posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 07:36 AM
reply to post by 3n19m470
I doubt it. People will just junk their cars, like I am today.
Older than 1985, there will always be a niche market for people that still have operating vehicles. There's a dead zone from about 1987 to roughly
2000, with the exception of high selling cars (Mustangs, Hondas, trucks).
I have 2 1997 Rivieras, both of which have problems that aren't worth fixing. I'm sure that one day there will be a niche for this car, but I'm not
waiting until then for prices to go down. Somehow, almost all little parts (not literally small, mostly relatively unimportant) on the 3800 Series 2
in those cars differ from almost every other of the millions of 3800 Series 2s.
I'd love to keep both, but one just had a fuel pump replaced, then a couple of weeks later the ABS/TC front wheel hub/bearings needed replacing. A
few days after that, I started getting a misfire in the #5 cylinder, which I found out on Sunday is because the intake gaskets are done. After roughly
half of the vehicle's value has been sunk into it, I give up. What parts I can find are ridiculously expensive (the replacement tail light was $220
alone) or perpetually out of stock. Sorry for the rant.
Anyway, my life revolves mostly around my cars, but after they hit the 12 year mark until they hit that 25 year mark, there's just no real point.
Plus with the scrap money I'm buying a 1991 300hp Dodge Shadow. Hell yeah.