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Old 03-22-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Instead of sharing pictures of the Aurora I figured I'd post up some pictures of the 2000 SSEi. We also have a 00' SLE which has only been seen a few times here but that'* with my brother up to college. (it'* his car.) So, enjoy.
I never realized just how smooth and how flat the torque curve was until I hopped back into a 3800 powered car. It'* a whole nother animal compared to a DOHC engine. I miss the torque curve from a pushrod engine. (oh, and boost. )
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Is that speedo in Km/Hr ?
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it says MPH on the gauge cluster.

EDIT: the units for the temp and boost/oil pressure are metric. The car was only owned in Michigan from what we were told though. It was a lease vehicle then we bought it after it was returned from the lease. I can definately tell you that the dashboard mounted speedometer is basically useless. You can't tell how fast you're going ever. 55 is where like 30 would be on a normal speedometer. ha. Thankfully the car has the HUD though.
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Once you've had IT you'll never forget IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like it needs a CAI and a K&N!!!!!!!!!!
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The speedo in 00+ is uni-unit. Press the kmh/mph button and the needle points appropriately.
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Once you've had IT you'll never forget IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like it needs a CAI and a K&N!!!!!!!!!!
If I had it definately. As-is my mom never even uses the boost. It'* sad! :( She asked me one day why there'* a gauge on her dashboard that never goes above 0. She thought something was wrong with the car and asked me if soemthing was wrong with the engine. I just replied "no way there'* anything wrong with the engine.. there'* just has to be something wrong with you if you never let the gauge go above 0."
she doesn't want to ever go above 3k RPM'* because "It'll hurt the engine."
Because of her driving style and current gas prices I advised her to just go with 89 octane. it should be fine. She'* only getting 21 MPG average right now.
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Once you've had IT you'll never forget IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like it needs a CAI and a K&N!!!!!!!!!!
If I had it definately. As-is my mom never even uses the boost. It'* sad! :( She asked me one day why there'* a gauge on her dashboard that never goes above 0. She thought something was wrong with the car and asked me if soemthing was wrong with the engine. I just replied "no way there'* anything wrong with the engine.. there'* just has to be something wrong with you if you never let the gauge go above 0."
she doesn't want to ever go above 3k RPM'* because "It'll hurt the engine."
Because of her driving style and current gas prices I advised her to just go with 89 octane. it should be fine. She'* only getting 21 MPG average right now.
Hey, that'* a gorgeous car! I would love to get my hands on one within a year. If your mom doesn't want to give the engine what it wants, I'll be glad to take it off her hands and give her some go!
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That is weird to have the metric dash in a MI car. It must've been intended for Canada or something. But, due to the digital dash, you just press the english/metric button and switch it to MPH and its fine...just looks like your going slow when your not. Good thing it has HUD. Very clean car...looks good!

21mpg is about right for an SSEi. My mom drives 90+% highway miles in her SSEi (except the first 25-30k) and since we bought it brand new (never reset the DIC) the DIC reads an average of somewhere in the 22mpg range, I think it wa 22.3 last time I checked, the car has a little over 130k on it. It was down in the 18'*, but since we put the rockers on it has slowly increased and is now leveling off at about 22.

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22 on the highway? Hmm..my car must be a freak or something. I average between 26 and 32 driving daily from GR to Kalamzoo and back. Full tank of gas with last me about 4 1/2 round trips total [420 miles +/- 10]
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