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Poll: Invest or Relieve (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Do I Keep the Firebird or Get Rid of it?

  1. Keep it as a side project (hardest option) (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Sell it after acquiring a daily driver (easiest option) (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Keep it but continue modifying (easy but gambling) (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

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#1 vroomsicles

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 03:09 PM

I am indecisive when it comes to these things, and getting others opinions may help. That, and regardless of issues, she is not a bad car...

Keeping as a side project is hardest because of income, that's money that will be invested in a car while hoping nothing goes wrong with a daily driver.

Selling it after getting a daily driver is easiest because I will have extra money in my pocket while driving a car I could care less about while saving for a better car.

Keeping it as a daily driver with continued modification is easy, however, it has 157,000 miles on it and who knows what could randomly happen one day, putting me out of a car and out of money.

Edited by vroomsicles, 15 March 2015 - 03:11 PM.


#2 Suron

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 04:12 AM

I have a 96 with 170k on it. I acquired it at 150k. I have put $6k into it since the original purchased, and other than a new motor and some suspension, i am almost done modifying it. It should last another 125k before i'm through with it.

Edited by Suron, 16 March 2015 - 04:12 AM.

1978 Firebird Trans Am 400 200-4r 3.23 - Project/Resto-Mod
2000 Firebird Y87 3.8 4L60E T-Tops 3.42 - Wife's Car/Project
1994 Firebird Trans Am LT1 350 T-56 - Daily Driver

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi - Family Car
1996 Firebird Base 3.8 T-5 3.42 Posi - Sold
1997 4Runner Limited 3.4 4x4 Auto - Totalled

2000 Eclipse GS 2.4 Auto - Sold
1997 Firebird Base 3.8 4L60E T-Tops 3.42 - Totalled

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#3 Formula Iowa

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 09:06 AM

I'd say keep it and don't mod it a whole lot. Use it as you would a regular daily. Maintain and improve the essentials. Maybe a few subtle mods like the intake, exhaust, wheels, etc.



Beware, though. The 3800's aren't bulletproof, but they're very common. They came in tons and tons of GM cars.

#4 sea dog

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

I'd say keep the 3.8 as a daily driver and save up for a ls1 car.
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#5 Formula71

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:22 PM

I have a different opinion about the 3800 than Stacy. I have the same engine in a 2001 Grand Prix and I have 225,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. Their worst fault is the antifreeze GM used, it eats gaskets. Other than that, it's a durable engine. Others have much higher mileage on them than mine.

If you buy another used car, you are buying an unknown. With the car you already own, you know it's history and what's already been repaired.That has it's advantages.


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:44 AM

I say keep it as daily and save your pesos for a rainy day or new toy.


I prefer to drive short distances....1,320 feet at a time

 

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#7 ZumpTA

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 10:08 AM

If you buy another used car, you are buying an unknown. With the car you already own, you know it's history and what's already been repaired.That has it's advantages.

 

What Formula71 said.


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#8 sea dog

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:35 PM

So, what was your decision, we'd like to know.



#9 ZumpTA

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:42 PM

*face-palm*   March!   Doh!


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We don't believe this to be a coincidence."
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and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor."
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#10 Mark White

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:46 PM

What Key Keeper Said...

Hahahaha lololol

I couldnt resist...

I say do what feels good to you in your situation...

Only you know it best.

I would suggest Financially Achievable.

Cause my Bird Should be changed from Christine to Bunny, cause it just keeps going and going, and Im not talking about the Car here People....

The Bills...of course she is getting better and better but it is never ending...lol


Every time I put some money and time in her I see three more things I want.


Here I Go Again...

 


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 01:28 PM

Weird...showed up as a new post for me....yawn..


I prefer to drive short distances....1,320 feet at a time

 

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