What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Last week’s Used Car Face-Off kind of disappeared in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the three-day weekend...however, even though the last one we had was on American luxury, we revisit the subject again today. In particular, here we have three semi-luxury sedans from 2001, in regards to that fateful day fourteen years ago. Which one do you choose to represent the most powerful automaker of the American nation, GM itself? Here are the options:

The first contestant: 2001 Buick LeSabre - $4950

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The ultimate beige-mobile and old people’s car, yes (it’s owned by the seller’s grandmother), but as fellow Opponaut Jake has shown, it is possible to turn it into the ultimate rallycross machine...and this example, with only 36K miles and the bulletproof 3800 that the hood likely houses seems prime for anything you might throw at it...

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The second contestant: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - $4999

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For whatever reason, the Aurora seems to be one of those somewhat crappy early GM cars that every one wants to own...this one is so clean that even I can’t deny that I might drive it without shame...with under 100K miles, it seems like it has also been owned by a more elderly driver...but will the not-so-desirable 3.5L V6 sink its score?

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The third contestant: 2001 Cadillac DeVille - $5000

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Finally we have a V8! Again, an old people’s mobile, but carrying a bit more prestige with that hood ornament standing proudly at the end of the bonnet...however, does that make this 121K mile elegant cruiser worth $5K?

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