So I was out driving around today...

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  1. HazelGod

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    ...and I thought to myself, "Damn, I've been driving this thing for a long time..."

    I just can't bring myself to part with her, though.

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    And you've been ignoring that Check Engine light since the second month.

    I've put black tape over mine. :tongue:
     
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    I know the feeling. My '86 Nissan pickup just passed 317,000 miles.
     
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    homer is that you???
     
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    Do you always take pictures when driving 80mph? lol.
     
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    If you own a van like I do... things are normal when the check engine light is on... if it off... then you are going to have a problem.
     
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    As long as he isn't talking on his cell phone! :wink:
     
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    ...or painting his toenails.
     
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    Yes Meg! The first thing i noticed. You are a sharp lady too:wink: :smile:
     
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    I drove my Chevy Lumina to well over 170,000 miles and it still ran great. Then I gave it away and got the Viper. If you're looking for an upgrade I highly recommend them.
     
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    What are you stupid? It's only got 70,000 miles on it!

    I drove my 1990 Corsica LT for 13 years and 181,000 miles. I argued with the service manager and almost cried when he insisted I take a look at the showroom floor.

    What kind of vehicle is this anyway?






     
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    Hi NIC,

    The federal government bought the rights to the Chevy Lumina. No new cars have been sold to the general public in about 5 years. It was the next step up in the Chevrolet lineup to my Corsica. Both were beautiful workhorses who refused to die.



     
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    Really? I thought I had seen new ones on the road more recent than that. I had a '94. The newer ones look different. I know many of them are used as police cruisers. Not as popular a model as the Ford Crown Victoria but up there.
     
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    Looks like 170,000 to me... and I'm guessing it's a 90s Nissan 300ZX.

    As far as the model history for the Lumina, here's a wiki link. Generally, The Man is looking to buy up fleet remnants of long-in-the-tooth models, for ease of maintenance/parts availability - I think that might be what njqt is referring to about "buying the rights". For instance, a lot of current federal government vehicles in my area are Chevrolet Classics - not a Caprice Classic or Malibu Classic, just "Classic". When the current Malibu changed platforms in '04, GM recognized its cash cow in rental and government fleets, and continued to produce the old platform for two years as the Classic and not the Malibu. Wiki link for the Malibu here.

    Sorry - I'm a total car geek :biggrin1:
     
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    Haha! Those are the cruise control indicator lights...the Z doesn't have anything as generic as a Check Engine light! :biggrin1:

    Of course not! Had I been going any faster, the odometer would have rolled past that number before I had a chance to get a good shot.

    Luminas don't breathe via forced induction, nor turn out 400+hp. I'm still trying to figure out what you mean by saying "Viper" then "upgrade" in the same statement? :wink:


    Nope, that's 170,000. Fairly remarkable for the original drivetrain on a high-performance car.


    Correct on both counts. It's a 1993 Twin Turbo...and it's been ridiculously fun to have as a daily driver. However, my dad has recently come to his senses about being old and not using his ski boat, so I'm currently looking at buying an SUV to pull it with. Once that happens, the Z will be a full time garage queen. Except for when she's being a dyno queen. :biggrin1:
     
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    Forgive me I was wrong I didn't see the 1. I'm nearsighted and I need bi-focals cut me a little slack. :redface:

    NOTE: I am currently tooling around town in a 1991 Cadillac Eldorado with approximately 95,000 miles.



     
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