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Old 02-15-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Good article I read this morning about a man parting with his beloved 1992 SL2 with 200,000 miles.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_14345033

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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Good article I read this morning about a man parting with his beloved 1992 SL2 with 200,000 miles.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_14345033
I read in the article is was a 1999 SL2....

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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I read in the article is was a 1999 SL2....
correct, my typo. Good article though, wasn't it?

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Old 02-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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correct, my typo. Good article though, wasn't it?

Yes. Made me think back to when my 94 SC1's engine went south on me in Oct. 2008. Still hoping to bring that car back to life.

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:16 PM   #5
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The Minneapolis nonprofit rehabs old cars for low-income families and uses others for parts to help train young mechanics of the future — many of them at-risk young men and women in need of a second chance and a decent-paying job.
Perhaps his old 200K Saturn may get a second wind after all?

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:19 PM   #6
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For all cars, it's now more the rule than the exception. More likely you will get bored of a car before it will fail you.

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That was a good read, thanks.

But I couldn't help thinking of Wolfman's "Saturn's don't die, people kill them" axiom, and wondering: if Ruben had checked his oil more often, would his S-series still be running?

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:14 AM   #8
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Gotta say, my '92 SC has been the best car I've ever owned. It has around 270,000 miles on it at this point, and it's been towed home once. The fuel pump went out, and I'm going to rebuild the engine before I put her back on the road. I just have to wait until spring. I miss driving the old girl, but I know what I have planned for the engine will make the wait worth while.

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