View Full Version : RE: Well it's been, but it's time for it to go



firefighterjake
10-29-2007, 08:23 AM
After over 100,000 miles and several good years it's time for me to part with my beloved Toyota Celica beater car . . . we've shared some fond memories . . . like having to do four brake jobs on it . . . or having the alternator die leaving me stranded in the "Bermuda-Benton Triangle" before Hiram rescued me . . . or . . . well you get the picture.

In any case, here's the ad in case anyone knows any fool . . . I mean any mechanically gifted optimist who thinks they really want to buy this car. Be forewarned . . . I'm no used car salesman.

FOR SALE. 1990 Toyota Celica Beater/Junker/Clunker. 179,900 miles. Own your very own Maine beater car. Problems? You betcha. Engine burns oil. Interior dash lights no longer functional. Radio doesn't work. Needs front brakes/calipers and possibly rotors. Some rips and missing chunks of foam in driver's seat. Driver's side fender is rusting through. Driver's side and passenger side floor pans need to be replaced to get inspection sticker. Rear trunk key latch no longer works -- but it does open with the inside trunk release. Paint is fading, multiple scratches. About the only good things I can say is that it gets 35 mpg . . . and has new tires as of this past summer and a new alternator as of three months ago. $500 or best offer . . . key emphasis on the words "best offer" . . . would make an excellent boat anchor or gag gift for geocache . . . or better yet hide it in the woods and make this a geocache container. For more info (although what more you would need to know is beyond me) feel free to PM me . . . or just follow the blue cloud of smoke coming from the exhaust.

Oh yeah . . . I'm being serious here . . . I'm really getting rid of this car -- with some luck. :D

Maine-iac_Mom
10-29-2007, 09:43 AM
Good luck! My van just ticked over 100K. We've had it for, um, almost 6 years and it was used then. I'm hoping it'll make 200K.

Hiram357
10-29-2007, 01:50 PM
After over 100,000 miles and several good years it's time for me to part with my beloved Toyota Celica beater car . . . we've shared some fond memories . . . like having to do four brake jobs on it . . . or having the alternator die leaving me stranded in the "Bermuda-Benton Triangle" before Hiram rescued me . . . or . . . well you get the picture.

In any case, here's the ad in case anyone knows any fool . . . I mean any mechanically gifted optimist who thinks they really want to buy this car. Be forewarned . . . I'm no used car salesman.

FOR SALE. 1990 Toyota Celica Beater/Junker/Clunker. 179,900 miles. Own your very own Maine beater car. Problems? You betcha. Engine burns oil. Interior dash lights no longer functional. Radio doesn't work. Needs front brakes/calipers and possibly rotors. Some rips and missing chunks of foam in driver's seat. Driver's side fender is rusting through. Driver's side and passenger side floor pans need to be replaced to get inspection sticker. Rear trunk key latch no longer works -- but it does open with the inside trunk release. Paint is fading, multiple scratches. About the only good things I can say is that it gets 35 mpg . . . and has new tires as of this past summer and a new alternator as of three months ago. $500 or best offer . . . key emphasis on the words "best offer" . . . would make an excellent boat anchor or gag gift for geocache . . . or better yet hide it in the woods and make this a geocache container. For more info (although what more you would need to know is beyond me) feel free to PM me . . . or just follow the blue cloud of smoke coming from the exhaust.

Oh yeah . . . I'm being serious here . . . I'm really getting rid of this car -- with some luck. :D

If you don't sell it can we take it on a final voyage 4wheelin through the woods??? (I'll give ya $20 if ya let me drive) :D

firefighterjake
10-29-2007, 01:55 PM
If you don't sell it can we take it on a final voyage 4wheelin through the woods??? (I'll give ya $20 if ya let me drive) :D

Hmmm . . . that might be an idea . . . it's a bit low-slung though so we probably won't get very far before bottoming out.:D

Hiram357
10-29-2007, 02:42 PM
Hmmm . . . that might be an idea . . . it's a bit low-slung though so we probably won't get very far before bottoming out.:D

it's all about the momentum... :D have you ever seen a ford festiva off road? yeah, they don't look like much, but they get airborne pretty good, (ya gotta get em goin fast enough to skip over all the little things) it all goes great until they get wedged inbetween a couple of trees.... :rolleyes:

WhereRWe?
10-29-2007, 08:01 PM
Hmmm . . . that might be an idea . . . it's a bit low-slung though so we probably won't get very far before bottoming out.:D

Sheesh! For a minute there I thought you were describing RULOST2?! :o :o

WhereRWe?
10-29-2007, 08:02 PM
Radio doesn't work.

Sheesh! I can deal with the other problems, but this is a deal killer...

dí76
10-29-2007, 08:05 PM
Sheesh! For a minute there I thought you were describing RULOST2?! :o :o


Uht OHHHH!!! I hope your little woman doesnt frequently the site. Those sound like fighting words. HEHEHE LOL

WhereRWe?
10-29-2007, 08:14 PM
Uht OHHHH!!! I hope your little woman doesnt frequently the site. Those sound like fighting words. HEHEHE LOL

Sheesh! You should be so lucky as to have as good a relationship as RULOST2? and I have! :D :D :D

(Otherwise I'd never be able to say things like that! LOL!)

dí76
10-29-2007, 08:15 PM
Sheesh! You should be so lucky as to have as good a relationship as RULOST2? and I have! :D :D :D

(Otherwise I'd never be able to say things like that! LOL!)

Cherish it, they dont come around often.:D

WhereRWe?
10-30-2007, 07:57 AM
Oh yeah . . . I'm being serious here . . . I'm really getting rid of this car -- with some luck. :D

Jake, you could make this a geocaching event...

Bring the car and a sledge hammer, and charge $1 pet shot! (Profits going to the "Fund for the Rescue of Abandoned Geocaches - FRAG". :D :D )

firefighterjake
10-30-2007, 11:07 AM
Hmmm . . . no takers . . . I wonder why. :D :rolleyes:

Your FRAG idea Bruce doesn't sound so bad . . . but maybe after Hiram and I get done painting it up with Ol' Dixie on the roof, jumping in through the open window and attempting to launch it over Sandy Stream in Unity with Dixieland blaring from the horn while the local Sheriffs attempt to catch us.;) :D

Hiram357
10-30-2007, 02:10 PM
Hmmm . . . no takers . . . I wonder why. :D :rolleyes:

Your FRAG idea Bruce doesn't sound so bad . . . but maybe after Hiram and I get done painting it up with Ol' Dixie on the roof, jumping in through the open window and attempting to launch it over Sandy Stream in Unity with Dixieland blaring from the horn while the local Sheriffs attempt to catch us.;) :D


"The mountain might get us, but the law never will...." :cool: :D

firefighterjake
10-30-2007, 03:57 PM
"The mountain might get us, but the law never will...." :cool: :D


Yeeeee-hawwwwww!

Mainiac1957
10-30-2007, 04:12 PM
Is Messafoofoo playing the part of Daisy in your little play.:rolleyes: ;) :p :cool:

Hiram357
10-30-2007, 04:43 PM
Is Messafoofoo playing the part of Daisy in your little play.:rolleyes: ;) :p :cool:

naw, she's Boss Hogg... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

WhereRWe?
10-30-2007, 05:29 PM
Hmmm . . . no takers . . . I wonder why. :D :rolleyes:

Your FRAG idea Bruce doesn't sound so bad . . . but maybe after Hiram and I get done painting it up with Ol' Dixie on the roof, jumping in through the open window and attempting to launch it over Sandy Stream in Unity with Dixieland blaring from the horn while the local Sheriffs attempt to catch us.;) :D

Sheesh! Who gets to be "Daisy Duke"? I'll bet Beach Comber would volunteer... :D :D

(OK - read the next message and see that someone has already been suggested. But I still think Beachie would be good!"

firefighterjake
10-31-2007, 08:21 AM
Is Messafoofoo playing the part of Daisy in your little play.:rolleyes: ;) :p :cool:

Actually I was going to slip into a pair of those Daisy Duke shorts and tie up a polka dotted shirt to my mid-riff . . . ;) :D

dí76
10-31-2007, 02:40 PM
Actually I was going to slip into a pair of those Daisy Duke shorts and tie up a polka dotted shirt to my mid-riff . . . ;) :D


AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stabbing myself repeatly in the eyes with a sharp pencil to get that image out of my head.

Thanks Jake now the nightmares start all over.:p

Sudonim
10-31-2007, 02:43 PM
AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stabbing myself repeatly in the eyes with a sharp pencil to get that image out of my head.

Thanks Jake now the nightmares start all over.:p

It IS Halloween, you know...

firefighterjake
10-31-2007, 03:26 PM
AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stabbing myself repeatly in the eyes with a sharp pencil to get that image out of my head.

Thanks Jake now the nightmares start all over.:p

I thought some of you might "appreciate" that image! ;) :D

firefighterjake
10-31-2007, 03:28 PM
It IS Halloween, you know...

True, true . . . From 5-7 tonight I'm dressing up as a Bangor Firefighter and giving out candy to kids at the Mall. ;) :D No, really . . . that's where I'll be . . . no Daisy Duke shorts though.

firefighterjake
10-31-2007, 03:28 PM
Well it's official . . . here's my ad on Craigslist . . . funny thing, still no offers. ;) :D :rolleyes:

http://maine.craigslist.org/car/464853048.html

Hiram357
10-31-2007, 03:48 PM
It IS Halloween, you know...

So does this mean there's a halloween party in Ogunquit??? :eek: :eek: :eek:

WhereRWe?
10-31-2007, 06:54 PM
Well it's official . . . here's my ad on Craigslist . . . funny thing, still no offers. ;) :D :rolleyes:

http://maine.craigslist.org/car/464853048.html

LOL! My brother-in-law is selling a car on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220166424445). I'll bet he gets more for his car than you get for yours. :p :p

(His hobby is entering contests. His license plate is "I WIN". This is the second car he's won! LOL!)

(Sheesh! I'd bid on his car but I know I couldn't afford the gas for a 6.1 liter engine!)

Cache Maine
10-31-2007, 07:51 PM
LOL! My brother-in-law is selling a car on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220166424445). I'll bet he gets more for his car than you get for yours. :p :p


I want that car!

hollora
10-31-2007, 08:47 PM
(His hobby is entering contests. His license plate is "I WIN". This is the second car he's won! LOL!)


Wow - that's quite the car! My aunt was a contestholic too. When she died, I found a list of contests she had won dating back to the 20s. Everything from Diamond Rings, Furs and the like to blow up rafts, coupons and samples. No cars though.

Some folks are just darn lucky.

firefighterjake
11-01-2007, 08:10 AM
LOL! My brother-in-law is selling a car on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220166424445). I'll bet he gets more for his car than you get for yours. :p :p

(His hobby is entering contests. His license plate is "I WIN". This is the second car he's won! LOL!)

(Sheesh! I'd bid on his car but I know I couldn't afford the gas for a 6.1 liter engine!)

Well so far I've only been offered $100 (but it is the best reasonable or unreasonable offer I've received so far), so it's fair to say the Shaver car with the 6.1 Hemi might go for a tad more. ;) :D

brdad
11-01-2007, 08:21 AM
Well so far I've only been offered $100 (but it is the best reasonable or unreasonable offer I've received so far), so it's fair to say the Shaver car with the 6.1 Hemi might go for a tad more. ;) :D


Maybe we should team up and you can give the garage door (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2737) I'd like to give away as a package deal!
Car for sale - garage door included!

firefighterjake
11-01-2007, 08:32 AM
Maybe we should team up and you can give the garage door (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2737) I'd like to give away as a package deal!
Car for sale - garage door included!

That's not a bad idea . . . throw in my free Celica oil filter and I'm betting my phone will be ringing off the hook.

True story . . . a number of years ago I foolishly thought that I wanted a dog. I have since come to the realization that I am not a "dog person" -- other people's dogs are great (i.e. Sweetie and Jock), but I am more of a "cat person." In any case to make a long story short I ended up with a dog that was half dalmatian and half hound dog . . . which meant that he would howl all night long and when he was off his run would run and run and run and never come to me on command.

Eventually I had enough and decided to see if someone else would like Flash as a pet. In the Uncle Henrys ad I mentioned Flash and offered a free doghouse . . . it was nothing special, just something I had cobbled together with spare wood. One guy called me right up and after making sure I was serious about the dog house came by . . . last I saw of Flash was him sitting in the front of the pick-up with the old guy driving away with Flash's house in the back of the truck.

The moral of the story: Well, I'm not sure there is a moral, except that I should never own a dog . . . or my friend Joe for that matter . . . but that's just because he's had three dogs and accidentally run over two and the other ended up having cancer and dying after being with them for about three weeks.

WhereRWe?
11-01-2007, 09:11 AM
That's not a bad idea . . . throw in my free Celica oil filter and I'm betting my phone will be ringing off the hook.


I've got an old lug wrench I'll throw into the deal... ;) ;)

Hiram357
11-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Maybe we should team up and you can give the garage door (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2737) I'd like to give away as a package deal!
Car for sale - garage door included!

LOL! It might sound like a better deal if you sell the garage door for $100 and throw the car in for free. :D

firefighterjake
11-02-2007, 08:19 AM
I've got my second offer, but it didn't top the first offer.

"$50 and a copy of Uncle Henrys"

Hiram357
11-02-2007, 11:36 AM
I've got my second offer, but it didn't top the first offer.

"$50 and a copy of Uncle Henrys"

Did you tell them it comes with a free garage door and a rusty wrench??

firefighterjake
11-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Did you tell them it comes with a free garage door and a rusty wrench??

Well no . . . maybe if I did the offer would be upped to $50 and two Uncle Henrys.;) :D

Cache Maine
11-02-2007, 03:59 PM
Maybe you can donate it to geocachingmaine.org and we'll have an official vehicle!

Hiram357
11-02-2007, 04:15 PM
Maybe you can donate it to geocachingmaine.org and we'll have an official vehicle!

I like dave's idea, Have a cache event and everyone takes a swing at it with a hammer... :D

Sudonim
11-02-2007, 04:33 PM
Maybe you can donate it to geocachingmaine.org and we'll have an official vehicle!

Yeah, but then we'd have to sell coins for $14.95 each to fund the official vehicle:rolleyes: :p

Hiram357
11-02-2007, 05:15 PM
Yeah, but then we'd have to sell coins for $14.95 each to fund the official vehicle:rolleyes: :p


Nah, sell 4 coins and you can buy two of em!

(and then we can turn the car into coins...)

Hiram357
11-02-2007, 06:00 PM
Actually I was going to slip into a pair of those Daisy Duke shorts and tie up a polka dotted shirt to my mid-riff . . . ;) :D

It was perfect timing... I got in my truck this morning and took off to go to the gun sho... uhh work, and the first song to play on the radio... Waylon Jennings... lol, I think we should make it the ORCA theme song. :D :D :D