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Old 12-28-2004, 08:52 PM   #11
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:40 PM   #12
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my dad has an 86 3.8 (323,000) and it has a severe bearing problem, Sounds like a diesel when it starts up and has been for like 5,000 miles.......yet it still keeps going. go figure.
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Nothing like a good ol American iron engine, proudly built in Flint, MI.
That'* right! Keeps lots of mouths fed around these parts!

The L36 and L67 are built 8 miles from my house up on Bristol Rd.
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Ive got a 90 sse that I have driven daily for ten years...283,000 miles and still drives, rides and performs as good as the day I bought it. I have never done anything but preventative maintenence , tires and brakes. Always kept the car nice and clean inside and out, even detail underhood once a month or so.

I bought a 94 sse a few months ago and planned to sell the 90 but....the 90 is a superior piece of equipment on all counts. So...I am currently detailing it to death and putting it under cover in the garage for "driving days" and using the 94 for a beater.

I am looking for a anniversary 97 ssei...at that time i will trade out of the 94 but I think about keeping the 90.

Whats an above average, never wrecked, complete, garged and cared for 90 sse worth anyway? My thinking....what its worth and what it will sell for with 280k miles are two completly different things.

I pulled into a spray wash a few days ago for a quickie and a guy came over to me and said he always wanted a car like mine....deep blue on buckskin, gold laces and every option...gave me his number and said he would buy it any time I called him.
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If you have someone that wants to but it SELL, as for a price i cant tell ya......
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If you have someone that wants to buy it SELL
Why? Doesn't make sense to sell it if it'* your passion....plus it'* probabaly worth a lot more to him as the owner than it would be to someone else who'* looking to buy it for very little.
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1986 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L LG2. Third transmission, original motor. Odometer read when i sold it, 647,500 which is 404,687 miles. I know the engine was original because my uncle drove it for 12 years steady befor i bought it for 200 dollars in late 2002. This engine knocked a little bit, leaked 3 quarts of oil a week, yet still managed to run and get me to were i was going, longest trip i drove it was 50 miles, my uncle used to take it on 500 mile trips up north to work twice a month or so. Transmission that was original crapped out on him, had that replaced, that one only lasted a few years, then in like 96 he had another one put it, and when i got it, it was starting to make whining sounds, and slip, probally cause that leaked like hell to until i fixed it lol. I did the rear breaks, spark plugs and wires to the car. Not to bad in my opinion, still runs, the guy who i sold it to in June 2003 still has it, hasnt put many miles on it, maybe 1500 or so, but i got a chance to sit in it, and fire it up again a month ago. Cant belive that thing! It actually still looked alright when it was clean. But when i found my old Bonny for sale in May 03, i couldnt resist that, considerably low miles in comparison, actually about 264,000 less miles on the bonneville. Go figure, one hell of a motor!
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It was missing mirrors, 100 bucks later, i had parts yard mirrors!
May it R.I.P (Run In Pieces)
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I know I love my Bonnie, even if it is a bondo-ed, sanded, unpainted ugly-looking thing Kind of pisses me off the car magazines can't give it it'* due. Car and Driver was particularly harsh in it'* assessment of the 3.8, calling it a "boat anchor", I believe. AsshoIes. Motor Trend was fairer, however; they called it "venerable but aging". Now that'* a bit more like it. Still, these damn car mags forget that reliebility is the name of the game for most. Give me a Bonnie over your stupid Bimmers and Mercedes anyday. Watch for a letter from me in the next Car and Driver about this; hopefully the panzies own up to their comments and defend their flame Anyways, never forget: Bonnies are the best
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The magazines want what is new and cutting edge. They know that they are reliable and well built, but reading about the latest E55 AMG or the new 5-Series is much more exciting.

But they, and the ones who own the cars know what they are capable of doing, and that is what is important.
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Good point Sol Still some recognition from the auto industry would be nice You know that new Mustang they're raving about? My friend says a friend of his bought one. It came in; wouldn't shift out of reverse Apparently, when backing it off the truck, it must have lightly scraped the underside. Well, it fucked something up underneath that was made of plastic, and protected by shielding that was equally as shoddy, I guess They fixed it, but he said he wanted a new one. Fair enough. The new one he got? Air conditioning was broken FROM THE FACTORY. Needless to say, he canceled his order :P None of those car magazines grade on durability, because they honestly can't. But some addressing of the issue would be nice, before they give honors to a car built as shoddily as the Ford Mustang Hehe, NOW we know why they were able to get it on the market for such a low price-point!
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