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Old 03-10-2005, 08:55 AM   #1
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Well I was supposed to go look at a 1993 Caprice last night but before I was about to leave my wife basically said it would be the Caprice or her. In other words she would not be caught dead in one. Oh well.

So instead I looked a 1995 SSE with 130,000 on it. He wanted $2600 but I talked him into $2000. It has the normal intake leaks and needs a set of rear tires and a front brake pads. Nothing major. I figure I can do pads/rotors, tires and a hitch for $500.

He also told me that the traction control has not worked for a couple years. I am not really concerned but was wondering what the common problems associated with the traction control are?

Since I only do about 5000 miles a year I am not real concerned about the car having 130,000 miles. I just need to get back and forth to work a couple miles and then use it to pull our 4x8 utlity trailer on occassion. All the bells and whistles will be fun but the main concern is basic transportation.
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That doesn't seem too bad for an SSE.... What kind of shape is it in?

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car is in excellent condition. No rust or dents. I am going back to drive it this weekend.
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the TC could be a Bad WSS or something more major.....but if the body, and interior is in good shape then that is pretty good
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Wow...A 95 SSE in good shape for $2000 with a few minor issues... I'd hit it...

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It has the normal intake leaks and needs a set of rear tires and a front brake pads. Nothing major.
Eh? If the intake fails, that can certainly be major. I think that should be fixed before tires and brakes...

P.*. What'* your wife got against Caprices? I had a '92 LS1 for awhile and it was pretty sweet.
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It has the normal intake leaks and needs a set of rear tires and a front brake pads. Nothing major.
Eh? If the intake fails, that can certainly be major. I think that should be fixed before tires and brakes...

P.*. What'* your wife got against Caprices? I had a '92 LS1 for awhile and it was pretty sweet.
Yeah I agree... Those were pretty sweet... And fun( RWD ) smoke the crapp out of em and swing the rear around and still keep em smokin...LOL.. I say a few of the LT1'* get a rebuild and I was impressed by the factory chevy pieces...

Maybe the car was just a bit too large for her liking..

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I am highly considering doing the intake if i get it. I have a buddy who has been Buick tech for 20+ years calling me back with a price to do it at his house.

It is just as well my wife does not like the Caprice. Then I can hold out for a 94-96 with the Vette motor. I have already decided that the next car purchase in 2 or 3 years will be either a 94-96 Caprice V8 or a 97-99 Bonneville SSEi. I figure the prices will be down around $3000 for those cars by then.

These Bonnevilles are adictive when you consider the price and content and value. I am even trying to persuade my brother to sell his 2001 Hyundai Elantra for a $5000 Bonneville.
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I am highly considering doing the intake if i get it. I have a buddy who has been Buick tech for 20+ years calling me back with a price to do it at his house.

It is just as well my wife does not like the Caprice. Then I can hold out for a 94-96 with the Vette motor. I have already decided that the next car purchase in 2 or 3 years will be either a 94-96 Caprice V8 or a 97-99 Bonneville SSEi. I figure the prices will be down around $3000 for those cars by then.

These Bonnevilles are adictive when you consider the price and content and value. I am even trying to persuade my brother to sell his 2001 Hyundai Elantra for a $5000 Bonneville.
One of my neighbors with a Sonata V6 had to go to west Virginia late last year... I told him to check his milage as I wanted to know what that small V6 would do on the road... He told me the best he could do was 30mpg...

I managed 33mpg in my full size car, trunk loaded down, tugging on at about 75mph... Once I hit the warm weather, and later lots of rain, I ended up still pulling 30-32mpg with the AC running...lol... He was supprised that my big car could get that milage on the road.. Now imagine if I had 2.84 gears instead of the 3.06...lol

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WTF!!!! she doesn't like the caprice!!!! thats insane mabye she thinks it looks ugly lol.. it doesnt at all especially if you put tint onit damn or wheels ar really just clean it up.. crazy!!!!! gmtorque i think you meen you had a 92 LO5.. cause there was never even an LS1 in them... especially in a 92.. the ones you want are the 94-96 caprice 9C1 dont get confused with a classic or a L99 then youll really get pissed.. i love my caprice and i would never trade it for anyhthing and yes i do mean that.. the mods out for those cars is insane!!! and ya they do have some really nice factory pieces in the engines.. and there insanly fun to rebuild.. they have a windage tray man a windage tray lmao sorry just a joke from my buddys..
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