Come on guys........... I only have a few hours . Can you help me out?
Well, I was not actually driving 30 miles to buy a Bonne, just to fact-find.
Well I fact-found myself an '01 SSEI w/ chrome on alum wheels, black on dark grey. 30,000 miles. Lease car. Got em from $19,980 down to $18,200. That sounds like a fair price to me; how about you?
Looks pristine inside and out, but I've got about 3 hours tomorrow AM to check out the engine and trans. for leaks and other weird stuff.
All electronics works, all things that are supposed to slide, slide and all things that are supposed to close and open do that to.
The charger and engine sounds silky smooth at idle.
About that power! I am amazed
. On my test drive I punched it at about 30 mph and the front end broke loose. I did not know these things had that much power on demand. Guess I was remembering the lag response from other turbos I've driven. WOW!
When I get under that hood what should I look for other than the obvious tinkering, leaks, etc. I do know that the exhaust smells squeeky clean, with no hint of odor.
Unfamiliar with the boost gauge. What boost should I see at say.... idle, off-idle, cruise in OD and pedal to the metal.
The only think that just kills me is having to run 91 octane. If I don't put my foot in it (too often
) can I get away with 89 octane?
As always, thanks in advance.
PS - I've decided to keep the '92SSE. I still love that thing and she runs and looks sweet. Don't think I could part with her for less than 2 grand and I've heard that they are not going for that anyway.