well welcome to the club and congratulations with the new purchase. I am in the market again for a nice SSEi.
The only things really to look out for on your car are the window regulators which mean the power windows stop working, trunk leaks and the steering shaft failing. Other than that the 2000+ are very reliable.
First step to modding the car is to make sure you have an extensive tuneup. 02 sensor, plugs, wires and the bare minimum, other stuff like making sure your throttle body is clean, MAF being clean etc, will help the car respond better to mods.
first thing is usually a gutted or FWI/CAI. Most seem to prefer an FWI or CAI. this will allow you to breath better. Next step is to add a high flow cat to make sure there are minimal blockages in the exhaust system. Those 2 mods alone will usually get you a mile or 2 better per gallon and better response.
Next would probably be a slightly, yes slightly smaller, nothing serious, just to add a little extra boost. After the pulley the mod bug might bite you which will lead to Headers, Rockers, Cam, PCM, etc. lol.
never done clear corners on a b-ville so I will leave that up to the experts.
I'd hollar at Pat, the resident lighting expert and either gumball or toasted oats (forgot who is the pro on that
) on info on clearing the corners..
thanks for putting your ride in the signature..you learn quick
click on tech info at the top for more indepth look at mods and where to start.