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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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3.8L LX T-Bird?

I have a chance to buy a 3.8L LX pretty cheap but everything I can find says it only has 140hp stock. I am just wondering if the car drags butt or if it still has some get up and go.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 11:41 PM
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its no speed demon but a good cruiser.... my car runs the best between 70-90 mph

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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It is a pretty good deal and with gas being $3.10 a gallon in KC. it may be what I need for now.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 01:58 PM
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The 3.8L is fine for everything but speeding up quickly and making up a hill without hesitation. Mine gets 29+ MPG.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I am probably going to go pick it up then. It is $500 and all it needs is a new tranny. So for about $1100-1200 I can have a T-Bird with only 40K miles on the new engine. The lady who owns it is old and LOADED, she wants $500 to pay for the tires she put on it 100 miles before the tranny went out.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 05:04 PM
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Pretty slow. 17+ second car. That can be changed though with a power package. Hopefully, I'll get mine done sometime before spring. Oh yeah, great gas milage also. I get about 26 highway, even up and down mountains.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 03:14 AM
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it's not a race car but very comfortable and gets good gas mileage the tranny can be very expencive so make sure you can get a good deal on one first. my trans was a $2700 rebuild but luckily i had a warranty. other then that $500 is a great deal if you get a trans for cheap.
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