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Old 04-04-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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My daughters (22years old) cherry 91 Prism got totalled by a dude running a red light. She got squat from his insurance. So, being the guy I am I tool on down to the local auction and spy a very clean '95 88. Paint excellent, all power options worked, interior very clean. I figured a major tranny issue (I was right) forced it to the charity auction. Car started right up, idled good, reved good and actually moved when put in drive. I get it for $900. I call the eldest child up and tell her what I scored. Now, shes got no clue what a '95 Olds looks like but she tells me she will not drive it, its an old mans car and she won't drive an Oldsmobile. Hanging up, I start a slow boil. I get the car home on a trailer (tranny gave it up 'bout 1/2 mile from auction yard), unload it and give it a good detail job (hey, I know its broke but its gotta look good in the driveway). Cleans up real nice. Fast foward now.. Tranny fixed. I drive it, I punch it a couple of times, I LIKE IT!!! She comes over and sees the car, "wow dad, that really a nice car". Yep, I coldly reply, and being the old man that I am, I'm gonna keep it. Shes still pouting. I found this site and it has been invaluable in getting the bugs worked out of it. A quick search usually gets me an answer, or a starting place to look for a problem. TB and MAS clean smoothed out the idle. A little more reading aborted the install of my usual Bosch Platinum Plugs. UIM is high on the list of fixes though not leaking, yet. Had I not found this site, I may have been able to figure things out, but I would have spent alot more time and money doing it. Thanks guys.
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Thats what we are here for... We try ...

Glad you like the Forum..

And many thanks for the kudos

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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I drive it, I punch it a couple of times, I LIKE IT!!! She comes over and sees the car, "wow dad, that really a nice car". Yep, I coldly reply, and being the old man that I am, I'm gonna keep it. Shes still pouting.


I believe this has happened a couple of times, here. Parent buys car for offspring use...parent does some some fixes and drives car ....offspring still without wheels.

We do pride ourselves on being a different kind of car club. Regardless if you have a Bonneville or another of the 3800 buick-motored behemoths, we try to provide real help and less bashing. We may not have the flashiest, sportiest looking cars (according to conventional, pimple-faced, teen-age wisdom), but for the price, the power and luxury is near unbeatable.
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And how Many Family haulers can be this much fun...



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nice footage, good run from the looks of it........
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Only point I am trying to make is that 99% of people look at these Big C and H bodies and never expect them to do anything... Grandma or Grandpa car....

Even NA'd these 3800 Powered cars can be fun to drive... The engines are pretty easily modified, and the suspensions can also be modified with mostly aftermarket parts...

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Now that you discovered the 88, then you'll want one of these. Start looking now as its a 2 year wait sometimes to find one.

http://www.zippyvideos.com/9152541854382986/mov00048/
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