A car dealer in Florida on eBay called AutoNationDirect has just launched a seriously incredible promotion from March 23rd to March 30th that is about to make your jaw drop. Over the next 8 days, they are going to be selling 29 BRAND NEW cars at 50% off MSRP. Too good to be true? Well, as long as you meet the terms and conditions (which look doable to me), you get a fully warrantied, brand new car for a ridiculously low price. Here are the terms and conditions quoted from the listing:
Other Terms and Conditions:
- $500 PayPal required immediately after clicking “Buy it Now”
- Full payment required within 3 days of deposit.
- Only specified VIN’s offered.
- Vehicles available first-come, first-served while supplies last.
- Vehicles are to be shipped out of Florida and buyer is responsible for arranging shipping and insurance.
- Tax, shipping, tag and title fees are additional.
- Price includes all consumer rebates and dealer fees.
- Limit one vehicle per household.
- Employees of eBay or AutoNation and their families are not eligible for this promotion. Brokers and Dealers are not eligible for this promotion.
- The Program Period starts at 12:00PM ET on March 23, 2012, and ends at 11:59PM ET (or until supplies last) on March 30, 2012.
- Cash deals only, no financing.
- Buyer must agree to sign a talent release to be used for public relations purposes.
- Buyer will be contacted by an AutoNation Direct Consultant and must complete the buying process and take delivery of the vehicle within five days of purchase.
The first vehicle up for grabs (which sold before I could even finish writing this blog post) is a 2012 Chevy Camaro V6 Automatic with 12 miles for $12,720. It came with the factory warranty, black paint, and a price that you will never ever beat at your local dealer. eBay Item Number 180849077707
Which vehicles will be up for grabs next? Looks like at least one Corvette, a few SUV’s, trucks, and several smaller sedans. Hit the link, grab some popcorn, open your wallet, and lets watch this play out.
Updates 7pm 03/23/12:
2012 Ford Mustang sold for $15,142 – eBay item # 180849190034
2012 Ford Focus sold for $9,842 – eBay item # 180849123159
2012 Chevy Sonic sold for $8,727 – eBay item # 180849182021
Updates 3:30pm 03/24/12:
2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew sold for $19,315 – eBay item # 180849290385
2012 Ford Fiesta 5 door hatchback sold for $10,415 – eBay item # 180849286794
Updates 11:45pm 3/24/12:
2012 Chevy Volt (Yes, I just said Volt) sold for $22,615 – eBay item # 180849301004
2012 Chevy Cruze sold for $9,530 – eBay item # 180849294243
Updates 7:15am 3/26/12:
2012 Ford Edge sold for $15,130 – eBay item # 180849332448
2013 Chevy Malibu sold for $13,480 – eBay item # 180849326181
2011 Chevy Cruze sold for $9,957 – eBay item # 180849328836
2012 Nissan Sentra sold for $9,210 – eBat item # 180849306196
2012 Ford Focus sold for $9,842 – eBay item # 180849123159
AutoNationDirect on eBay
Their current live eBay listings (may be zero in between car sales)
They say that less is more, and when it comes to Corvette’s, this saying has got to be true. This seller on eBay is selling a bodyless, 6-speed, 1999 Corvette that still runs, drives, and stops. My immediate reaction is that this may be the perfect car. Add a roll cage, move a little weight toward the back, and BAM, you have a sicknasty rocket ship. Body panels are sooooo 2010. Man, I am full of bad ideas. Who’s with me?
Anybody? … echo… echo…
Images borrowed from eBay Item # 310310355884
If there were ever two words that shouldn’t be allowed to go together, “Montana” and “Fiero” would be them. The only logical reason to have a Fiero in Montana is to melt the snow in your driveway when the car eventually catches on fire. I’ve been in a Fiero in a snowstorm before, and while it is hysterically fun in a “I’m afraid for my life” sort of way, I wouldn’t recommend it to people that aren’t wearing helmets. Winter driving in a Fiero is like playing the lottery, but you’ve already lost the main jackpot and now you’re wishing you did something else with your dollar. Ok, let’s get down to business, there is a 87 Fiero 5-speed Sunroof car at stake here:
The current owner says:
“This is a great vehical, I blew the engine driving down the interstate.”
Wow. Just …wow. All Fiero joking aside, I have gotten » Continue reading more of this post…
Today I was going to do a most vs least expensive car on eBay post, but then I saw this green gem hiding amidst some scrap metal on eBay. Let me start off by saying, I’ve owned a Saab before, but I never drank the kool-aid. They do have many cool features, decent horsepower, well thought out designs, and comfy interiors. They also built the Sonett.
The Sonett was a special little rascal that somehow made it into production between 66-74. It was intended to compete with the Triumph’s, MG’s, and Austin-Healey’s, but it never really “took off” (ha!…Saab). Now the V-4, let’s talk about it. The Sonett was in fact powered by a Ford Taunus V-4 engine (Not Taurus……. TauNus, with an N). It made around 60 horsepower, had timing gears instead of a belt or chain (pretty cool?), and sent power through the transmission to the front wheels. Wait…front?..what? Yes, FRONT wheels. This car is not only filled with oddball V4 technology, but it is front wheel drive. It’s almost like all the airplane engineers at Saab got together in the 1960’s and said “Let’s take everything we know about sports cars and throw it out the window! Then let’s build a sports car! Here Here!! ” Ok, ok, the Saab crew did get the fiberglass body aspect nailed down and the car didn’t seem to have any weight attached that wasn’t 100% necessary. Bonus points for that. When the Sonnet equation is added up at the end of the day, you had a super light, ok handling, front wheel drive, underpowered (though not in comparison to it’s peers I suppose), low production sports car. Win ? Lose? I’ll let you decide.
Now that you know the basics of the Sonett, it’s time to consider a purchase. The car pictured is obviously awesome because of it’s color and aggressive hood bulge. Don’t let the whole “I can see my feet when I look inside the rear window” thing scare you away. The body looks fairly solid and straight, and it is honestly a very rare car. Not to mention all of the parts are there where they belong. I’m thinking that in the right hands, this could be on on the road again in short order. You won’t be winning trophies and sipping a perfectly aged glass of Merlot at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, but you will likely make some friends at cruise nights, and save a piece of rolling history. That’s what this whole “car thing” is really about anyway. For $800, somebody should grab this thing and hit the streets with it.