Last post on May 20, 2013 at 3:46 AM
You are in the Automotive News & Views
What is this discussion about?
#25992 of 32331 Re: old fashioned [stickguy]
Jul 02, 2012 (12:29 pm)
My 06 Avalon had that! I remember getting a flat and was lazy to get it fixed since the car didn't look any different with the spare on! Now I think most cars have donut spares. My Genesis did, as does my LaCrosse and these aren't really that cheap a car!
Jul 03, 2012 (10:59 am)
I see that the MR2 didn't hit reserve at $3,400. Guess the $3k KY and I offered was pretty close to what the market pegs one of these for after all.
the light blue mini I am watching seems to be hanging right at $6,100 with 8 hours to go. Really curious to see if this is going to move up much. If not, lot of car for the money. And that one is no reserve.
#25994 of 32331 Re: old fashioned [tjc78]
Jul 03, 2012 (11:13 am)
My E55 has a weird 17" black spare (the car has 18" wheels). The reason for this is that the spare wheel well was designed for a 17" max wheel, but 2000+ models can be had with 18" wheels. Rather than changing the body, they just included a weird wheel. Shortly after I bought the car, I got a flat, here's the odd wheel:
#25996 of 32331 Re: Mr. 2 [stickguy]
Jul 03, 2012 (11:52 am)
ehhh... but only 1 of all the bidders actually viewed the car in person, so I don't know if we can call a blind market "the market," ya know? And it was damned close to my reserve anyway. A reserve that, again, would have been lower if not for the fees. $3400 sight unseen is pretty strong, I think. More than I would risk.
Anyway, I'm in discussions with the 1 live bidder now. I've given him my rock bottom, take-it-or-leave it, Ebay-fee-less offer. We'll see what happens. It is only $150 more than his high bid. But no perks at that price. Told him if he wants the extra set of tires I mentioned in person, that would be another $100.
#25997 of 32331 Re: old fashioned [fintail]
Jul 03, 2012 (12:08 pm)
Rather than changing the body, they just included a weird wheel.
That does look odd. Well, I guess certainly better than a donut.
From the looks of it, it barely clears the caliper. Your car has rather large brakes.
#25998 of 32331 Re: old fashioned [tjc78]
Jul 03, 2012 (12:57 pm)
The spokes are kind of pushed out and have extra space, to accommodate those calipers. Back in the day, AMG kept them discreet - not painted and made to look fancy.
#26000 of 32331 Re: Cooper [stickguy]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 04, 2012 (6:04 am)
That's how it works on eBay... you put a realistic reserve on your car and it sells to an upstanding buyer..
#26001 of 32331 Re: Cooper [kyfdx]
Jul 04, 2012 (6:25 am)
Harsh but true.