... questions asked here, I should feel too bad about mine.
After a long series of financial setbacks, I had to buy the cheapest
transportation available to me (at 63 and with an amputated right foot, a
bicycle or motorcycle were not options).
I wound up with a 1990 Buick Century Limited with 156,000 miles. It seemed
to be in very good condition, excluding the sagging headliner (fabric
Cooper's droop). Little did I know that the radiator (original) had not
been properly cared for. It went last week.
With a serpentine belt and oil change, the whole thing was a little over
The car (3.3 V6 automatic) runs surprisingly well, partially because of its
relative light weight (approx. 2800 lbs). It's not much heavier than the
2000 Civic I lost during the "troubles."
The disappointment is the 14" wheels and tires. Are there any compatible
15" wheels (bolt pattern and off set) that I can put 205 65 tires to improve
the handling and maybe the gas mileage (18 city)?
Would a drop in K&N filter help anything? No, I'm not going the "tuner"
route on a 14 year old car.
From the Music City USA
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