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Shopping to no avail....

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by DIHRD9R, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. DIHRD9R

    DIHRD9R

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    big E from Arizona here, I'm currently shopping for a 95-97 LC, but no luck so far. I actually looked at one last weekend, but we found that it had a blown head gasket, which i hear is common on the cruisers if not properly maintenanced. obviously, i didn't have the time or money to replace that, not for what the guy was asking for it. I'm really trying to purchase from a cruiserhead around my parts, but none seem to be giving up that model.

    Any tips or heads up on what i should be looking for would be greatly appreciated. oh, and i guess this is the universal newbie symbol, right?:flipoff2:

    haha, thanks....
     
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    Why 95-97?

    Check out Schotts' 93 in the for sale section; it's in your neck of the woods.

    Curtis
     
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    Oh, and maintenance history doesn't seem to have much to do with whether the HG's gonna go...
     
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    1. Be patient.
    2. Find a soccer mom truck with dealer servicing.
    3. :) broadly.
     
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    I looked for about 7 months before I found one, and I flew 600 miles to get it and drive it home...
     
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    Shop around and be patient for exactly what you want/need. I test drove some and I would have loved to find a local 80 but none "felt" right. I looked for about a year and ended up getting one 800 miles away with absolutely No regrets. My Cruiser's comparably low price more than made up for the trip cost.
    Happy hunting,:)
    Erg80
     
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    Hey there. Welcome to Mud. It seems like these almost never come up here in AZ, so as others have said, patience will be the key. I looked for approx 6 months before I found mine and flew 1100 miles to find it. Ironically, I was in WA at the time and flew to Phoenix to get it. Now I live in Phoenix. Ha, ha.

    There is one for sale in Paradise Valley. Have you looked into that one? It's listed for $16,900 w/ 91k Miles. He's asking way too much. I e-mailed him and offered him High KBB Value minus $1500 (the front axle has not been serviced) as long as the vehicle checked out mechanically and was basically perfect inside and out. He pretty much laughed. Said some guy in Chicago already offered him about the same offer and he said no. Said some guy he works with would buy it for more than that. But, of course, he's still trying to sell it, so I'm sure that's a load of you know what. Anyway, might be worth watching to see if he holds onto it for a long time. It's already been listed for a few months.

    I would suggest best thing to do is have it checked out first. Toy Specialists in Mesa is a good place. Have them do a "Wet/Dry" compression test, too.

    Good luck!
     
  9. DIHRD9R

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    thanks for all the tips guys, i appreciate it. desert cruiser....Toy Specialists is actually already my mechanic, Vern did all the work on my '86 Toyota pickup for me. :cheers:

    i've only been looking for a month and a half or so. 95-97 are most appealing, however if i can find a 93 with decent miles i will definitely take it. the few i've seen have definitely not been maintenanced well, cruiserheads or not. I will continue my search, as i plan on making this my baby for the next 5-6 years. keep in touch, guys, i appreciate it. :flipoff2: