Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Truth in Advertising

After working on the Peugeot for what seems like a lifetime I've come to realize that the original Craigslist ad was not so accurate and that even at $500 we still got taken to the cleaners a not-so-good deal. This got me to thinking what the ad should really have looked like if the seller had been totally honest:

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo. In massive rear-end collision a few years ago, floorboards severely bent under the (soggy) carpet. To hide the affects of the collision a new trunk was shoddily welded on but not attached everywhere so it's loose. Worn out rear brakes, floppy front shocks and leaky clutch slave cylindar. Engine appears to run well once warmed up but the gaskets are shot, the PCV system is clogged, the turbo is only making 4 pounds of boost and the water pump is leaking profusely.

If you are absolutely bonkers or a masochist then this is the car for you! Sure it's only $700 but guess what it's still a rip-off at that price because this car will suck your wallet dry no matter how big it is. I might accept a little less but I'll still be laughing all the way to the bank. Suckers!


Breauxt said...

Very nice. This is a more truthful description of Pujo!'s condition. However, you forgot to mention that a couple of sodden, hideously fetid beach towels came free with the car, installed under the back seat. Perhaps the fellow was doing us a favor since the towels did keep the back seat from soaking up all that water; and the Pug Sugar Daddy seemed to think the seat was in good shape.

Matthew said...

two thumbs up for the Craigslist description! We had a very similar not-so-accurate description with our MR2

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