It really is too bad when cars like this fall into the hands of people like this. This car would probably last for years with someone willing to spend $50/year in maintenance - instead this guy will have to buy another car every year or so, and apparently never learns anything from it.
You just can't beat one of these old V-8 rear wheel drive American land yachts for reliability. Just change the oil once in a while, and you're all good. These cars are tanks, and they just don't die, which is why I love them too.
Also, not a bad looking car. "Mike" from the popular TV show "Breaking Bad" also drives one!
If you did the maintenance right, your gas mileage would be a bit better; nothing phenomenally better, but still better.
I'm just waiting for the poor sap who'll end up buying this thing, and then regretting it when the engine dies a week later.
Oh heck... PLEASE for the love of God, listen to what everyone is telling you. CHANGE YOUR OIL!!!
Give him a break; perhaps the oil and filter change costs more than the car!
Most likely true. The only place I ever see these anymore is on the side of the road. With the license plates removed.
Nothing lasts forever - the car we're discussing here has nearly 200,000 miles. It probably just has a few years of good use left in it, but why not enjoy those years of nearly free motoring (at least nearly free compared to the huge cost of buying a newer car). We used to use 1980s Dodge Diplomats (essentially the same car) as taxicabs in the 1990s, and they were wonderfully reliable, durable, and comfortable. Far better than the newer cars.
Put in a heavy viscosity oil, and it should run forever.
Out of all the C8 rear drive domestics built in the 80s, the Chrysler Corp. M body line was most definitely the toughest. Its 318 CID engine and Torqueflite a904 combination was a truly unbeatable pairing.
Vernon Stiles, age 79, ex master mechanic, Vermont USA.
NOBODY should be encouraged to skimp on maintaining their car, especially in regards to such simple and inexpensive things as changing oil, filters, etc.
That attitude is the reason there is such a problem with over-consumption in the world today. People letting their good, working cars die through neglect (and not even appreciating that they are even fortunate enough to own one in the first place) don't deserve cars at all.
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