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Old 05-15-2003, 05:31 PM   #31
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I'm glad that these are turning out to be such durable cars. I hope mine lasts as long.
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88 bonnie le<---------------- 232,000 miles on the clock and running strong!!!!!!!!
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369000 km and still going strong!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My family had an 89 LE that had 256,000 on it when my brother totaled it. Only major repair was new tranny at 210,000 miles.

My mom'* 92 Olds 88, not a Bonny but still an H body, has 330,000 miles. Major repairs: tranny at 230,000; MAF at 325,000.
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My '96 Olds 88 LS has 131,000 miles on it, and runs very strong. 30+ mgp on hwy, low to mid 20'* in town. Fun to gun it with the power it has.
Needs struts all around tho.

What'* amazing to me about these cars is that they are full size with all the room and comfort you could want, but they still get as good or better gas mileage than Accords or Camrys and lots of small Japanese cars, and we can whoop them in a drag race.

Why would you buy a smaller, tinny box that gets worse gas mileage and is slower???
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I can't speak for my new(ish) Bonneville (only 40,000 miles now), but the GP I had before it is now being driven by a friend and is pushing 220,000 (with few major repairs).
Gosh, I hope my new baby does so well!
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Hi

I noticed that alot of people with the "H" body and series ll, usually get 30+ mpg. Is that total highway - interstate driving..or a combination with some city driving as well?

I am a social worker, and usually drive around 200 miles a day. Out of this 200, about 110 or so is interstate, with the rest city/rural driving. Both my 1995 Royale and this LSS usually get tank averages of 26 mpg with this kind of driving I do. Is this ok?
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When I say 30 plus mpg, I'm talking on a highway trip.
26 in mixed driving is excellent.
Ask your friends who drive Honda Accords, Nissan Sentras, and Toyota Camrys what they get in mixed driving. They'll turn green when they hear you get 26.
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Hi

I actuallyt tried a Camry, before I went back to GM. The whole , ricer theme of building a car, just doesnt appeal to me. They are cramped, usually poorly designed, and ride rough.

Plus, the Camry was terribly expensive, because as the salesman said...they can sometimes last over 100,000 miles. He said that with pride, even after I told him my Royale had 245,000 on it. He said that the 100,000 miles were a "superior, more quality type of miles, then the 245 on the Olds".
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... He said that the 100,000 miles were a "superior, more quality type of miles, then the 245 on the Olds".
WHAT??? How can you have a "superior, more quality type" of mile? What a salesman!
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