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Old 04-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #51
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Im looking at the newer moedls anyone know what year is the best Im only looking at SSEi'* and from what Ive heard around here '03 is the best
Is this true?
Why?
The only ones of this year that are in my price range have at least 150k on them I need a reliable car and I know these engines last forever so If i buy one with high miles would this be a problem
If you can't find something lower than 150k in your price range for the 00-03 SSEis, IMO I would go and look for a nice 92-95 SSEi. You have a better chance of finding one with around 75-100k miles in your price range.

Buying a car with 150k is kinda taking a chance. You don't know when the trans is gonna go, or when the engine might die, you don't know if the LIM gaskets were replaced, they could have done some bottom end damage that a seller could be hiding with high viscosity oil, etc. The car could have been severely abused.. Who knows? You might end up buying a 155k '00 SSEi, and the transmission could crap out a month later. Of course, you would be taking this chance buying a 92-95, but odds would be less due to the lower mileage range in your price range.
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Ok now that I know the differences between the 2000-2002'* and the 2003'*
Would it be better to spend $2-3k more for the '03 or just get the older one Im not real familiar with the changes and if they are worth $2-3k
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In '03 the seats changed, a few appearance differences, and hopefully they solved the hood corrosion problem. I am sure there are a few more subtle differences.
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ok but what i was saying was is $2-3k worth those differnces
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ok but what i was saying was is $2-3k worth those differnces
I think it would be best if we told you exactly what the differences were and let you decide whether or not it is worth it. For me, no, it wasn't worth it. I either got my '00 or I got a Grand Prix. I like the Bonneville more so I chose my car. For others, money may not be an issue so they will spend what it takes to get all the options. It really depends on your financial situation and how much you are willing to give for the options.
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At first I was looking at the '03 but the only ones in my price range have at leat 150k
Know Ive seen a 2000 with like 73k for $6000 Id love to buy it right now because I know that one wont be around long but I just cant buy it right now
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A 2000 with only 73k for 6k is a very good deal IMO. Personally, I wouldn't want to get into a car at 150k miles. I wouldn't mind putting that many miles on a car myself, but I don't like having a car that has 150k miles of unknown care(or lack thereof).
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yeah Im with ya on that one we just bought a 1992 buick from my aunt cause were tight on money and she just needed to get rid of it
it has like 330k on it the body is practically shot covered with rust multiple accidents but the engine and tranny are original and run like a top
Nicknamed "White CAddy" casuse it such a sh#@box
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