for the past month i have been planning to buy this car.. i even have the insurance on it already because it is out of state & i needed insurance to drive it home. i wasnt able to go last week because i didnt have all the money.. same this weekend.. i would have had all the money sunday. the past week this co(k sucker hasnt returned my emails, his web site still showed the car for sale, so i called him.. THE ****** SOLD IT
A Sterling? An effing Sterling?! And you're pissed because the guy sold it? He did you a favor.
Q: How do you make an Acura unreliable?
A: Let the British build it.
These things were pieces of crap. You're lucky. I had an Acura Legend for a while. Great car, but the maintenance was ridiculous. They wanted $875 for a new timing belt. New high-pressure brake lines every 30k miles (at $350). Special Acura-specific transmission fluid or you'd need a $2500 rebuild. And that's just for scheduled maintenance. I don't even want to think about repairing a Sterling.
Go find yourself a Honda Accord and count your blessings.
"I was born yesterday, but I was up late last night."
Gary P. Nunn
photobug that isnt a modern "Sterling" its a 1970's VW powered kit-like car.. But nonetheless what the hell would anyone want in a POS like that??? I agree with CB, get a Pantera! you'd smoke most any "fast" car out there with the Cleveland mill.
And the "***" DID do u a favor by not selling that black disaster to you... you should be thankful.
well, i like the sterlings.. reliable platform & engine.. plus an endless aftermarket & they are easy to work on (the only thing easier than a bike is the vw bug). plus this one was factory built.. not home built.. its titled & insured as a sterling.
i would love a pantera but i cant afford one.. the sterling is super car styling.. sportcar performance (when built correctly).. po-man budget. we had agreed on $5200. www.sterlingcentral.org has some very nice examples in the gallery.
Speed, sorry about the Sterling. Guys are probably right about the guy doing you a favor but I probably would be blind in love with that thing too.
I've lusted after the Pantera for a long time now, ever since I saw a candy apple red beauty at a car show once. It's not my all-time favorite but it sure does move the soul--much more than these modern day sports cars. I was just cruising around the web after reading this thread and came across this story---a good read if you like the Pantera or a good road trip. http://www.lonestar.texas.net/~winkler/jlw/roadtrip.html
"When it rains, we all get wet, the Pope and the prostitute"-Santana
get this.. the owner of the car i wanted was andrew chapman.. friday i emailed a guy on another sterling.. he emailed me this morning saying that andrew chapman sent him a check for the car on saturday this guy has screwed me out of 2 cars in less than a week & he live 1/2 way across the country!
i might just buy a pos for the winter.. a bug or something then build my own sterling next summer (but that would cut into my racing finances ) damn... at least i can drown my problems in snowboarding soon.
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