This is the only pic I have so far. I took it the day I got it. Of course it downpoured the next 2 days and has been overcast since so it's sitting patiently in the garage until the sun comes out again.
Nice photo of your car.
Waiting to drive it..."of course it rained for two days"... Mr. Murphy... err Mother Nature won't allow you to go out and play with your nice toy. Some of our owners cars have never seen a rain drop in their life time. Sometimes it happens. When I bought mine.. it was the complete opposite here.. way too hot.
98 degree's, killer humidity, hot enough to melt your ass to the seat. I decided to test the AC system out on the 2 hr. drive home. I waited a full day, while inspecting the car, cleaning, checking fluids, tightening bolts, nuts, screws etc. Then when things had cooled some the humidity died off, I took nice 2 hr. cruise around town. Nothing else like it. It does turn heads.. attracts gazes from the masses. Some females... might notice you? Kids are the best... young ones faces plastered all over the mom's mini-van windows at the stop light. Awe struck in the gas station stop, mouths open, ice cream cones dripping to the ground.
You won't regret it in the least bit. You will have to start your fund for parts (#Gofundme&mykappaparts) though. Parts are getting tougher to find. Some places won't even look at our cars. Check with you local dealers GM to see if they will service your car, should you need to bring it in? Yes this car " can be " expensive to fix. Some owners have spent big bucks on repairs. Other owners... have had no major repairs or the $$$$ problems that goes with this. You have a 2nd car, DD for the fight with the masses. When the roadway clears... after the mad 9-5 dash home.. Sunday morning when they are at church or sleeping off the Saturday night intoxication... your stress level release time... for an hour or two cruise. Pick a spot on the google map. I have never been there before? Hmmmm.. However "this" morning will be different for me...I'm going. Buckle up time....
Is it the $1.83 part I should be worried about, or the $1183.00 water pump replacement? Could be both, which is why the past history is important. What has been done, normal maintenance wise or did something major happen to it in it's past? With higher mileage models... stuff does wear out. IF the car has been properly maintained then things should be ok for now. However.. if the previous owner was slack, did not care about it, was " cheap " about fixing problems then it could get.. expensive to replace certain parts. We all go through this when purchasing a used car. How much time did the dealer/seller put into this car, before placing it on the market? What is or is not in the Car-Fax report.
The Rob the Elder list of the Top 25 things to look out for on this model. Very informative for the first time owner. Still have my list in the truck. Many owners have different problems with their model... some no problems at all. You will get a feel for this here on the forum, but sometimes a face to face meetings of the minds helps out with the worries... I am going to regret buying this model car? Maybe you might.. IF you can stop smiling so much in the process.. Happens to the best of us.