20th Jul 2007, 09:02
The LT1 B-bodies were not without their problems. I'd much rather do an intake swap than try to wrestle with replacing the Optispark module.
2nd Jul 2010, 02:57
Original poster again... still have the car in 2010, at ~92000 miles.
Had to replace the battery and an ignition coil (there is one for each cylinder), and a headlight and turning light or two.
Other than that, it's been great. Drive it all long distances - Yellowstone, Glacier, etc - and it is terrific for road trips. Sits in the garage for weeks, then starts right up. I like having one newer car I can rely on, and this ten year old car still qualifies.
Oh yeah, a couple of years ago I was on the highway and some maroon in an Expedition rear-ended me while traffic was stopped for an accident - absolutely no injuries to my son and I, and I drove the car 400 miles home and to the shop. Shop guy told me I was lucky I was in this car, and I believe him.
8th Jan 2012, 05:19
We have GM with around 140k. Great car. Easy to work on such as replacing spark plugs, ignition coils and so on.
However, have run into a leaky heater coil, which I understand involves almost taking out the dash.
Other than that, it has been a great car, with surprisingly good gas mileage on the highway.
Oh, had to replace windshield wiper motor, which is a job that can be done without too much effort by the owner. A couple hour job. However, be sure you get a good quality replacement and not junk. The one I put in started not fully seating after about 6 months.
1st Jul 2015, 23:45
Original poster again...
Still have the car at 151K. Still a great car! Finally got the keypad fixed - now I need key fobs. No significant problems, knock on wood. Great car. I noticed with the older boxy MGMs that they last about 20 years, so I perhaps have another five years on this one. Too bad they stopped making these things.
3rd Jul 2015, 20:17
Man, you can get far more time out of one if you take proper care. These cars will last indefinitely.