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Basically as I said before I traded the talon for a 93 GT

the car has no a/c he told me that as well as a very loud exhaust (no cats)

but Ive found that the odometer has been rolled back 60,000 miles

not to mention the headlights and blinkers dont work at all and he told me its a relay (called ford no such relay)

now he tells me he pulled down hard on the MFS

the car needs tires, a radio, and I have to figure out the headlights (car not driveable at night or inspectable)

The guy got my talon which I told the guy in the ad that the trans was acting wierd as well as posted in the ad clearly

A week later he calls me up saying the car doesnt move (yesterday) he wants his car back

today he calls me that he wants to do a 5 speed swap, then he wants just a rebuilt trans and that the car is driving fine that its a $90 trans solenoid

he has texted me OVER 100 times about this car and also has emailed and called me

I was very upfront to him about the car and clearly stated in the ad (which I printed) that the trans had an issue but he went through with the trade anyway

the guy cant make up his mind what he wants to do, I had to drive 90 miles each way to get parts that were supposed be included with the deal (after asking him like 5 times for them)

I know the guy beat on the car since just on the test drive he was full throttle launching it and when we decided to trade the same thing

he also told me that he traded the GT before but the car he traded had engine problems on his way home

Im trying to be as reasonable as possible with the guy ... I drove that car 60 miles during the week back and forth to work and over 200 every weekend for the past 6 months

I found him a used trans for $350 he says he doesnt want to spend the $$
do know he has a Lincoln LS, an M3 and a dodge ram pickup (blown trans also)

when he met me with the parts (90 mile trip for me 1 mile for him) he rolled up in the LS the spun the tires all the way out of the lot

I told him he can have back the 98 GT rims he gave me as well as well as the leather racing seats that are in the GT (I have the original seats)

that right there is (he told me $450 for the rims then $350) I think he said the racing seats were $500

so I will be nice and say thats $900 worth of stuff I'm willing to return to him as a good faith gesture

I had no idea that the trans was as ****ed up as he says and since I drove the car so much and never had a problem (the fluid was good too) I didnt do anything with it

I'm willing to help the guy and work something out which I think is more then reasonable since Im going to have to put hundreds into this mustang to get it to the point where it can be a daily driver


he has said he wants the mustang back, and that he wanted to switch cars back

I think thats completely unreasonable I had no idea about the trans and I know hes beating on it evidenced just by how I saw him drive away with the car as well as how he drove with the lincoln

I mean both cars have been registered , so theres no titles issued yet

I called my local PD they said unless he threatens you theres nothing they can do

This crap is got me ridiculously stressed and Im afraid to get in trouble since this guy texts and calls me so often while I am at work

I mean its an as is sale and technically I can be a prick and say its your car deal with it but Im trying to do the right thing

the other thing is he doesnt want to hear anything about the work I have to put into the mustang "its a solid car"

I have only driven the car once in the time I have had it because of not having headlights and turn signals not to mention no front license plate holder

the car has been sitting since I got it

I'm sure if I drove it I could find issues but also the battery is literally tied on from the terminals to the fender

he gave me a battery tray that was really beat up for it but I ended up ordering a new one from ford

basically to me its a 93 Mustang GT with over 150,000 miles maybe closer to 200,000 depending on my math skills with no a/c, lights , blinkers or radio that I cant drive due to this

I have been driving my blazer around and that thing is $125 to fill it

anyway

anyone have any ideas
 

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Keep the GT.Parts are a dime a dozen over the Talon.Block him from texting and emails.You have already seen how he treats his vehicles so whos to say that he didnt go out and beat on the Talon.Move on and forget about his pansy a$$!!

The lights may be something simple like the MFS or the light switch itself, both easy fixes.The system is simple and easy to fix.Same with the radio.Just get an EVTM for a 93 and your good to go.
 

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problem being is he has my address and he said he is coming to get the car

the AWD talon trans is $1500 for a rebuild installed

but like I said i found him a used one for $300 but he didnt want it
 

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I also found them at the junkyard for under $500 one with 60,000 on it

Im just tired of the phone calls and texts especially when Im at work

tuesday when I'm in court for work Im going to talk to one of the attorneys

see what the real deal is
 

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He knew about the trans problem before he traded. If he doesn't stop harassing you call the police. If he comes and steals your Mustang, call the police. Also, sleep outside near your Mustang with a 12 gauge shotgun.
 

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dude you both agreed to the trade tell him as is, **** off and go to hell its his problem if he didnt inspect the car good enough prior to the trade deal its his own damn fault. tell him to **** off or your calling the cops. you shouldnt have to find a trans or give him **** for it.
 

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i went with chris to get this car and to get the parts the second time.

it looked like he was on some kind of drugs. he was acting like d**k one min. than cool the next. he was doing burn outs from the second he stepped foot in the car. just kept beating the engine up as if he can buy cars all day long.

personally i told chris to keep the stuff purely out of principal and to forget him. that kid made out with getting the talon even with the blown tranny.

hopefully this dousche bag of a moron guy will just talk cheap and empty threats and stop bothering chris . or he's gonna get the huge righteous hammer of justice soon......
 

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Just because you haven't received the title back from DMV yet doesn't mean you don't own the car. If its registered and insured, and you are just waiting on DMV to finish processing the title, the car is still yours. If he tries to take the car back, you can report it stolen the same as if you had the title in hand.

Trying to be reasonable and help the guy is one thing, but when he starts harassing you and threatening to steal his car back, that's where all attempts to help him should stop.

Also, you're talking about 2 15-year old cars here. When you buy a 15-year old car, you run the risk that something could blow on it at any time. So he bought an older car, with a known transmission issue, he beat the snot out of it for a week, completely destroyed his transmission, and now that is somehow your problem?

Tell him the deal is done, you're keeping the car along with all the things that came with it, and what he wants to do with the talon is his own business. If he won't take a hint, do as LX-tasy said and block his cell phone number and email.
 

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Also since he has your address you need to park it in the garage or in the back yard, also when you park it wrap a decent size chain around the rear end and rims I.E. logging chains work. Also you need to get your self armed it will help scare him off if he drives that far. One more thing change the locks and ignition he wont be able to get crap. setup a night vision camera where the car sits and hook it to your computer and record all the time. This is all a huge hassle and these ideas all cost around 200-300 dollars that sucks, but I would tell him to screw off and you are keeping your stuff. If you are renting, its another hassle but move. I have never given my address to sell a car, now I have given my address after getting to know someone but thats it. I think you should also tell him if he steps on your property the cops will be called regardless no if ands or buts. Good luck to you.
 

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Definately change the locks and ingition; who knows, you might even solve some of the issues as you do. The camera seems a bit over the top, but maybe the chain is allright. Personally, I would inform local authorities of the problem ASAP and let this idiot know that you have done so when makes contact again. Chances are this last step is all you need. Back to the locks and ignition, I used to do this as step one after buying a used car. It's like moving into a new house, the first thing you want to do is make sure that only the real owners have access.
 

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i agree, you have titled the car , it is yours. tell the guy to pound sand and put the car somewhere safe
 

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This is why I only meet carbuyers at a location that is NOT my house
 

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he texted me this morning...

"this is my one phone call for today I dont want to trade the parts I want $350 for the transmission let me know or Im going to call my lawyer"

so far for the Ford

I purchased a MFS which didnt fix the headlight problem and a new battery tray and hold down (it was tied on with telephone wire around the terminals)

but the turn signals work now


I made an itemized list of all the **** needed to be fixed on the mustang
(including missing catalytic converters)

which will way go over his $350

I'm tempted not to include the cats in the price since the talon didnt have them but we'll see
 

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Tell him go ahead and call a lawyer. He signed the title and registered the car. He has no documents saying that you gave him any kind of warranty on the car. He has no ground to stand on, legal or otherwise. A lawyer will tell him the same thing, after taking a $500 retainer to do some research of course. He's not going to call his lawyer; he's just blowing hot air and trying to get something for nothing. What you have had to spend on the mustang and the relative worth of the 2 cars is irrelevant from a legal perspective. He could have traded you a brand new mustang for the talon, and if he had the title and signed it over to you, that's it, the deal is done and there's nothing he can do about it.
 

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I have gotten involved in a situation like this too, if theres no bill of sale, then signing the titles counts as it, with no implied warranty. Thats why when I sell cars I state that its "as-is" with no implied warranty on the bill of sale.


No hibeams or anything on the mustang? Check the headlight switch and the headlight harnesses. Does the rear lights turn on? It maybe a fuse??
 

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The key to the whole thing is that you divulged your uncertainty about the transmission BEFORE you sold it. If the ad that you wrote really made it clear that there could be a problem, then it's game over, he probably doesn't have a leg to stand on. If the guy really is as much of a whack job as you make him out to be, then I doubt that he even knows how to go about getting a lawyer or has the money to pay one.
 

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i thought you newyorkers were tough but sounds like the fags on the northside of chicago have more balls then your newyorkers. tell him to POUND SAND. he wont get nuthing from you except a harrasment suit and restraining order.
 

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i thought you newyorkers were tough but sounds like the fags on the northside of chicago have more balls then your newyorkers. tell him to POUND SAND. he wont get nuthing from you except a harrasment suit and restraining order.
OH SNAP!
 
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