Continuing the month of 9000 lovin, this is Matt’s story, which as far as this car is concerned, is just beginning….
A quick question before I hand it over to Matt.
Are clear front repeaters legal for the 9000 in the US? It’s just my humble opinon, but I reckon this all-white offering would be nicely complimented with a reduction in the orange factor.
But I digress – Matt’s story:
Here’s my ’94 9000 Aero. I bought this sucker almost a month ago from a friend of mine. He got it from what I believe is the original owner, who used to drive it from Maine to Florida, so it’s 140K highway miles.
He thought the gearbox died, but the shift shaft came out, that’s all. He pawned it off on my friend for $400, and my friend fixed the shift shaft and sold it to me for $1,500.
I love this freaking car, although my girlfriend prefers her Toyota, but I’m working on that.
These photos are from the day I got it home, so it looks a little rougher than it is now.
I always gag when I hear the prices of some second-hand cars in the US.
US$1,500 for a 9000 Aero. You’d rarely find one for less that A$8,000 or so here in Australia, with really good ones well and truly into five figures.
Matt, we wish you well with your new Aero. Please make sure your girlfriend gets therapy for that Toyota thing. We’ll all be thinking of her.