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#30592 of 32400 Re: Fin.. [xwesx]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:10 pm)
1991 Town Car
91 was the year the LTC got the 4.6L. It was a big step-up in power. My Grandfather had a 93 LTC Cartier. The seats were amazing!
#30593 of 32400 Re: Fin.. [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:22 pm)
Yeah, I recall it as being a fairly peppy car; it certainly rode well over rough roads! She was a real estate broker, and many times the houses in south-central Alaska were down pot-holed gravel roads. That car soaked them up like they weren't even there. She was pretty good at flogging the throttle, too. After the first time she cut the rear tires loose out of a stop light, we started referring to her as "Hot Rod Grandma." Her excuse (acting surprised) was that her '85 (LTC, too) just didn't have that much pep.
That was before the days of rampant acronyms, otherwise I'm sure we could have come up with something fitting.
#30594 of 32400 Re: Fin.. [xwesx]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:35 pm)
I always loved the 91 and up Towncars. I was 13 when they came out and I thought it was quite beautiful for the time, with a traditional luxury car presence. It's still one of my favorite styled large cars.
Feb 26, 2013 (4:54 pm)
Sorry hosts...I edited my "bad" post so here's the "clean" version!
I know we've been moving cars from Miami to Tampa airport since last Thursday and tomorrow is our last day if things do not change which I suspect they will. I suspect 75% of our work is done with Hertz. Hertz is a client of the company I work for and we do move a load of their iron. I'm truly amazed at what a well oiled machine it is with these rental company's and their logistics. And Hertz does seem to have a varied selection of vehicles to choose from. I especially like their Emerald Club offerings...many nice Mercedes products and other high zoot vehicles.
Feb 26, 2013 (5:11 pm)
While driving over to Tampa in a Chevy Equinox, got the dreaded call from the wife..."the check engine light came on the other day", something I didn't want to hear. Canceled the detail and will go to Auto Zone first thing to get a read out of what the problem could be. Hopefully it won't be a very expensive fix. If it is something major, well, I already told her that she'd just have to park it at my daughters apartment for awhile and use the Accent as the kid lives across the street from school so doesn't drive it. They drive it once a week to grocery shop. Depending on what's wrong and the cost factor will depend how long she'll use the kids car as I don't want to put major bucks into a car with 117k miles on it now. Best idea would be to either trade it or sell it outright and possibly share the daughters car as the wife spends 3 nights a week down there anyways...her clients are pretty close so makes no sense to drive 28 miles when she can go to the other place and drive 5. My idea was that if we do end up dumping the Mazda3s and she does not want a '13 model would be to cancel the Mazda's insurance and just put the kids car on our policy for a few months until the 14's debut.
This is all speculation at this point as we have no idea what is wrong. Could be the gas cap or something serious. Once we find out, we'll make the appropriate decision...there has to be a point where throwing $ into a vehicle isn't worth it any more. And we do have the other option of just taking over the Accent and canceling one insurance policy for the time being. Not even thinking about car shopping yet, but I am planning on taking the Kia test drive tomorrow if there is time. I bet we could get a screaming deal on a leftover model right now with the end of month and all. Interesting quandry here but something tells me this is gonna be a simple and easy fix with little cash outlay...and that wouls suit me just fine also!
#30597 of 32400 Re: Check Engine Light [sandman_6472]
Feb 26, 2013 (5:28 pm)
I know it's impossible to not speculate over the worst case scenarios, but I'm sure it will work out to be just another maintenance item, if more than a hiccup at all. Keep in mind that even if it does cost a few bucks, it costs far less to keep that car running than replacing it with anything else.
#30598 of 32400 Re: Check Engine Light [xwesx]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:02 pm)
it costs far less to keep that car running than replacing it with anything else.
What? CCBA security will now escort you to the exit....
#30599 of 32400 Re: Check Engine Light [sandman_6472]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:11 pm)
people hand you cars all the time.
Just take one home. It will take ages before Hertz figures out they are short one.
#30600 of 32400 Re: Check Engine Light [stickguy]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 26, 2013 (6:57 pm)
The key is to take one home that they haven't given you. Should be easy enough.
Feb 26, 2013 (7:09 pm)
Got the new fuel door for the new car today - old one wouldn't align right and apparently there's a TSB about them being warped. New one fits a lot better, but the paint quality on it is pretty poor - paint on the car is nearly flawless, several small flaws (dimples) on this fuel door, which leads me to believe it was painted locally. I am probably going to go back and discuss this within the week.