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    89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    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...







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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    no



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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatryan
    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?




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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    buy it. and after the inspection goes up, wall it for SPL




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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    i got the neon already. thanx




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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyk90
    '89 grand prixs had leaf spring?
    Possibility, my buddys gutlass had them too.





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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    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.

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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    Whats wrong that it wont pass inspection?




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    Re: 89 Pontiac GP is a lemon...neon for $100?

    the check engine light is on. its a new PA law that 96+ vehicles cannot pass inspection while the light is on.




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