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Old 08-13-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Thanks for everyones reply! I have had the car for five years, and it treated me very well- driving daily.
I did sell the car yesterday for $1200 -- I feel the buyer got a great deal considering the recent work I did on the vehicle including brake lines. She was the perfect buyer, a little old lady who asked little and shoved 12 bills in my face.
Thanks again for the reassurance!
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Lincolns are funny. If a person wants it, he will pay for it.

My GF once had a 2-door hardtop, Continetal Mark-something, about a '75 I think, maybe 12 years old at the time. She didn't want to keep throwing money at it, so she put an ad in the paper. $1200. 7:30 Sunday morning, the phone rings, a guy asks where's the car. Half hour later, he knocks on the door, and says I'll take it (Don't you want to driver it? No, I've seen it.) He gave her $200 to hold it until he got the cash. A few minutes later another phone call, she said she took a deposit on it, the guy said I'll give you $1500, sight unseen, give the other guy his deposit back. She refused. When she told the first buyer that, he was so appreciative of her honesty, he gave her $1200 in addition to the deposit, so she got $1400 (and turned down $1500) for the car she was asking $1200.

I would have said, ask $1500. Don't say OBO, that screams that you know your price is too high. Give buyers a few days to discover that the car is out there.

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Old 08-16-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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The ad is deleted now and not sure what the car looked like, etc, but I would have LOVED to have found a 1994 Town Car around here for $1400 when I was looking for a 1990-97 Town Car.

I was having a hard time even finding one locally and when I did, they were over $3000! I looked and looked and looked and looked. I ended up finally having to drive 70 miles and bought a 1995 Town Car for $1800. I even went on ebay and craigslist to branch out and noticed that well off from here (10 hours drive) they were going for cheaper, especially in Florida, but commanding high prices here and other places. Guess it all depends on where you live?

I am assuming the car has been sold since the ad was deleted?

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I understand the market is down and the middle class's pockets are empty.
BUTT I think this is a great vehicle that I have kept in great shape. =(
It is a 1994 Lincoln Town Car with 155k miles on it. I am asking 1400 but will take around 1200--- am I being too ambitious?

Link to the Ad-->> '94 Lincoln Town Car (http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/1892946422.html - broken link)

Any feedback would be great
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Ha, list it in Indiana. You could get a lot more for it. You would shocked what people want for used cars here. I have seen countless ads for cars that have no engines or completely smashed up and they want 2500 bucks. Seriously.
Same here in northeast Tennessee fallingwater! Command high prices, especially Town Cars!
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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155K is not that many miles for a Lincoln Town Car. It's far from being used up.

I think the asking price reasonable. The body is straight and the interior looks good.
I agree! Mine (1995 Town Car) has 185K and still runs perfectly. NO leaks, etc. Engine, you cant even hear it run.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Thanks for everyones reply! I have had the car for five years, and it treated me very well- driving daily.
I did sell the car yesterday for $1200 -- I feel the buyer got a great deal considering the recent work I did on the vehicle including brake lines. She was the perfect buyer, a little old lady who asked little and shoved 12 bills in my face.
Thanks again for the reassurance!
Just read this update... good to hear you sold it and was able to help out a little old lady... sounds like she got a good car she deserves.
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