U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Dakota
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-14-2008, 11:58 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
1,961 posts, read 4,486,174 times
Reputation: 922

Advertisements

I agree that the domestics have made improvements. I have noticed that in the GM cars that I had. I notice a noticeable improvement in reliability. I had a 1989 Chevy Cavalier and a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix. I had each one when they were ten years old and around 120,000 miles. The 1994 Grand Prix was more reliable and was in better condition. Part of it was I had the Grand Prix for four years prior and took good care of it and I bought the 1989 Chevy Cavalier in 1999 for $1,000 due to someone hitting a tree with it and it having a bright red fender that sticks out like a sore thumb in a maroon-colored car. Both cars have been outdoors and the Cavalier had more rust and was more finicky. After replacing the fuel injector, cellenoid, and tranny, it worked fine after that but was not a car to drive in the winter.

I notice in the Sioux Falls area that General Motors is dominant for domestics. It is wierd that in some areas of Kansas, Chrysler products are more common and GMs have less dominance compared to Ford and Chrysler and they like domestics like other areas of the rural Midwest.

I know with me, I will either buy a Chevy, Pontiac, Honda, or Nissan for my next vehicle. I test drove a four-cylinder car and I know that it has been ten years since I last drove a four cylinder car (my first car-a 1986 Olds Cutlass Ciera grandma car). I prefer a V6 with some kick and still getting low 30s on the highway and mid 20s overall for mileage.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-15-2008, 09:37 PM
 
2,398 posts, read 3,596,968 times
Reputation: 1464
I had an 89 Olds Eighty-Eight in high school. Back in 89, it was considered a luxury car, as it had power everything, including the seats on both sides, digital dashboard, electronic climate control. It had a 3.8L V6, which many say is the best engine GM has made. That car had some definite power. I didn't treat it very nicely , but it never did die. With just under 200K miles, I hit a deer and busted out the headlight. To replace it, was almost as much as the car was worth!
I only had one problem with it, and that was replacing the alternator. I was really surprised at the reliability of it considering it was a domestic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
1,961 posts, read 4,486,174 times
Reputation: 922
The 3.8 engine is a very durable engine and I have heard of it lasting for many miles (oftentimes over 2000,000 miles). Lot of the Pontiac Bonnevilles, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Chevy Impalas (2000-2005) and Pontiac Grand Prix's (a number of them) have the engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, NE
372 posts, read 535,328 times
Reputation: 251
I know this is an old thread, but I had to chime in.....when I was in Rapid last summer for six weeks I saw a TON of Subarus driving around. I honestly couldn't believe how many of them were there. I figured it was a domestic car only kind of town when we moved there, but I was wrong! The people I talked to said those Subarus with their all wheel drive anywhere and that is something you need when you live there. I've never owned one, but they seem like nice cars!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: overlooking the mighty MO
697 posts, read 690,870 times
Reputation: 1120
you guys keep driving them feerner cars and i will keep driving my my old IH pickup that i can fix myself without that dam computer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, NE
372 posts, read 535,328 times
Reputation: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by the old man View Post
you guys keep driving them feerner cars and i will keep driving my my old IH pickup that i can fix myself without that dam computer

lol, there's nothing wrong with "old school!"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The Black Hills, South Dakota
412 posts, read 499,650 times
Reputation: 596
In the New Underwood area, 4x4 pickups, 4x4 SUVs, Subarus and the occasional old beater sedan.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
896 posts, read 1,404,917 times
Reputation: 751
Seems like every other house up here has a Subaru and or a Jeep in front. People that prefer sedans up here usually have a little GEO tracker for back-up, or similar tiny 4x4 if they don't have a pickup. A lot of the high school kids have older beat up small to mid-sized suv's - or the families beat up work truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2010, 01:46 PM
 
19,800 posts, read 15,219,858 times
Reputation: 16157
I drive a Lincoln LS. I also have a 79 Ford F150. It is 4x4 and gets some decent mileage when tuned up and running right...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, NE
372 posts, read 535,328 times
Reputation: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by SD4020 View Post
I drive a Lincoln LS. I also have a 79 Ford F150. It is 4x4 and gets some decent mileage when tuned up and running right...

1979??? Man, the 460 V8's in those things always seemed to be hard to tune. I had a buddy back in the day that had one with a 351 to start until he blew it up. Then he came across someone selling a used 460. He put it and man it was fast!!! (when it was running right) I don't think he ever got that thing to run right. lol Tell ya what Ryan, when I get to Rapid Chevrolet I'll get ya a smokin' deal on a brand new 2011 Silverado HD 2500 LTZ diesel. How's that sound?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Dakota

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top