Originally Posted by Custom88
reliable? I"ve had the displeasure of driving one of those cars before and it was THE biggest POS I've driven to date. It was a 91. Horrible reliablity, gas mileage... I can't think of any positivies to that car over anything else really. Sucks to hear about the head gasket on that Aurora, atleast it'* not common. (much less common than the UIM failure on the 3800.)
Thing is, a 3800 equipped vehicle is actually worth the repair if the intake should fail.
A car like that is for someone who lives in a smaller town, and just needs something to get around in. Maybe to and from the grocery, or maybe work if they lie close.
That car is not good for long commutes. I have owned similar.
FUN FACT - if someone needs a "point A to B" 4 banger car cheap, real cheap, check out the reliant or aries K. It is nothing sexy, but better than a tempo.