Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 07:45:07 GMT From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> Subject: Re: How much is this car worth?
"The Diesel" <hollywood_onealnospamo.com> wrote in message news:e1df7c64.0407031248.697b39c7nospaming.google.com... > I want to buy a used car(either a 2002 Saab 9-5 Linear Sedan or a 2001 > Volvo S80). > My parents on the other hand are trying to get me to save my money and > drive one of their older 2000 Lincoln Town Cars. > I don't think the Town Car is a safe car because the fuel tank is > located behind the rear axle. > My mom wants me to save my money for a rainy day and not buy a car, > and maybe(which seems unlikely at the time) my dad will buy me a > cheaper car like a high milage 1999 Volvo S80 so I can save my money > for a rainy day, or else I'll have to buy a car with my own money > because I just don't feel safe any car that has a rear fuel tank(such > as a Pinto, Mustang, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, or Town Car). Don't worry about the location of the fuel tank. If there's an accident severe enough to rupture the tank you'll have far more important things to worry about than a fuel leak. You're far more likely to have a fire from fuel lines under the hood, or to get struck by lightning or run over by a semi truck. If you want safe, it's hard to beat an older Volvo, you can pick one up for a song and they're virtually indestructible.