How to Keep People from Buying your Car

I was looking at Craigslist for cars last night when I saw the title, "Hate it. I hate this car! Somebody help me!" I thought it had to be a joke, but it was definitely real, and completely hilarious!

I kid you not, this was the listing, misspellings and all:

Hate it! I hate this car! Somebody help me!


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Date: 2007-12-11, 12:46PM CST


Yes, I HATE this car! Long story, but here goes. Bought the car about four years ago, for my daughter/son-in-law. The car had a couple of issues, mainly it had the famous peeling-paint-looks-awful-problem. It also had a ton of miles, but seemed to run alright. So, I spent some bux on a few things it needed and then saved money to re-do the paint. While I tried to save some for the paint, it seemed like every couple of weeks, something new would go wrong and once again, Dear Old Dad would buy another part. I just got lucky, I guess, and bought the car right before some parts were due to expire. It certainly SEEMS that way, at least.
I couldn't afford to re-cover the seats, that would just have to wait. The car just seemed to know when I thought I was done for a while; just as I started to think that the widget that I replaced would be the Last widget for some time, well it seemed like just a couple of weeks and then...something else would break. I'm exaggerating, maybe, but not much. Over about two years and not many miles (maybe 15-20,000) we did paint the car. We changed the color slightly from the original maroon to bright red metallic and it looks "like a million bux".
During this time it seemed like a never-ending parade of things I had to replace. I'm sure I will forget some, but a partial list is Hubcaps,Motor mounts,Brake master cylinder,brake pads (f&r),Heater core,Radiator,Battery,Water pump,Belts, Throttle position sensor, Mass flow sensor, CV Axle, Spark plugs,Wires,ignition module,Fuel Pump, Oil pan gasket, Muffler, All new tires, Window motors (2),this doesn't count the usual oil filters,etc.
During this time the grandbaby was born and everyone is strapped for cash, of course. Then, the transmission quits. Just flat quits. At this point we're desperate and we get a used trans and put in the car. All is well for about two weeks and then this *new* trans starts acting up. It doen't quit, but seems kinda wonky when it shifts so we don't have any confidence in it we worry about the kids traveling with it, especially with the baby. At this point we collectively throw our hands in the air! Arrangements are made to get the kids a different car and this beautiful bright red monument to my poor judgement is parked in my driveway in early '06 right after buying the new registration and the new tires. And there it has been...no-one will drive it even though it drives. I have not registered the car or had it inspected even though it will pass. It has set for nearly two years but its time to go. the car runs and drives and since I've replaced so many parts in the last 10000 miles of its life, it might be a great car for someone....there can't be too much left to break!!
I stupidly said to myself that "I'm not gonna spend a nuther dang dime on this car, I'm just gonna sell it"! and then found that the battery was dead as a doornail...I had to buy a new battery just to be able to put it on the market!!
This thing's gonna kill me I swear!
Well there you have it. Take a look at the pics, let me know MAKE OFFER!
1987 Pontiac Bonneville 3800 V6 cruise,AC,power steering/locks/windows/seats cloth seats.

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