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  • Got a "new" car today

    Since I've back to working construction again, I picked up an appropriate vehicle...
    97 Ford Taurus Wagon.
    Seats 7 with the fold away 3rd row seat, has lots of cargo room, 75% of the power windows work including the all important driver's front, V6, automatic, alloy wheels. Seems to pretty much be in good shape (as fine as you'd expect a 97 Taurus w 110K to be in at least), but needs a major detailing. Battery is dead, but runs fine when jumped. Drives like a boat, but it has all 4 forward gears, the air blows cold, and it even sports the premium am/fm/tape. Beautiful seafoam green exterior with matching interior. Liftgate works fine, but the liftgate window's shocks are bad making it hard to open just the window portion. A veritable bargain at $700.

    I wanted to get something I could drive on a job site that actually had some ground clearance and that I wouldn't care about getting dirty. It's been burning my stomach to sit in my 10AE's suede seat every day when I go home. Plus I can't keep my tools in the 10AE since they don't fit.

    I need to go pick it up Saturday.
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    | 10AE-T | BEGi S4 | GT2560r | Enthuza | 6UL | MS3Pro PNP|
    | 2001 Track Rat | Enthuza | Jenvey | MS3Pro PNP | Exocet in Progress|
    | 1992 323 | Wrong-wheel-drive Miata Endurance Racecar|

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    edit that, looks like it seats not 7 but 8!!! ;)
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    | 10AE-T | BEGi S4 | GT2560r | Enthuza | 6UL | MS3Pro PNP|
    | 2001 Track Rat | Enthuza | Jenvey | MS3Pro PNP | Exocet in Progress|
    | 1992 323 | Wrong-wheel-drive Miata Endurance Racecar|

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    • #3
      Wow..youre a brave man to get into construction work in this economy.
      That car should be fairly bulletproof. We all make fun of Taurus but actually they are fairly reliable cars for Ford crap. I have seen the engines go 350k without a hitch. There used to be a major junk yard that sold Taurus/Sable engines for $49.95....that should tell you something.
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      • #4
        can you say sho 3.4 v8 swap, lol
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        • #5
          The company I started with seems to have carved itself a little niche that allows it to stay busy. They've sold 2 new jobs that I know of since I started a couple weeks ago. The jobs they do are large. I've got a lower end position, but the people over me do pretty well. So far, so good. The days can be hard, but for the first time ever I'm capped at 40 hrs/week. I've never worked only 40 hours before, and that feels really good. I'm also learning a new trade which is great.

          My mom owns a Sable, which has been a very good car for her. Which is amazing; she's pretty good at killing cars.

          On the way home, I actually came up behind a SHO and thought that was a funny conicedence. I'm not interested in doing anything like that in this car though. It defeats the purpose. I'll deal with 9 seconds 0-60 and 17 second quarters 5 days a week. I have been thinking about doing an LS3 and 6 speed in my E class. :)
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          | 10AE-T | BEGi S4 | GT2560r | Enthuza | 6UL | MS3Pro PNP|
          | 2001 Track Rat | Enthuza | Jenvey | MS3Pro PNP | Exocet in Progress|
          | 1992 323 | Wrong-wheel-drive Miata Endurance Racecar|

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          • #6
            We (Yamaha) made the SHO engines! :D
            Get some people to carpool with you and charge them some gas money, help defer some costs. And I do agree on the capped 40 hours a week, sometimes I work more, but damn it's great to be able to not have to work as much.

            Originally posted by miata5620
            Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RotorNutFD3S View Post
              We (Yamaha) made the SHO engines! :D
              You are correct sir!

              Did you work for yamamha?

              Of all the yamaha motors, i have to say that either the 4a-ge 20v blacktop, or the 3s-ge beams motors are my fav's.
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              • #8
                Sho v6>v8

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by silver280zx View Post

                  You are correct sir!

                  Did you work for yamamha?

                  Of all the yamaha motors, i have to say that either the 4a-ge 20v blacktop, or the 3s-ge beams motors are my fav's.
                  that is where he Currently works
                  1988 323 GTX--- The toy now :D
                  2008 Mazdaspeed 3::SOLD ----- 1991 BRG NA8 Swap, Turbo::SOLD

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                  • #10
                    Be honest, you bought the Taurus cause the Miata wouldn't fit your crew of 50! :p

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                    • #11
                      Yes, I do work for Yamaha. My favorite engine at the moment is our supercharged 1800cc 4-cyl. that goes in some of our WaveRunners. I started a thread for it on here somewhere.

                      Originally posted by MeFryRice
                      Be honest, you bought the Taurus cause the Miata wouldn't fit your crew of 50! :p
                      Crew? Oh, you mean those guys he goes and picks up every morning from the Home Depot parking lot?

                      Originally posted by miata5620
                      Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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                      • #12
                        Yeah those guys...

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                        • #13
                          LOL, actually the beaners are on staff. But I will take some of them to lunch next week in the "new" car. I'm starting to pick up on the language OK if they speak slowly enough. Check this out (don't grade me on spelling though please): Yo compre de ayer un Ford Taurus. Also chinga, puta, pendejo. The former was I bought a Ford Taurus yesterday, in past tense and everything. The latter, well maybe you can google it. ;)
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                          | 10AE-T | BEGi S4 | GT2560r | Enthuza | 6UL | MS3Pro PNP|
                          | 2001 Track Rat | Enthuza | Jenvey | MS3Pro PNP | Exocet in Progress|
                          | 1992 323 | Wrong-wheel-drive Miata Endurance Racecar|

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                          • #14
                            Went ahead and got it home this evening with the assistance of Mr Wildfire. Thanks again dude.

                            Battery is dead as a doornail. I have it sitting on the 2A charger. I'm not hopeful that it will resurrect, but it can't hurt to try.
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                            | 10AE-T | BEGi S4 | GT2560r | Enthuza | 6UL | MS3Pro PNP|
                            | 2001 Track Rat | Enthuza | Jenvey | MS3Pro PNP | Exocet in Progress|
                            | 1992 323 | Wrong-wheel-drive Miata Endurance Racecar|

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ben91 View Post
                              Went ahead and got it home this evening with the assistance of Mr Wildfire. Thanks again dude.

                              Battery is dead as a doornail. I have it sitting on the 2A charger. I'm not hopeful that it will resurrect, but it can't hurt to try.
                              hey man no problem. Thanks again for letting me drive the 10AE.:banana::banana::banana:
                              1988 323 GTX--- The toy now :D
                              2008 Mazdaspeed 3::SOLD ----- 1991 BRG NA8 Swap, Turbo::SOLD

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