Re: Low mileage and transmissions.

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Posted by Mower on October 26, 2018 at 14:53:52 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Low mileage and transmissions. posted by Bruce(OR) on October 21, 2018 at 12:28:51:

You don't know what you're talking about. I've purchased and owned a number of pre-1970 vehicles with automatic and manual transmissions, and every one of them has had a manufacturer's recommendation for transmission fluid changes. Transmission fluid changes did not "die off" in the 1990s either (owned and serviced a number of them as well).

It costs a bit more? Using an inflation calculator, a Chevrolet Impala that costs $4,000 in 1970 dollars would cost just over $26,000 today. The base price of a 2018 Impala is around $28,000, and without question the 2018 Impala has vastly more capability, reliability, safety and technical ability than a 1970 Impala. Given the level of sophistication of modern vehicles, you'll get a lot more for your money than you did in 1970.

And a tune up on modern cars? On my 2011 STS it's a spark plug change at 100,000 miles. It takes all of about 15 minutes to change them out on either the 3.6 (which ours is) or the 4.4, and it's good for another 100,000 miles.

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