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Old 05-03-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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I was crunch some number today and found which one of the 4 car I owned are the cheapest to run.
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1.Cavalier 01 .06 per mile retired at 71,190 2200 motor
2. Bonneville 92 se .08 per mile 173,000 3800 motor (if car contune to run how it has been it will take 1st spot)
3. Corsica 94 .13 per mile retired at 225,000 3100 motor
4.Mailbu ls .14 per mile 106,000miles 3100 motor (this will get higher because as I have to replace the ignition switch whcih $255 and replace the 02 no light but should be doing better then 24 mpg, )
The other note I will make at mailbu is I just got januray we have not put whole miles on it yet only 3056 miles so their really isn't enough data to rank the car.
for the bonneville we driven that car the second most at almost excatly 30,000 miles since I bought it which was year and half ago. The bonneville taken out the parts it need when bought actual comes out about .02 per mile. IT has only had minor problems and actual has actual ran for about 17,000 miles without real any problems. I am also still restore this car,but need very little only 1 interior compent, small paint work, The old car alarm need to be fix I will do this be upgrade it.
For the cavaler owned that car for 3 and half years and drove about 32,000 miles and olny thing major wrong with was blowing the head
The corscia I drove 11,320 miles but barely had the car for year that car had many problem due to lack of care previous owner. It had list of about 30 things wrong with and was growing when I called it enough. The bonneville replace this car, it just wasn't worth fix any more,but still A good deal only bought the car for $100.
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I was crunch some number today and found which one of the 4 car I owned are the cheapest to run.
Here is how turned
1.Cavalier 01 .06 per mile retired at 71,190 2200 motor
2. Bonneville 92 se .08 per mile 173,000 3800 motor (if car contune to run how it has been it will take 1st spot)
3. Corsica 94 .13 per mile retired at 225,000 3100 motor
4.Mailbu ls .14 per mile 106,000miles 3100 motor (this will get higher because as I have to replace the ignition switch whcih $255 and replace the 02 no light but should be doing better then 24 mpg, )
The other note I will make at mailbu is I just got januray we have not put whole miles on it yet only 3056 miles so their really isn't enough data to rank the car.
for the bonneville we driven that car the second most at almost excatly 30,000 miles since I bought it which was year and half ago. The bonneville taken out the parts it need when bought actual comes out about .02 per mile. IT has only had minor problems
For the cavaler owned that car for 3 and half years and drove about 32,000 miles and olny thing major wrong with was blowing the head
The corscia I drove 11,320 miles but barely had the car for year that car had many problem due to lack of care previous owner. It had list of about 30 things wrong with and was growing when I called it enough. The bonneville replace this car, it just wasn't worth fix any more,but still A good deal only bought the car for $100.
Whats with the Corsica,,a hole in the gas tank...

mine was great in her day.
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The corsica actual got the best fuel milage out of the all the cars 32mpg avg for lifetime. 34 highway. The reason it did the car ran very lean fuel mixutre dur some problems it had ,it also had not cat when I got just straight pipe. This car had nemorus problem, for one for some reason the o2 sensor would not come out even the dealer tried not what happen thought. The egr value was missing and was cover by metal plate. Also the frame of the car was bent not whole lot but enough to make it so the aligment was just slight outside of gm standard for the car. Also had to drop the pan to get the oil the 1st oil change it was like sludge. Their was body damage from passneger door. The driver seat was missing rail was messed up so the seat would move at least to guy moved it. The other problem is the front doors would only open from the inside (door latch worn).
The rear tail lights I rewired buy put new wires in the old was burned. also the compressor had had failed and clutch for the compresser so I took it just put pulley in it place. Also the fuel line had rusted out so the was lot high pressure rubber hosing keep it from leaking. All I have to say about this car is thanx to corsica board about this car they were so help full. Also found lot metal shaving the tranny pan their was enough to cover the bottom of the pan still shifted fine though and on exactly when it should. All have to so that 3100 motor is tuff as nails. The car also abs assits failed on it. Their is other problems with but I will not contuine to list. I got during time of my life had no job had to sell the 99 intriuge to keep it from get repoed. I am not even sure if we acutal payed the 100 for it. Man loved the short star motor.
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Wow....sounds like she was used and abused.
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