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#28096 of 29692 Re: Craigslist Benzes [boomchek]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:39 pm)
I got something like $300/day for an E class...no thanks.
When I rent overseas, I buy their insurance too - but domestically, the Amex insurance is a deal. When you get back, post it on the rental car thread, I'll be curious to see what you get.
#28097 of 29692 Re: Cimarron [omarman]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:40 pm)
I absolutely preferred Omni/Horizon rentals into the '80's, over K-cars.
#28099 of 29692 Re: Sad Day For Studebakers [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:07 pm)
That's a shame.
Too soon for the "that'll buff right out" jokes?
#28100 of 29692 Re: Sad Day For Studebakers [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:06 pm)
Uplanderguy has to be in mourning... He's the Stude guy...
The thing that always gets me about tragedies like this is the total lack of protection given to the value of the assets.
You can rest assured that if I had a shop(s) full of collectible cars it would be equipped with some sort of fire protection, even if it was only a simple sprinkler system.... At least, something that might give me a chance of saving some of the vehicles.
It's like power tools. I can't count how many times I've seen someone spend a small fortune on a deluxe power tool, yet refuse to spend the extra $15-20 for a moulded plastic case to store it in when not in use. Usually it's crammed into a storage cabinet or left lying on a shelf, exposed....5 years later, its all beat up.
I'm not trying to beat this guy up or anything, but he's lost something he can NEVER get back, regardless how much he's insured for...
Maybe I'm just too sensitive to stuff like this because something similar happened in my hometown when I was in my early 20's ...there was a guy with all types of old collectible cars. Had them stored in an old barn, and wouldn't think of selling them. Well, one night the barn burned, along with all those non-replaceable cars. It was a absolute travesty...And, he had zero insurance...
By the way, Chesnee is about 50 miles from my house...
#28101 of 29692 Re: Craigslist Benzes [fintail]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:42 pm)
There's a thread like that? I'll check it out, thanks.
#28102 of 29692 Re: Cimarron [andre1969]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:51 pm)
"Weird sort of attraction" describes the appeal of Cimarrons for me perfectly. I can't say the same for the Catera, though. Although the Catera was a better car than the Cimarron, in terms of how it drove and fit in the Cadillac lineup of its day, most of them were high maintenance. For all of its faults the Cimarron wasn't high maintenance. By now, though, trim parts are probably virtually unobtainum.
Besides, the Cimarron, like, say, the Aztek, is one of GM's big blunders. That makes it attractive in a weird sort of way, to use your words. The Catera, by contrast, kind of slid by rather annonomously. It's unremembered and unlamented. Sort of like that (Chrysler) Maserati TC or late '80s/early '90s Imperial.
#28103 of 29692 Re: Cimarron [hpmctorque]
Feb 15, 2013 (4:52 pm)
I believe I only saw ONE Cimarron during my summer where I viewed thousands of older cars at car shows and cruise-ins. I don't remember seeing any in the couple of previous summers where I saw almost as many cars each summer.
I don't think the car deserves the ridicule heaped on it perpetually by some just like the Aztek doesn't deserve all, some but not all, ridicule. It was NOT a wunderauto but was a sincere attempt to come up with a smaller car to increase Cadillac's market. Admittedly it was not a stellar attempt but was more of an early experiement to see if an upgraded J-body would serve Cadillac.
#28104 of 29692 Re: Cimarron [hpmctorque]
Feb 15, 2013 (4:42 pm)
I actually like those early 90s Imperials. They were very plush and could be loaded up for the times. They also got the 3.8 V6 so decent power as well. They probably have tranny issues as all the FWD 6 cyl Chryslers did.
They were phased out in 93 and the LH platform was a giant leap forward.
#28105 of 29692 Re: Cimarron [imidazol97]
Feb 15, 2013 (4:44 pm)
In many ways the Cimarron was ahead of its time. Look at all the entry level small luxury sedans that sell so well today. The only difference is today, the manufacturers can pull it off. In the early 80s it wasn't so easily done.