Vic wrote, "I think $900 is too much to pay for a '91 Corsica now. Just
too old. It's not a safe car in a collision either. Maybe if you got it
It's only good for local use, IMO.
IMO better to boost in $2500-4000 for a 8-10 year-old car with a 3.1 and
< 100k miles. Plenty around with minor stuff wrong. That's what I do,
but I can fix or get stuff fixed real cheap."
As far as the price, I know what you're saying, but you could buy
similar cars all day long for $500 -- but they're going to have at least
twice, or even three times as many miles (rural area here). You're not
going to buy something with 72k for the same price as you'd pay for
something with 180k -- you'd expect to have to kick in a little more.
And like you, I personally would opt for the higher-mile, cheap car
because I can keep it running; but this guy is in failing health and
hence doesn't have a lot of money, or ability to wrench on things.
In other words, this car wouldn't be my cup of tea either, but it has
low miles and hence I thought it would be one of the simpler and less
expensive cars to drive and keep running, with a TBI 4 cyl and 3 speed
It also doesn't have any bells and whistles to go wrong -- no power
windows, cruise, or tape deck (good sounding AM/FM though) -- but it
drives down the highway fine, looks decent and the A/C is cold.
Why is it "not a safe car in a collison?" I think I read that the
'91s had a standard airbag (driver's). Also, what are the radiator
The guy wanting to buy a car is kind of looking to me for
recommendations (I know, that kind of sucks) and so I am open and
appreciative to any input about this.