don't trust this thing:
I regret selling our 99 SE. Even with 175,000 miles, I'd drive that thing anywhere without thinking twice.
For some reason, I don't have any confidence in the GS. Maybe it'* all the electronics (ECC, traction control, etc.), maybe it'* the fact that it blew an axle a day after we bought it, maybe it'* because we bought it with 100K on the ticker, or maybe it'* the fact that it'* a completely new engine to me. I'm not sure, but my confidence just isn't there. And probably unjustifiably so.
We're taking a road trip to Florida in March and taking two other people. I'm seriously considering taking the Civic because I trust it. Maybe my sentiments will change between now and then regarding the Buick and we can take that instead.
I plan to throughly go through the car in a couple weeks - coupler, replace SC oil, LIM gaskets, bypass elbow, valve covers, plugs, wires, thermostat, belts, coolant hoses, flush the dex out. That could help.