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Best T-Bird I've seen for sale around here...

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/cto/794191373.html

'97 4.6l T-Bird. From the look of it, it's really clean too. And with only 67,000 miles on it. I'm really going to look into this one, try to lower the price, to replace my '92.

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Nice find! That's a really clean car. Good luck getting it.

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That's a great find! When I found mine in 06 with 68K on it, I paid $3000 off the lot. The car was in dire need of a detail job, the paint was oxidized beyond repair and the tires were dry rotted. Jump on that bird!!!

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I told my mom about it and she said it was a good find too...but then of course jumped on the "red makes insurance higher" bandwagon. There is a blue 95-97 for sale here on a lot with the front driver panel all crunched, I might look at that one as well.

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I have never been asked what color my car is when buying insurance and the color isn't in the VIN, so the insurance company has no idea what color your car is.

Get the red one!!! Assuming there isn’t something mechanical with the engine or tranny, that is a good car for a good price.

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They've never asked what color my car is either.

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I have never heard that the color will make your insurance higher

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It was true for some insurance companies a while back, my insurance guy did ask for the color of my car, but its also on the card

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Well insurance on a "red sports car" won't be all that good, my mom said. She use to have a red/maroon cougar and said it raised it for her waaay back in the 80s. But regardless on the color, insurance won't be pretty for a 18 year old NEW driver. :p (well, in their eyes I'm new haha)

I'm going to try my best to get this one. I'm STILL working to put brake pads on my T-Bird, my step-dad has no motivation to do it until September because that's when I turn 18 anyways. I can understand it, but it's burning me up inside to know a good deal is going to waste! :P That and if I'll even be keeping the car or not. If I'm not, I'll let some of you guys know it's a great car.

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Well insurance on a "red sports car" won't be all that good, my mom said. She use to have a red/maroon cougar and said it raised it for her waaay back in the 80s. But regardless on the color, insurance won't be pretty for a 18 year old NEW driver. :p (well, in their eyes I'm new haha)

I'm going to try my best to get this one. I'm STILL working to put brake pads on my T-Bird, my step-dad has no motivation to do it until September because that's when I turn 18 anyways. I can understand it, but it's burning me up inside to know a good deal is going to waste! :P That and if I'll even be keeping the car or not. If I'm not, I'll let some of you guys know it's a great car.
Insurance wasnt that bad when I was 18 on my 93 5.0 It was only about $100 a month for full coverage with towing and roadside stuff. The red car is more expensive on insurance was true back in the day, but not now, if you were reading....

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I read it, that's just what my mom said. She agrees it's probably not like that anymore but she's one of those people who like to see things first-hand if you know what I mean. I'll try to get it lowered from $4.5k because that is a little steep IMO. The only other thing holding me back (other than not knowing if I'm keeping my car or not) is how far away it is. Where he is at is 2 hours away, which isn't bad, but my parents don't think a car would justify a drive like that.

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This is for sale around here. It's my friend's old car, whoever bought it did this to it...






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they sure did cut up that 97 console for nothing... lol jk

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Jeff how much are they asking on that? Have a link to an ad?

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they sure did cut up that 97 console for nothing... lol jk
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Well insurance on a "red sports car" won't be all that good, my mom said. She use to have a red/maroon cougar and said it raised it for her waaay back in the 80s. But regardless on the color, insurance won't be pretty for a 18 year old NEW driver. :p (well, in their eyes I'm new haha)

I'm going to try my best to get this one. I'm STILL working to put brake pads on my T-Bird, my step-dad has no motivation to do it until September because that's when I turn 18 anyways. I can understand it, but it's burning me up inside to know a good deal is going to waste! :P That and if I'll even be keeping the car or not. If I'm not, I'll let some of you guys know it's a great car.
its not a sports car, not even close. and if your insurance company cares about colors i'd change companies

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It doesn't look like I'm getting another car anyways. If this one doesn't work out they'll just sell it and apparently I'm going to have to buy my own in the next years or so...

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What, put the wheels on the wrong side. I dont see anything different.

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It's nice but I don't see it being worth $4500. I paid $2700 for my 97 Cougar XR7 with sport option with 1000 less miles in April and it was in just as good as shape as that Bird.
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