iNeon - 4/13/2006 1:58 PM
my first car was a first generation ford taurus, eggshell blue with grey lower cladding. it tried to be nice, it really did.. fake wood, some chrome interior trims and blue corduroy seats. it *was comfortable, but reliable is another story... there was not a single mechanical part that was not changed twice in the 6 months i drove it. 2 engines, 2 transmissions, countless alternators, starters, ignition something or anothers, cv joints, radiators, water pumps.
it makes the 240 seem like a modern toyota by comparison.
you see, it was fitted with a DREADFUL 2.5 4 cylinder engine and a 3 speed automatic transmission.
my dream replacement: the SHO with the 5 speed. boy those were nice!
are those any more reliable than the base model, anyone? i know theyve got a nice yamaha head(full engine, then? heads only later, maybe?)
ive always wondered why gm built such a big v6(4.3), why wasnt it an 8?