Doctor of Teleocity
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- Mar 17, 2003
- The Far-Flung Isles of Langerhans
My favorite American cars to drive and to maintain have been a first-generation Ford Taurus and a first-generation Dodge Caravan, although the Caravan did not have a durable drivetrain. A bad transmission at 70K and Burnt valves at 180K are major failures in my mind.
I'm going to agree with this. I had an '88 Taurus for a while, and it was decent to drive as long as it had good tires and fresh brakes. And we once rented a 1st-gen Caravan as a 2nd vehicle for a band's six-week van tour and it was always decent. It was a V6 long wheelbase, the four cylinder ones were sorrowfully slow and the short wheelbase ones were sort of pointless. Funny that the Caravan was a K-car, and the other K-cars like the Aries and Reliant were charmless.