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

    Buy it for summertime cruising (I know you're a claimed man but chicks dig big trucks) and occasional hauling. Would be so cool to own a truck like that.

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

    April loves the Suburban, She's mad at me for putting it on craigslist already (I put it on there for $2200 as I am convinced it is worth that much to someone, not really wanting to sell it, but if someone buys it and I almost triple my money what the heck)

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

    You may get your money, but you'll also regret giving it up and probably have trouble finding "that truck" again

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

    Good luck. I paid $1,800 for a very clean, freshly painted '93 a couple years back. I'd keep it if I were you. You don't want to spend any more than you need to on one of these beasts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EcSTSatic View Post
    Good luck. I paid $1,800 for a very clean, freshly painted '93 a couple years back. I'd keep it if I were you. You don't want to spend any more than you need to on one of these beasts.
    I don't need or care if I sell it, but craigslist is free and if someone offered me 2K it would be gone in a hearbeat. In Minnesota to buy a truck that is not rusted through and runs good, you need to shell out a few more sheckles than other parts of the country. My wife is from Poplar Bluff MO and I was wanting to buy a truck down there, if it wasn't for the idea of 12 hours in a beater getting 10 MPG to get home.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN View Post
    Is it weird that my 3/4 ton suburban has a with the biggest engine available has a smaller engine than my Cadillac?
    It should, it's probably a foot longer than your Suburban.

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

    Depends on how you look at it. The 454 was a big Chevy engine, but the Cadillac 472 and 500 were bigger...and damned well should have been.

    My Cadillac (still not 500 powered) will still not actually catch up to the Chevrolet though, as that engine, while a "454" is authentically 510 cubic inches. Counting it as a 454 though, my GTO and former Lincoln still beat it in displacement (And my truck is nearly a thousand cubes, so...).

    Honestly, I couldn't care any less about how many cubic inches an engine is. I just prefer it does what it does well. A Cadillac is comfortable, but a 454 Chevy truck makes a great work vehicle. They each have an engine that accommodates their respective markets, displacement aside.

    On our unrelated topic though, of Vipers and Town Cars...I'd be more "embarrassed" to be have the Viper than a Town Car, but it's because of who and what I am.

    Yeah, some guys drive around a Viper just for fun, because they adore the car and they enjoy ever second of it. But, the guy with the Town Car has a Chauffeur and really couldn't care any less about fun from "driving" the car. In fact, he probably doesn't drive at all. Also, from my perspective, being anything BUT a car enthusiast, the Town Car certainly looks a hell of a lot nicer. Having only ever been chauffeured in Town Cars, I can definitely say, it looks rather stately parked outside waiting for you, or in storage in 200+ space parking lot, next to all of it's identical siblings.

    Also makes a better Limousine AND Hearse. How the **** can the Viper even compete with that?

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

    lolwut

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    Maybe it's me. I'd rather be chauffeured. I'd not take a Town Car myself, but if given the choice between it and the Viper, I'd prefer to be chauffeured in the Town Car.

    Though now that I think of it, while I really don't want either right now as a personal car, I would be much more likely go seek out a Town Car than a Viper, so I supose that means I like them more.

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

    Minus whale get a bus pass

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    Meh. Never really liked in-town buses. Seems a waste of time. Buses are for getting from Scranton to Manhattan when you're five years old.

    Though...I could always buy my own bus. That could be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan
    Meh. Never really liked in-town buses. Seems a waste of time. Buses are for getting from Scranton to Manhattan when you're five years old.

    Though...I could always buy my own bus. That could be cool.
    Those are called RVs.

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    No, no. I'd like a bus, not an RV.

    I could paint it black, put grilles over all of the windows and add some barbed wire and a plow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan
    No, no. I'd like a bus, not an RV.

    I could paint it black, put grilles over all of the windows and add some barbed wire and a plow...
    So you want a vehicle to drive just in case we find out that zombies are planning an attack on us live folk. Gotcha. Where do I buy a ticket for this bus?

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

    As a child I always wanted my own school bus. An adult version would be kind of like a tour bus. Friend of mine works for a company in Nashville that builds them for country stars.

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