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On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, David Yaghoubian wrote: >We are now the proud owners of a *cherry* 1965 Cadillac DeVille convertible!! >Laugh with me about this my dear VW friends! I've gone to the Other >Side!!!!! 3;-} >Now we have Ying and Yang. The utilitarian, zippy white Squareback in all >it's German >glory, and the Supreme Land Shark w/ it's 350bhp 429 V-8 10mpg and "Comfort >Control"! Are you *sure* about that 10mpg? Are you being cynical or realistic? Reason I am asking is that before replacing the transmission and also doing the usual tuneup stuff on our old caddy, we had been getting ~8 mpg. After we got nearly 20mpg. I had a similar experience with the '59 Chevy Impala. I would be happy with 20mpg from my bus, let alone a caddilac. >My philosophy is this: if there is so much as a door handle left on the >Cadillac after >using it (and enjoying it like a new car :) after 2 years, then we WIN, >because at this point >with our Jetta lease it's kissing 8 grand goodbye with nothing to show for >it. I thought the whole point of leasing a car was so that you could buy it for a far discounted price at the end of the lease. Like, now you have a used jetta that they can sell you for way less than book. >as I thought I had been raised (in the back of my own Sqbk growing up!) to >detest >22 foot long "gas guzzlers". But I digress! I think somebody should go >buy that bitchin' If you are only getting 10mpg after changing the plugs/points/condenser/cap/rotor/wires, setting up the carb properly and with the timing spot on, there really is something wrong. The old boats aren't as bad as their reputations. -- g-r-a-t-e-f-u-l-l-y---[ email:<firstname.lastname@example.org> ]---l-i-v-i-n-g d-e-a-d-i-c-a-t-e-d---[ http://www.conservatory.com/ ]-----l-i-g-h-t Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.