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Old 10-27-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
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Any general opinion on them, mechanical and otherwise? They have any common problems? I heard the don't have the valve-burning problems of the EGR-less N/A engine. Am I correct in this assumption? How do they compare with other '92-'99 Bonnies, both the same and SE and SSE models? Thanks in advance, to all those out there that make me look so stupid with their exhaustive knowledge of this subject :P What would I do without you guys
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I LOVE my 92 SSEi, don't get me wrong, but with the higher miles comes higher amounts of problems. I've gone through a water pump and 3 */c (another story....). If I were you I'd hold out for a EXTREMLY LOW miles a 92-95 SSEi if you can't get a 96-newer one.
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Like every first year for a new platform, there will be more problems than that of a same car a year or two newer.
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So no? :( Why, what are the chronic problems one them?
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No chronic problems with them, and any bugs would be worked out already. There are some minor differences between 92 and 93. A slightly less efficient valvetrain is the most obvious. Looking at the whole, 92 is not a bad year at all.
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most important is the Flash feature and you can pull codes out of the ACC...all without scantools That is a huge bonus in itself
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See, that'* what I thought Take a look at SSEigrl92'* '92 SSEi she has for sale. That'* what I'm looking at Still trying to figure out how we can do the whole getting it here and getting an inspection thing, though. Any suggestions on that are welcome, too Thanks again, guys
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If you're somewhat apprehensive about the 92, then why not check out Spiral'* 93?

Sprial'* is one year newer, has at least a 4-year newer engine, Series II L67, and I think has leather (the 92 doesn't). I also know that the 92 doesn't have a sunroof.

Comparing them side-by-side makes Spiral'* a better overall value.
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I don't know, I like SSEi'* better... The SSEis, what kind of fuel do they take? Do they need premium, or can they do fine on 89 Plus?
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SSEi'* are premium fuel only. It says so right under the gas guage! I use nothing but premium, 92 octane or higher.
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