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Old 09-04-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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were starting to compete with Monte Carlos and they were NICE!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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. . . but if I had more $, I would probably have purchased a big 73 Cadillac, or some other big luxury GM or Ford car. Or one of my favorite GM clamshell wagons, optioned the way I want.
After getting frustrated by the junk offered in the 1980's, I revisited the Cadillacs of the era and ended up with a used 1970 Coupe DeVille with a 472 motor. What a great car. It had to be navigated somewhat because of a pretty soft suspension but when push came to shove it went where it was pointed. It was fast and quiet.

Later, I gave it to my nephew to drive the short distance to work for his night shift job. The first night he had it, a compact Chevy driven by a blind drunk came across the median and hit him head on at about 70mph. My nephew had a seat belt bruise. Everyone in the other car was killed.

E=mc(c).
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Those Satellite Sebrings were sharp cars.
( probably better than the Cuda in snow)
Oh, I miss it! It was a great ride! You make a good point marmac, on the amount of miles we put on those cars back then. You could though, as long as you stayed on top of the maintenance. Back then, I was working at a power plant about 35 miles north of Denver so a good portion of those miles were highway miles.

I still remember MSRP on that little hummer, seemed like it was around $4650.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Default how many years did you have the Sebring?

how was the ride quality? did the "Torsion Quiet Ride" live up to it's name?

in Consumer Reports tests, more often than not, it didn't

so i wonder how you found it to be
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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It was a smooth ride. Yea, I remember those tests and remember some people questioning it, but it was good by me.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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Default double H

how many years did you have the car?
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Bought it in November 1972, sold it to my little sister in December 1977. She ran it for three years till she got hit by a drunk driver. I remember riding with her only a week before, it ran like a top!
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Default I loved the "sub fuselage"

styling of those mid sized Plymouths/Dodges. the look was ultra lean and conservative, tried to emulate Monte Carlo and Torino, but with less grandiosity
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