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#31866 of 32000 GM failurers in entry lux
Feb 11, 2013 (5:23 pm)
Cimmaron, Catera, and the Cadillac featured on a Married with Children Comedy show episode, Allante. Anybody seen what these models, if still around, are fetching on car auctions? What a joke.
#31867 of 32000 Re: Lower price [uplanderguy]
Feb 11, 2013 (5:29 pm)
Not all is lost to Japan. We got more gold medals than them at the last Olympics!
#31869 of 32000 Re: Lower price [xrunner2]
Feb 11, 2013 (6:27 pm)
Ah yes. The Accord. The Benchmark sedan for about 25 plus years. The world-standard.
I would think that most people buy cars on their merits rather than how the badge looks. There are certainly a lot of more important qualities to me than the looks of the badge. Perhaps that's more important to others.
#31870 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [xrunner2]
Feb 11, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Cimmaron, Catera, and the Cadillac featured on a Married with Children Comedy show episode, Allante. Anybody seen what these models, if still around, are fetching on car auctions? What a joke
I just checked ebay motors and it seems the Allantes are fetching quite a bit more than Lexus, Infiniti or Acura (with the exception of NSX)
Some cars with actual bids:
'93 Lexus SC - 85K miles - 3 bids - $510
"91 Acura Legend - 184K miles - 18 bids - $1450
'91 Cadillac Allante - 61K miles - 32 bids - $5700
How about a '95 Fleetwood D'Elegance - 37K miles - 15 bids - over $9000
#31871 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [greg128]
Feb 11, 2013 (7:34 pm)
I also found a 2000 Catera with 3 bids only $500 less than a 2000 Lexus ES with 9 bids. $3550 vs. $4051. Both low mileage.
No Cimmarons on ebay.
#31872 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [greg128]
Feb 12, 2013 (1:49 am)
Thanks for posting, greg. I think sometimes it is fun to blow holes in the conventional wisdom.
#31873 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [uplanderguy]
Feb 12, 2013 (4:57 am)
...although I'll admit I never liked the Catera. I could enjoy a '93 Allante however, with hardtop.
#31874 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [uplanderguy]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:42 am)
My grandmother's cousin's "boyfriend" (feels weird using that word when you're talking about people that old) had a black Allante years ago. I think he only had it for a few months, because it was hard for him to get into and out of. He was pretty well-monied, and tended to trade often anyway, though. Tended to buy New Yorkers and Imperials back in the day, but at some point I wonder if he hit a low spot, because he bought a1980 or so Cordoba LS. But then I guess he bounced back, because it was all Caddies after that.
I think the last car he had before he died was a black DeVille, around a 2000 or 2001.
#31875 of 32000 Re: Last year of Cavalier (rhymes) [busiris]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:46 am)
Your car-buying process almost mirrors mine. I won't buy a car I hate just because it has good resale value. My first priority is how a car looks. If I hate its styling and would be ashamed to be seen in it, I go elsewhere.