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Old 04-03-2011, 07:03 AM
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Looking into buying one as first car, but do they have a lot of crappy '80s electronics. Like stuff that I can't do by myself

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the electronics are what make that car run so good, if you are close minded then its not for you.
If you keep an open mind and try to learn some things about the car and how to care for it and how it works more importantly then it will be a good experience and you can enjoy it. If not then buy a different car.
Every car requires the owner to know some basics, and there are not many left for sale that still have carburetors and old school systems like distributors,but there are some out there.
I do agree that during the infancy of electronics on american cars(80 s cars) the parts were prone to lots of failures.Things have changed a lot to date.Maybe something way newer, or much older would be better.
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Buick Grand National

That is a real high tech machine. I still see them at the Drag Strip making good times and showing a lot of the competition where the exit gate is. In '86 and '87 I saw them put big number Corvettes on the trailer too. If that car is maintained correctly it still is a contender now at the Strip.
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Those cars bring pretty good money. I really don't think it's the car for you.
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Looking into buying one as first car, but do they have a lot of crappy '80s electronics. Like stuff that I can't do by myself

Thanks Matthew
Considering that the sequential fuel injection is what makes the car run, you either need to understand those "crappy" electronics or get an older car with a carb.
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