I picked my car up for 500.00 and change off of ebay. To date, I think I have sunk nearly2500 and change into THAT and it is far from done
Thing is, I wanted an SSEi and I knew that with such a car, upkeep costs are going to get me. But no matter how much I spend, the car is bought and paid for and will be in my stable for some time to come. To me, despite the problems I inherited, it'* still a nice enough ride. No rust at all, undercarriage looks great for the age, and now the engine is almost brand new and a freshened up trans is going in real soon.
It was said before...if the car isn't considered a classic, any money you put into it you are going to lose. In my case, the SSEi has only appreciated in value since I have owned it (not due to collectivity, but due to gaining back drivability). But I am not looking to make any money off of it...it is however, going to save wear and tear on the one car I AM making payments on
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.