It had 96,000 miles on it when we picked it up, now has 98,000 due to the trip home. It'* the highest mileage car I've ever purchased, but the car looked so good I couldn't pass it up. Came with the chrome front "Bonneville" plate, and looked like the previous owner took great care of it. Also came with the original window sticker, owners manual, and the little accessory bag in the trunk.
On the negative side we immediately noticed a slight oil burning smell. Looks like the front valve cover has a very small leak. Also there is a small pool of antifreeze on the manifold. This may explain why I wasn't getting better mileage. I am shopping for the gaskets today. Front brakes look to be about 50%, and the rears are getting a bit thin. Some drilled/slotted rotors, and ceramic pads will be on the short list for the spring.
As for mods, I will be starting slow due to finances. The car was a great deal, but we spent a week in Vegas, and the trip ended up costing more than expected as usual. I already picked up some platinum plugs as I'm sure it still has the originals. Plug wires will also be replaced, and maybe coil packs if I can fit it in the budget. My wish list would start with a Corsa exhaust, K&N filter system, and smaller blower pulley. I will be looking for advice from the forums.
Last edited by White03SSEi; 02-18-2010 at 01:09 PM.
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