Got my new car

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Heb1228, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    Ok, so not 'new' but new to me. This past weekend my beloved '86 Caddy quit running. It was an Eldorado and had 242,000 miles, and it was a great car. But piston #1 decided it could take no more. It needed a new engine and I didn't think I could spend that much money on the car, even though its in great shape for its age.

    Here's some of the remains of piston #1 and the timing gear...

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    So I looked around all week long and finally settled on this one. Its a 2000 Seville and has 74,000 miles on it. Its in really good shape too so I'm just really excited and had to share with you guys.

    You can see more pics at http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f199/Heb1228/Caddy/

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  2. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    Caddy man eh? Have fun with it they're nice cars to drive.
     
  3. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    AWE I love when people get new cars and are in that 'honeymoon' state. Congrats!
     
  4. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    Nice job on the incredible milage you got out of your old car. The new one looks lovely, congrats :) And RIP to the old one.
     
  5. Heb1228 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, its gonna be hard to say goodbye to the old one. I'm hoping I can find someone that wants it to put an engine in it.

    And I know what you mean about the honeymoon state. I went out tonight and filled up the gas tank just so I'd have an excuse to go driving. :D
     
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    That Caddy looks very fitting for someone who wears as many gold chains as you do :p ;) :D .

    Here's hoping it serves you as well as your last one did!
     
  8. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    242,000 miles?! That's impressive. You obviously look after your cars (and do a lot of driving :eek: ). Sure I love fancy cars, but to me theyre more functional items than much else. I say drive 'em till they die, that's the only way to get your money's worth. Enjoy your new lady.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You're gonna have to walk out of that car wearing a fancy suit or something if you're really gonna take full advantage of owning a fancy Cadillac. ;)


    Got a cane handy?
     
  10. zelmo macrumors 603

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    That new Caddy is gonna need some nice gold plated accessories to match your avatar.;) :D
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Take off those nice rims and get some gold hub caps. Mr T would have wanted it that way. :p
     
  12. CompUser Guest

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    How Old are you? ..... 60?


    Just kidding, I sure its very comfortable. Don't upgrade to silly looking monstrous shiny wheels. IMO, gold emblems look horrendous.

    Its a pretty nice boat.. I mean car. ;)
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    Sorry, my grandma has used to have a deville. That thing was sooooo huge. When ever she came to our house, when she pulled in the driveway, we would say "the boat is docking".
     
  13. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    Hey dont make fun of grandma cars...I drive one. Not by choice mind you but i do drive it and it is quite nice to drive. I drive around a 1993 Crown Vic (looks almost exactly like a cop car only mine is a blue). I ended up getting mine from my dad when i went off to college casue he did not want my sister (who had just started driving) to have his car...lets just say she has had a few accidents.

    Big boats might not look good but for general driving i think they are very nice. Driving the crown Vic and even my grams Caddy are quite nice cause of the way they handle.

    and i relize you were just joking with Heb1228
     
  14. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome car. I love the enterior. I got a 98 Ford Escort about two months ago because my 93 Elantra's engine blew on the highway. My new car is way cooler. Pic attached, me on top. :p
     

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  15. Heb1228 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    All these quotes cracked me up...
    Haha you guys are right... I think a need some gold accessories.
    Just kidding though. My theory is that car companies probably pay millions of dollars getting their design right and its pretty unlikely that I'm going to spend some money and improve on that. I know thats not everybody's opinion on it, but I like good looking stock features.
    LOL this is my favorite. You're right, I don't know many other 25 year olds driving Caddys around. But I got this thing for less than most of them pay for their Hondas and stuff. (Sure this thing has higher miles, but it should last a long time, if my last one is any indication!)
     

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