He who drives a Buick
- Feb 25, 2007
- St Louis, MO
- 98 Buick Park Avenue Ultra
Though not supercar territory, ~5 second 0-60mph is noticeably quick if you ask me.
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.
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)
PS: I'm not trying to start any sh!t - just talking performance here.
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
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.
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.
And here are pictures I took yesterday after it's first washing in over a year.
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.
Nice Buick.. that is one huuuge FWD car. Superchargers are nice.
That's a bold statement.
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?
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.