Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Saab has a crazy zebra skin hood and a sorry story to tell. It doesn't presently start, but will you find that its price is its finish?
It was pretty back and white yesterday that the '83 Mercedes 300GD was way overpriced, as fully 80% of you gave it a Crack Pipe vote. A lot of you also noted that for the kind of money that was being asked for it That Benz should have been in a lot better - read that less rust-bubbly - shape.
That Benz was one of those good from far but far from good cars that at first glance seem to hold a lot of appeal, but then on closer inspection prove to be a little pimply in places dulling the ardor they engender. Today's Saab on the other hand looks pretty rough from about any distance, but that doesn't mean it doesn't deserve some love.
Have you ever seen the movie Oldboy? I don't mean the wholly unnecessary Spike Lee joint - eff that shit - I mean the original Park Chan-wook film. Thats the one in which Choi Min-sik eats a live octopus and gets shoved into a trunk after 15 years of imprisonment. Of course neither of those parts are even remotely the most screwed up elements of the flick.
This 1994 Saab 900 has a lived through similar experience, having been shoved into a storage container for almost 2 years and possessing it's own odd affiliation with exotic fare by being zebra striped for some reason. There's even a mention in the ad of a pretty girl being a prior owner, and the one who did the zebra-ing. It's all too creepily analogous.
The present owner wants his storage container space back, and hence is looking to get rid of the Saab. He's not interested enough to figure out why it won't start as his life is SOOOOO busy, but I'm going to guess it had something to do with being left inanimate for almost two years. Perhaps a fresh battery and some non-skunk gas would be all it would take to put some fire in its hole.
The seller says that prior to its internment this Saab never left him stranded. It's too bad he couldn't reciprocate the favor. Now it looks to be in okay shape, although its left eye is busted pretty bad. There's no other description in the ad as the seller is far more interested in explaining how little time he has on his hands, but it does notes that the transmission is an automatic, and that there's 181,000 miles on the formerly container-kept car.
When someone wants something gone, they're usually less interested in the price than they are not seeing that particular item any more, and in this case it'll take a meager $999 to make it go a away for the seller. What do you think about this Oldcar for that kind of money? Based on the description in the ad does that seem like a fair deal? Or, is this a Saab story that doesn't need repeating?
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