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Old 03-08-2005, 01:57 PM
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Well I replaced our 2003 Odyssey a couple weeks ago with a 1999 Bonneville and that is going great. Since the Bonneville cost $4000 vs the $18,000 we sold our van for we are very happy. The fact that the Bonneville runs and drives like new helps as well. We managed to put $15,000 against our home equity on that deal.

So now I am going to replace the GMC provided I can find a car for $2000. I plan to sell the GMC for $5500-6000 and use the money for some toys around the yard. The vehicle I am going to look at tomorrow night is a 1993 Chevy Caprice with a 5.0L V8 for $2000. The car has 80,000 miles and has been garaged since new. Plus it is an original owner vehicle with no rust or oil leaks. I figure the Caprice will be a nice full frame car that won't mind doing some occassional trailer towing. Since I only drive about 5000 miles a year I am not worried about the 17/26 fuel mileage either.

Here is the style I am looking at tomorrow night.
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Nice car. I had a 94 Buick Roadmaster with the LT1 350. Same chassis, slightly different body. A very nice ride.
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Impala SS conversion? Only if you got the power to back it up.
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my mom had a 94 roadmaster too, nice ride. two words : BRAKE STAND.
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You don't want the 5.0 though...They leak like hell after a while.......Try to find a 9C1 Caprice...
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A friend of mine bought a 94 with the 5.0 engine, with 75,000 miles. He usually gets 11 mpg in the city, and 15-16 on the hwy.
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I'll tell ya, if you can find a Roadmaster wagon, you'll never want for a car to have fun with. It'* the same motor as the Impala SS, just with a less agressive tune on the computer. So any and all aftermarket for the Impala works for the Roadmaster, plus the weight distribution is way better with the wagon.
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Originally Posted by GonneVille
I'll tell ya, if you can find a Roadmaster wagon, you'll never want for a car to have fun with. It'* the same motor as the Impala SS, just with a less agressive tune on the computer. So any and all aftermarket for the Impala works for the Roadmaster, plus the weight distribution is way better with the wagon.
Biggest performance difference is the trans gear ratio. The Roadmaster is geared for the highway. Still no slouch for such a big car, though. And with the LT1, it'* a tower. Not sure about the 5.0 in that car though. It'* not as bulletproof, and may be a little underpowered.
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