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Old 09-25-03, 10:50 AM   #1
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2700 Bucks!

So, I was thinking about selling my 79, but decided against it because despite all its problems, I love it and my dad was the original owner. So there is too much history to let it go.

With that in mind, I decided to take it to County Corvette to get it checked out, mostly to fix the leaking T-Tops, but have everything else checked too. It is about to become my daily driver, since my Pathfinder's lease is up next week.

So, the "Fix the T-Top Leaks" visit to the shop has suddenly turned in to a $2700 visit.... here's what they found:

Turn Signal Switch arm is bent, needs replacement
Door Lock electrical connectors and wire need replacement
Rear Body Mounts are rotted
Lower Control Arm Bushings are gone
Parking Brake Cable broken
Rear Strut Rod Bushings need replacement
Rear Leaf Spring hanger bushing need replacement
3 Brake hoses are cracked and rotting
Two sets of T-Tops reseal, adjust and adjust windows.
Speedo Head bad

So to get all of that fixed, minus the speedo head and body mounts is about $2700. UGH!!

But I still love the car, right?
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Old 09-25-03, 11:35 AM   #2
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Adam,forget the sentamentalism & nostalgia,take the $2700 plus
your car & get a low mileage C5.I've had new & old cars as daily
drivers.New is much better.Let's you concentrate on the aggravation of work without the angst over car reliability.
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Old 09-25-03, 12:17 PM   #3
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Plus then you'll have a whole new set of C5 issues to deal with, like the dreaded sterering column lock, which can cost a few bucks more. The best car is probably the one that comes with a warranty. I am kidding because obviously I took the C5 route myself.
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