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> Looking for another 914, Has anyone had experience with this seller?
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post Nov 19 2020, 08:04 PM
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My life circumstances will now allow me to get another 914 again...I've retired in WA state and have been looking.

This seller doesn't have any info on the car posted, not accepting questions, yet has a great track record with selling on ebay. This car looks nice, but looks can be deceiving.

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post Nov 19 2020, 08:23 PM
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post Nov 19 2020, 09:33 PM
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A seller that does "not accept questions" about what he is selling, does not deserve to make a sale. Something's rotten in Denmark.

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post Nov 19 2020, 10:09 PM
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I grew up in NJ. I bought my first 914 when I was 16 in 1982. The car was already a rust bucket. Same with pretty much every car on the east coast. California is a lot closer to you and a much better chance of getting a good car.

If you do want a good rust free car. Buy the one that Scott/Sfrenk has for sale. He lives in DE but the car came from CA a couple years ago. Much better than a hope and a prayer on ebay.
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post Nov 19 2020, 10:37 PM
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So the seller lists their phone number in the description and says "call with any questions". So if call them they said not answering any questions? Never understand self defeating people like this.
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post Nov 20 2020, 02:29 AM
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they have it listed here as well so could ask questions via facebook

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post Nov 20 2020, 10:58 AM
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no pics of interior
limited number of pics
no mention of engine condition or size
no mention of rust, pro or con

...and then doesn't take questions. I would expect that from someone trying to get top dollar, or even sell their car, to give prospective buyers enough information to act. Something smells fishy. Especially a seller with a high number of sales with 100% positive comments.

I'll try to call today...but I don't like when things are not in writing. I've seen 914's from that distance that looked awesome, but were ready to snap in half (IMG:style_emoticons/default/chair.gif) Attached Image
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post Nov 20 2020, 07:22 PM
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Not sure if you like the color, but from the limited pics, this car looks ok, and is close.

Note that the ad is a bit terse for me, therefore more data is necessary.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/co...7233986890.html
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post Nov 20 2020, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:22 PM) *

Not sure if you like the color, but from the limited pics, this car looks ok, and is close.

Note that the ad is a bit terse for me, therefore more data is necessary.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/co...7233986890.html


Thank you everyone for any tips or leads to help me end my 5 year 914 sabbatical. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

It's interesting as I look at stock teeners and those with conversions, it would be nice to have a well sorted 2.0 914, I just don't know.... These cars really are amazingly fun with 250-300 hp. I've had both (2.0 and v8) and don't know if I would be satisfied without the extra power.

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post Nov 20 2020, 09:28 PM
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QUOTE(computers4kids @ Nov 20 2020, 05:36 PM) *

QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:22 PM) *

Not sure if you like the color, but from the limited pics, this car looks ok, and is close.

Note that the ad is a bit terse for me, therefore more data is necessary.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/co...7233986890.html


Thank you everyone for any tips or leads to help me end my 5 year 914 sabbatical. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

It's interesting as I look at stock teeners and those with conversions, it would be nice to have a well sorted 2.0 914, I just don't know.... These cars really are amazingly fun with 250-300 hp. I've had both (2.0 and v8) and don't know if I would be satisfied without the extra power.

For me the experience of the stock 914 is about putting the peddle down in every gear and not really going that fast, but feeling like you are. I have an old 996TT to go fast (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Nov 21 2020, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 07:28 PM) *

QUOTE(computers4kids @ Nov 20 2020, 05:36 PM) *

QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:22 PM) *

Not sure if you like the color, but from the limited pics, this car looks ok, and is close.

Note that the ad is a bit terse for me, therefore more data is necessary.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/co...7233986890.html


Thank you everyone for any tips or leads to help me end my 5 year 914 sabbatical. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

It's interesting as I look at stock teeners and those with conversions, it would be nice to have a well sorted 2.0 914, I just don't know.... These cars really are amazingly fun with 250-300 hp. I've had both (2.0 and v8) and don't know if I would be satisfied without the extra power.

For me the experience of the stock 914 is about putting the peddle down in every gear and not really going that fast, but feeling like you are. I have an old 996TT to go fast (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

These cars are so much fun, no matter what engine. The only 914 that I owned that desperately needed more power to be fun was my 1.8 automatic 914--if I hadn't had so many fish in the fry pan, that car would have been a blast with a v8 automatic (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)
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post Nov 21 2020, 02:46 PM
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Great price for the car IF it is fairly good. You might want to go look at it, inspect it if they won't answer questions.
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post Nov 22 2020, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE(brcacti @ Nov 21 2020, 01:46 PM) *

Great price for the car IF it is fairly good. You might want to go look at it, inspect it if they won't answer questions.
I have a 75 thats super solid Im in eastern washington needs work but very solid car
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post Nov 23 2020, 09:20 AM
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I forget how sexy black and tan is!
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post Nov 24 2020, 05:26 PM
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Only ever regretted two 914's I've purchased. To no great surprise, they were the only two I didn't put my hands on before buying. If you can't go see it and kick the tires....
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post Nov 24 2020, 05:45 PM
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Remember the tech session at Leamons back in 2007 ; you brought the red car. Good to hear your getting back


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post Nov 25 2020, 07:14 AM
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Poor pictures and bad ad. I would not consider that car w/o seeing it in person or having a member go see it in person. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Nov 25 2020, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Nov 24 2020, 03:45 PM) *

Welcome back ! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
Remember the tech session at Leamons back in 2007 ; you brought the red car. Good to hear your getting back


Hey Jim...I'm excited to be back into a position to have a 914 again. Thanks for the picture...brings back memories. Still can't believe we actually rebuilt our transmissions and they worked LOL. Then of course, there was a lot of hand holding (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)
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post Nov 25 2020, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE(computers4kids @ Nov 19 2020, 06:04 PM) *

My life circumstances will now allow me to get another 914 again...


Welcome back to the 914 fold! Your V8 car was one of the first I pored over after finally getting my first 914 in 2008. Hope you're doing well.
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QUOTE(strawman @ Nov 25 2020, 01:03 PM) *

QUOTE(computers4kids @ Nov 19 2020, 06:04 PM) *

My life circumstances will now allow me to get another 914 again...


Welcome back to the 914 fold! Your V8 car was one of the first I pored over after finally getting my first 914 in 2008. Hope you're doing well.
Geoff


A fantastic build And it’s still in Ca


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