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fatryan
05-07-2005, 06:40 PM
So i took my new 89 grand prix to get inspected today, and the mechanic tells me it needs thousands worth of work. which includes:

engine mount
ball joint
leaf spring
cat
exhaust (from cat back)
starter
engine smokes (???)
+ more i cant remember

so it was a total waste of $700, not to mention the $200 i sunk into it afterwards.

anyways, i need a new beater. luckily my GF's friend just got a new car. so she planned on junking her old one (96 dodge neon), but i told her id buy it for $100. its pretty much the base model except it has auto tranny. its got that god awful baby blue paint (which it chipping like crazy). and the **** car vibrates like no other when idle. she said it wont pass inspection (which is up in july). do you guys think its worth buying even if i only have it until july? i mean, its only $100...

pwnt by pat
05-10-2005, 03:10 PM
no

tommyk90
05-10-2005, 03:11 PM
So i took my new 89 grand prix to get inspected today, and the mechanic tells me it needs thousands worth of work. which includes:

engine mount
ball joint
leaf spring
cat
exhaust (from cat back)
starter
engine smokes (???)
+ more i cant remember

so it was a total waste of $700, not to mention the $200 i sunk into it afterwards.

anyways, i need a new beater. luckily my GF's friend just got a new car. so she planned on junking her old one (96 dodge neon), but i told her id buy it for $100. its pretty much the base model except it has auto tranny. its got that god awful baby blue paint (which it chipping like crazy). and the **** car vibrates like no other when idle. she said it wont pass inspection (which is up in july). do you guys think its worth buying even if i only have it until july? i mean, its only $100...

'89 grand prixs had leaf spring? :confused:

req
05-10-2005, 04:18 PM
buy it. and after the inspection goes up, wall it for SPL :)

fatryan
05-10-2005, 05:11 PM
i got the neon already. thanx

packerfan
05-11-2005, 05:17 PM
'89 grand prixs had leaf spring? :confused:

Possibility, my buddys gutlass had them too.

MetalMaxima
05-16-2005, 09:52 PM
I owned a 96 Neon until 2001...as long as you keep the fluids changed you're good to go. One thing to watch for is the head gasket...Mopar made a REALLY ****** OEM gasket that goes fairly quickly...just keep and eye out for this.

Oh, and NEVER underestimate the POWER of a Neon...

I know 2 people who run the 1/4 mile in 12.x seconds...ALL NATURALLY ASPIRATED ON MOPAR PARTS!!!!!!

zachzchw
05-16-2005, 09:55 PM
Whats wrong that it wont pass inspection?

fatryan
05-17-2005, 12:04 AM
the check engine light is on. its a new PA law that 96+ vehicles cannot pass inspection while the light is on.