Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 17:15:55 GMT
From: Craig <>
Subject: Re: -- ok i've found a 9000 anniversary --

In article <>, says... > after an approx 70-80 mi. test drive, i gave up the idea of buying this > vehicle due to the reasons : > > 1) vehicle has undergone a level 3+ tuning operation(maptun)..i did > not like this : new upgraded turbo, brake discs, calipers etc.. Why didn't you like it? It gave more performance and better stopping power. I did a Stage 3 upgrade (ECU and 3" Exhaust to my '94 9000 cse and I love it.) > > 2) vehicle is too noisy inside..particularly when the turbo is in > "vacuum", the noise is too high.. What about when the turbo was not engaged? Was there too much wind noise? > > 3) A/C is working too noisy..comparable to those of early 70's american > cars.. I agree the AC fan is a bit noisy. > 4) the *appearance* of the vehicle is definitely spotless..service > records etc, are all good..BUT it does not give the feeling of a modern > car from 1997..rather, you feel like you're driving an early 70's > GM..the dashboard, particularly the warning lights, are just awful.. To Each his own I guess. I don't think the dash is 70's americana, I've had folks remark it looks like a plane cockpit. > 5) periodic maintenance interval is every 10K km..and thats too > frequent.. What do you mean by this? Oil and filter changes? I do mine every 3k-5k and it only costs $25.00. Less if I do it myself. > 6) i drive 50K km/ the approx maintenance cost is 2 K USD / > year..thats a little bit too high What are you considering into the maint. costs? > > 7) price of the car is approx 13 K in USD..this, again, is a little bit > too high for a 1997 car. Depends how many miles, condition etc.... > thanks for all, who contributed to my inquiry > > al > > -- Remove MySkin to e-mail me

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