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Old 01-08-2009, 11:05 PM
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Default I just got it.

It was $650. I love it so far. I have a few questions about it.
1. What can i do to cover up rust spots? I was thinking bondo, or just sand it and paint it with touch up paint.
2.I think it needs new struts? It's not low but it kind of bounces at low speeds and when you hit a bump your head hits the ceiling. Would that be easy to fix on my own?
3. The steering feels really stiff. Is that normal?
4. Is it the v6? I thought it might be because I thought I read somewhere that only the v6 has the alloys, and it's quick. It has 3 alloys and 1 steel wheel.
Old 01-09-2009, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: I just got it.

1)If you Bondo over the rust it will just spread and get worse. Best to sand or treat the rust spot with a rust converter chemical.

2) Changing struts is not hard, you will need spring compressor to take them apart.

3) Make sure the power steering belt is installed and the reservoir full.

4) Look at the engine. The 4 cylinder has the letters "2200" on the intake manifold and looks like the engine in the photo below.

Might pickup a Haynes service manual on the car.
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