86 had the third brake light that looked like it came from auto parts store and was slapped on the back window, lol.
95 was a hybrid OBD1/OBD2 car, nightmares to diag check engine lights.
Nathan, that red one was about a 89/90 correct?
The black one had potential, but those rims were horrible. I wouldnt mind owning a 2.8/ 5 speed car to kick around in, as long as I had a V8/auto car to back it up.
Had some of those check engine light troubles with my dad's 95.
That red one was an 88 I am pretty sure... I had a couple more.. a 91 and an 84 that was just parts.....And an 89 firebird.. so I could be confused and off by a year.. Its hard to remember.. I have a bad habit when it comes to vehicles when I have income. I get bored fast.
The black one was an 86.. Those wheels were actually some of my favorite wheels I have ever owned.. Regret letting them go with the body after I blew it up and hadda sell it cuz I was strapped for cash.
I wouldn't have kept it if was a 2.8 auto.. The 5 speed is the only part that made it entertaining to drive.. Lol.. And the gas mileage was impressive as well.. Mid to high 20s
November 2006. I picked up a friend from his other friends house and we were headed home. I was out anyway and he called or texted me asking for a ride. It was iirc 2 am or so and I was on a back road. I saw a deer run in the road and panicked, I jerked the wheel and the car went sideways and wasn't able to get it straight again. It was a knee jerk reaction and I have seen people wreck cars or swerved all over to avoid squirrels, let alone deer. Anyway, once I got a wheel in the grass it was all over and I remember sliding sideways in the grass. I woke up and heard running water and remember feeling cold. I was a little out of it and my glasses and hat were missing. My friend appeared to be sleeping in the passenger seat and I didn't think that we had actually hit anything; I thought we spunout and stopped sliding in the grass. What actually happened is that the back of the car hit one of those concrete bridge barriers and we spun as we fell into the small stream below. The passenger side of the car hit the embankment so we almost cleared it, but since we didn't we fell in to the stream. It was about 1" deep and I remember my shoes just got a little wet after I manged to get out of the car. Someone passing by luckily called for help and stayed with us until help arrived. I had just walked to the road and they were driving by so I flagged them down.
I had a fractured orbital socket and I broke my hip on the right side. I went to the hospital and got blood and urine taken for drug and alcohol testing. I got charged with everything imaginable. You can't have charges added after a certain time frame, but they can be dropped at any time so they charge you with everything then rule things out. I got DUI charges dropped after the blood and urine tests came back clean. The police pursued a case even though I was not being sued by the family of the passenger. I got some community service and had to go to probation for a year.
My friend wasn't so lucky and ended up with permanent brain damages. He was in the hospital for a long time. He got tons of money from my insurance company and his family didn't sue me. I saw him a bunch of times after that and after he got out of the hospital. He never would recover and couldn't feed himself, speak, or really do anything. He needed attention 24/7. He lived like that until September 2010 when he got sick and passed away. He had a bunch of complications and was in and out of the hospital since the accident.
I found this article and it says a drinking and driving accident, but that charge was dropped because I was not drunk. The family might have said that anyway when they had the story written.