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Old 11-18-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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I am considering getting a 2001 or 2002 or 2003 SSEi.
Can you tell me what problems they seem to have?
What is better and what is worse about each year?
Problems?

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Old 11-18-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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things the check for
intermediate shaft clicking
bubbling hood
rear window regulators

some common problems
trunk leaks
leaky door seals
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Also beware of neck muscle strain caused by excessive acceleration forces.
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Also beware of neck muscle strain caused by excessive acceleration forces.


After reading Pats replys> this is what I really wanted to hear.

that was great Silver,

ok my choice would be a 03 ssei


but its funny that 2001 doesn't have any recalls.
here: http://www.autosite.com/content/own/...0-0-0&id=22041
Not that our window regs and intermediate shafts shouldnt be on this list.
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i know ya got a 97 se, but check this out

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=43422
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I might be partial but I'm gonna say '03
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I think the 03'* are probably the best SSEi'* of the 2000+ generation. It all depends on how much $$ you're willing to let go. Personally, I would look for a low miles 99 SSEi. The 96-99 body style interior/exterior is better imo.
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I think the 03'* are probably the best SSEi'* of the 2000+ generation. It all depends on how much $$ you're willing to let go. Personally, I would look for a low miles 99 SSEi. The 96-99 body style interior/exterior is better imo.
True, True!!! I also think the 03 is one of the better years.
The 02-03 has better seating, not to mention dual heated seats, cleaner placement of the TC button, and most likely you'll still have a factory warranty still.
I test drove an 03 last weekend when I visited Andrew in Windom. I thought I got a good price out of them when they said $18k with 30k miles, but just this afternoon I found a black 03 SSEi with 34k miles for $14.5k!!!!! I know I shouldn't and probably won't, but for that price I could take the car, park my SLE SC, drive the 03 for 6-8 months putting on about 5-10k, and turn around and sell it for a profit. Loss though would be in the insurance department -a little to rich for my taste.

A low mileage 99 would be perfect though also if you want to do any modding. It'll still be tight, fresh, and faster than a Y2k+ with the same mileage and mods. The 96-99'* are a very classy, sporty looking car for an American family sedan, and the 99 got a few updates (better tensioner pulleys, newer TB and sensors, and a few other things).
Not to mention I had a 99 already and today I got a dose of 'why I miss that car' when I test drove it (177k and it still purrs like a kitten).
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Nick...go for it! When you get the SSEi though. Drive it for a while.. then order some parts and go hang out with Bob for a weekend.
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"just this afternoon I found a black 03 SSEi with 34k miles for $14.5k!!!!! "

Now that"* a steal!! It should book for about $18K.........I paid $23K for mine with 22,000 miles just earlier this year...
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