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Old 05-30-2004, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default Looked at a 2000 SE w/19,000 miles asking $12,400.00

It was not a base car, leather ,auto climate and radio controls
Have 93SSEI w/130k. Am thinking it'* time. Read reviews on Edmonds and it scared me off.
Was I wrong or should I look at 2001'* rather than 1st model year change?
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Well, it'* definitely low miles. I'm not sure about that price, have you checked Kelley'*? I'd say look it over real good bearing in mind some of the issues that are known about the 2000'* in general. The few problems that come to mind are trunk leaks, front door leaks, steering intermediate shaft lube etc. There was a recall for the throttle body gasket & fasteners.
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I'd say look it over real good bearing in mind some of the issues that are known about the 2000'* in general. The few problems that come to mind are trunk leaks, front door leaks, steering intermediate shaft lube etc. There was a recall for the throttle body gasket & fasteners.
I *think* those problems are common among all the 2000+ years. Unless anyone can say otherwise, the only exclusive 2000 problem that I can remember is a steering groaning noise, due to a steering hose. (Which does not afflict all 2000 models, as mine was after the manufacture date cutoff)

Did a quick check at alldata.com, and it apprears that the 2000 has no more issues than the 2001. I say go for it.

(a 2000 SSEI owner)
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I just bought a 2000 SLE w/46,000 .Like the car alot. What website shows all the recalls?
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It was Edmonds customer reviews. It was not recalls it was a host of problems custmers had.
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I was talking to someone I know that has a Bonneville as a company car. He said his company was getting away from them because they took such a huge hit on resale. The price they are asking for the car you are looking at would certainly seem to confirm that.
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If you like car who cares if you buy used, depreciation eatin by new car buyer.. They don't hold their resale like Honda or Toyota . The best car I ever bought was a 90 LE Bonneville,(new) been hooked since. Disappointed to read about problems with 3800 series 11. I like to buy 1 owner Florida cars, ( no rust) helps living here,
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I just bought a 2000 SLE w/46,000 .Like the car alot. What website shows all the recalls?
www.alldata.com

You need a subscription to get at the details, but you can see the list of Technical Service bulletin / Recalls for free. Just select your car.
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Disappointed to read about problems with 3800 series 11.
art, If you're referring to the upper intake failures, the jury hasn't returned verdict yet so to speak on the 2000+ cars. GM supposedly improved that design by using a smaller diameter egr stove pipe. Haven't really heard of any of the 2000+ 3800 Series II N/A'* yet that have had failures.
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I bought my 2000 SE used in 2002 with 19k on it. I love this car and would recommend it! It has not had any more problems than any other car, with a few exceptions. Of these exceptions, this club can help you save hundreds by showing you how to fix it yourself. I paid $15,800 and it is a bare bones model.
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