Recently we previewed a hunka-hunka abandoned cars, and now we're going to add up the score and see how close we got on our estimated sale prices. It was a nice sunny day at lunch time, and here's what these fine fine automobiles sold for at auction!
2003 Nissan Titan
Estimate: Sells for $2,000
Off by over 100%, so we start off our guessing game at 0-1.
Hope to do better!
2005 VW Jetta
Estimate: Let's go with $850
Hmmm, off by EXACTLY 100%, so not much better. Maybe I should have actually looked at the cars before the auction!
Now 0-2, a perfect record!
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Less than 100% off, or only $125 in real money. Given that I'm 0-2, I'm giving myself a win on this one!
1998 Saturn SL
Estimate: Maybe $300
See previous remarks, kinda in the ballpark, let's make it 2-2.
2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Estimate: $250, not so hot.
I have no excuse on this one, maybe there is a rule that red cars sell for more because people like red cars. Wrong on this one, so 2-3.
1992 Mitsubishi 3000 GT
Estimate: Another $300 special.
Man, I was UNDER for the first time, and by 50%, so that has to count as a loss.
2-4, still not in the winning percentages at all.
2007 Ford 500
OK, I'm having a bad day at guessing prices, and this car was in good shape on the outside.
Wrong again, not looking good.
1998 Chevy S10
Can't catch a break, another loser, so 2-6.
I'm going to need a miracle to turn this losing streak around. Good thing I didn't sign up to bid on anything today! 2-6
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
B. I. N. G. O. WAS HIS NAME-O!
RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!
Now up to 3 right, 6 wrong, 3-6.
1990 Chevy Impala
Estimate: Go Big or go Home: $2,000
B. I. N. G. O. WAS HIS NAME-O!
(ALMOST) RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!
4-6, "so you're sayin' there's a chance?"
1988 Plymouth Sundance
See, my estimate was only off by $200, which, compared to the Gross Domestic INcome of the entire world is VERY small, so maybe this was a pretty good guess. However, I'm going to be tough and fair on this one, and say that 300% is not close. Now down to 4-7
1995 Ford F250
Terrible estimate on this truck, I should quit playing this game.
1996 Acura Integra
Estimate: No Sale
Close enough to victory for me!
Up to 5-8, moving in the right direction!
2003 Dodge Ram
See, I thought it was an awesome big honkin' truck, but maybe it was missing the motor or some other MINOR DETAIL that I failed to inspect. Way off, 5-9, no soup for you!
1995 Jeep Cherokee
OK, only off by 50 bucks, I'll take that as a win. 6-9, hey, that makes me bowl eligible if I was in college football!
1993 Geo Storm
Estimate: No Sale
Second lowest price paid on the day, but it sold. I was only off by $25, so I'll take a freebie on this one and count it as a win.
7-10, maybe the sun is going to shine on me and I'll get up to .500 on the day.
1994 Ford F150
Estimate: GO BIG: $4,000
It went big, but just not big enough for my estimate. Rats.
7-11, convenience store time!
1979 Ford F150
A little better than the previous big honkin' truck, but not big enough again.
Estimate: Uhhhh, no idea: $500
Turns out that this car was in good shape, and apparently there are people that don't mind driving a big old car from the 80s out there.
2007 Saturn Ion
I was there and saw and heard it myself, this car must have been in OK shape, it sold for way more than I guessed. Maybe I just don't like Saturns. 7-14, sounds like a football score, and I'm on the losing end. Need a quick touchdown to tie this up.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder
Off by only 125, or 100%, so I'll say a tie, could go either way.
7-14-1, no overtimes.
2003 Ford Taurus
Loser, way off, better luck next time.
1998 Cadillac DeVille
One of three similar Cadillacs sold today, no further comment you honor!
2003 Chevrolet S10
Estimate: No sale
Man, this is not my day, way off again, losing record. I'm glad the next auction isn't for 3 more months!
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
Estimate: $200 for scrap
Maybe I'm being too tough on myself, what's another 200 dollars among friends for a yellow car? Loser. 7-18-1
2000 Honda Civic
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!
1996 Acura TL
Nothing to see here, loser on the Acura.
2011 Toyota Yaris
I predicted that "Other than the big honkin' trucks in this auction, this one might be the highest priced seller, because it certainly looked to be in the best shape."
TOTALLY NAILED IT! Highest priced vehicle sold today! 9-19-1
1997 Saab 900
Estimate: No Sale = Three in a row.
Only off by 25 bucks, I'm going for the WIN on this one!
|2004 Cadillac DeVille|
2004 Cadillac DeVille
You can tell that I must have meant to write 300 in my estimate instead of 3,000! OK, just kidding, off by a LOT!
Maybe you need a parts car for your 88 Z collection?
Yes, I got the "parts car" part correct, but way off on the price here. Oh well.
10-21-1, those numbers are almost the same forwards and backwards.
1997 Toyota Corolla
I was thinking this car was in good shape, but missed the boat completely. Good thing guessing car prices isn't my day job.
2000 Cadillac DeVille
This is a nightmare!
Bad news bears!
Estimate: No sale.
It is rare that a vehicle doesn't sell at this auction, so I should have at least guessed 50 dollars and could have counted this as a win.
Let's call it a bad day at auction world, but it was fun to watch the bidding, listen to the auctioneer, and see what these cars and trucks brought with real dollars. The best I did today was way back when I started out 2-2. Shoulda quit then!
Final tally on the day: 10-24-1
Thanks for playing our game.