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I'm looking for your opinions on my best course of action. My 87 DeVille has been totaled and ...
I'm looking for your opinions on my best course of action. My 87 DeVille has been totaled and I should be getting around $5k for the car from the insurance company.
I've been thinking of getting an Eldorado with a straight body and a well kept interior, then possibly getting a N* crate motor. I've found N* crate motors for around $4k. These of course are modded to avoid the head gasket and heating problems inherent with the N*.
Another thought is to go with a newer DeVille (2000-05) and replace the engine. They're ridiculously cheap, anywhere from $2-$3k.
OR go with an older DeVille and possibly putting in a rebuilt 4.9. I haven't found much in the way of 4.9 crate engines but can find a rebuilt one or low miles one (with a 1 year warranty) for under $2k.
Basically, I'm wondering if I should go with a 4.9L powered car, or the N* powered cars. I know 4.9's are generally more reliable but if the N* crate motors have supposedly fixed the big issues and come with a 3 year warranty then I should be in the clear right?
With the insurance money and some cash saved up, I'm looking to keep it under $8k total.
So, what would you do with that money?