My 74' Lincoln was a pile of crap and ended up becoming more of a paper weight then a car. So it went to the junkyard and I drove a dying Ford Focus for a couple months until I traded it in for this. A mint condition 1988 Cadillac Brougham that only had 91k miles on it and it was a one owner car. The only thing it needed was a new starter and the headliner fixed but other then that its fine. Never had a thing go wrong with it and it drives like a dream. I loved Lincolns but after driving this Cadillac I could never touch a Ford again. It may not be the fastest car out there but I would rather give up speed for the added comfort boost. Even though its one of those luxury land barges of the 80's it actually gets a decent mpg rating for what it is, 15 city, 22 highway. It also has a 24 gallon gas tank which if conserved could last you a good 2 weeks.
Post by fancollector12 on Oct 28, 2013 21:51:19 GMT -5
And an update on mine: I will be getting my dad's 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4 when he gets a new car in addition to my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4. His Jeep has a 4.7 V8, leather, and every option, and we've had it since brand new. I've given up car shopping, jus can't find anything in my price range or worth buying. At least my next car will be free, LOL
Post by fancollector12 on Jan 10, 2014 22:38:43 GMT -5
Here's a few pics of my ride, my first car, a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4, V8, all options except the factory front-mounted fog lamps (the sunroof and heated front seats weren't available options in 1994). She's currently got 177k miles on her. It's completely stock (and I plan to keep it that way!) except for a Sony head unit (radio) and Pioneer speakers that I installed myself (:
Just got rid of the Civic. It had it's purpose. On to newer, better, and faster things...Just picked up a new Dodge Dart with the 2.4L motor. Appropriate number of pedals, and damn is this thing quick for what it is. My plan is to keep the Dart until the SRT version of the Dart becomes available. Rumour has it 300hp, awd, and appropriate number of pedals. WOOHOO!!! One thing's for sure though: The Dart with its bigger motor and more power is getting better gas mileage than the Civic. I fired up the other car the other night just to get the fluids going. Ahhhhhhhh....Nothing will compete with the sound of a behemoth sized V10.
I'll tell you a little something about the Dart. While it is the entry level/compact car in Chrysler's lineup, It is worlds better than the previous compact models (Neon and Caliber). It is actually comprised of Alfa Romeo underpinnings (don't forget Fiat owns Chrysler and Alfa among others) and they aren't terribly expensive. My father is a Mopar guy like myself. He drove my Dart and thought it was the best fun one could have with four doors for under $25k. As a former employee for Chrysler, Neons were trash. Calibers were not much better. They were better, but not by much. My father has a 2012 Chrysler 300S and loves it. The whole brand has really gone up in quality since Fiat bought them. Another bit of history with my car for you, is that I had the dealer get the Dart GT which was shown at the autoshow last winter on a rotating platform. Charcoal grey pearl.
MOPAR OR NO CAR! PS: (I fell in love with another car the dealer had on the showroom floor, but I don't have $140,000 in disposable income right now)