Here's my enthusiast card, take it, I won't be needing it anymore. Or at least for a while.
The ol' Mazda Ranger sucks on gas and looks and drives like ****. I want a car-couch. I like car-couches, always have. Don't drive fast anymore, don't go to tracks, don't really care about handling or any of that much anymore. I just want something comfortable, quiet, reasonable on gas, and reliable. Other hobbies have taken away from my car interests considerably. Boats, guns, fishing, drums....all that pricey, time consuming ****.
I'm particularly interested in 97-05 Park Aves, although 91-96s could be an option as well. Seems as though they're pretty epic depreciation specials, and there's hoards of them out there for cheap. I have my eye on a '98 1-owner car w/ 125k on it for $2,500. Looks surprisingly nice.
My grandfather had one. It was tan. He sold it and promptly bought a LeSabre, which was also tan. They were damn near identical. He never had issues with them at all, and I've read that they're reliable cars.
But if anybody has any experience or knowledge (cough, JRod, cough) w/ LeSabres or Park Aves, please drop some knowledge on my ass. If they're unreliable junk, please recommend a comfy land barge that isn't. Cadillacs are no good - don't trust the Northstars in those things. Don't want a Crown Vic, RWD is not in the cards.
The ultimate goal is to drive this thing for a while and wait til the new Subie Imprezas have been out for a year or two, because I really like them, but won't buy a first year car. Been down that road before, didn't end well.
For now, I'd like a barge to relax in and listen to my Project Pat and Cannibal Corpse. Life would be good.
Help this 27 year old going on 75 years old out.