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Hi, I am new. I just got a 07 SI.

I live in BC I got it in Alberta 2 weeks ago.

It's got 49000 miles on it. Mint condition except for the normal wear and tear of the interior.

It's got an aftermarket front grill/lower grill.

Looks Nice. The paint on the hood I think has been repainted cuz I can see little tiny hairs painted into the hood. looks good though.

I have did 2000+ km of driving on highways in the last couple weeks and have got major chips from trucks.

I live in northern bc and it sux!!! I got a dime size chip on my drivers side door I used some honda oem white from dealer and covered it.

I also got 20+ chips on bumper and along rocker panels on drivers side.

:( :(

I touched them up... I think I will get a repaint on my door sometime.. my body has an autobody shop and charges 250 for the door.

He said he his equip don't work with the waterbased paints.. he seems to think that the new cars here in CA aren't using it yet... Is this true? or is my SI using the waterbased??

my previous cars have been a mazda 626

and a ford escort gt 1990. that was total conversion to a lima xr4ti turbo with full harness/ecu swap.

I love my SI. I hate the scratches.


Prices of cars in my area are pretty expensive.

I got my car for 16.5k + taxes so 20k otd.

Blackbook price for it is 16.475.. so my bank said it was a good deal.

They wanted 18k for it originally but I talked them down to the final price.

1 week after I got it I called about the 3rd gear issue.

I called them and they said they would order parts.. I dropped it off at the dealership and they gave me a courtesy car. 2 days later they drove it to my city and we exchanged it.. I hope that they actually changed the gear set cuz it's still quite notchy. and I have to push the clutch in and push the gear in fully so i can feel the notch as it engages. I hope they just didn't change the mtf... I didn't get an invoice or nothing.. they just handed me the keys in my city where they drove it to.

I also get buzzing when I turn it over when it's cold?? i dunno.. it's the same sound as you get when the car is running and you turn it over.. some times it buzzed before staring.. one time it just buzzed.

other than that it's pretty good.. oh cept for the paint job.. it was a city driven only car when I got her. and less than 3 weeks.. it's chipped to hell.. I even got a pin dent on the passenger side from an door ding and run idiot.

it's the size of a quarter and pretty uniform in shape and pushed in.. i call them pin dents... dunno if that's the correct term.

sorry for being so detailed..

I have been lurking for the past 3 weeks.. eating up all the threads I can.. this is a great site and has great people.. I am happy to be a part of 8th.

thanks



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welcome, didnt know they made a ford explorer grill for us :think:
custom ftw

i didn't do it.. but i like it.

funny... the folks around here try as hard as they can to make their r18's look like si's and i guess a lot of folks with si's make them look as much not like an si as possible.

i only see that white Si_Clone around when my car is parked.. and he only see's me when he is parked.. we will meet one day.

there can be only 1.

until i see another real si in town. ---i wish there were more *real onez* then we could start a meetup club.
 
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