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ellenbrotzman
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PostSubject: Midnight Blue 1995 Riviera   Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:02 pm

Hi, I just discovered your website. I live in Cary, NC and have a GORGEOUS 1995 Midnight Blue Rivi with tan leather interior. Just under 60 K miles. I bought from an elderly lady and the car spent most of its life in Florida. When this lady moved to Massachusetts, she quit driving and put the car in storage. I fell in love with it at first sight.

Here's the problem: I am the only one in the family that is completely in love with this car. No one else in my family appreciates this car and they all want me to sell it. I just downsized to a condo so I don't have a garage to keep the car in. And I can't seem to find anyone reliable to service it. And so I have (reluctantly) decided to sell it - just tired of the battle. I am asking $6995.

This car has all original paint in GREAT condition, and immaculate interior (NOT wood grain). Those of you who know this car already know all of the luxurious features it has, so I won't take the time to list them here. Just a DREAM to drive - you know what I'm talking about. This car should belong to a collector who can keep it garaged and also maintain it properly.

The car makes a slight chirping noise, and I've been told by two mechanics that it needs a new supercharger. There are also a few minor electrical problems and the horn does not work. I took it in to get the horn fixed and the folks I took it too just don't seem to know what they are doing - left it with them 3 times and horn still not fixed (they kept ordering the wrong part for it).

If you are interested in buying the car, please call me at 919-961-5933 to discuss. I can email you photos. Not sure how to post them on this website.
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PostSubject: Re: Midnight Blue 1995 Riviera   Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:43 pm

Sorry for your lose, i know your pain my wife hate my car and how much money i have put into it..but you dont have to sell it, there is some info on this site to try to fix your horn. Not sure if you can do it yourself or not, but maybe this site can help you to tell a garage what to look for. There's nothing like these cars and i will fight to the death to keep my rivy..
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PostSubject: Re: Midnight Blue 1995 Riviera   Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:08 pm

The chirping may be the tires when you get on the accelerator!!!!!

How much do the others in the family use the car?

Keeping it outside, while not ideal, is OK as long as you do keep it waxed and do not park under sap dripping trees. I will try to get a picture of my Midnight Blue Riv taken today.
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PostSubject: Re: Midnight Blue 1995 Riviera   Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:41 pm

ellenbrotzman wrote:
Hi, I just discovered your website. I live in Cary, NC and have a GORGEOUS 1995 Midnight Blue Rivi with tan leather interior. Just under 60 K miles. I bought from an elderly lady and the car spent most of its life in Florida. When this lady moved to Massachusetts, she quit driving and put the car in storage. I fell in love with it at first sight.

Here's the problem: I am the only one in the family that is completely in love with this car. No one else in my family appreciates this car and they all want me to sell it. I just downsized to a condo so I don't have a garage to keep the car in. And I can't seem to find anyone reliable to service it. And so I have (reluctantly) decided to sell it - just tired of the battle. I am asking $6995.

This car has all original paint in GREAT condition, and immaculate interior (NOT wood grain). Those of you who know this car already know all of the luxurious features it has, so I won't take the time to list them here. Just a DREAM to drive - you know what I'm talking about. This car should belong to a collector who can keep it garaged and also maintain it properly.

The car makes a slight chirping noise, and I've been told by two mechanics that it needs a new supercharger. There are also a few minor electrical problems and the horn does not work. I took it in to get the horn fixed and the folks I took it too just don't seem to know what they are doing - left it with them 3 times and horn still not fixed (they kept ordering the wrong part for it).

If you are interested in buying the car, please call me at 919-961-5933 to discuss. I can email you photos. Not sure how to post them on this website.

Do you want to keep the car? Please advise.

y the way, most likely the horn issue is just to replace the horn, they take a weatherbeating where they are. You can buy a pair of horns at an Advance Auto or OReilly's or what have you for $20 or so, the Fiamm horns that come a pair in a blister pack, and connect them up. GM dealers and I think NAPA stores sell the right plugs to connect to the wiring harness if you do not want to splice wires. Should not be that tough, it's just the orn or the relay. My guess is the shop likes your looks and it's the only way to keep you comin' back... or they are messing with you because you are in Cary (Containment Area for Relocated Yankees) just kidding... wink

As for the supercharger there's about a 1 in 10,000 chance you need a new one. A GM dealer has to say you need a new one. But it is almost a certaintty that all it needs is a new coupler inside, whcih can be purchased for less than $15 from rockauto.com and installed by any reasonable mechanic (or yourself if you don't mind the smell of the stinky used whale oil that is in the supercharger). You can find the write up for coupler replacement on this site and give it to an independent mechanic, or follow the directions yourself. Again it's kind of a messy job but it requires no awkward contortions or animal sacrifices....

The chirping noise, my guess would be the alternator. Slip off the accessory belt and turn the pullies by hand, you'll quickly find the culprit.

And if you don't want to keep it good luck selling it. I think your price is a bit much but my opinoin does not count on that.
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