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Camino LS6

On the hunt for a Granny car

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The Cieras of those years grew on me....

I almost got the sport version (can't remember the name) ...I want to say an 86 or 87....

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That would be a good granny car/beater. And yes, a 1980s Malibu Classic with

the 229-cu.in. V6 could average 20 mpg. That's right about what O'Shea's old

Malibu averaged. (his was a 2-door 3.8 V6 & he later dropped in a 383 sbc V8)

After the V8 swap the car's MPGs dropped down a LOT which is why he sold it.

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The Cierra was a good car, my father owned one...ran well...but his was a V6.

Chrs

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Exactly the sort of car we are hunting.

I am trying to keep him away from cars with carbs though.

It's that way with cars - "you snooze, you lose"

There was this chick I grew up with (who went to a girls' Catholic high school but I knew threw mutual friends) who wanted to get a great GM used car (they were an all Buick and Olds family, as were my folks) and I helped her find an awesome early 80's Olds with low miles (carburetion, though) and a low, low price. It was a dentist's wife's car.

I told her: "Buy it." She got cold feet and had to consult with "her Daddy" who knew less about cars than I do.

She then decided to go for it ---- already SOLD.

Edited by trinacriabob

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