I bought this car with 42,000 miles on it. It now has 120,000 miles on it. It has been a great performer, gets great gas mileage (30 mpg highway) and is still very solid and rattle free. The stereo has killer sound. Everything works on it like it was designed to do. Am thinking of buying another one, but this time the GXP.
No service issues until 40K. Now @ 50K: Transmission, Wheel barings, CV Joints, Tie Rods, Steering rack, Window motor, Dash gauges & lights, Radio, Heated seats, Converter & Exhaust, Rotors, Calipers, Strut mounts, struts, 02 sensors, A/C, mass air flow sensor, injectors and some other engine parts. Now the supercharger is dying, and there is a strong vibration during acceleration that no dealerships can seem to figure out. Also, the car is rusting in spots.
Head-up display, memory seats, Big bold styling, lots of features.
Better overall quality. Fold down rear seats. Make replacement parts easier and cheaper to obtain and replace. Thank God I have my own dealership or I would go broke fixing this thing.
Bought this "used" car in March 2005. Very sharp and sporty looking car and very fun to drive. Plenty of power. Fully loaded, has all the bells and whistles that the SSEI has, but without the supecharged engine. But since we've bought this car, it had to go back to the garage 4 times now for minor, but annoying mechanical issues that shouldn't be happening on a 5 year old car. Now it has a water leak on the rear passenger floor. The wife really loves this car, but I wish we had waited and bought a Monte Carlo SS.
Fun to drive and handles excellent. Very sharp looking car, get lots of looks as well as compliments from people.
Improve the quality/reliablity of the mechanical parts, such as passenger heater, power window motor, wheel rims, etc, etc. Poor design of cup holders.