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datatrain  



Joined: 15 Sep 2007
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Location: Osoyoos, British Columbia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: I need forgiveness or redemption Reply with quote

Today I bought a 1998 mint condition BUICK Le Sabre. Gasp ! Air ! I need Air !

It was far too good to pass up and I yielded to temptation and sinned mightily. I'm doing a 10,000 mile business trip in 4 weeks and this will be my drive instead of the Bimmer 318. The 924 was never considered.

Yeah the 7500 miles a year (145000KM) on the clock had something to do with it. The near perfect paint and interior pushed me along. The new rubber and Aluminuim wheels contributed. BUT the silence and the great sound system and nice cushioned seats, the AC, and the 205 HP with a 4 speed overdrive tranny with gran touring suspension all played a part.

Is there any hope for me ? The reviews said it was a car for old farts and I quailify there. How do I get redemption now ? Can I be saved ? Is there any hope ?
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Near mint '98 Buick LeSabre
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Joes924Racer  



Joined: 03 Nov 2002
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Location: Oregon, Denver Colorado native!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a runner.. thats alot of miles you did good.. just say
porsche 924 at least 20 times.. and all will be good.
It looks like this one..I dont know how long the pic. will stay good.


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Scorpio  



Joined: 05 Jul 2007
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find and send me a good quality 951 radiator and all your sins will be forgiven!
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sbarc  



Joined: 01 Feb 2010
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Location: West Coast of Canada

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent all day at a car show sitting with my friends from the Jaguar Club.....they scoff and scrorned and teased me
about my 928 GT the whole day........it was like WW2 all over again.

I told them the only reason I brought my Porsche was the guarantee them a ride home when their Jaguars all broke down.....
...that went over well with all of them.

As for the Buick Le Sabre........Buicks are quite the status symbol in China.....so that means there's over 1 billion people on this
planet that are very impressed with your purchase.
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D Hook  



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Location: Omaha, NE

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Joe, it looks exactly like that one you posted the picture of except.....
it's a Buick LaSabre, not a Mercury.
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Nobbi  



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well buick`s are cool. During my extended canada vacation i bought a buick-regal-hardtop coupe.Build 1977 with electric sunroof and a small-block engine.I paid abou 600.- bucks to the first owner and it took me all arround canada and alaska.......only thing that broke was a turning light relay.(3,50$)
And, it truely a diffrent car exp.......


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobbi your back you going to tell us bout your trip..
bout the pic. i googled and trusted the pic...

Hey heres another that looks the same cept it is the correct car.


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D Hook  



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you got it Joe!

Here's my luxo-barge. '98 Mark VIII LSC.





I really really LIKE this car. Less than 90K on it.
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mgatlag  



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the Buick come with the old man style compass? You know the one...it suctions to the dash and is a golf ball looking compass floating in water? I made the mistake of buying a 2004 Ford Taurus back in 04 and my family got me a compass like that as a joke for xmas.
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'77 1/2 924 N/A- 5 speed Audi box
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'92 Jeep Cherokee Laredo - gone!!

Porsche... better than tea with Miss McGill
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Zeek  



Joined: 09 Jul 2010
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Location: Shady Side, MD

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap the interior of that Mark VIII is clean, D Hook!

There's nothing wrong with Buicks, Datatrain.
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datatrain  



Joined: 15 Sep 2007
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Location: Osoyoos, British Columbia

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just drove it 590 miles through the mountains. It's a lot like the 924, once the suspension is loaded and stops leaning you can pound it through the curves.

I hate to admit it, but I liked it ! It doesn't have brakes like our Bimmer but otherwise no complaints.

It's a quantum leap from the 924. Same with the gas mileage. So I guess my transcontinental both ways in Sept will be comfortable.
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33 year old car, with me for 21 yrs
Mint '92 318i BMW
Near mint '98 Buick LeSabre
VE7HFR
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Slam  



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How very respectable of you...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes when Im driving my truck and see other people in there cars
whizzin bout.
I cant help but think..Do people think god another truck..is that all he has.. ..wish it was 4 wheel drive.
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