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I recently put my R on craigslist, as I am moving soon, and thought that after sorting the car out, it would be a good time to sell it. I priced it kind of higher on the scale at $9500 for an 04 SR manual with 107k. Some of the questions and comments I have been getting are amazing.
"Is it as fast as a WRX? I want a WRX but this is cheaper..."
"Will you take $7000"
"Is it a polestar?"
"How does this compare to my [mazdaspeed 6 / B5 S4 / Neon SRT4 / etc...]"
Oh well, I guess that's just the nature of the game with CL. It is just disappointing that the price have dipped so low as to afford japanese fanboy demographic to buy in.

In other news, a friend sold his R about a year ago and I found out he had a set of 18" pegs sitting around. They were like a titanium or gunmetal color that I haven't seen before. I picked the set up for $100, bought a set of tires on Amazon for $371, and threw them on the car. ALL of my vibration problems went away. My 17's must be weird or the Fuzion tires were out of round or something.
 

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Pros and cons. One big pro is that our aging Rs are entering the sweet spot of aftermarket parts availability. Their quirks will also make sure the tasteless low budget fanboys don't have them for long, lol.

Just look at how there are multiple turbo options you can buy off the shelf for our cars just recently for example and more tunes available from more vendors as well.

For those of us holding onto ours this is a good thing. You also now have more people interested in the car that will have the money to buy it, so good for you too. Just good luck dealing with all the idiots, lol.
 

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I think if I could find a way to ship the car to NC from AK for less than $2k, I would keep it. I feel similarly to you about it being an exclusive and desirable car that is getting harder and harder to find unmolested.

I liken it to a motorcycle I had several years ago. I had a 2003 Suzuki TL1000R in the yellow and black paint scheme. It was cherry, had less than 4500 miles on it, and was just a beautiful and tastefully improved motorcycle. I needed to sell it (and a Buell XB12R i had) for a downpayment on a house. I knew this bike was the last of its kind in Alaska, and possibly elsewhere. I ended up finding a buyer willing to pay my high book for it, right after he handed me the money, he sat on it and dropped it. So the mystique of that unicorn was gone, never again was that a cherry bike.

I feel the same way about my R. With all the stage 0 stuff and suspension refresh, the car is factory fresh again. I know if/when I sell it, I'll both never find another one as clean, nor will this particular car stay as nice. And yeah, I know it's a driver's car and needs to be driven, and it can't be museumed in the garage. But it is a dying breed, as was mentioned by someone the other day, and its sad to see them go.
 

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HAHA A month ago, before I had to go back to work after 3 months of FMLA for my wife having our son, we could likely have been very easily convinced to fly to Wasilla and drive your R south. That would have been awesome!

It seems like the guys from American Pickers always say it costs them $1k to ship cars from wherever they find them back to their shop. AK is certainly further, but does it cost 2x as much? I'm not you, but if I were, I'd find a way to get that VR to NC.

EDIT: This site claims estimated shipping costs from Anchorage, AK to Lexington, KY to be about $1200:
http://www.transportcompanies.com/car-shipping-cost-distance-estimate/
 

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Pros and cons. One big pro is that our aging Rs are entering the sweet spot of aftermarket parts availability. Their quirks will also make sure the tasteless low budget fanboys don't have them for long, lol.

Just look at how there are multiple turbo options you can buy off the shelf for our cars just recently for example and more tunes available from more vendors as well.

For those of us holding onto ours this is a good thing. You also now have more people interested in the car that will have the money to buy it, so good for you too. Just good luck dealing with all the idiots, lol.
+1million on this. I came from a B5 S4, which plunged through the $10k depreciation barrier a few years back, and precisely this happened. Yes, you get some ****boys, but the aftermarket definitely picked up in response to their demand for more go-fast bits of varying levels of tastelessness.
 

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I may be able to help with shipping. I owned several trucks and still have friends in the business. If your flexible on the date I may know someone who cold move it for you. I brought my roush from AK to TX on flat bed. I found a local moving company with trailer height docks and drove the car right on. When I got to Texas I had already found another facility that let me use their dock to drive it off the trailer.
 

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No rail all the way to AK. Ships are the alternative.
 

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Date would def. be flexible, and I'd be open to flatbed trucking. The Alcan is a super highway now, and I think as long as there was some kind of insurance on the shipping it would be okay.
 

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I looked at the auto-rail option one time as a way to do a road trip through the northwest without having to drive all the way there from FL. Lets just say the price changed my mind about that option, lol.
 

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And as far as fly and drives, I have driven the Alcan almost a dozen times in every conceivable type of vehicle, so I'm not trying not to drive it. i'm trying not to put 4800 extraneous miles on the car.
 

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I luckily never had to resort to Craigslist to sell my R...unless this guy doesn't go through.
 

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I luckily never had to resort to Craigslist to sell my R...unless this guy doesn't go through.
Yeah, I tend I feel bad for craigslist sellers. I mean I bought mine of CL but I can imagine the hassle. If you want the seller to know you're serious on CL use basic grammar and leave a phone number. And ask pertinent questions in the first email so the seller knows you have some idea what's going on.
 

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That's great but doesn't the delorean get destroyed by a train right after this shot?
I always close my eyes and imagine the car being twinkled and replaced with a Ford Escort.
 
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