I'm the proud new owner of an 02 SSEi. I had been looking for an 00 - 05 SSEi for a couple months. When I found this one I snatched her up.
I have been a GM Man all my life. Always defending GM form the HATERS.
I purchased this car from a respectable dealer (78k mi.) and he'* doing the right thing. (he'* making repairs at no charge to me and has given me an 06 chevy as a loaner)
My question is..... did the previous owner run this car into the ground or has the quality of gm parts gotten this bad?
here'* what has been been repaired so far.
Before I ever saw the car the frnt. window reg. replaced, right front tie rod replaced, front strut bushing replaced. New brakes, inc. front rotors.
When I test drove the car the check engine light was on. The dealer told me it was throwing a cat def. code and the Cat needs to be replaced. (he'* taking care it of under GM Warranty).
The 1st time I started the car after purchasing. I noticed a light on dash, "Check Gas Cap" (bought new one, it didn't fix the problem)
Day 2 the car started overheating in traffic. (coolant leaking from plastic elbow connecting the upper and lower intake) I never saw a lot of steam and there was only a small amount of coolant on ground but i had to add 3 gallons of coolant over the next few days. (Now i'm Worried)
Day 4, I start the car after being parked on a slight downward incline for a couple days and smoke is billowing out from under the hood (valve cover gasket leaking on exhaust manifold).
oh yeah the oil preassure gauge stays Pegged.
one more thing.... the friggen jack and lug wrench are missing
Anyone have an Opinion?....lol
Let me repeat, I don't think the dealer knowingly sold me a POS. he sells a lot of late model high end cars, (Beemers, Porsches, Hummers etc.) and he'* taking care of the problems.
Shhhhhhh.... Don't tell anyone I used the Loaner car to drive into NYC for dinner yesterday (179 mi. each way)