Well, I bought myself a 1998 Lumina LTZ with nearly 300,000 miles. Haven't picked it up yet, but its on hold for me for a grand price of $200. I'm buying it to drive for this summer while I look for a new car to replace my Oldsmobile Alero. Once I find a new car (preferrably another Bonneville SSEi, or a Regal GS or 2004+ Grand Prix GTP) I plan to give this Lumina to my younger cousin who is turning 16. To make it last, I was wondering if anybody knew specifics of this car (does it have a 4T65E?) and if adding anything like a shift kit would make it last longer (300K is kinda scary). I plan to change all fluids (royal purple 5w30 synthetic, Dextron IV, new dex-cool) and put some new brakes on it, but otherwise don't know what else could make it last longer?
specific information about this car?
P.*. I tried joining the W-Body forum but I never got an e-mail saying my account was activated so I guess they don't like new members.