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Here's one of the cars I ran across while looking...

https://amarillo.craigslist.org/cto/5678304909.html


I ran a Carfax on it but New Mexico must not have state inspections. The only hits were where it was registered every year. A couple of service notes and the ignition recall was performed but the dealerships never listed the mileage, A true garage queen.

Just in case someone knows of someone looking for a car.
 

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WOW! 1,705 Mi! Nice find!

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WOW! 1,705 Mi! Nice find!

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Yep, it looked like a very nice ride. The person was responsive at first but failed to provide a VIN in a timely matter. Carfax does go by license plate number now but a VIN verification was important to me. I do have the VIN now for anybody interested.
 

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Don't know this car, but don't ever take Carfax as 100% there is no requirement shops have to report stuff, most mechanics don't report stuff and even some of their govt records are not compete.
 

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Don't know this car, but don't ever take Carfax as 100% there is no requirement shops have to report stuff, most mechanics don't report stuff and even some of their govt records are not compete.
Very true! It is, however, a tool to use. Mainly for odometer verification, damage (reported) and title transfer occurrences. It will at least provide some history.
 

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That was a major concern for this car. I bought a 2008 w/23K but the guy drove a consistent sub 3k miles per year. He drove 3 miles to work and back.
 

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Yea, nothing hurts a car more than sitting though it does all depend on how the person stored it.

That fuel pump is a great example of poor storage. Gasoline likes to attract water (can't think of the correct word/spelling for that...Hydroscopic or something...) and leads to stuff like this in your fuel system IF you let it sit. There is something called Staybil (again, no idea if I am spelling it right...I don't store my cars...) that helps prevent this. I know the guys that park their cars for the winter will know what this stuff is. I use to hear about it from the Harley guys that lived where it snowed.

Us So Cal folk just don't get "Storing for winter". For us it means taking the jacket out of storage to drive top down in January.
 

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Yea, nothing hurts a car more than sitting though it does all depend on how the person stored it.

That fuel pump is a great example of poor storage. Gasoline likes to attract water (can't think of the correct word/spelling for that...Hydroscopic or something...) and leads to stuff like this in your fuel system IF you let it sit. There is something called Staybil (again, no idea if I am spelling it right...I don't store my cars...) that helps prevent this. I know the guys that park their cars for the winter will know what this stuff is. I use to hear about it from the Harley guys that lived where it snowed.

Us So Cal folk just don't get "Storing for winter". For us it means taking the jacket out of storage to drive top down in January.
LOL Same for Texas Gulf Coast.

BTW, it's "Hygroscopic" https://www.google.com/search?q=Hydgroscopic&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Hygroscopic

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LOL Same for Texas Gulf Coast.


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This car spent it's days in New Mexico.....so it's that dry heat :grin:

Having spent 9 months in Midland/Odessa (west Texas) then 6 months in Baytown, Tx (gulf coast) I will take that dry heat ANY DAY!

Seeings as how most fuel now has ethanol I do believe the hygroscopic properties of ethanol are even worse than plain ol' Ethyl??
 

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This car spent it's days in New Mexico.....so it's that dry heat :grin:

Having spent 9 months in Midland/Odessa (west Texas) then 6 months in Baytown, Tx (gulf coast) I will take that dry heat ANY DAY!

Seeings as how most fuel now has ethanol I do believe the hygroscopic properties of ethanol are even worse than plain ol' Ethyl??
?? "Plain ol' Ethyl?" Do you mean the old TEL (Tetra Ethyl Lead) b/c Ethanol and ethyl alcohol are the same thing - "White Lightnin'"!

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?? "Plain ol' Ethyl?" Do you mean the old TEL (Tetra Ethyl Lead) b/c Ethanol and ethyl alcohol are the same thing - "White Lightnin'"!

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Actually I was remembering that old song about "fill'er up with ethyl" which was the high octane fuel in the day. I was young and remember it was about 25 cents/gal
 

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LOL Same for Texas Gulf Coast.

BTW, it's "Hygroscopic" https://www.google.com/search?q=Hydgroscopic&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Hygroscopic

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Do you know how thrilled I am that I got it THAT close!?!? LOL One letter and even that I got the right shape just upside down and backwards! LOL

I'd assume though that that area of Texas may get a little wetter than we do here in the desert of So Cal so a good wet weather tire may be more important.

Seeings as how most fuel now has ethanol I do believe the hygroscopic properties of ethanol are even worse than plain ol' Ethyl??
They are. Ethanol/Gasoline blend fuels like E10, E45, and E85 are more hygroscopic than straight gasoline and the higher their ethanol content, the more hygroscopic they are.
 

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Actually I was remembering that old song about "fill'er up with ethyl" which was the high octane fuel in the day. I was young and remember it was about 25 cents/gal
I never heard that.

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Nebraska in the mid 60's it was ethyl, stayed that way for a long time. Remember the station across the street from my high school selling it for 13 cents a gallon. We had gas wars back then. If you could scrounge up a buck, you could drive all weekend. I came to California, and it seems it was always premium.
 
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