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Old 09-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #11
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My family calls it my "Mee Ma car" or my Fav. The "Grannymobile"

Thank yall, yes she is taken very good care of, although she does have some cosmetic blemishes from all the driving I do, I'm missing the right rear passenger side hubcap, someone stoll my Pontiac emblem off the grill!! GRRRRRR!!!! (Now why the H*** would they do something like that) and my headliner is comming down. Or as my little brother puts it "the sky is falling the sky is falling" LOL. She has never been in a wreck, nor had any dents in her. I figure about $300 should get her cosmetically back in shape. I keep the car EXTREMELLY clean, and put it on ramps to pressure wash the undercarraige. She also gets an engine oil flush every 6,000 miles, maybe thats why it has lasted me this long. She was originally purchased with 400 miles on here and has been a DAMN good car. I don't think I'll be trading this one in anytime soon, I'd love to swap my 3800 Series II out for a new 5300 LS4 V8, but I'm sure that would take quite a bit of money to do so. I'm not to big on hotrodding in my car, although I do have to say with that many miles, and my maintainance practaces, she still has quite a bit of get up and go, and still suprises me on the interstate highway. I believe not even two months ago I had the car at 105 mph and she was running at 2,500 rpm'*. I really don't want to push her like that anymore, she'* an old gal, and you don't treat an old lady like that. So I drive her like she is showing her age with that many miles. All in all if I had to replace the engine I'd probably go back with another 3800 non-supercharged engine they seem to hold up better then the supercharged ones I'm told.
That car is still in good shape...

The SC engines are built better than the NA engines... But with all of the heat and boost that the SC engines are put through, sometimes they wear out... But thats possible with any engine...

Our main failure that can destroy a 3800 series II is that upper intake... If its not caught in time it can become a disaster...

I love that color BTW.... Looks like the same color as my 95, right side of my sig...lol

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HEY! You stole my car! I have the ExACT same 97 SE!!! Same color and trim. Thats about what I get in combined driving.....25.5 mpg or so. I only have 126,000 miles on mine...all the hubcaps are still on...paint is near perfect and the interior is nice too...I guess Iam gonna put a few more miles on her.......
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I get about 25 mpg mixed driving

I get as low as 15 and as high as 32
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Wow that more miles then my 92. That just about miles I get.. ALthough I a have been doing 27 the past two tanks
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Oil Changes: 3,000-3,500 mile intervals
Transmission fluid: 25,000 miles
Coolant flush: Once every year
Tune up: At correct intervals

All mechanical/major parts replaced so far:
All 3 Coil Packs: 187,000 miles
Water Pump: 180,000 miles
Fuel Pump: 220,000 miles
Fuel Sending Unit: 220,000 miles
Valve Cover Gaskets: 232,000 miles

Current Odometer reading: 242,910 miles
This CAN'T be a General Motors car if you STILL have the original Alternator!
But it goes to show if you "Baby" your baby, it'll take good care of you. Nice Job!
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I get around 28 in 95 with 201k miles, Hell I don't even know where the O2 sensor is and don't know if I could change it. I have owned the car for 4 years and just put in the 180 stat yesterday. Luckily I broke a vaccum line while i was doing it. 2 fixes in one day. My ? is how hard is it to replace the O2 sensor and how much does it cost?
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I get around 28 in 95 with 201k miles, H*** I don't even know where the O2 sensor is and don't know if I could change it. I have owned the car for 4 years and just put in the 180 stat yesterday. Luckily I broke a vaccum line while i was doing it. 2 fixes in one day. My ? is how hard is it to replace the O2 sensor and how much does it cost?
Is that 28 full on highway driving? If not I'd be tempted to leave it alone..

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I only drive my car around 3 times a month. I drive a 120 mile 3 times a month. I baby the crap out of it. I generally get 27-28mpg.
I fill up and drive around town in small amounts.
I don't figure in city miles because I have a lead foot in town.
Anyways it really doesn't matter. I just have to talk my parents into letting me keep my car after college.
It will only be worth something to me.
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city I get as low as 15 in winter and 20 in summer. These cars like the open road.
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