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Old 01-19-2013, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thinking about buying a Chevy Elcamino

Have to get a new car. Thinking about just buying an Elcamino. Pros and Cons? Anything I should steer clear of. What years of production models are the prefered?

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are using it as a pure a to b car. It will be fine. But you you quickly find that storing anything in it like a reg cab pickup is a pain. I love El Caminos but as a daily driver be prepared to leave a lot of delicate stuff in the bed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I prefer the ones based off of the bigger models, not the mid-80s Malibu based ones.... But the later ones can be made pretty fast.

Just personal preference.

Why an El Camino?
I've always wanted one. I think they are the coolest cars.

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are using it as a pure a to b car. It will be fine. But you you quickly find that storing anything in it like a reg cab pickup is a pain. I love El Caminos but as a daily driver be prepared to leave a lot of delicate stuff in the bed.
Yeah, i'm not worried about that. I'm looking for a point A to point B car. I also prefer the older style of simpler engines. I can actually fix them myself.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They're pretty useless if you ask me. I had a Ford Ranchero once. It's not a car, it's not a pick-up, and it's not sports car. It has two seats, a bed you can't put much in, it can't hold a lot of weight.

My friend called it a "How do".
It's something you just drive up to girls and say "How do!"

Besides, Bill Clinton had one.
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My friend called it a "How do".
It's something you just drive up to girls and say "How do!"
google search isn't helping. What does this mean?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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am i seriously going to have to be the first one to make the elcachino joke?
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I've always found them as a gap filler. They are somewhat utilitarian, but not enough to be completely useful.

Though I was a fan of the concept from a few years back. I would've bought one of those. I want to say it was from Holden?
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the chevy ssr?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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no he's thinking of the Holden UTE from down under they where thinking of bringing over here but didn't
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