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Old 09-29-2016, 10:25 PM   #1
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Purchasing a 95 Monte Carlo Z34 with 140k from a friend for a pretty good price (only $300). Car runs and drives great, only concern I have on it is the transmission fluid (has a very slight red tint to it, otherwise it is dark but not burnt). I think I've decided that once i get the car I'm going to drop the pan and change filter&gasket and replace the fluid that came out and leave it alone. BUT, this car will be replacing my 1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L with 175k on it. I can't decide if I want to sell my Oldsmobile after I get the Monte Carlo for extra $$$ or if i wanna keep the Oldsmobile laying around in case I need it. I also don't wanna pay the extra insurance on the Oldsmobile either..
Just looking for some opinions on what you guys would do..
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Why would you decommission the olds? What issues are looming on the horizon that have you willing to dump it over a $300 acquisition? What are you hoping to gain from 35k less miles on a drivetrain that does not have the proven service record of the 3.8, and was built to a lower price than your current ride?
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Why would you decommission the olds? What issues are looming on the horizon that have you willing to dump it over a $300 acquisition? What are you hoping to gain from 35k less miles on a drivetrain that does not have the proven service record of the 3.8, and was built to a lower price than your current ride?
Thank you for your reply, I decided that I will keep the olds around because, well to be honest I've loved the car for the years I've had it and it'* always nice to have a backup car, although I think the Monte Carlo will be the backup car for now.
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And just to clarify, the questions I was asking are ones you would want to ask yourself when faced with a decision like this.

I found myself in the same boat when I was able to scoop up my '94 Regal for cheap. The Regal is in much better shape than my Park Avenue, with 120k less miles, and yet I still wound up back at my Park Avenue.

Thankfully, I am in a position to insure them both, and have also enjoyed some of the benefits to having two sets of wheels around.
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