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no joke... i saw the title and i thought Fly had gone all... BV on us... :lol:

Skylarks were nice... when they were coupes... in the late 60s...

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I always liked the later, GS coupe version of that car, after the nose job.

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:lol: Note my qualifier, "I don't need." I'd still sort of on the look out for an low-mileage E-body ('86-92) Toronado for under $5k. There was one on eBay I linked to months ago that I really could've swung, but...oh well. Granted, there are plenty of -'85 Toros out there for my price, but no thanks.

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We have a '97 (post nose job) with the 2.4L twin cam that my dad inherited from m greandfather when he passed away. The car is quite a little trooper. The most serious thing that's happened to it has been a burnt valve no more than two months ago. It's had two water pump changes (the second one was a 3rd party POS, so my dad put in a GM one this time). Other than that, the car has over 160K and still runs like new, and doesn't leak or burn anything.

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I had an aunt who owned one. Nice car and real reliable, but the Mr. Plow front bumper can take a hike for all I care. Don't know what GM was thinking with that one.

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So do you like any exciting GM cars, or just their bland, front wheel drive mid-90's offerings? I'm gonna go with what 04monteintimidator said and remind you that there hasn't been a really good Skylark made since 1972.

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So do you like any exciting GM cars, or just their bland, front wheel drive mid-90's offerings? I'm gonna go with what 04monteintimidator said and remind you that there hasn't been a really good Skylark made since 1972.

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I'm thinking about what would make a good second...er...third car. Plus, it would be unique. Plus, these cars are realistic. No one likes anything automotive from the 80s and 90s, many are just coming out of the hands of grandpa and are dirt cheap, fairly modern componants (fuel injection, good brakes, etc). Also, I have an affinity for late-80s Toronados for sentimental reasons and the fact that the ones right before aren't as cool.

Lastly, need I remind that many cars from the 70s were just as unexciting.

In any case, at least I'm not gaga over a Millenia.

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Guest YellowJacket894

Man, I could clear a whole snowbank with that bumper, just take down a few snowmen and make a few kids cry.

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Man, I could clear a whole snowbank with that bumper, just take down a few snowmen and make a few kids cry.

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Little known N-body Skylark facts:

*The car arrives before you do.

*If you run into a wall with a '92, your car becomes a '96.

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In any case, at least I'm not gaga over a Millenia.

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Hey!

As far as that Skylark... Oh my... Atleast the cars I lust after have some sort of style. :lol:

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wait a second... i get it now... you want that so you can push all the toyotas out of the way so you can keep your Aurora safe... makes sense... i say go for it... :P

Edited by 04monteintimidator

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Skylarks were nice... when they were coupes... in the late 60s...

*raises eyebrow*

Hmmm....interesting.

Fly ... I took a look at the linked ad ... not bad, actually. Tho, I readily admit when those first came out, I wondered why Buick was trying to be Pontiac, what with the front nose the way it was pointed ;).

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*raises eyebrow*

Hmmm....interesting.

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was that a... "you drive a FWD Monte Carlo" kind of interesting... or a "you have a strange taste in cars" kind of interesting? :lol:

no hard feelings... just curious

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was that a... "you drive a FWD Monte Carlo" kind of interesting... or a "you have a strange taste in cars" kind of interesting? :lol:

*sighs*

Before anyone blows this way out of wack ... the answer to your query is "a little bit of both, actually". I think I was just shocked that you had written that....

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oh alright... i wasnt trying to start anything... i was simply intrigued

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It seems like the '92 Skylark was an attempt to return to the old days, when W-shaped front ends were produced regularly by Buick, except the older ones leaned more forward than back. I think the backward lean of the front end is what doomed it.

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XP: Take your own advice: "Don't HATE... appreci-ATE!" :wink:

It's a Buick, and a cool one at that. Tthe N-bodys

were a great attempt to spice up styling on

otherwise bland mainstream cars of the masses.

The Grand Am, Skylark & Achieva all looked

quite different and yet they shared more than

many cars from the 90s that you'd think were

absolute twins in every department.

I think the new Ford tripplets and the last VW

Jetta look like they're the same damn car

from profile and they have no excuse. <_<

I loved these Skylarks... "love it or hate it styling"

always beats "Camry bland" anyday. Too bad they

were FWD, these cars looked sharp IMHO. Plus

Honda copied the rear on theor Accord ten years

later, so they were ahead of the curve. :P

Edited by Sixty8panther

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XP: Take your own advice: "Don't HATE... appreci-ATE!" :wink:

It's a Buick, and a cool one at that. Tthe N-bodys

were a great attempt to spice up styling on

otherwise bland mainstream cars of the masses.

The Grand Am, Skylark & Achieva all looked

quite different and yet they shared more than

many cars from the 90s that you'd think were

absolute twins in every department.

I think the new Ford tripplets and the last VW

Jetta look like they're the same damn car

from profile and they have no excuse. <_<

I loved these Skylarks... "love it or hate it styling"

always beats "Camry bland" anyday. Too bad they

were FWD, these cars looked sharp IMHO. Plus

Honda copied the rear on theor Accord ten years

later, so they were ahead of the curve. :P

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I suppose. Maybe part of the reason I don't like it is because I have to look at my turd neighbor's bright red piece of &#036;h&#33; '93 every day that he keeps driving regardless of the fact that the suspension's f@#ked and it's developed like a bearing knock or something; the car sounds AWFUL and he's beating it to death. It's just that nose is so ugly, man. Remember Jahan, the guy I used to work with that moved to North Carolina? He had a '96 and that car didn't bother me at all because it looked normal; the restyle on the nose looked nice and it seemed fairly comfortable when I drove it. I used to get a kick out of seeing him dragging his boat around with it! :lol:

I guess another reason it seems like a bad idea too is because look at what we've gotten for around $2000; would you take one of those, or a mid-90's Skylark? Tell me I'm wrong! :lol:

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Little known N-body Skylark facts:

*The car arrives before you do.

*If you run into a wall with a '92, your car becomes a '96.

Oh-ho! Interesting. :D

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:lol: Note my qualifier, "I don't need." I'd still sort of on the look out for an low-mileage E-body ('91-92) Toronado for under $5k. There was one on eBay I linked to months ago that I really could've swung, but...oh well. Granted, there are plenty of -'85 Toros out there for my price, but no thanks.

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fixed

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Well as far as the nose, I love that piece of styling.

It always reminded me of 1974 camaro more than

any Buick but I know what they were going for:

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I guess another reason it seems like a bad idea too is because look at what we've gotten for around $2000; would you take one of those, or a mid-90's Skylark? Tell me I'm wrong!  :lol:

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YES! :spin:

Anything over $1500 and it better be a RWD, hardtop, V8, BOF landyacht...

Anyrthing above $4000 & it better be a 1959 Buick/Pontiac/Dodge/Plymouth something-or-other or a 1931 Pontiac [ex-Argentenian taxi cab].

Ahh-Ruuugggga~!!! :pbjtime:

Edited by Sixty8panther

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Whenever I see this car, I think of that Jiffy Lube commerical with the guy inside the glovebox.

"Have you checked your Owner's Manual lately?"

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