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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:29 am 
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The Car is a 2001 SSEI. It has 76,810 miles. Outside & Interior from pictures are in excellent shape. I haven't driven it yet, and wanted to get some opinions on what i should look for as possible issues?

Here is a link to the car http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=295462567&dealer_id=1390338&car_year=2001&doors=&systime=&model=&search_lang=en&only_photo=1&start_year=2001&feature13=sunroof&keywordsrep=&keywordsfyc=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=used&distance=200&min_price=2000&drive=&rdm=1299823762886&marketZipError=false&advanced=y&fuel=&keywords_display=&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2012&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&feature7=leather+seats&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&transmission=&default_sort=newsortbyprice_DESC&max_mileage=&address=30184&color=&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=7500&awsp=false&make=PONT&seller_type=b&num_records=25&cardist=149&standard=false

I am familiar with the 3800 Super Charged engine some what as i had a 2001 GP GTP that was totaled about 6 mons ago(August 8, 2010 had JUST finished having the Tranny replaced at 180K THE SAME DAY!!!), lady rear ended me going 60MPH, i must say it held up pretty good, just too much damage to the rear. Anyway I just really loved the power i got from this vehicle, the ride was nice, sporty enough, and I have fallen in love with Pontiac and from what I've read the 3800 is one of GM's best motors. I really like the look of the Bonneville and really want one over a GP this time, and i think this is a great price(i will haggle ofcourse).

Anyhow, I would really appreciate any help as to anything i should look hard at, I am familiar with the 3800 Super Charged engine some what as i had a 2001 GP GTP that was totaled about 6 mons ago, lady rear ended me going 60MPH, i must say it held up pretty good, just too much damage to the rear. Anyway...thanks in advance.

Johnathan

My Avatar is my GP GTP that got the crap kicked out of it..RIP lol It's small so you can view this link if you wanna see- https://picasaweb.google.com/105824773480864803370/CarWreck#5583460875344350834


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:33 am 
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I just realized i spelled Bonneville incorrectly in the subject of the post


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I hope this helps!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:35 am 
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@ Seekinghighhp- thanks, I will def. look at the CV axle & try to listen for a roar from the front wheels, since I know i had that problem with my GP GTP, i had to have my wheel baron's changed twice while i owned it, and i had to have the CV axle's replaced on both sides as well....hoping with this one having pretty low miles not gonna have any problems for a while.

Anyone have anything else??


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i had to have my wheel baron's changed twice while i owned it


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While the list posted is great for specific issues, give it a good drive, and have a mechanic do a prepurchase inspection.

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