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Re: Regarding the 5000CST

On Fri, 3 Oct 1997 19:55:12 -0500 (CDT), Mark L. Chang wrote:

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>Now that she runs (turbo feels strong ...), I noticed that it needs a new
>auto tranny ASAP.  Slippage is incredible.  I think I can get it to a
>mechanic and not much further.
>I have not purchased the car yet (for the asking price of ~$350), but was
>wondering, from all you q-listers, what an auto tranny replacement
>(used/rebuilt/new) might cost for this....
>Again, for those of you just tuning in, this is an 88 5000 CS Turbo,
>165kmiles, nice shape out and in, and she runs now!  Starts and purrs
>nicely, just really can't get out and about in it, or at least no where

A couple words of advice: RUN AWAY! from an auto tranny. It
will cost nearly as much to put in a good rebuilt as it would to buy an
entire 86-88 5kcstq with a 5-speed manual. And then you will still
be saddled with an automatic.

DeWitt Harrison     de@aztek-eng.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq