Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    9

    I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    Hey JNCers,

    My name is Rob and I live in Rochester, NY. There isnt much love for nostalgics around here due to most of them rusting to dust years ago, so I sort of stand out in my weirdness for loving Toyota's from the 80's. I made a rash decision and bought an AW11 MR2 a couple years ago that turned out to be a complete nightmare. I have been trying to redeem that mistake by getting my hands on a good 80's toyota when I spotted a 1980 Corolla on craigslist yesterday. Called the guy, he only wanted $750. Knowing I had to act quickly, I called him and told him i would buy it that night. He sent me pictures to my phone and thats when my jaw dropped:





    Turns out, the car really was owned by his grandmother. I told him to hold the car until 7 for me and I would buy it right that moment. He agreed and even called me at 5 to tell me he had other offers but was waiting on me.

    Cash in hand, in my car at 6 i call him and said "i'm coming to pick up that car"

    He replies "what car?"

    "the corolla"

    "oh someone just came and picked that up.


    I needed to tell a group of people who could understand. Thanks for letting me vent.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Magna, UT
    Posts
    689

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    Thats screwed up! Hate when people can't stick to their word or be honest.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    United Arab Emirates, Dubai
    Posts
    420

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    Bad luck man, it looked nice and $750 was a good price.
    Donīt sweat it. I am having problems picking up a car out here and there is nothing available in the $500 (to $3000!) price range.
    Something else will come along.
    I am taking a more Zen-like approach to my car search now. The right car will find me at the right time.
    Good luck with your search and I hope something good comes your way soon.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    9

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    thanks, guys. a real bummer, especially since i have a 7 rib 4AGE just waiting for a home...

    I am going to try the Zen approach...

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn New York
    Posts
    166

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    Sucks dude, I hope you let him have it on the phone for not sticking to his word. :x

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Canberra , Australia
    Posts
    38

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    Did you tell him your name when you called? Any chance the guy that turned up to pick it up said something that made the seller think he was you?
    Holding stuff for strangers when you have other interested parties can be a real risk. First there with the cash usually takes it away.

    I missed out on a 75 Crown for $200 yesterday. You get over it.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    9

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    Thanks for the support, guys. Also missed out on the MX63 Cressida in NJ. Hunting for nostalgics in the rust belt, you West Coasters have no idea how good you have it!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    351

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    bah that happened to me with a MkIII Supra. You will find your JNC if you dont give up. Don't just settle for something either...maybe the zen approach is good too? haha

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    United Arab Emirates, Dubai
    Posts
    420

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    I can guarantee that the Zen approach will help.
    It has kept me calm and prevented the deaths of at least 3 time wasters which may have caused an international incident and my eventual beheading.
    I am therefore able to continue with the car search.
    Result :tu:

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    9

    Re: I was too late, and missed this perfect 1980 Corolla :(

    ToolZ, I feel like we have a lot in common haha.

    I will keep the Zen approach. the right car will find me if i concentrate

Similar Threads

  1. 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
    By UtahSleeper in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 07-30-2014, 08:19 PM
  2. 1980 Toyota Corolla Woody wagon in PA
    By Chino160 in forum Ad / Auction Finds
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-18-2013, 07:35 PM
  3. I've missed you guys.
    By Camshaft in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-02-2012, 07:41 AM
  4. 1980 corolla sedan
    By jp86 in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-31-2012, 07:42 PM
  5. A 1980 Corolla Wagon.
    By The Squidd in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 02-24-2011, 08:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •