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Old 10-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #311
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:58 PM   #312
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Well apparently this money is burning a whole in his pocket. We found a crown vic ex cop car on craigs list, near my house and he wants to look at in the morning. He likes the way my car rides and says he's always wanted an old cop car. Check it out...

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/car/455364884.html

We didn't spend much time in Washington DC, mostly because it was raining. We did visit the air and space museum, which was free to get into. Then we kept seeing 60 foot articulating buss all over, we kept trying to get on one but kept missing the stops. We hit the road at about 2ish and are currently on I80 in Ohio, just past Toledo. Haven't had any problems with my car on the trip home (as expected, it's been a good car for me) other than the left headlight burnt out, I'm sure from the side of the lens being smashed off.

We're about 170 miles from my house, should arive at about 12:30am
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:24 AM   #313
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If you like the way a Crown Vic rides, you'll like the way a Bonneville or Grand Prix rides too. I have yet to ever ride in a car that was more comfortable than a Bonneville. I've had a few Cadillac's too. The Bonneville was the most comfortable. But they don't make Police cars out of them. I'll bet the seller on that car would take $1,500 for it. I know if I had $18,500, it would be burning a hole in my pocket too. I'm always broke it seems.
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i have internet through sprint. I"m supre super happy with it. costs me $60/month. As fast as dsl i'd say not quite as fast as cable. I can download at 150k at my house and i don't have a full signal. i hear it's faster if you're close to the tower. i used it driving to nevada, and to nyc and can't tell you how happy i am with it.
How does this system work? Do you hook your cellphone to the computer?
What kind of hardware do you need? How good is coverage in rural areas?
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I'm also a fan of the Bonneville. The GM 3800 has to be one of the greatest engines ever. If you get yourself an SSEi you get the L67. The only thing that can make that 3800 better is a factory Eaton M-62 blower sitting on top of it. You just have to watch out for the plastic trans solenoids.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:42 PM   #316
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How does this system work? Do you hook your cellphone to the computer?
What kind of hardware do you need? How good is coverage in rural areas?
I use what sounds like the same thing, but from Verizon.
It uses a card, supplied by them, or you can get other cards if you want. I guess each kind has it's virtues, I don't know, I've been satisfied with the one they sent me - and it was free.

The card just plugs into the card slot on the side of my laptop.
It comes with software that finds the card and connects you.
As to coverage, where I'm sitting right now I only get one radio station clearly and no broadcast TV, but the aircard's working fine. I used it from California to Texas and never lost coverage.

I've used it for about 4 years or so, and I like it.

You can get a cable that connects your cellular phone to your laptop, and makes a connection just like a landline connection, but of course you pay for every minute that you're online, with the 'data only' deal it's flat rate for all you can eat.
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I'm also a fan of the Bonneville. The GM 3800 has to be one of the greatest engines ever. If you get yourself an SSEi you get the L67. The only thing that can make that 3800 better is a factory Eaton M-62 blower sitting on top of it. You just have to watch out for the plastic trans solenoids.
Our Bonneville was an SSEi with the supercharged motor. I loved that car. It was big, fast, comfortable and it got good gas mileage. It had all of the bells and whistles like a heads up display. Wish I still had it. I'll buy another one someday.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:25 AM   #318
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a supercharded 3800 would be nice!

i had a late 80's bonnie once. It was a nice cruising car, but had giant rust holes in the doors.

I drive a non turbo talon now, i'm considering finding a turbo all wheel drive tsi talon.

about the wireless broadband from sprint....They sent me a USB device that i just plug in and i'm good to go.
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My favorite police cruiser is the 9C1 Caprice with the 5.7 LT1. True factory hotrod!
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I've owned about 25 cars in the past 10 years and my current Crown vic. is the best car I've ever owned. I've had it almost 4 years and haven't done much work at all to it. When I got it the motor was blown, so I found a cheap 4.6 off eBay and put that in. It's out of a 93 so it does burn oil, but it runs fine.

I did own a 95 Olds 88 - same as a bonnieville, has a 3800 & that too was a nice riding car. The differential blew out of it one day on my way to work (blew out - as in, came apart and went through the diff case) also it did leak oil from the head gasket and this car didn't even have 80,000 miles on it yet. I've always heard that these are great cars, maybe I just got a dud. Speaking of duds...

I had an 88 Dodge Caravan in high school that I put 3 transmissions in, in the year and a half I owned it & I think it used more oil than gas. I had a mid 80's S10 blazer that caught fire and the motor went out within 1 week of buying it. And the list goes on...
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