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    too broke for an ls1

    im 18, and rounding my senior year in high school, about to be a broke college student and I NEED an ls1. I currently have a 95 3.4L firebird and have the ls1 fever. Yet I can absolutely not afford one wi/ decent miles, so im thinking either lt1 or finding a 100K-115K mile ls1 to daily drive for a couple years and then rebuild it after two or three years. Is this a terrible plan? will the ls1/t56/4l60e hold up with that many miles on it if i'm not driving the shit out of it? and finally how much better are ls1's than the lt1's?

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    People have LS1s and don't drive the shit out of it?? Sounds like a good plan to me...except for the 4l60-e part, you'd be better off with the T-56 if you're short on dough. Mines a auto....but I got it for 8700 with 78,000 on the clock fully loaded. Deals are out there, just keep looking. Camaros usually go for less than a TA for some reason..especially the WS6. Look at a Z28 or SS and you might find one in your price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLIKEtransAMS
    im 18, and rounding my senior year in high school, about to be a broke college student and I NEED an ls1. I currently have a 95 3.4L firebird and have the ls1 fever. Yet I can absolutely not afford one wi/ decent miles, so im thinking either lt1 or finding a 100K-115K mile ls1 to daily drive for a couple years and then rebuild it after two or three years. Is this a terrible plan? will the ls1/t56/4l60e hold up with that many miles on it if i'm not driving the shit out of it? and finally how much better are ls1's than the lt1's?

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    So what is your plan kid?

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    my first 4th gen was a high milage lt1 z28
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    i bought my 97 lt1 for 8000 with 79,000 not to bad. but i would love to get my hands on an 02 ss........

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    How much are you looking to spend? You can pick up ls1's for pretty cheap. Just shop around...they're out there.

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    definatly shop around. if you just want an Ls1 car and no special fluff [leather/power windows, etc] then you can get a stripped down Z28 and ttops for about 8500.

    don't buy the first one you see.
    be patient
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    good luck, bud.

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    im not looking for the car to get me laid in college, i just neeeed one really bad. and im looking in the 7500$ price range.

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    but the main thing i need to know is, will the ls1 hold up with 100-150K miles on it for a coupla years until i get the dough to rebuild it right?

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    If the car was taken care of the mileage wont matter. But like I said...keep shopping around.

    Not sure if this car has been sold, but just to give you a general idea this is how cheap ls1s can go for. And it only has 62k miles on it. Not too shabby eh?

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...highlight=1998

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    I think most people will tell you that an LS1 in no less reliable than any other car. Expect a car with that mileage to need some maintenance, fluids changed and flushed, belts & hoses, the usual stuff. Plan on doing all your maintenance before you start modding it and you can end up with a solid ride!

    Good Luck not driving the shit out of it!

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