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NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

Motorweek: 1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro

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thedriver    39

Amazing how much has changed in about 25 years. 135 hp was more than adequate, and nearly 30 mpg highway! Today's mid size sedans are better than the performance cars of that era, but is it too much? Sometimes I wonder.

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Cremazie    11

It shows how well the W Body completed at the time. Its too bad that they seats sucked so much and it was until the Impala Debuted that the seats improved at all.

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Drew Dowdell    4,990

It shows how well the W Body completed at the time. Its too bad that they seats sucked so much and it was until the Impala Debuted that the seats improved at all.

Chevy specifically... because the Oldmobiles could be had with great bucket seats.

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hyperv6    774

Hind Sight is so damned 20/20!

If we only knew then what we know now.

Had 2 W bodies the first GP and the Last verison GP. It was a much better car as time went on but it never was a perfect car.

The W body suffered from the same things many GM cars did. THey would run for ever but the paint would fall off, the interiors were cheap and they all had some nagging issues but they would run for ever.

The 1990 GP was one issue after another. THe paint flaked off, the rear brakes would freeze up, there was an electrical issues in the dash that popped in the radio all the time and many other issues. But with that said the guy who bought it from us still has it and is still driving it today. It even looks pretty good once we had the hood and roof painted.

These cars were the best and worst of GM.


Same for the Barreta as it would have quality issues but just look at how many are still on the roads vs same year Honda and Toyota's. I seldom see a really old Honda or Toyota here anymore.

I have pondered where GM would be today if they had gotten these cars 100% right as they had a good start but just did not follow through on the details.

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