Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The one that got away


In my almost daily Craigslist search for the manual V50, the default had been to look for cars for sale by owner. I didn't want to deal with used car dealers. And of course, I missed out on this one.

It was for sale in San Jose, about an hour south of me. It had 120,000 miles, which was on the high side, but this was exactly what I wanted. I called the dealership today and they said it was sold a month and a half ago. Why the hell is it still listed on Craigslist then?!



12 comments:

F1Outsider said...

Here's a post from Maine that's about a month old but seems to be from a good owner:

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/4319144336.html

Maxichamp said...

@F1O: Thanks. I'm sticking my search to the West Coast.

Are you excited about Massa?!

F1Outsider said...

I'm taking a wait-and-see approach to Williams.

I'll be very happy if the testing form carries over to the racing. It'll be about as miraculous as Button winning the World Championship in 09.

Chris said...

Check out one of the local C30s this weekend for fun instead :
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=94610&endYear=2015&modelCode1=C30&sortBy=distanceASC&showcaseOwnerId=0&startYear=1981&makeCode1=VOLVO&transmissionCode=MAN&transmissionCodes=MAN&searchRadius=100&showcaseListingId=0&mmt=%5BVOLVO%5BC30%5B%5D%5D%5B%5D%5D&listingId=365464817&Log=0

Am I beating that drum a bit too hard? :)

m4ff3w said...

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/4358951368.html

m4ff3w said...

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/4319144336.html

Maxichamp said...

@Chris: :) That's actually a good idea. I'll try to check it out this weekend.

Maxichamp said...

@m4ff3w: I'm limiting my search to the West Coast. I wonder why the manuals are all on your side of the country?

m4ff3w said...

Fly and drive, my friend. What better way to get acquainted with your new steed?

Maxichamp said...

@Chris: I'm going to try to check out that C30 this afternoon.

Christopher Diamond said...

Sweet. If you need any help let me know, as I forsee an open afternoon...

Maxichamp said...

@Chris: I'm at milhousevanh att geemail. I assume you're in the Bay Area?