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Embarrassing Article; For Us Chrysler Lebaron Fans  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

When I read this article, I fell out of my seat laughing.  rotfl 
I hope no one ever though I would have bought my 1987 Chrysler Lebaron convertible for this reason.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/48473

' After 25 Years, I Finally Figured Out How To Impress High-School Girls '



I mean, the title is funny in and of it's self. Read the whole article and you'll see why I found this to be hillarious! Big grin



"Then I've got an opportunity to offer them a ride there, because if there's one thing high-school girls love, it's a guy with a set of wheels. Especially a convertible. Most boys their age can't afford anything nice yet, but I've got a career, and I paid cash for my '87 LeBaron. And a car like that never fails to turn a few heads around a high-school campus."


Here is my old 1987 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible

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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

that all makes no sense....

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Bill142:
The Onion is a parody publication. It's all meant to be a joke.



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Priceless ...



Superfly, what was that early 80's Chrysler convertiable - the square shaped one? With wood look panels? Was it just the previous generation Lebaron?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 3):
Superfly, what was that early 80's Chrysler convertiable - the square shaped one? With wood look panels? Was it just the previous generation Lebaron?

Yes it was.
In fact, I had my heart set on buying one of those until I came across that '87 model I bought which was the first year for that design.
Same as the box Lebarons underneath the skin.



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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

"Embarrassing Article; For Us Chrysler Lebaron Fans"

I would think that more embarrassing than the article would be the fact you admitted you are a "Chrysler Lebaron fan"....

 Wink


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 5):
I would think that more embarrassing than the article would be the fact you admitted you are a "Chrysler Lebaron fan"....

I figured I'd get a reply like that.  Smile
These Lebarons were beautiful cars but were underpowered and broke down all the time. I spend many days under the hood of this car and all throughout and saw many areas that were poorly designed.



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

If I had a million dollars
I'd buy you a K car -
A nice Reliant automobile!



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 7):
If I had a million dollars
I'd buy you a K car -
A nice Reliant automobile!

Was that in a commercial?
Did Lee Iaccoca say that?
Those are fine cars but only the Chrysler line had availible Corinthian leather seats.  Smile

Sad thing is if I had a million dollars, I would buy a K-car.
It would be the same 1987 Lebaron convertible but I'd drop in the new 5.7 liter V8 HEMI and convert it to a rear-drive car. Those K-cars still have the split in the middle to accomodate a drive axel to the rear-wheels.
I'd then have a beautiful, stylish car with lots of power!  yes 



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
I would buy a K-car.

but didn't they have a bad habit of catching on fire?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 9):
but didn't they have a bad habit of catching on fire?

Only the 2.2L 4cyl. turbo engine. I'd replace that junk with a V8 HEMI.  yes 

The problem was that when the oil leaked from the valve cover gasket, it would leak on to the turbo charger and exhaust causing a fire.
That was only with the 4cyl. turbo.



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Was that in a commercial?
Did Lee Iaccoca say that?

Nope! It's from the Barenaked Ladies' song, If I Had A Million Dollars.  Smile



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
Nope! It's from the Barenaked Ladies' song, If I Had A Million Dollars.

I'll be damned.
I could have sore I only heard that song in a dream but I guess it was real afterall. I was totally drunk off my @$$ when I heard it.



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