Originally Posted by skregal
I have a 95 SSEi that I bought new. It is worn out with 150k on it. (see other post)
The car has been pretty nice with minor repairs. I love it. Now I'm looking at a 2005 GXP from a dealer that has 14k miles on it. The GXP is an immaculate one- owner car that I've researched and like. Here'* the issue:
Most performance car owners are proud of their stuff and rarely bad mouth their own cars no matter how lousy they really are. I see a lot of complaining about the reliability and quality of the GXP on this forum. I loved my SSEi, but should I stay away from the GXP. This car will be driven daily by my wife, and I need something that isn't in the shop all the time. Your honest advice please......
A few things that will make you want to buy this car...
-the suspension...man does that thing hold the road well
-the V8 & exhaust...oldschool but yet refined V8 rumble and great torque. Beautiful engine and the 4-speed transmission has been top notch for me.
-the looks....I get so many compliments on my bone stock crimson GXP that it'* ridiculous. Everybody simply loves the car, guys & girls.
As far as reliable, there really aren't any major problems with the car. Chances are these issues have already been looked after but I'll post to make you aware.
-there is a voluntary recall on the intermediate steering shaft (basically, if it knocks for you, take it to your GM dealer and they'll swap in a new, revised part)
-there was a spec problem on the fog light wiring harness. Failing to get the harness replaced will cause your projection fogs to burn out within 0.5 - 1.5 years I've found. If you mention the specific recal notification for this problem GM will replace this wiring harness (since I've had mine changed the fogs are in top notch condition for over a year)
Those are really the only two problems that I have (and other have had) with this car. Not really huge problems if you ask me but they do prove to be an inconvenience until you get them fixed. I absolutely love this car and much prefer it to a 2003 530i bmw just as a comparison. It handles better, it'* got more power and just plain looks better.
It'* just so sexy!