Eric Blair

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BUY HIGH, SELL LOW. VAN FOR SALE.VVG CONDITION

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This is my first classified post and I don't know for sure iam doing it right.

I am an impulse person and I ended up about a year ago buying this 1995 Ford Windstar.Really in good condition. I decided to tweak it and took it to my mechanic I had been working with for 10+ years. He went through it, front to back. Changed or topped off all the fluids, checked the brakes, etc.Gave it a clean bill of car health.

The front windshield had a slight crack in it, which is no problem in Mexico, but I figured, "why not replace it?" so I did.

My bill, which I have was (and still is), $6,580. This was May, 2016.

For good measure, I put in a new heavy duty battery. Cost about $2,200

Tires are about 65-70%

The paint on the hood was faded out and there were some slight dings on the driver side; NOT collision damage by any means, maybe the size of a $10 coin. Anyway, I had all that taken care of and repainted the front end.

The A/C needed recharging, but I was told I had to go to Guadalajara for that and having driven there a couple of times and really got lost, I would rather walk barefooted on hot coals.

The only other issues are that the electric sliding door doesn't slide and there are a couple of places where the headliner needs TLC. It's not trashed.

I would have no hesitation driving this to the border of Texas or anywhere else for that matter.

So IMO, everything is top drawer. Now what?

My project was finished and so I parked it in my driveway with my two other cars (including a classic 1971 Safari with custom Star Trek work done on it. NO, that's not for sale.

To finish things out, I bought a new ATV/Quad.

It is one year behind in registration and no insurance. As I said, been sitting for a year, but I have had it driven around the fracc every so often and start it up.

I'm into it a little over $60,000.

As a kicker, I offered it for sale several months ago and a mechanic and his wife who have a garage (sort of well known) came, drive it arund the fracc and wanted to buy it. OK, good enough. They wanted payments. I said "Sure. you get the van when it's all paid." They gave me a $2,000 deposit. Finally, they called and said they couldn't get it and wanted to know when they could get their deposit back.

What a sense of humor.

I'll sell it for $38,000 less the cost of the smog check and registration.

You can come and see it or I'll send pictures. You can drive it, but only in the Fracc (remember, no insurance).

I'm in Chapala Haciendas, #2. Phone: 376-765-63-48  (no collect calls, please :D

Prefer phone/email response.

 

 

 

 

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You didn't specify all the options...  So, assuming all the popular options:- KBB price for this vehicle being sold in Ohio as in "Private Party - Good Condition"....$11,735 MXN.  In Mexico, $38,000 MXN...???  Am I missing something?

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It snows in Ohio. Any Mexican car will have better body shape than a vehicle subject to the salt/snow/extreme temperatures of some vehicles NOB.

In Ontario, my 10 year old Nissan would be junk by now. Just a thought.

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When a vehicle is this old, KBB and others is just a WAG.... something to consider. And, like you say, that is in Ohio so that is comparing apples to avocados. He didn't state the miles but I'd be willing to say that the car, listed for 38,000 pesos, might be worth close to that in a community where some gringos are present and the Nationals have a higher standard of living. Hard to say, but <$2500US is not a lot of money for a larger van that has had some attention paid to it and that might last another 10 years+.

Me, I would not have a 22 YO Ford Windstar even if it had A/C and a working door..... but that's just me. Somebody would love to have it.

What I really don't understand is the comment.... "everything is top drawer".  

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We have a classified for this, Eric.  In the future, post your for sale stuff there.  Thanks.

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Hi Eric:

Sounds interesting but I need a couple more pieces of information. Is it Jalisco plated and how many miles are on the odometer? Why couldn't the A/C be recharged here? My 98 Windstar had that done in Riberas so who is your mechanic? I know CH 2 so will wait to hear the answers and then give you a call.

Thanks.

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To Mod #2. Sorry, I didn't know there was a different category for Vans or whatever.

IMB. Yes, Jalisco plated but one year out of date as I said.

Mileage is 93,102 (assume miles and not KM). From the condition, I would guess (in my favor of course), that these could be original.

I'm also thinking that after all these years, anything critical that could have gone wrong, probably did and was fixed. I read these are real workhorses. Of course, no one can tell when something will happen. I just know I would trust it to Texas and back.

Forgot to mention; mechanic replaced two motor mounts that were racked.

I have receipts on all the work I mentioned.

When I originally asked about the A/C being recharged, I was told "only in Guadalajara."

If it can be charged here, I would pay for that also. Problem is that as I said, there is no insurance on it and I won't drive it to the place that might be able to do it.

My mechanic ia Angel on Pepe Gizarre, but it was someone else who told me that.

For someone who wants/needs a dependable, large van, this is a good deal. Otherwise, it's not worth anything.

At today's Xchange rate, the cost is about US$2,100. And yes, compare apples to apples and factor in buying local and/or shipping.

Anyone wants, email me direct.

Thanks.

   

 

 

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All of the Ford Windstars were built in the highest quality rated Ford plant in their system.  Oakville, Ontario, Canada.  My home town.  You're welcome, Mr. Blair:-) 

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