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Old 06-25-2007, 02:08 PM   #11
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Oh Oh,
That Supercharger whine created a monster!

Darren, I would consider looking for a 92 - 94 with decent mileage. They're out there, and won't put you in a position of high monthly payments. This way, you can wail away on the car, and you could probably pick one up for well under $3000.00.

Remember: The S1'* don't experience the manifold / tranny problems that some of the S2'* have.

You can keep your car, and have the best of both worlds!

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Oh Oh,
That Supercharger whine created a monster!

Darren, I would consider looking for a 92 - 94 with decent mileage. They're out there, and won't put you in a position of high monthly payments. This way, you can wail away on the car, and you could probably pick one up for well under $3000.00.

Remember: The S1'* don't experience the manifold / tranny problems that some of the S2'* have.

You can keep your car, and have the best of both worlds!

Adam
yeah that'* a great idea, but I can't afford to pay insurance on both cars... I barely make the payments as is for insurance on my 04. So i figured, if I got the SSEi 2003, my insurance would go up, but only one car, lol.... but since I have no money I can't go anywhere with this idea... and I have granny gears I guess, lol

plus my parents (who i live with) don't want an extra car in the driveway, lol
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throw yours up for sale locally. set a price and see what kind of offers you get. in the meantime id say you should look for a 96-03 SSEi for a little less money. youll have the s2 L67 reliability AND a nice list of mods to choose from. chances are you could find an 02ish with around your miles for $10-12k. anyway, good luck.
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Trade your SE in for it?

If I didn't have two cars right now I'd drive over there and buy that TOMORROW!
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Whoa, hold the phone guys...

phoenix,

Sounds like you're a young guy with little money who wants more car...alot of us have been there, me included!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it also sounds like your current car has lots of life left in it...
I say stick it out 3, 5, 8 more years with what you've got--unless you can't afford what you've got already.

Is this the base issue?
Are you in desperate need to get out of what you've already got due to high payments/insurance?
If so, that definitely changes what you should be considering...

You've already told us you are in no position to step up payments or to own a second, "hobby" car.
So it seems this deal you've uncovered is just a pipe dream.

If you are in comfortable financial shape with your current car, and it'* mechanically sound,
there are plenty of affordable things you can do to give your car a little more punch;
even if all you've got is a driveway and some hand tools.
Many of these things are modded stock parts that can be done "stealthily" so that the finance
and insurance companies know nothing

The key thing here is to delay gratification and not to stretch yourself thin.
The best bargain in the world is not a bargain to you if you cannot afford it.

[lecture mode off]

Now, post us a pic of your RPO code sticker, so we know what you've got to work with.
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Actually, if you want to mod, you need to look for a 97 or later, and if you get the 97, check the RPOs and make sure it'* a 4T65E-HD. The 96 still had the 4T60HD, as did some of the early 97s, which makes PCMs hard to do.
As for reliability, let'* recall that the Series 1 has that issue with oil pressure senders late in life. Killed two of my motors. Every motor has it'* issues.
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I'm sorry...

I er uh.. Pete made me whine past you more than once. IMO, don't waste money on the S1, the aftermarket is smaller and more expensive.... less parts floating around from demods etc.

I do agree with Agrazela 100% though. I've driven my share of crappy cars before I could afford a beater turned toy. In your case..you have a gorgeous car that I was eyeing the entire meet. And it got up and moved out nicely as well w/o requiring you to run Ultra 94.
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I'm sorry...

I er uh.. Pete made me whine past you more than once. IMO, don't waste money on the S1, the aftermarket is smaller and more expensive.... less parts floating around from demods etc.

I do agree with Agrazela 100% though. I've driven my share of crappy cars before I could afford a beater turned toy. In your case..you have a gorgeous car that I was eyeing the entire meet. And it got up and moved out nicely as well w/o requiring you to run Ultra 94.

yeah, I love my car and I would probably only loose if I traded in... I'm sticking with it, but that supercharger whine hits the spot, and the other half of me is like buy it buy it buy it, lol... I think a came up with a way to solve my supercharger sound wants.... with your help bill, why don't you record you supercharger, and Ill get a pa system under my car, and when I get the rpm up, ill just play the recording, lol
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If you don't have the money, and given what you said above regarding finances, looking at cars can be very bad.

Make sure you don't apply for credit all over too, too many checks on your FICO will lower it.

Seems like a decent deal, why not find an 00 or 01 you could trade straight for?
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. I think a came up with a way to solve my supercharger sound wants.... with your help bill, why don't you record you supercharger, and Ill get a pa system under my car, and when I get the rpm up, ill just play the recording, lol
That'* a good low cost solution. Actually..there'* a couple vids around here somewhere for you to use..
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