I got an update:
Took it for a test drive...holy crap the Series II L67 screams like a bat outta hell the way it is!
Few concerns though, when I gave her some gas...er WOT...I noticed the boost gauge was above 5psi slightly (maybe 6ish) and would kinda vary up and down a little bit (this was when I gas her gas for a few seconds). Then I winded out an entire gear and I noticed after time the boost gauge started going more to the right at higher rpms (I hit the hash mark before the 10psi hash mark. Is this normal? Does a stock SSEi only create 7-8psi?
Next issue, the Perform Ride and Normal Ride buttons are both lit up. I'm thinking either replaced struts or the fuses were removed...or maybe both. Not a big deal, same thing when I bought my current SSE. I asked the dealer and he didn't have any idea, he said he hasn't had any time to fiddle with the car sence he just got it Wednesday.
Next, small crack on the LCD for the radio. Smellbird, is the CD-player you sold me from a 98 Bonnie? If so I got that problem solved.
Next, looks like one of the local gravel trucks took the windshield to town with a nice mark. Weather or not it will spread into a spiderweb is up to fate to decide.
Next, brakes squeek slightly...but that stopped after a few stops (lot rot).
Next, the darn rear view mirror vibrates like hell. I asked the dealer and he said he noticed that to and was guessing its an easy fix. This is more of an annoyance than anything...any word on how it can be secured better?
Finally, sounds like the brake pads are going because I heard a "squeek squeek squeek" sound as I drove around town and it got faster as I drove faster.
So here we go with buying it....
The dealer brought the price down to $7000 considering he hasn't really checked out the car much yet, to help pay for the cracked windshield, and the brakes squeeking.
With tax, title, transfer of my plates, etc etc: $7570.63 will get me driving off the lot.
VIN #: 1G2HZ5211W4228339
Could someone please check this VIN through a search and see if any lemons or bad stuff shows up? Thanks.
I could take a loan out, but it would be hard to do myself because I have 0 credit (just a debit card), and my rate would be kinda high. But it would come out to $160 a month. If I got my dad to co-sign it would help alot. Another problem is they might not give me a loan without a co-signer, but I was told since my family has been with the bank so ungodly long it might get pushed through.
How mad you think my father would be if I drove home with a new car without telling him? HAHAHA!
So, anyone got something to add?