New SSEi owner - front end noise and rusty window sills
Hi, 1st post. I just picked up an '01 SSEi today w/89k miles. It seems really nice and loaded with options (moonroof, heated seats, HUD, etc.). It drives well, good deal for $4k I think.
There is a popping noise in the front end, sounds like some steering linkage or something. It tends to happen more when turning the wheel left than right, and I notice it at lower speeds. Common problem.
Also, the window sills on the outside of each door are aged and getting rusty. Is this a common problem, and are replacement sills easy to find/install?
Lastly, there was standing water in the spare tire area in the trunk. The trunk carpet was not wet, mildew, or smelly so I was not too worried. Is this a common problem?
I will be searching the forum for these issues, but I wanted to introduce myself and start learning.