BADASS of New England

An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest :: 1 Bot

None

Most users ever online was 101 on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Latest topics
» 2012 and up Caprice PPV
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:36 pm by No Moa

» I wasn't even looking for this one, I swear!
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:52 am by 95brmw

» This forum needs a pulse check.... pics included
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm by Grumpy

» 1994 Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:15 am by lvd2340

» Who're You callin a Turkey?
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:32 pm by 802

» New Ride
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:17 am by silverfox103

» Complete SS interior.
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:35 pm by No Moa

» 2016 9th Annual Roundup, List of Attendees
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:04 am by MASShole9C1

» Pictures from the 2016 Roundup
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:03 pm by toomanytoyz

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
December 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
CalendarCalendar

Share | 
 

 I've come to a cross road.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:48 pm

Time to part with one of the 2 last impala ss. I need to buy a good car to run around in, and heidi can use on long trips, Probably be a jetta.

So i'm tossed up between the Green 95 with 125k,miles which will have the stock suspension in it. I think i'm going to pull out all the Hotchkis stuff. The rear will be 373, as soon as is get it back from the shop.

Or the 94 ss, with 107k with all the goodies, 96 console, z28 cluster, 373 rear.

I don't know, at 4 per gallon, we need something better on gas. I really hate having to think about it.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
mikiehews



Posts : 372
Join date : 2011-02-03
Age : 41
Location : brockton

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:59 pm

Keep the 94!
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:17 pm

mikiehews wrote:
Keep the 94!


Probably should. lol
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Cadet57



Posts : 4476
Join date : 2010-03-14
Age : 29
Location : Chicopee, MA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Yep, def the '94.

And yes on the Jetta. They really are good cars, just don't get a turbocharged one. More hassle than they are worth. Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
96Brougham



Posts : 819
Join date : 2009-02-02
Age : 28
Location : Easton MA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:03 pm

You'll be MUCH better off with an accord or camry.. Euro trash sucks. Wiring problems, they're a nightmare..
Back to top Go down
toomanytoyz
Club President


Posts : 6870
Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 40
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:59 pm

Don't buy a Subaru.

_________________
Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
www.badassofne.net
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

LOWER IT!!! Wink
Back to top Go down
http://impalass.uniquekind.net/
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:24 pm

Might be much better, but I don't like toyotas and I dont like the style of the accord.


Looked at a 06? legacy gt tonight. Blue, stick, 12k ouch.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:29 pm

Keep the 94

Get a Subaru. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
bowtiepimp



Posts : 1564
Join date : 2010-06-19
Age : 31
Location : working a corner near you

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:53 pm

No Moa wrote:
Might be much better, but I don't like toyotas and I dont like the style of the accord.


Looked at a 06? legacy gt tonight. Blue, stick, 12k ouch.




....yeah.... they are a lil pricey but they do have great service records and your in maine....... AWD SUBARU!!!!!!!!
Back to top Go down
1984twodoor



Posts : 4059
Join date : 2010-03-30
Age : 23
Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:35 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Don't buy a Subaru.


LOL


Sorry Crovo I lost it when I read that.
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:51 pm

Tonight we went to the local used car dealer, he had tons of subarus. I tried a pearl white 07 5 speed. Nice car, 75k miles.smokers car. Heidi didn't think much of it. The then had an 08, spoiler, cloth, keyless. 38k miles. We drove that and loved it. 4cylinder non turbo. Still very peppy. 15,999 is more than I want to spend, but I have to think about payments and would a car with 75k plus really be worth a 5 year loan. No.
They also have an 09, 28k for 16,999. It was more scratched up. I'm gonna see about getting approved for a loan, and set out searching. I want the Subaru for the awd and the mpg 22 town I'm told, and they are safe for the kids and Heidi to use. I looked at 2 hondas, and a hyundi, both very nice, I just can't stomach them. And my ex works at the hyundi dealer, I'd rather bike.

Did I mention she's black! Dark beautiful black.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
GasTT



Posts : 2675
Join date : 2009-01-19
Age : 28
Location : Treasure Coast, FL

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:00 pm

I am usually anti foreign but I know you mentioned jetta. I couldnt help but notice brand new jettas being advertised for something like 15k.
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:52 pm

They are built in Lafayette Indiana. May be a jap company, but they are built by americans.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Cadet57



Posts : 4476
Join date : 2010-03-14
Age : 29
Location : Chicopee, MA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:58 pm

No Moa wrote:
They are built in Lafayette Indiana. May be a jap company, but they are built by americans.

After this year the Jetta will be built in the US too. Arrow
Back to top Go down
toomanytoyz
Club President


Posts : 6870
Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 40
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:01 pm

I was getting 22-23mpg on mostly backroads in my turbo car, not driving nicely. Wink Mileage was less on the highway. Sad

_________________
Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
www.badassofne.net
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

LOWER IT!!! Wink
Back to top Go down
http://impalass.uniquekind.net/
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:20 pm

Less on the highway? Is that cause you were runnig 90-100 all the time.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
toomanytoyz
Club President


Posts : 6870
Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 40
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:27 pm

Nope, just with the flow of traffic, so 75-80. My mileage dropped to 21-22 on highway tanks.

I think it's because it's around 3K rpms at those speeds, in boost territory, so the timing and fuel is up there.

Not a concern on an NA car though. I'd imagine you'd see 25-6 on the highway at normal speeds. Closer to thirty at the speed limit. Smile

_________________
Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
www.badassofne.net
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

LOWER IT!!! Wink
Back to top Go down
http://impalass.uniquekind.net/
booth9C1SS



Posts : 216
Join date : 2009-01-24
Age : 42
Location : Wayne, ME

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:58 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Nope, just with the flow of traffic, so 75-80. My mileage dropped to 21-22 on highway tanks.

I think it's because it's around 3K rpms at those speeds, in boost territory, so the timing and fuel is up there.

Not a concern on an NA car though. I'd imagine you'd see 25-6 on the highway at normal speeds. Closer to thirty at the speed limit. Smile

I used to get 22-24 mpg in my lowered 9C1 with 3.08 gears, a herter performance tune and 93 octane gas. Ths was before E10 fuel, but I'm saying that if a B-body can get 22 and a newer car that costs $10k+ only gets 5mpg better doesn't seem like a good deal. You can buy a LOT of gas for $10k (2000 gallons at $5/gal). That's 40,000 miles at 20 mpg!
Back to top Go down
http://www.geocities.com/booth9c1ss
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:30 am

I don't run highway that much, a b-body at 20+mpg around town. Not any of them I own.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
booth9C1SS



Posts : 216
Join date : 2009-01-24
Age : 42
Location : Wayne, ME

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:20 pm

Okay. My 9C1 in current form get 18 driving on rural hilly backroads of Maine. Tuned PCM for 87 octane fuel, running the E10 crap they force us to use, 3.42 gears, and 225/70R15 tires on steel wheels.

I lose 1mpg just by switching to the 255/50R17 tires/wheels.

These B-bodies are far cheaper/easier to maintain, insure, and pay excise tax on.

They are harder to parallel park.

Food for thought.

Steve
Back to top Go down
http://www.geocities.com/booth9c1ss
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:50 pm

I average 30 miles a day, usually in 3-4 mile increments, car never warms up. Got 10 in the 94.

Already bought the Subaru and love it. Might even sell both impalas. Subaru still have factory warranty and extended. Fill up, was $26 less then the impala. Certainly If I didn't want a newer more economical car, I would have used the impala, but I did, and I did, and it's so much fun to drive.

As a member here said once, the are 15y/o cars, It's time for a change.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
sdstick



Posts : 4278
Join date : 2009-03-20
Location : Revere, MA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:44 pm

No Moa wrote:
............... Might even sell both impalas. .............................
As a member here said once, the are 15y/o cars, It's time for a change.

So WHICH member are you trying to be like? affraid
A couple come to mind...3 actually. Suspect
If its a Mid life crisis your supposed to buy ZR1 .
WHOOP-DEE-DO
BTW Dibs on your stuff.. Razz

_________________
Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
Whine..eee...Silver LS6
Back to top Go down
mikiehews



Posts : 372
Join date : 2011-02-03
Age : 41
Location : brockton

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:03 pm

No Moa wrote:
I average 30 miles a day, usually in 3-4 mile increments, car never warms up. Got 10 in the 94.

Already bought the Subaru and love it. Might even sell both impalas. Subaru still have factory warranty and extended. Fill up, was $26 less then the impala. Certainly If I didn't want a newer more economical car, I would have used the impala, but I did, and I did, and it's so much fun to drive.

As a member here said once, the are 15y/o cars, It's time for a change.

I wish you would keep one Impala! don't break my heart man! LOL.
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:05 pm

I'm not trying to be like anyone, I'm a one in a million jackass. But all 3 if you so choose were right.

Dibs? You've already got a truck load of stuff to get now, were would u put it all.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:07 pm

mikiehews wrote:
No Moa wrote:
I average 30 miles a day, usually in 3-4 mile increments, car never warms up. Got 10 in the 94.

Already bought the Subaru and love it. Might even sell both impalas. Subaru still have factory warranty and extended. Fill up, was $26 less then the impala. Certainly If I didn't want a newer more economical car, I would have used the impala, but I did, and I did, and it's so much fun to drive.

As a member here said once, the are 15y/o cars, It's time for a change.

I wish you would keep one Impala! don't break my heart man! LOL.

Girlfriend said the same, id regret selling both. Who knows I'm not there yet, the 95 still needs a rearend. So that isn't going anywhere soon.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
sdstick



Posts : 4278
Join date : 2009-03-20
Location : Revere, MA

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:30 pm

Ya, keep at least 1. You know its a classic.
With you dumping pockets full of dough on Subarus you'll never want to buy another worthy Impala.
Course all those PRIVATE STOCK parts will never come to me, damn. Razz

_________________
Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
Whine..eee...Silver LS6
Back to top Go down
booth9C1SS



Posts : 216
Join date : 2009-01-24
Age : 42
Location : Wayne, ME

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:53 pm

Cool. I didn't mean to bug you, just playing devil's advocate. It seems like everytime somebody get out of the B-body scene, they later regret it.

The newer, smaller cars sure are nimble, aren't they?

Steve
Back to top Go down
http://www.geocities.com/booth9c1ss
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:01 pm

sdstick wrote:
Ya, keep at least 1. You know its a classic.
With you dumping pockets full of dough on Subarus you'll never want to buy another worthy Impala.
Course all those PRIVATE STOCK parts will never come to me, damn. Razz

Private stock? I have no idea what you are talking about sir.

booth9C1SS wrote:
Cool. I didn't mean to bug you, just playing devil's advocate. It seems like everytime somebody get out of the B-body scene, they later regret it.

The newer, smaller cars sure are nimble, aren't they?

Steve

This is my first american built non american car. My first 4 banger. I'm used to v-8 monsters. I was impressed. goes very nice. Tires are a bit loud, they are some hard compound crap. called sumotorueorueouwoeruworueorutweoruwoieruwe or some shit. i bet 4 wheel drifts in the snow will be awesome!!!!! lol
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Pooge



Posts : 1698
Join date : 2009-03-24

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:17 pm

No Moa wrote:
i bet 4 wheel drifts in the snow will be awesome!!!!! lol

They will

_________________
1996 Impala SS - 45K original miles - 5.3 LS swap - Brand new Bilsteins...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3871
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:48 pm

Pooge wrote:
No Moa wrote:
i bet 4 wheel drifts in the snow will be awesome!!!!! lol

They will


What do u think doug, studded snows, couple cold ones, and try it Out on the first snow on the mt washington auto rd! Lol
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: I've come to a cross road.    Today at 2:16 pm

Back to top Go down
 
I've come to a cross road.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Little Town At The Crossroads
» Why did the chicken cross the road?
» Sons of Dragons - Book 1: The Road of Kyle
» Showmans / Road loco rolling chassis
» Road run

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BADASS of New England :: BADASS information :: Bad talk-
Jump to: