Wow the thing runs very well. Just ran it 400 miles to get it home and the drivetrain did great. (Has 120k, not 124k) I get some noise underneath and when I step out it sounds like I need to inspect the exhaust hangers, no biggie. More good news: I am not loosing any fluids in any amount that I can see so far. The coolant looks clean.
I boughts this car because I needed one to drive and I wanted some features on the cheap, not because I want to make it look perfect inside etc.
NY car I expected to see body rust, but was disappointed (DARN!) That door hndl's the only spot that has any! This thing is loaded... both seats are heated (works) lumbar adjust (works) pwr seat (not working yet), ASC, pwr everything, tele steering column (not working yet) ABS, airbag etc., factory cd changer (radio was removed though), headlight washers (whatever), dimming mirror, pwr sunroof (moonroof, whatever...no glass.. either ya tilt it, open it completely or not so you tell me what kind it is)..
The spot on the floor wasn't dark, it was light. As if water had collected there. The carpet in all 4 pans are like this. Combining this with the fact that some of the non-essential electrical is not working inside AND the 740iL (?) manual in the glove box has every page stuck (I mean STUCK) together from being wet leaves me wondering if I have a Katrina car. The interior could use some cleaning so I'll get to it. The tires in front are all but bald, I get there and he tells me via phone "yeah, i told you about that"
... yeah, riiiiiight Mr. Fauker on Long Island.... Had wrong battery in it, wasn't clamped down at all
Got new batt, wire brushed bolt, clamped down new battery. 6'3" driving car with pwr seat not working, set to a short womans preferences. Ouchee. Couldn't see a manual release and reference material is not here yet.
The UGLY: Fuel was already on R when I got the car. Went to gas station, filled up, wouldn't start. Arg. Sat 20 minutes, started right up and I haven't had the problem since.
Rolled down drivers side window to pay a toll. As I am driving off, I am rolling the window up. It get's 60% of the way up and BOOM, like a fu**in shotgun blast, the damn window shatters all over me. W T F ! It did not get obstructed, it did not slow down as if being held back, it simply and suddenly freakin shattered. Was it the heat coming from the vent? Was it a bird or a plane? WTF was it? Dont know but it was ASS TITTY COLD on the way home. That heated seat feature saved my ass that's for sure.
Took the hood liner off because the driver side washer was getting/giving nothing and sure enough, the line was completely disconnected from the washer. Now only getting one sprayer so I took it apart and soaking it overnight. Next will be that window.
So on the 3.5, where does the temp needle average? mine has been midway the entire 400 miles.
Overall I am very pleased with my purchase. The features I got for so little, it's great.
It'll be fun fixing them.