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99 T6: Keep it or dump it?

Old 01-21-2006, 03:29 PM
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Default 99 T6: Keep it or dump it?

I bought this baby new, a gleaming 99 T6. The maintenance on this car has been staggering. I swore I'd get rid of this car when I had a chance but now it's behaving itself. Are all those replacement parts better or will this be ground hog day -- I'll live through replacing them all again if I keep it?

It has 105,000 miles. Here are just some of the parts replaced: transmission (whole thing), ABS control module ($1000), turbo drain seals, mass airflow sensor, throttle body & ETM, rack & pinion ($1500), strut bearings, motor mounts, passenger compartment heat exchanger ($900), alarm tilt senor, ball joints, one tie rod, left front control arm, steering stops, the dipstick (!) and the radio

Jon in CA

Lovely to look at, delightful to touch
It's just a shame she's got to cost so much
She wants money. She wants money

--- The Grateful Dead

Old 01-21-2006, 03:50 PM
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Default RE: 99 T6: Keep it or dump it?

Do you still like it? And do you think these parts will go bad again? Well presummaly the the ETM will go bad again.

I would sell it and get a 98 car. Like the 98 V70R.
Old 01-24-2006, 04:40 AM
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Default RE: 99 T6: Keep it or dump it?

Well. I've discovered that it's not worth much -- less than $8,000 trade in. This argues for keeping it. I've also learned that the throttle module (ETM) I had replaced at 67,000 will in all likelihood fail again. At least for three more years it will be under warranty. Still, it's a disquieting thought, isn't it? Lastly, it is running like a gem. It's smooth and fast like the day I drove it off the lot. When these cars are running well, they are really something.

Conficted in CA

Now you can't catch me
No, baby, you can't catch me
'Cause if you get too close
I'm gone, gone, gone like cool breeze

-- Chuck Berry

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