New owner reached out after trading my old car in

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New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by pcasanova » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:58 am

Think it's kind of cool???

Sold my car to CarMax, before it went to auction broker picked it up and sold it to the new owner. Apparently, I left an old receipt that had my name & number in the car so guy reached out.

Told him the truth of where I left the car at (as far as what I was not able to complete for maintenance and repairs).

Will be mailing him all the receipts, history, etc. that I have. He sounds like he can wrench, so mentioned this community so he could get some "guidance".

Not sure if this is normal, but did feel good that car ended up with someone that will be enjoying it.
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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:51 am

Normal or not it is very cool of you to do it.

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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by gnat » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:41 am

Pretty cool actually. He gets a far better history of the car and you get to know it ended up with someone that sounds like they'll enjoy it and take care of it.

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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm

I've been on both sides of this, and it has always turned out well. Just car guys helping one another out by sharing info on a particular car.

I do recall one incident involving a 996 where it didn't. Spectacularly didn't. Which is ultimately how we all ended up here.
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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by 32wildbilly » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:45 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm
I've been on both sides of this, and it has always turned out well. Just car guys helping one another out by sharing info on a particular car.

I do recall one incident involving a 996 where it didn't. Spectacularly didn't. Which is ultimately how we all ended up here.
...and it's much more FUN here!

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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:47 pm

32wildbilly wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:45 pm
FRUNKenstein wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm
I've been on both sides of this, and it has always turned out well. Just car guys helping one another out by sharing info on a particular car.

I do recall one incident involving a 996 where it didn't. Spectacularly didn't. Which is ultimately how we all ended up here.
...and it's much more FUN here!
True that.
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Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Arctic Silver
2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red

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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 am

That's awesome. I wish I'd been able to track down my 996's past owner - I would buy that man/woman a beer for the IDP plenum alone.

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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by gnat » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 am

What is this previous owner of which you all speak?? :?

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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:12 pm

Unknown. I bought the car from Lusti Motors what, 6 years back? I'd like to find the person that did all of the upgrades - the aero kit, coilovers, plenum, wheels, tires - and thank them for being WAY more spendy than I would have ever been.

Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

"Reading tire date codes is for p*****s."
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Re: New owner reached out after trading my old car in

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:13 pm

Damn, that's an artfully framed avatar photo, Mr. Gnat.
gnat wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 am
What is this previous owner of which you all speak?? :?

Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

"Reading tire date codes is for p*****s."
-P. Walker


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