to eligible for a grant. Besides, your going for a Master's, get over it. it will be a long time before you have to worry about the loans and when you do a master's will get you through it.

Just borrow the money for the damn car, go cry to Grandma and anybody else in the family that will listen and you'll have the car you want in a month or less.
Waaaaaaaaaa.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyThu Jul 22, 2010 2:44 pm

i have barely been on the boards for like 6 months..if not more...i come back and ibx1 is still crying about trying to sell his riv. this is try what...number 5? can someone in the area please blow his freakin car up so he can stop cryin about it? then hell get maybe 2-3 grand insurance money.
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PostSubject: Re: My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera   My Adriatic Blue '95 Riviera - Page 14 EmptyThu Jul 22, 2010 3:56 pm

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Did you somehow expect not to have to pay them back, the rest of us did. I'm a bit confused, were you expecting GRANTS to cover your tuition.????
I'm afraid, even if they still offer them, you come from a family that makes too much money for you to eligible for a grant. Besides, your going for a Master's, get over it. it will be a long time before you have to worry about the loans and when you do a master's will get you through it.
Rick's intent is right on - I am still paying back my student loans. I also worked each summer when I was in school to pay part of the tuition + supplies. I received scholarships to cover much of the cost, but no grants, even though our family didn't make much money. In the end, I managed to get out with very little college debt considering I went to a private school.

But... 10 years later, I could not possibly do the same thing. Tuition has gone up SO much, the idea that a student can work themselves through school is almost unrealistic nowadays. The rate of increasing tuition costs is outpacing cost of living by a huge amount - to the point where going for a masters isn't always a smart move for everyone anymore, depending on field of course. It is not uncommon for someone to come out of school with $90k+ in education loans, so I say take all the money you can get, from any assistance you can find. Join the military if you have to. If you can't get the money, think really hard about going to an expensive school. The cost of tuition won't always be offset by the expected salary after school.

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xxsupergman25xx wrote:
i have barely been on the boards for like 6 months..if not more...i come back and ibx1 is still crying about trying to sell his riv. this is try what...number 5? can someone in the area please blow his freakin car up so he can stop cryin about it? then hell get maybe 2-3 grand insurance money.

tried to tell him hes asking WAY too much for not that great of a car...
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i think everyone on the board has tried tellin him its too much. i think travis tried to sell his for 5 and couldnt get it..and his is newer and has more options and more mods.
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xxsupergman25xx wrote:
i think everyone on the board has tried tellin him its too much. i think travis tried to sell his for 5 and couldnt get it..and his is newer and has more options and more mods.
and that is a car that i personally would pay $4000-$5000 (modded) if i didnt already have my park avenue, what ib1x doesnt understand is these cars are only worth that much to us, anyone that doesnt have the buick/riv love isnt going to pay over $2000 for that car, thats why its really not worth the sale unless youre stuck on getting a ricer. no matter what the point, hes not gonna get $3,600 for an unmodded decent shape 95. if it had the series 2 and was modded quite a bit MAYBE he could get what hes asking, but thats not the case. IMO drive it into the ground and save up for the camaro rolleyes . OR screw the camaro, put the $1,xxx down on a turbo kit, and have a car that will smoke the camaro. that is, if you even want to keep the car, which im sure you dont as you already have a ricer in your sig... razz
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The Riv is one damn good tasting car, I'll tell you that much. I turn 19 on Monday(had the party Sunday the 1st) which could possibly be the day I take the trade for the new car. What a nice present that would be to myself.
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