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Old 04-15-2007, 10:02 PM   #21
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The way I look at it..Karen will be driving circles round both your current cars

Go Karen! Congrats.
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Yay! Base models FTW!

I've never regreted having the base level model. It does the job with power, class, style, and no pretension.

Glad it worked out for you Karen!
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Can't go wrong with that L27. Tough long-lasting reliable motors. Just a little TLC, and that car should outlast 3 transmissions.
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I was actually quite surprised at how quiet those motors can be. Remember, I am so used to low-level whirring, a rattlecat, and a slipping trans. So when I drove this one yesterday (which has none of those issues), it was like driving a very quiet and underpowered version of my SSEi.

Something else this car does not have...autodim mirror. So basically it is little more than an SLE with FE2 springs and a compass dash. Funny thing though...on the way back from commiting to this car, she spotted a 97 SSE with everything, including the dark grey interior, for sale. Damn near threw a fit when she saw the cash price on it. I told her "Nope...all you need is the one we just got" (though she REALLY wants a sunroof). Eh, she'll live.
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wow, GREAT PICE with the low miles!

Great find!
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:53 PM   #26
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Whoaaaaa... We encourage members to have more than one.

Go for it Karen... get a second!
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Now ya don't have to worry about her wanting to drive yours
With the power that thing has on tap, and the trans that oh so mismatched, I won't let her come close to it

As for the Malibu, well....I guess it'* who gets into the driver seat first

You better start hissing Now

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I was actually quite surprised at how quiet those motors can be. Remember, I am so used to low-level whirring, a rattlecat, and a slipping trans. So when I drove this one yesterday (which has none of those issues), it was like driving a very quiet and underpowered version of my SSEi.

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Auto Dim you say... That will be an easy install... Don has seen the stash.... Should have that powered connector on the retained accessory for the roof that isn't there..

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Auto Dim you say... That will be an easy install... Don has seen the stash.... Should have that powered connector on the retained accessory for the roof that isn't there..
Just don't fry this one ok? :P


I'm running! !!!!!! Oh crap..the Ethiopian is a fast runner....
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He'd be faster if he didn't have those big azz feet

Going to go get the newbie now...I took pics of it last night, but for some reason this computer (or the card reader) will see the 1gb card, but won't pull the pics from it. So I am going to have to take the pics with the 512 mb instead.
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