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Help me find a new Bird, Cat or Mark

I need a new bird, lost mine in the divorce, but now I have some money to buy one, know of any good deals? I have about $5,000 I could spend, but the car will be my daily driver for about 2 years.

This is out of my price range...but...What do you think of this Cat?

http://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/1092185477.html

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GET IT! SELL YOUR SOUL! Just get that damn car.

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get it get it!!!! very nice lookin car, just not digging the wheels..
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wow, thats a very clean car. I got my 1995 4.6 LX with 62k on it for a grand bu it needed a few small things.
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Thats a beautiful car, but I'd have to slap you if you drove it in winter lol. I'll keep my eyes open...

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Good luck with that! I had a hard time finding something that was worth a darn, they are either very nice or very beat. The nice ones are hard to find at a good price. I will keep my eyes open, I check Craigs list almost daily in case someone is selling parts that I am interested in.

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Where does your ex live? Want your old car back? I'm just saying

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That is one sweet cat! If I were in the market, I'd be trying to strike a deal....

Mods? Do the ones in the garage waiting to go on the car count?

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There's THIS ONE in Grand Rapids:



However once that car sells there'll be a nice little red X in this posting. I saw it in person, it's nice, but blue is not my color. Yes, it's a 1997 V8 LX, 53K miles, asking $4,995 and he'll go down to $4,795. You can call them at 1-866-491-2466. There's a VIDEO tab as well so you can view it.

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wow kinda wishing i had the money right ow to get that car!
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does anyone know is this car is still availble....?
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Which one, the blue one? If so, click on THIS ONE in the sentence above the pic, open the AutoTrader page, get the number and ring 'em up.

If you're referrring to another car then I have no clue.

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Found One...



Puttin down payment tomorrow.

Jake, what should I do first it is bone stock 75,000 miles, light passenger side damage...

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Hey Rob - glad to see you're pulling the trigger! I wanna see it when you get it!

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NICE.

First thing I'd do is an Xcal from Lonnie, really changes the car.

You'll finally have a set of the chrome 10 spoke directionals.

Woot, we have another Mark!! Beautiful color too.

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Yo quiero '98 Mark Ocho!!

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NICE.

First thing I'd do is an Xcal from Lonnie, really changes the car.

You'll finally have a set of the chrome 10 spoke directionals.

Woot, we have another Mark!! Beautiful color too.
Should I do intake or a trans mod? Or just go with a tune?
Getting it from MAD1STGEN... u know him...

Put the down payment on it, and waiting for Inspection by State, probably rebuilt title, as it has light damage.
Should have it next week, then I will have to wait on the title and then insure it and plate it by the end of the month.

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Rob, What intake mod are you talking about? I wouldn't worry about the Tranny yet either, go with what Jake said and get a tune.


MAD1stGen sold that to you, I met him once here at the house. Cool man, and it may not be a salvage or rebuilt title, just because it has minor damage doesn't mean its going to change the title. We shall see though. Good luck, now the real fun begins, waiting for all the paperwork to go through.

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Yea, Jeremi's a good guy, really knows his stuff.

Intake mod?

Wouldn't worry bout trans, go with a tune, best bang for the buck and completely changes how the car drives, really wakes it up.

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Yea, Jeremi's a good guy, really knows his stuff.

Intake mod?

Wouldn't worry bout trans, go with a tune, best bang for the buck and completely changes how the car drives, really wakes it up.
If I want to j MOD the car, shouldn't the tune account for a J Modded trans?? If I am gonna pull the trigger on the tune co$t, I think I should upgrade to 90mm MaF and a JMOD at the same time, really make it wake up. The tune would be different for a car with JMOD and new MAF than stock car.... as far as I understand it.

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I would think so, you should be able to get more out of it with the j-mod and such than without.

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This is what I would do. I would listen to Jake, because most of all, Jake has the same car and he has done it; and so it really comes from someone who has the same car and has done the Mods.

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How bout this, give Lonnie a call, talk to him, ask him what you should do.

From my experience you do not need a larger maf. Its not the bottle neck in the intake system, the biggest problem is the stock intake manifold.

My car also shifts damn hard as is, I've spun 2nd and chirped 3rd plenty of times. My trans is still stock.

Still though, honestly give Lonnie a call, he'll talk to you and be able to answer your questions and give you good honest suggestions.

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The Mark VIII is home, its fast too, 60MPH in no time, Yikes.

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Better bring it by, you can see what we have done to the Thunderbird. Give me a call, we can meet at Dennis'

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Rob, Nice Mark, needs minor work, but hell, its a damn nice car....

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