Ok - I'm a noob to this forum, just found it yesterday... but not a noob to this car.
My first car was a '79 Bonneville sedan. (301 V
Hand me down from the parents. My mom replaced that car with a new '92 SSEi when she gave me the old Bonneville.
My mom has finally (!) replaced the '92 SSEi with an SUV. Now - she'* planning on keeping the Bonneville around for a while as a 3rd car, but she'* told me it has been giving some problems lately, and isn't as reliable. Garage kept all it'* life, and maintained whenever they heard a strange sound, or was scheduled for maintenance. I've had my eye on this car for quite some time (uh, 14 years?), so I might see if they would sell it to me when they don't need the 3rd car around.
So I'm scouting out the potential for this ride. It'* a nice car, fully loaded (heads up display, etc) and still performs well for it'* age. Has about 100k miles on it - maybe more. 120k tops.
First questions - why did this engine only get 205hp? Any "easy" mods to get it up to 250hp like the Series 2? Any chips available?
Second questions - what should I/they look out for as needing replacement in the coming year? Supercharger? Can it be upgraded instead of an exact replacement?
Third questions - what is the typical 0-60 and 1/4 time (and trap speed) for this year SSEi?
As for some background on me, my current cars include a 2003 Subaru WRX w/ Cobb Stage 1 (260hp), and a '68 Firebird (350).