as some of you may know and some may not my poor car has been having some issues. well after today that is no longer i took her into the shop for a tune up. $125 later she is running like new. A friend of mine says that i need to just get a new car …well i plan on doing that after this one is paid off but i’m not going ot get rid of this car for several reasons.
1) this is a great car for 5 years and shes still running strong nothing major has gone wrong with it the most ive spent was $400 and that was for 4 tires 4 years ago. the $125 i spent today was for a tune up an oil change and labor. i bought 2 new tires for the front right before winter that was $160 also i’ve had to replace the alternator $215. so over the last 5 years all ive spent to keep this car running is a total of $900 dollars. also note: this does not count the normal oil change every 3000 miles only the major times ive had it in the shop.
2) this car is no longer being made its a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero the first model ever made that came with the LD9 twin cam 2.4 Quad 4 engine variant. The LD9 Twin Cam was a 2.4 L Quad 4 variant with balance shafts, debuting in 1996. Bore was decreased from 92 mm to 90 mm and stroke increased from 85 mm to 94 mm for better torque, and power was increased to 150 hp (112 kW). This engine received a minor update halfway through the 1999 model year that eliminated the EGR, increased the compression ratio from 9.5:1 to 9.7:1, and switched from low impedance fuel injectors to high impedance. if that make sense you understand if not all you need to know that this engine rocks and it only appeared in the Alero from 1999 to 2001.
3) someday this car will be worth money.
there you go my three reasons Ill never get rid of this car.