Some more info. you forum guys might find interesting. Car has factory rear disc brakes, no ABS and no airbags. Lighter + easier to work on. To the top!
This car has been my daily driver for nearly two years, and runs great. I’ve put a LOT of mechanical work into making her my daily but it still needs a lot of interior/ bodywork (depending on what you’re trying to do of course).
The good (since I owned the car):
Recent clutch and flywheel
Recent catalytic converter
Rebuilt shift linkage
Recent Kumho tires
New wheel bearings- all four wheels
New ignition switch
New keys and door handles
New engine thermostat
New valve cover gasket, spark plugs, and plug wires
New oil-cooler gasket
Neuspeed lowering springs all around, paired with adjustable front struts
Autozone wheels and muffler
Bypassed heater core
AC gets cool but not cold, needs to be serviced (compressor seems to work)
Blower relay and cabin fan switch broken
Vacuum power locks stopped working
Electrical harness needs to be repaired or replaced. I'm living with it now, and you could probably do it when you change the heater core. Does not effect the drivability of the car!
Sunroof needs new cartridge, car needs new headliner.
Oh yeah, the glove box has been broken since I bought it.
Clear title, registered through June 2013.
Last edited by quickdraw_kid; 09-16-2012 at 02:08 AM.
Miles: The cluster was broken when I bought it and had to be replaced, so I'm unsure of the true mileage. I wouldn't be surprised if it has over 200,000 actual miles but the engine runs great and as you know the 2.0s will run forever. The replacement cluster reads about 148,000 miles right now.
Wiring: When I replaced the cluster the dashboard lights stopped working, which as far as I understand is either a minor short in the circuit or a faulty dimmer switch. I don't know enough about wiring to dare tackling it myself, so I've just been living with it. Other than that it has an aftermarket alarm that I'd like to remove, and as I stated above the blower fan dash switches and relay should be replaced. But that's all I'm aware of.
Trades: I'm open to trade offers as well as cash offers -I'm aware I may be asking a little bit much but I'm in no hurry to sell right now. This is my current daily driver and I'd like to replace it with another daily driver that requires slightly less work on my part. I'm not looking for a project car, but if you've got something interesting go ahead and post it!
It's not pretty, and it's far from perfect but it really has been a good reliable daily driver since I've owned it.