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Old 04-27-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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Just bought myself an 02 SSEi w/ 80k about 2 hours ago. It'* dark blue with a dark grey leather interior (don't know the official colors yet). Mechanically, it seems pretty solid. Got a slight vibration at highway speeds, but it needs new tires so I'm hoping that helps a bit. Was originally a GM exec lease unit, and the guy I bought it from was the second owner. Dealer serviced and maintained. Great condition overall (of course it'* not perfect, but what used car is?) It'* loaded with every option if I'm not mistaken. Only thing that doesn't work is the driver'* seat heater. 3 of the window motors have been replaced under warranty. One of the speakers in the door panels up front seems to be blown (Monsoon system) so I'll probably have to find a new speaker for that.

I'll be lurking and posting here and there. I've been a member on 2 other car forums (for my Lincoln Mark VIII and Chevy Trailblazer) so I know the abundance of useful info and help that can be found on these boards.
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Welcome! I just traded in my '06 Trailblazer last week on my '02 Bonneville. I am guessing you were/are a member over on Trailvoy.com?
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Welcome! I just traded in my '06 Trailblazer last week on my '02 Bonneville. I am guessing you were/are a member over on Trailvoy.com?
You got it. I got rid of my 06 TB, but also have a 06 Buick Rainier V8. Haven't really posted there in a while though.
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Thanks guys. I gotta admit, the first time I pegged it and heard the whine, it put a smile on my face. Not quite as fast as my Mark VIII was, but it'* nicer so I can deal. I won't be doing too much modding to it, but am up for the simple stuff (CAI, possibly pulley) as long as the wife doesn't mind too much.
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If only it was that simple. I swear, just one or two mods, and that'* it. I said that about 20 mods ago.
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You got it. I got rid of my 06 TB, but also have a 06 Buick Rainier V8. Haven't really posted there in a while though.
Did you get rid of the TB for the Bonne? If you did that is pretty funny.. both of us got rid of an 06 TB for an 02 Bon.

Anyways, I saw you said the first time you hit it and heard the supercharger whine it put a smile on your face... wish mine was SC. lol

Still put a smile on my face when I hit it the first time.. I have owned several LT1 and LS1 F-bodies but after driving a HEAVY SUV with a high reving I6 for the past year the torquey 3800 motor still puts a little smile on my face.. plus the DIC showing 30+mpg on the hwy DEFINATELY puts a smile on my face haha.

Anyways good luck with the car.. make sure to post some pictures!
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I won't be doing too much modding to it, but am up for the simple stuff (CAI, possibly pulley) as long as the wife doesn't mind too much.
Famous last words...start convincing her now that modding the car is the right thing to do and she might go easy on you when you buy and HP tuner, pull the SC and port and polish it, port and polish the LIM, add an intercooler, buy bigger tires for traction......
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Now, who might you be talking about?
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