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Old 06-08-2005, 05:22 PM   #11
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High mileage dosen't mean everything. Its all about age. I'm sure the car is still good. A 30K car from 1988 will be more worn out and less reliable than a 1998 car with 190K. My bosses 2003 GMC Sierra crew cab has 85K on it. It still looks and drives like new. 80% of those miles are towing a trailor that weighs over 2K dry.

I say you're getting one heck of a deal. Buy it!
I disagree, taxis that are 1998+ with high kms are in rough shape despite their age. The only case I would say that is true in would be in regards to the condition of the body.
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When I had my intugie 99 it had the 3.5 motor it ran well it 100k on it. fun car to bad I had to sell it I lost my job.
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Spare car? how many do you need?

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High mileage dosen't mean everything. Its all about age. I'm sure the car is still good. A 30K car from 1988 will be more worn out and less reliable than a 1998 car with 190K. My bosses 2003 GMC Sierra crew cab has 85K on it. It still looks and drives like new. 80% of those miles are towing a trailor that weighs over 2K dry.

I say you're getting one heck of a deal. Buy it!
I disagree, taxis that are 1998+ with high kms are in rough shape despite their age. The only case I would say that is true in would be in regards to the condition of the body.
I have to agree. The body looks great. The ad says oil changed every 3000 miles, and it says they had a dealer detail it. I'm going to assume if they were this proper about going to a dealer, ... there should be plenty of repair records since they bought the car at 50,000 miles.

As for your comment on the taxi.. I couldn't agree more. I owned a Caprice LS with the police package, and it was actually owned by a news photographer, and he took great care of it. On average, police and taxi'* with 100,000 miles, are usually beat beyond affordable repairs.

Fortunately, that Oldsmobile isn't a taxi or police vehicle, and was assumabley driven nice, and well taken care of.

The seller also claims to have 2 other cars with the 3800 engine, and both are around 300,000 miles.. why would they sell the 190,000 mile car, and keep the 300,000 mile ones?

I would drive the car before making an offer. I would also go through it with a fine-tooth comb, and if you aren't savvy with cars enough.... pay a reliable, and honest mechanic to check it out with you.
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LMAO. The joy of not having kids.

The two T/As are summer only cars. Exclusive. My wife drives the truck since she only works 1 mile up the road. Howver, she'* getting a new job soon and will be driving 25 miles one way and doesn't want to drive the truck. I drive the Bonnie.

Well, if either the truck or the Bonnie break down we're pretty much screwed since we have no "spare". That Intruigue would be my primary driver, wife would get the Bonnie, and truck would go back to being the spare and for fixing up rental houses.
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1999 Bonneville SE
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and the Firehawk
LMAO. The joy of not having kids.

The two T/As are summer only cars. Exclusive. My wife drives the truck since she only works 1 mile up the road. Howver, she'* getting a new job soon and will be driving 25 miles one way and doesn't want to drive the truck. I drive the Bonnie.

Well, if either the truck or the Bonnie break down we're pretty much screwed since we have no "spare". That Intruigue would be my primary driver, wife would get the Bonnie, and truck would go back to being the spare and for fixing up rental houses.
I just don't understand why anyone would need more than 4 cars???

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1999 Bonneville SE
1997 C1500
1979 T/A Firebird
and the Firehawk
LMAO. The joy of not having kids.

The two T/As are summer only cars. Exclusive. My wife drives the truck since she only works 1 mile up the road. Howver, she'* getting a new job soon and will be driving 25 miles one way and doesn't want to drive the truck. I drive the Bonnie.

Well, if either the truck or the Bonnie break down we're pretty much screwed since we have no "spare". That Intruigue would be my primary driver, wife would get the Bonnie, and truck would go back to being the spare and for fixing up rental houses.
I just don't understand why anyone would need more than 4 cars???

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You haven't met Randman1 yet have you? lol 4 Bonnies, 1 truck and 1 Mrs. Randman1 car. I think he'* aiming for a bonne for each day of the week. Having an extra vehicle is great. A friend needs to borrow the truck, no problem. Mechanic Dan wants to do free labor on my stuff because I let him borrow...ok with me, keep it for another week.

Recently he had my truck, was getting around to putting a centerlink in, after doing the rear brakes and oil change. I developed a crack in the radiator. He got me a new radiator for $60 less than Advance could. I swapped car for truck, went junkyarding w/Randman, then brought the truck back and picked up my already fixed car. I'm all for a second vehicle. Mileage doesn't worry me too much if the condition of the whole car is good. For a while I was putting on 50K miles a year.
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See, Bill, you understand my need for 5 cars! LOL.

On my 6th car I'll qualify for fleet insurance!
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I just don't understand why anyone would need more than 4 cars???

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You haven't met Randman1 yet have you? lol 4 Bonnies, 1 truck and 1 Mrs. Randman1 car. I think he'* aiming for a bonne for each day of the week. Having an extra vehicle is great. A friend needs to borrow the truck, no problem. Mechanic Dan wants to do free labor on my stuff because I let him borrow...ok with me, keep it for another week.

Recently he had my truck, was getting around to putting a centerlink in, after doing the rear brakes and oil change. I developed a crack in the radiator. He got me a new radiator for $60 less than Advance could. I swapped car for truck, went junkyarding w/Randman, then brought the truck back and picked up my already fixed car. I'm all for a second vehicle. Mileage doesn't worry me too much if the condition of the whole car is good. For a while I was putting on 50K miles a year.
Maybe you didn't catch on, I can't really tell, but it was a joke... Look at my sig, there are 6 cars there, and those are only the ones with forced induction. The '93 GP LE and '93 Olds 88 aren't on there...

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