67coupedeville Posted June 3, 2005 Report Share Posted June 3, 2005 I took a 1996 STS out for a test drive on Tuesday evening when I happened to be in Moose Jaw on other business. I have seen that car there for roughly 2 years on the Ford lot and have taken a cruise past it everytime I've been out. It is a full on, fully loaded STS, only 100,000 kms (60,000 miles), 7 spoke chrome wheels, sunroof, heated leather, black, etc. The guy started off telling me list price was $18,900 which I knew was B.S. I had seen the car advertised roughly a year ago for around $16,000. The salesman was kick *smurf* about everything though, got the keys right away, got a plate right away, let me drive it right off the lot to the highway and I really opened it up. Now I had only driven a 94 SLS before (the 95 Eldo got loaded and unloaded from the trailer) and I was so wide eyed by how much power it had throughout the RPM. I had a buddy of mine along with me and I pulled out to pass a car at 100 km/h, I floored it and he said that the speedo jumped from 100 to 140 instantly. The roads were a little slick so I did not want to push it too hard. Anyways, long story short, I told the salesman when we got back to the dealer that I knew the $18,900 was inflated, he nodded, went and talked to the sales manager and came back with "$14,500 plus tax" written on a piece of paper. I asked to borrow a calculater at this time, I punched in 12000/1.14 (minus the sales tax). I told him I would give them $12000 tax in and take it off their lot. Goes back to the sales manager, come back with the sales manager and he says he really wants to see the car off the lot but he needs to talk to the owner about the price. I gave him all my information and he said he was going to call me the next day about it. I have yet to recieve a call . I am going to Moose Jaw again this weekend so I am going to go check and see if the car is still there which I imagine is still, then keep checking if it is there and go back in a couple months and offer them the same money for it and see if they take it then . But wow, rediculously fast car. Hopefully we will get a transmission into our Eldorado this month. BTW what does a car like that go for around other areas of Canada and the U.S.? Am I offering even too much? Spence Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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