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Satty

I want a convertible

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Satty    338

Yeah, its that time of year again. We get a couple of days in the 60's with some nice sun and suddenly I'm jonesing for an open top. I checked Craigslist and found a LeBaron for $950 and a Sebring for $1100. Ebay reveals a couple SuperBeetle convertibles that would be fantastic, even if they need some work. Alas, I shant be getting one anytime soon.

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Intrepidation    839

I'm guessing the Sebring was a first gen for that price...or a 2nd gen with a blown 2.7...

A LeBaron is a Shadow is a K car...easy to work on and plenty of interchangeable parts from various models of the era. Easy to work on besides getting at the waterpump...which is a PITA in those cars but 1000x easier than a timing driven pump.

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Satty    338

It was a 1st gen with like 110k miles. After my last first gen experience, it would have to be crazy cheap (like $500) for me to even consider it. Moot point since we're moving this summer and money is going into that, not some toy.

But I want one soooooooooo bad.

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Drew Dowdell    4,826

Cutlass Supreme convertible. All the space of a W-body coupe with the top up, and still a usable trunk with the top down. Get the 3.4DOHC, bring a phillips head screwdriver to check the timing belt (just have to remove one screw), the phone number to the local alternator repair shop, and you're all set.

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Satty    338

Cutlass Supreme convertible. All the space of a W-body coupe with the top up, and still a usable trunk with the top down. Get the 3.4DOHC, bring a phillips head screwdriver to check the timing belt (just have to remove one screw), the phone number to the local alternator repair shop, and you're all set.

There is a white one (with the 3.1) on eBay for $900...

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Drew Dowdell    4,826

There is a white one (with the 3.1) on eBay for $900...

3.1 is easier to maintain but slooooooowwww...

the 3.4 would keep up with V8 mustangs of it's day.

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Cutlass Supreme convertible. All the space of a W-body coupe with the top up, and still a usable trunk with the top down. Get the 3.4DOHC, bring a phillips head screwdriver to check the timing belt (just have to remove one screw), the phone number to the local alternator repair shop, and you're all set.

I was gaga over those and the coupes when I was but four or five years old.

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Satty    338

3.1 is easier to maintain but slooooooowwww...

the 3.4 would keep up with V8 mustangs of it's day.

Thats the only one on eBay. Doesn't matter, I really dont feel like getting a divorce.

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daves87rs    297

Cutlass Supreme convertible. All the space of a W-body coupe with the top up, and still a usable trunk with the top down. Get the 3.4DOHC, bring a phillips head screwdriver to check the timing belt (just have to remove one screw), the phone number to the local alternator repair shop, and you're all set.

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Don't you have a Miata?

Convertibles are like Potato chips, you can't have just one.

And yes, I still want a Solstice...maybe three convertibles?

Chris

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