On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 21:44:04 -0400, "BudRob600"
>Bought mine new in 95. Trans was overhauled under extended warranty about
>50K but have not had any heater core problems. The biggest problem has
>been the front brake rotors are not heavy enough for the weight of this
>car. Takes very little for them to warp requiring them to be turned
>frequently to keep the shake out. I've had to replace front rotors twice
>in 100K. Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website
>at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...fectsearch.cfm to
>see consumer reported defects / problems on all makes and models. It's a
>great resource for finding problems before you buy. Hope this helps.
You can avoid a lot of brake rotor problems by taking your
own torque wrench with you any time the wheels have to be
removed and tightening the lugs to the correct spec before
the car hits the ground. Air wrenches do not correctly
tighten them even with the torque sticks that the tire
jockeys rely on. The quality of the torque wrench in this
case is not nearly as important as getting them torqued
evenly. You can use a $15 torque wrench from Harbor Freight
for this purpose. Your opportunity to do this ends the
first stop that heats the rotors to normal temps.