He who drives a Buick
- Feb 25, 2007
- St Louis, MO
- 98 Buick Park Avenue Ultra
My point was that the Mustang GT is not some unbeatable mythical creature. I've seen plenty of Honda's out pace many a stock Mustang with a v8 under the hood.Though not supercar territory, ~5 second 0-60mph is noticeably quick if you ask me.
I never referred to the Mustang as "unbeatable" or whatever. Late 90s / early 2000s GTs aren't that fast, no... but compared to a buick? How much does your buick weigh? It will run low 15s at best which is slower than a V8 Mustang (although not by a lot, as my personal experience shows)My point was that the Mustang GT is not some unbeatable mythical creature. I've seen plenty of Honda's out pace many a stock Mustang with a v8 under the hood.
Though I do agree a sub 6 second 0-60 is quite quick.
The Mustang GT would win the race if driven by a blind folded monkey, but then they are much better drivers than many of the people I've seen on the other side of the MississippiI never referred to the Mustang as "unbeatable" or whatever. Late 90s / early 2000s GTs aren't that fast, no... but compared to a buick? How much does your buick weigh? It will run low 15s at best which is slower than a V8 Mustang (although not by a lot, as my personal experience shows)
PS: I'm not trying to start any sh!t - just talking performance here.
+1, I can't drive down my street without cursing at some moron who really shouldn't come near a car, never mind drive one.The Mustang GT would win the race if driven by a blind folded monkey, but then they are much better drivers than many of the people I've seen on the other side of the Mississippi
Next time around you may want to scrub the rust off the hubs, otherwise your lugnuts can start to loosen themselves, even if you tightened them way beyond spec.I just put new front rotors on. The current set is less than a year and a half old, but at some point recently they had become slightly warped. Because of this, there was a nasty shake that went through the wheel if you braked around 60mph and up.
O'Reilly's had two kinds of rotors in stock, $26 each or $68 each. I went with the cheaper pair. I opted not to grab new pads because I was sure these still had plenty of life in them and I was right, there's about a quarter inch of material left.
The job was a little harder than when I did it on our Ford Taurus, thanks to my own stupidity, but once I found the right sized socket everything went smoothly. Tom was once again kind enough to help out by lending me a breaker bar and torx head (I think that's the name) to take home and use, thing is that he didn't know it's a standard 15mm bolt.
I took it for a short test drive and all seems fine, but I'll take it out to the highway in a little bit so I can test that 60mph braking and make sure everything is good.
I direct you to your own quote...Punisher Bass said:This is the third Buick my family has had and all three of them developed problems with the clear coat. An 88, 96, and this 98 here all were taken care of as best they could be and they still had the problems. Again, I'll go into detail in another thread.
Even I wash my car more often than that, even if it was fucking cold out.And here are pictures I took yesterday after it's first washing in over a year.
That's a bold statement.It has a Series II 3800 with a supercharger pumping out 240 hp and 280 ft?lbf of torque, along with GT Sport Suspension it's enough to handle any Mustang or Camaro at the stoplight.
It's big yes, but not as big as you'd think. I parked next to a 94-96 Impala once and if it causes me to say "Jesus that's big", you can take that to bank.Nice Buick.. that is one huuuge FWD car. Superchargers are nice.
That's a bold statement.
It's not a C body. The Park Avenue was a C body car from the mid 80's till 96. In 97 they switched over to the brand new (at the time) G body which is basically identical to K body that underpinned/s the Cadillac Seville and Deville and the current DTS. About the only thing they really changed was the name. The G body was a HUGE improvment over the C body in every way, shape, and form. Trust me, my family had 2 C body PA's and they were crap next to the 98.That's not really hard to achieve, but I'm still having a hard time believing that. Do the C-Bodys come with independant rear suspension or just a torsion beam axle?
The 88 had white walls, but they were alays a bitch to keep clean as were the wire spoke hub caps. There is no better way to travel cross country than in a big luxury car.its not a true buick if it dosnt have white walls...hehe, nice car bro, reminds me of my 91 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, had all the options, 5.0L V8, RWD, Posi, leather, dual power seats, and the rare CD player for that time.
love the car and always will, i enjoy the giant boats.