It has indeed been the veritable money pit. For what most have spent in nothing but mods, I've spent over twice that in REPAIR alone. And to date, I have either done all the work myself, or with help....it'* never been to any shop. EVER.
The consensus is that I keep the car. Surprisingly, nobody wants to see me get rid of it, despite its...personality. And it isn't like it is costing me money keeping it here...just space (it'* been stricken off my insurance for some time now).
There is ONE more mod I simply must try out on the car before making any solid decisions...it'* "make or break" mod, and I ain't sayin one word about it until I know it works and works well...and I suspect it will work once everything is sorted out
Welcome, downwardly mobile yuppies, to the dawn of the Age of Nefarious.
1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ - Custom 2.25" manifold-back exhaust w/FM-80. Probably the only Maxx with this system.