My car is about 7 months older than I am
Heres the weird thing though. All the accessories in my car, all the underdash components and such are all dated 11/16/88, but on the door it states it was manufactured 12/88
So I guess they do have an inventory of electronics and things. I believe my transmission had a metal tag and it said something about 12/88 as well. So who knows. As far as how long mine sat...carfax says 06/06/1989 and that at the time of first registration it had 162 miles. Wow, I wonder how many people test drove it! Dang!
So it was driven an average of 13,200 miles annually for the first 100 months of its life (06/06/1989-10/10/1997 162 mi - 110,076 mi)
Then it was driven an average of 976 miles annually for the next 86 months (10/10/1997-12/27/2004 110,076 mi - 117,200) When I got the car, it had been sitting for about 2 years only being driven maybe 10 miles in that whole time. When I got the car, the oil was probably about 4 years old I was told, the thermostat was stuck open...the throttle body blade was stuck in place, it was leaking coolant, leaking transmission fluid. So then I replaced the thermostat, changed the oil...twice, and replaced the radiator. The car then ran normally around 220*F at full op temp. Gee, I wonder why, cause the coolant was worn out
I actually drove it like that with the bad coolant for umm... 9 months.
Anyways. Now it runs perfectly, but haha, my subframe is failing!!!! YAY FOR SALT!!!! WOOH!!!