This car was an amazing deal. I have had it for about 20000 miles now, and I got it at 140000 in 2006.
Gas consumption is about 15mpg tops... so definitly hits the wallet hard at the pump.
Engine purrs and it's doubtful I will ever see any problems with it.
Transmission isn't as responsive as I would expect for such a large engine, but I still have not given it the rebuild it desperatley needs.
If the last owner would have stayed on top of maintinance, this car would still be in excellent condition.
I would have sold this car if it was not for the vast room for improvement and modifications. I plan to bring it well over 300 HP by adding a racing chip, supercharger, sports transmission, dual headers and cool intake, and removing about 500 pounds of unneccessary weight. Of course... at that point I will get around 7-8 mpg tops.
This car is best for anyone who enjoys working on cars (not fixing, but improving). I think the fuel economy is too low to be practical for anyone who just wants a day-to-day car.