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Old 08-03-2019, 10:22 PM   #21
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My flips have been hit or miss, the more I got into them, the more I found that I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving that way for the next owner. There is always that one that keeps you coming back for more.

A long time ago, I got a 95(?) Ford Probe from a friend of my wife's for $1500, spent $500 to fix a couple things, cleaned it up, then sold it for $3500 (to a guy at church, otherwise I could have gotten maybe $4000) all withing 3 weeks.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:48 PM   #22
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Wonder why the check engine light is on. I find it funny it says on there that they are asking 1400 above average for it. I don’t trust small dealerships like that. They feed off of people who have bad or no credit.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:10 AM   #23
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My flips have been hit or miss, the more I got into them, the more I found that I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving that way for the next owner. There is always that one that keeps you coming back for more.
I'd be the same way, too. I worry that if I get a fourth-gen Prelude, I'd end up selling the RSX instead of that when it came time to unload one of the coupes (because why own two?), but because the RSX's body is getting so rough, I'd feel guilty about dropping that car on someone even though I keep it mechanically sound with primarily OEM parts. I just think, "my name is on that, I couldn't do that to you." I need to get it painted, and then it'll be awesome so I'll keep it. Worse cars are for sale out there, though, so at some point you've got to get over it.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:42 AM   #24
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Does the sedan carpet fit the wagon? I'm trying to pick up a $500 SE sedan this weekend that has a ton of donor parts I'd been wanting for this build. Swapping as much of the interior as is salvageable would be great. I tried searching, but all I'm coming up with is the coupe vs sedan question. I feel like it'll fit since the inner door panels and a lot of the plastics do, but just to be sure...

Oh, and the quarter panels, too. Anyone know if they're as identical in the wheel arch area as they look? If the SE's as rust free as it looks, I might not need to be as strict on my wagon hunt.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:07 PM   #25
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The carpet is different in the rear; it extends further under the rear seats in the wagon. Rear seats are considerably different between the sedan and wagon (coupe is different than both as well). I suspect that the quarters are similar below the belt line, obviously different above.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:52 PM   #26
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Yeah, the rear seats are obvious with the way they fold flat. Is that the only difference with the carpet, though? Long term goals, I'm wanting some sort of Element-like rubberized flooring in the rear so I can throw whatever back there and not worry about it (like for junkyard runs, etc). So if the carpet fits otherwise, from where the rear seat bottoms meet the carpet all the way up to the firewall, I can handle that. As long as the contours of the mold match up to the floor and where it sits against the sides, etc, that'll work. I suppose if this guy ever responds, I'll have plenty of experimenting to do anyway. It's an Offer Up sale; he responded to the first question about a mechanical issue quickly last night, but not to the request to meet up.

It's got factory fogs with the factory-perfect cut-outs! I wouldn't have got fogs otherwise because I like a cleaner appearance and have no real use for fog lights, but I'm not turning down a 'free' set. Between that, the smaller coupe/sedan front bumper I was wanting, the coupe/sedan rear bumper lip to cut and mold to the wagon for my exhaust, the black dash w/full passenger airbag system, restorable interior... it's worth more than the $500 he's asking, if only he knew who to market a part-out to.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:04 PM   #27
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My buddy just picked up a leather equipped EX 93 wagon for a grand here in So. Cal. The car is in excellent condition with very few blemishes. Certainly no rust. Just needed the AC fixed. Good CB9ís are out there. Here in So. Cal. the cars are still cheap. Even the CB9ís. But the accessories are big bucks. The fogs, one piece headlights, tall CB9 center consoles, moonroof visors, roof racks etc.
I just pulled a roof rack from a 91 CB9 at pap last week. Its very rare to find them in a pap. Itís an easy $300 sell and of course already spoken for. Good luck bro. Be patient and youíll find the right CB9.
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:58 AM   #28
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https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...962966717.html

Dude claims to have a GSR front brake conversion on his sedan. That's a thing?

Funny ad, though. "This car completely changes the complexion of the craigslist experience."
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:26 PM   #29
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Theres one that just popped up just outside Sacramento, California for $5k

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It's beautiful, too, but I don't have the time to travel. I'm keeping an eye on the local channels, though, thanks.
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:49 PM   #31
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It's beautiful, too, but I don't have the time to travel. I'm keeping an eye on the local channels, though, thanks.
Would shipping be an option though?

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Old 08-31-2019, 02:53 PM   #32
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Is that the Super rare Honda Phone?
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Old 08-31-2019, 03:20 PM   #33
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No, that's an aftermarket phone that's getting close to 20 years old. The seller would have done well to remove it so as not to date the car's appearance.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:37 PM   #34
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Would shipping be an option though?

and no problem
Yeah, knowing I can get into a clean CB9 for much less, I'm definitely not paying potentially $6k for one unless it was RHD. I'd even pay a bit more for that. I think of the more desirable cars $6k would buy that are much more likely to keep climbing in value - I day dream about getting an NB Miata all the time just because I'd love a tiny car to chuck around, especially after that feature on The Slip Angle (I'm on my phone, YouTube it; white car, bad ass driver, fairly recent upload... dude's got a little fleet of cool Japanese sports cars, and they all get tracked hard).

I do wish every seller would be so thorough in their photography, though.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:56 AM   #35
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Hypothetically, if you guys were selling a car would you mind holding out a couple months for the sake of "the right buyer," or would you not care and just want to ditch the car and get paid? Setbacks have put me in this position, because that's just how I roll apparently. This wagon has got me excited, though, so I emailed the owner (the one I sent that last guy with the green wagon ended up in his spam folder, he didn't notice it for a while, to which he replied positively and that ended up in my spam folder and wasn't seen for a while, by which time the ad disappeared), hoping they'd have those feelings of knowing their car went to a good home, and that I wouldn't even try to negotiate the price for the favor - not to hold the car for me, just to not accept lower offers in the meantime since its worth asking price to me.They named the thing, there's got to be some sentimental value there, right?

https://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/d...002658054.html

Claimed flaws:

Hail damage: sounds and looks minor enough, just "hood and roof." Even if such little paintless dent repair weren't cheaper than proper body work and respray for those panels, at least a straight hood is easy enough to find in junkyards around here for paint matching.

Worn tires: wheels and tires were already in the immediate plans.

Windshield: $250 or so is easy enough to work into the immediate budget.

Not mentioned, but you can see that the driver's inner door handle is broken and they seem to have fixed it by screwing it to the door card. A new handle would cover up the holes, though.


Either way, I'm now looking at around New Years to get the loan and have a very nicely done-up wagon by Spring, should a clean CB9 come up for sale - and they actually have been popping up steadily in Colorado!
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:53 AM   #36
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I was kind of in a similar situation with you, but with a 5th Gen CE1 wagon. I began wanting one this time last year, but was not in a position to buy one at all. When I had my CD7 Coupe stolen and wrecked in April, I had the chance to look for one, but there was literally nothing good on the market worth getting locally, in the short time frame I had to get another car. A super clean coupe dropped in my lap for a good price, and I just went with it, because I needed a car asap.

Fast forward to this past summer. I got a new position at work, with better hours and pay. Allowed me to start setting aside money to put towards purchasing a wagon, so I began looking again. Living in SoCal, there luckily are a fair amount of wagons for sale. I did realize one thing....the nice ones are all overpriced, and the ones that do come up for a deal sell before I can even go check them out.

So on the advise of a friend, I expand my search to Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Rust is very much a non issue, as pretty much anywhere south of Seattle does not salt their roads, and gets minimal snow. I was actually surprised that there was a good amount of wagons available in these areas, and even more so that most of them were in decent condition. Not having to deal with the crazy SoCal heat, a lot of the paint is a good bit nicer than what you see down here. I found some really good deals, but unfortunately sold before I could even contact the sellers. In particular, there was a 116k 97 fully loaded red, with gray leather EX wagon, for a cool $2k. sold within hours. would have been listed for like $4k in SoCal lol.

I had a few requirements in searching for a wagon.....had to be gray interior, and it had to have a clean interior. I did not want to hunt and search to replace misc wagon specific interior parts. Exterior color did not matter. And as long as the car had a clean title, and run and drove good, I would be happy. Didn't have to be pristine on the outside.

Ended finding this wagon here for a whopping $950. Checked all the boxes. Talked to the seller a good bit, and he was a pleasure to deal with, and had no issues showing the good and bad of the car. Just flew out this past weekend, and drove it 1200 miles home without issue.









Don't be afraid to search a little farther away for the right car. I only spent about $1400 total on the whole trip, with my plane ticket, gas, lodging, and food. And for what I got the car for, I will be repainting it and still come out under with what a nice wagon in SoCal would have cost me.

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Old 10-25-2019, 03:36 PM   #37
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Where are you getting paint jobs that cheap?! Or are you doing it yourself? I once took my RSX to a local shop for an estimate just to get everything corrected to keep the current color (not the plan anymore), and they wanted $6k to do about 3/4 of the car. That did include new lights and trim (I had a couple broken pieces at the time), and things like that that I could probably source cheaper myself, but that is still so much more than I'm always hearing other people get full resprays and even color changes for.

That wagon looks like it was a steal, though. Nice score.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:22 PM   #38
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Haha, had to share this find:

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Where are you getting paint jobs that cheap?! Or are you doing it yourself? I once took my RSX to a local shop for an estimate just to get everything corrected to keep the current color (not the plan anymore), and they wanted $6k to do about 3/4 of the car. That did include new lights and trim (I had a couple broken pieces at the time), and things like that that I could probably source cheaper myself, but that is still so much more than I'm always hearing other people get full resprays and even color changes for.
When i had Ruby painted, I did all disassembly and reassembly (removed all trim, bumpers, lights, etc.) as well as the major part of the work to replace the quarters. The final paint job cost $2200 (same color). The owner of the shop said he had quoted the whole job (including rear quarter rust repair) on a car similar to mine at $7500.
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When i had Ruby painted, I did all disassembly and reassembly (removed all trim, bumpers, lights, etc.) as well as the major part of the work to replace the quarters. The final paint job cost $2200 (same color). The owner of the shop said he had quoted the whole job (including rear quarter rust repair) on a car similar to mine at $7500.
^ $2200 is pretty much what I was quoted to paint my wagon. I don't have any rust or anything like that, but some small dents, and things needing correction (particularly the hood, which needs to be striped down to bare metal). You do have to shop around, as obviously there is a wide range of shops and what they will quote. The spot I found is a family business that has been around for 40+ years, and has stellar reviews. its about 50min from home though, so that's not the most convenient. I don't want a show quality job, as the car is a daily, but basically trying to get it as close to new as possible.

I had considered painting the car right away, but have now decided to postpone that, until I can piece together the rest of the lip kit I want to run. Would rather just paint everything all at once and not have to take bumpers, skirts, lips, etc back to be redone.

But yeah, decent quality, and affordable paint shops are out there. Just gotta search around.
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