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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Bought it, paid in 9 100 dollar bills. Best deal I ever got even if it cost $100 to fill it up.

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    Enjoy

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    That's a steal for $900 if it runs good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    Suburbans of that vintage and body style are never a bad investment, regardless of which options they have. This one that you are considering also has the 454 and the single rear door, so it can be described only as ultimate.

    Every time I see one it makes me realize I have to buy one. I'd really enjoy one from Eagle.

    Those whitewall tires and rally wheel treatment on that hearse remind me of my grandpa's old 1985ish Silverado, his was a long bed, 2 tone grey with a camper top, EXACT same wheel/tire combo. You don't see that wheel/tire combination anymore, even though it is period correct, most guys run white letter tires if they keep the stock rally wheels.

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Only the front has a WW.

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    That's a steal for $900 if it runs good.
    ...or at all!

    Glad to hear you got it I think for that money you will have a lot of fun!

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Runs like a brand new truck. Cost $102 to fill it up last night though

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    OUCH! No wonder it was so cheap. those old 454s are great engines, but boy they are NOT friendly on the gasoline budget!

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Still better mileage than my cars.

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    You don't buy a big engined truckwagon because they are gas mizers, you buy it to haul your dogs someplace in a blizzard or when the Spring thaw makes getting them there impossible by other means. It's real abilities will only come into use a few times a year, kind of like owning a power boat in todays world!

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    MPG RANT AHEAD.

    Anyone who actually shows concern for fuel economy and still claims to be an automotive enthusiast deserves to be taken outside and shot in the head. Simple as that. This is true for whatever they are driving, because realistically who the **** cares what type of mileage you get? You drive a car from point A to point B. Did it make it there? Yes? Then who cares if it used one gallon or thirty.

    I swear, this is one of the things that disgusts me most about my generation. I would fire one of my employees or disown a family member, striking them from my will, if they bought a car and used it's supposed "fuel economy" to even slightly weigh in on the purchase.

    Seriously, if at 18 years old making only around $25k a year, I could drive around, however many miles and make unnecessary trips, just because I am bored and need something to do, wasting five or six gallons of fuel in the process, all at 7 mpg (or less) on high test...there is no reason the rest of the world can't do the same. Thank god people in the fifties weren't so concerned with fuel economy, or "The Golden Age of the American Automobile" would never have even happened.
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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Actually in the 1950's there was an annual gas mileage contest among aut makers called "The Mobil Economy Run." They'd run the cars around the moutains and deserts and then publish a winner in each class. If remember correctly it was usually won by some second tier company like Studebaker or Hudson (rmember the "Jet") or Kaiser ((the "Henry J").

    I don't remember anyone in my family having anything more than a passing interest in the results .... they just kept buying Packards and Olds!

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    Thank god people in the fifties weren't so concerned with fuel economy, or "The Golden Age of the American Automobile" would never have even happened.
    lol? The golden age was the result of economic expansion and increased competition, not our fuel consumption habits. Anyway, beyond that discussion, fuel economy is part of a bigger equation - overall efficiency. Consumers have considered efficiency (power vs economy) as an important characteristic since the automobile's debut. Likewise, efficiency has always been a concern to the manufacturer, hence it's steady increase throughout the decades(including the golden age and muscle car area). Proof is in the decades of old related advertisements. Efficiency, like flashy styling, sells - and always has. It's been a source of pride and bragging rights to both your average Joe and enthusiasts alike. High efficiency (hence, good fuel economy) symbolizes a well designed vehicle, and always is/was desirable. I know it smells great to you, but get you head out of your @$$.

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    MPG RANT AHEAD.

    Anyone who actually shows concern for fuel economy and still claims to be an automotive enthusiast deserves to be taken outside and shot in the head. Simple as that. This is true for whatever they are driving, because realistically who the **** cares what type of mileage you get? You drive a car from point A to point B. Did it make it there? Yes? Then who cares if it used one gallon or thirty.

    I swear, this is one of the things that disgusts me most about my generation. I would fire one of my employees or disown a family member, striking them from my will, if they bought a car and used it's supposed "fuel economy" to even slightly weigh in on the purchase.

    Seriously, if at 18 years old making only around $25k a year, I could drive around, however many miles and make unnecessary trips, just because I am bored and need something to do, wasting five or six gallons of fuel in the process, all at 7 mpg (or less) on high test...there is no reason the rest of the world can't do the same. Thank god people in the fifties weren't so concerned with fuel economy, or "The Golden Age of the American Automobile" would never have even happened.
    If you're referring to me I can assure you your assumption is false, buddy.
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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Nothing wrong with fuel efficiency. I have a fuel efficient car or two, it allows me to spend my extra money on my non fuel efficient cars.

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    Re: I'm Thinking about buying a 3/4 ton 1989 suburban

    Wow great deal on that truck, daily driver would drive you broke in a couple months.

    And back the wagon up Dullahan... I am a HUGE auto enthusiast, probably the biggest I know, and I DO figure gas mileage into vehicle purchase. You need a reality check that will come with age I hope. I have vehicles that range from 28 mpg down to 8-10 mpg if I'm lucky.
    It is hard to ignore simple economics and not everyone may have the extra cash you do, I think it is prudent when people ask what MPG something gets. It shouldn't be the largest factor in car purchase but should be considered. Broad flaming of people and telling us we should be shot in the head in NOT cool, perhaps you should think before you type.

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