Originally Posted by HappyChappy
Congrats! How long were you looking? What made you choose that car? Anything out of the ordinary on the car or is it stock?
A friend of mine had a beat up white SC of the same year that, at first sight, I actually thought was a bit of a turd (A true sleeper!). Anyway, he wanted to sell it to me and let me drive it, and the moment I did I fell in love with it (I didn't know the car was blown until then!). The problem was, he had to do a lien sale on it to get it to me. I wanted 6 months for that car, and eventually found another one in Metallic Blue down in San Jose for $1600 and bought it that day! The car was stock engine wise when I got it with 132,000 miles, but had quite a bit of money put into it elsewhere (New radiator, new transmission, new ECU, etc). I found out on the way home why he sold the car for so little; it had a bucking and jerking problem that would occur randomly, which actually explains some of the strange replacements that were done (ECU, Crank Sensor, wiring harness). I threw a new coil pack at it and put some new grease on the DIS module and it was good to go! Since then I've put a ton of bolt-on/drop-in mods in it, installed a B&M hammer shifter, done some re-painting, and found that the previous owner had it all set up for a CB radio, complete with hidden antenna!