This was my grandmother's car that I acquired in 2008. She didn't really take care of it but it was garage kept, so it stayed away from any hard deterioration. I take care of it to the best of my ability, keeping it shiny and intact. I hit a deer in 2010 and paid $2,000 to have most of the front replaced by a local company that knew my family. She also had a factory defect involving the camshaft that caused her to break down twice, but that has since been resolved (to my knowledge). And as of May 2013, I have a freshly rebuilt transmission!
Bought the car in March 2013, with 255k on it. Still running strong.
She's well taken care of, washed every friday and completely detailed at least once a month. Not a garage queen either, she gets her workouts in.
When I first bought the car, I wasn't sure how long I was going to keep it. As I started driving it daily, the supercharged 3800 was tons of fun, and still gives good gas mileage. I began to mod the engine, starting with a cold air intake. That made the supercharger whine louder, and that got me really hooked onto this car. Next was some appearance work, painting the rims, spoiler, and some trim pieces black. I didn't get much else done before I had to go to AIT for a couple months. But when I came back, I had enough money to get a smaller supercharger pulley and some other upgrades. After spending a day installing the upgrades, the results were awesome. the 0-60 dropped from 6.3 to about 5.2 (with no practice launching the new setup, one passenger, 93 octane fuel). I plan on keeping the car for a while now, and will continue to upgrade it as I can.
3.5 L LX5 DOHC V6, automatic trans, 26 miles per gallon, slow to accelerate but swift when she gets going.
L67 3800 Series II Supercharged.
~265hp and ~320tq.
0-60 5.2 seconds
20mpg in city, 28+ on highway
Two-tone "Pewter" interior, traction control, power windows, etc. Used to have great speakers, but one blew out.
L67 3.8L Supercharged V6
4 Speed auto trans
Traction control, performance shift
Tan leather interior
Power sunroof, seats, steering wheel controls
Heads up display
5 spoke Torque Star rims
Black and silver pin-striping on the hood, and a small chrome angel wing on lower driver's side door.
3.3" Supercharger pulley, performance wires, colder spark plugs, 180* tstat, PCM tune, TOG headers, poly motor mounts, cold air intake, resonator delete, Flowmaster mufflers
Painted front chin spoiler, wheels, spoiler, and rear valance black. Aluminum exhaust tips. Painted interior dash and center console white. Tinted tail lights, corner markers
Pioneer head unit with full Kicker speakers; two 5.25" speakers in the front, two 6x9"s in the rear deck, single 12" sub. USB ports added next to heated seat switch.
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