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david stanley
02-26-2012, 08:34 AM
I have a chance to buy a 2003 SE for 1000$. It has 198400 miles on it, runs fine.rides fine, Fuel pump changed 3 last year What if any thing do i need to be worryed about as as far as future probems.

KillNThrill24
02-26-2012, 11:23 AM
lower intake manifold gaskets for sure if its a 3400. but really, with almost 200k on it, theres a laundry list of things to look out for lol

david stanley
02-26-2012, 01:45 PM
thanks trill24 ,just looking for problems associated with year,model ,motor since never owned one.

Atoms4Piece
02-26-2012, 02:11 PM
That series GA has a horrible history with Intake and Head gaskets. I personally own a 2000 GA and I have replaced the head gasket once and the intake gasket TWICE in the 3 years I've owned it. It has 20k less miles on it also. Also, check the intake manifold gasket as they like to fail and leak oil. Don't forget to check the transmission for leaks also. (If you haven't noticed, the GA's have leaking problems) Other than that, $1000 isn't a bad price if the car runs and all you need it for is to drive it from A to B. However, I would see if you could take him down a hundred or 2. That way you have wiggle room for potential repair costs that are in the immediate vicinity.