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Old 03-29-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Our parts driver at work got a free 1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue w/318 auto RWD.
Has brand new Rear winter tires, and brand new front tires, car is actually in decent shape, good body and what not, dark maroon interior and exterior..
just over 100,000 miles.
Family gave it to him after his accident, but he is buying a truck..soo..he said he doesnt need the car..
thousand bucks...
Hell...saves my Bonneville from another winter eh?
Whadda ya figure? Decent cars?
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yeah

drive it until it dies , man!
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Ever driven a RWD in winter, snow tires or not?
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hahahaha that was my first and only thoughts Bill..
RWD, ice, snow..even with sandbags and winter tires...
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i believe OBE has one at somepoint
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Now..that the RWD has been addressed. It'* not a GM... good luck.
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Now..that the RWD has been addressed. It'* not a GM... good luck.
More like its a Chrysler....good luck.

btw those suck in the snow. Its a 3 speed auto as well NO Overdrive gearing. 318 will last forever though.
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Learned to drive in one same year as that, oh the memories. Body rotted out on it but the engine never quit, even after it spent it'* last summer with me having the crap driven out of it the woods and a gravel pit.

I guess it depends on how far you have to drive in the snow. With my commute I'd rather drive the Bonne. On my Fith Ave we ran snow tires in the winter and it wasn't bad for an old RWD, (not as good as my 2wd S10 though)
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No save the Fifth Ave for summer and when it comes, buy bald tires and slap on a nitrous kit and go drifting.
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...bald tires for sale...
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