Love the 3800 series v6 in this car... Very fast. Strong runner.... I just had the unfortunate of electric problems.... Went through 3 batteries in the 5 months I had it. New alternator, new starter, cylinoids were fine, and still drained battery and starter barley ever tried.... If starter work started every time, best motor in any production car at that price. Oh and did I mention my brakes went completely out 8 times in the 5 months I had it?
Now had this car for two weeks total, but have been in the Bonneville Club since 2005 and have seen all the ins an outs of these cars. This car is definitely an excellent reliable vehicle that is most certainly fun to drive and definitely turns a few heads. Excellent value.
Good power, good low design to the trunk opening, good handling, and a very good basic sound system. Really blows away the base systems of competitors.
Power is adequate, but could use more, power seats on both sides for the SE, and structure could have better held up to corrosion if made from aluminum or galvanized steel. Very unfortunate mistake.
Have owned the car and only thing had to be replaced is the regular things that would need to be replaced, the alternators, transmission and oil changes. Other than that nothing else, this has been the best car i've owned and was purchased in 94 with 59K miles and i'm the 2nd owner, if i have to put another motor in this vehicle i would, the value is still up on this car and is a wonderful racer, people confuse me with a SSEi because of its design and speed, have outran a Cadillac, mitusbishi galant, nissan 300ZX, honda accord. i have left a 2005 honda accord at a stop light, no specialties just a awesome car with an awesome owner who knows how to take car of it. replaced break booster.
3800 (3.8), the cassette tape that came with the car, the headlamp washers, digital climate control, keyless entry, and the driver control system
alternator, alternator, alternator, and alternator. and maybe some up to date speakers.
I got this car when it has 125,000 miles. At 225,000, Its still chugging. I use it all the time to make 325 mile road trips home from the University.It Runs great at I can make aboout 350 miles on a single tank! My roomates nicknamed it "Old Faithful" For the money, This car is a true work horse. The ride is pretty quiet and smooth, Its sturdy enough not to be shifted by the draft of large trucks. Its supprisingly fuel efficient for the 3.8 litter engine. The interior is huge. Ive never had any major mechanical problems. Be a little weary of leaking hoses near sensors though. Its no "hot ride", its not "sexy", but it feels great to have a car dependable enough to get you where you are going.
I love the roomy interior, The HUGE trunk, and all the little dohickies inside. I changed out the radio for a CD radio though because it came with a tape deck.The air is COLD (which is very neccesary in Miami). The Suspention and eterior noice control is top knotch.An overall pleasure to drive.
Change the rims, They are hard to clean. Change the radio if it dosent have CD. Change the speakers if you are into a good system. As long as you stay current with all the maintnance you will be fine.