Choosing a new Bonneville
Sorry this is sort of long, but I'm looking for some advice on buying a used Bonneville. I recently wrecked my old one, but saved lots of parts from it, so now I am looking for another one.
Here are the descriptions of the two cars I'm looking at (in the owner'* words, not mine). Both cars are priced below $1000, which is my current limit. Which car do you think I should buy?
"Its a white 96 se with leather. seats are worn. chrome wheels decent tires a little rust showing. cars has approx 180000 miles. the engine runs great and the car is driven daily. it has had excellent maintenance and has several new parts over the past three years since my girlfriend bought it. It is far from perfect but still looks good. loaded with power sunroof, cd,spoiler, etc. air blows cold. some of the major parts, are ball joints just done, gas tank, fuel pump and sending unit, starter, alternator, radiator, brakes, battery, rotors, front end align, blower motor, ac pump complete tune up and several other misc..it was just inspected in october. she is getting ready to buy something newer."
"I have a 1998 with about 130,000 miles on it. It is green with leather interior, auto locks & doors. It is in good condition. There are a few minor issues with it - the cd player doesn't work (but the radio does) and the AC doesn't work. It has been sitting since September but i used to drive it 45 minutes to Brockport everyday and it ran fine. Inspection is up, the check engine light is on - i think b/c the gas cap can't get a tight seal so its an emissions thing."
1999 Grand Prix GT