Originally Posted by Rogier
I have had also a 3.8 tbird like you have now. It is normal when the overdrive hits in, it makes a little sound and you feel a little "shake" (klinkt als een kleine bescheiden "kloenk"). this is due to the overdrive lock-up system this transmission is equipped with. From your story it sounds the transmission does make good vaccuum, which is importent.
(Sorry guys for the Dutch language here but I can't get it right in English)
Het is niet echt een bescheiden kloenk, 't klinkt af en toe aardig hard, hard genoeg dat iemand die naast me reed me er op aansprak.
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Congrats with your bird, I am in a suspend-mode of buying a 96-97 V8. Due to the fact I am moving from my rental house to buy a house with mortgage (which I am looking for now) I await how much money I have left to buy a bird, because it aint cheap here in tiny Holland...
Thanks! I'm glad to have it, even though it's more expensive than a girlfriend
The gas is doable but we get so ripped on the wegenbelasting it's not funny
Altough 15 years old, the chassis, suspension, wheels, engine will guarantee smooth driving! I remember going on vacation to South Germany with my 92' bird back in 1998, and my buddy was driving his Audi A6 with his family. Good car the A6, but we switched for fun in Luxembourg seats, I in the A6, and he in the bird. I thought after 1,5 hours my back was broken because of the hard suspension and wooden seats in the A6! Glad when I was back in my electrical powered real comfy chair in the bird!!
A girlfriend of mine usually comes with me when we go visit another friend, and she's said (and I quote) "Can you take me to the junkyard? I want to get one of these seats and put it in my living room!" - she says the seats are the most comfortable ones she's ever had the pleasure of sitting in. It is indeed a very comfortable car, and well, even though it's only a 3.8, it's basically top dog over here because most cars just can't match accelleration from 0-55mph against a 'bird. (When we're talking top speed, sure, I'm slow :P)