Macdonald David dmacd_us at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 10:47:44 EST 2005

I read the thread with some interest as I was looking
for a car for my daughter at the same time. 

I ended up with this list of required features:
1) Airbags
2) ABS
3) American (Cheap plentiful parts available)

She added:
4) Enough room to load color guard equipment in the
back, station wagon preferred.

$2000 including registration, taxes, inspection etc.

I just purchased a 1995 Sable Wagon with 133k on it. I
expect it will cost about $1800 all in. 10% under

I have 4 kids and she is the first to get her license.
I don't expect it to survive all four. I'll do what I
can to train the kids well but the statistics are not
on my side.


When I was 17 I had a 68 GTO 4 speed. It's a miracle I

'65 Corsa 140 4 speed

--- "Murray, Rod" <Rod.Murray at disney.com> wrote:
> thanks to everyone that offered their input to this
> thread several weeks ago...after absorbing all
> suggestions, and after much deliberation (aided by a
> couple of beers), my plan is to let my soon to be
> 16-year old daughter, megan, inherit my wife's 1996
> chevy monte carlo...here's why...
> - it's 10 years old w/ 130K miles - about what i'd
> be buying on the low-cost used market anyway
> - it's solid, has airbags, and has proven to be very
> reliable
> - i know the current owners : ) so am familiar with
> vehicle history and maintenance
> - standard 6-cylinder engine means sufficient, but
> not excessive, power
> - it already has a few dings and scratches, so i
> won't cry when she takes out a fire hydrant
> - i'll be sleeping on the couch if my daughter gets
> a better car than my wife.  michelle gets the new
> wheels...
> bottom line, the idea of having megan's 1st car be a
> vair will have to wait - she'll have to EEEEARN it!
> all this said, i do have 1 question...monte carlo
> has a right-rear taillight problem i'm struggling to
> figure out...seems my right brake light doesn't work
> when i'm using my left blinker...tail light fuse is
> good, and i've changed out both tail light bulbs
> (standard gm 3057)...any suggestions?
> thanks again.
> rod
> '66 monza convt, 110/4
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