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Old 11-08-2022, 05:14 PM   #1
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Howdy folks. Been off the forum for several years after I sold my 93 SC2 (Worst vehicle decision I've ever made). I've regretted it ever since, and a lot has happened in my life since then. Moved, changed job etc. I'm in need of a commuter so I scoured online sources for a clean S series. They're hard to find in MI, since they're usually rotted pretty bad and have wifi rear trailing arm mounts. Anyhow, found a 2002 SL1 5spd bare bones car in fantastic shape all things considered. As best as I can tell, it's a MI car but has spent time in NC based on some university stickers on the rear window, and the fact that it's not completely rotted out yet. It has 165k miles and was well cared for, interior is excellent. It needs brake line repaired and a new exhaust flex pipe, but otherwise is ready to go.

It's nice to be back on here. I'll post some pictures once my kids are in bed and I have time to sit down at my computer.
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2002 Silverado Z71 - 185,xxx
2007 Impala 3.5L - 365,xxx - Still running good, daily backup
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Old 11-08-2022, 05:33 PM   #2
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Welcome back.

We sold our 93 SC2 this summer. It had a solid body. Just sold a 2002 SL2 - it too was solid.

We now have a 96 Sc2 with deer mods to the front end..

Gotta decide what to do there..

So 2 2001 and 3 2002s one being SL...all othetr SC2.

All pretty rust free underneath. 3 michigan cars. 1 AZ. 1 CO......

SO there are a few Mich cars in good condition. You hust have tty look at many to find one...
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Old 11-08-2022, 10:54 PM   #3
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Whats with the '93 SL2's and getting rid of them being our worst car decisions ever? lol
I miss having an S-Series in general but the '93 SL2 I had was the best of the lot and I miss it the most.
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:43 AM   #4
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Welcome back.

We sold our 93 SC2 this summer. It had a solid body. Just sold a 2002 SL2 - it too was solid.

We now have a 96 Sc2 with deer mods to the front end..

Gotta decide what to do there..

So 2 2001 and 3 2002s one being SL...all othetr SC2.

All pretty rust free underneath. 3 michigan cars. 1 AZ. 1 CO......

SO there are a few Mich cars in good condition. You hust have tty look at many to find one...
Interesting, where are you located? I've looked at a dozen MI saturns and all were rotted out, but they had well over 200k miles.

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Whats with the '93 SL2's and getting rid of them being our worst car decisions ever? lol
I miss having an S-Series in general but the '93 SL2 I had was the best of the lot and I miss it the most.
I know, right? Cosmetically this 02 SL1 is in better shape than my SC2 was. My SC2 had water damage from leaky sunroof, and the pleather seats were cracking, and lot of the plastic trim was broken. This SL1 has borderline mint interior which is nice. Just need to do some rust repair before it gets too bad, and fix a few other small things and this car should be solid. For $1800 I can't complain in this used car market.
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2002 SL1 5 speed - 165,xxx - Current daily
1993 SC2 5 speed - 200k - Unfortunately sold
2002 Silverado Z71 - 185,xxx
2007 Impala 3.5L - 365,xxx - Still running good, daily backup
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:04 PM   #5
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A little late, but as promised here's a picture of my SL1. The seller put some super ugly wheel covers on it so those were the first thing to go. Thought about looking for some factory covers, but I don't really mind the steely look. We'll see.

So far I've:
Fixed brake lines
Front brake pads
Changed oil & filter
New plugs
New TPS
New water pump
New thermostat

Still needs:
New air filter
Flex pipe
Cradle
Rust repair

I might use this thread as a means of tracking maintenance and any mods I may do. If I do any mods, it'll be strictly creature comforts, nothing performance related. I'd like to keep the powertrain stock to maintain reliability and fuel economy, and ultimately life of the vehicle.

Anyhow, here's a picture of the beaut.

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2002 SL1 5 speed - 165,xxx - Current daily
1993 SC2 5 speed - 200k - Unfortunately sold
2002 Silverado Z71 - 185,xxx
2007 Impala 3.5L - 365,xxx - Still running good, daily backup
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:31 PM   #6
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That looks pretty clean for the age. Always liked that color on the third gens too.
Enjoy the car and the mileage you get with it!
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1994 Sl2 5spd: First Car, Stock: 56,576 (Totaled 1/10/2018)
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:42 PM   #7
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Thanks, I like the color too. In the ad pictures it looked silver, but in person it definitely has a blue tint, I like it a lot.

It's quite clean, interior is nearly mint. Couple very light stains on the seats, but you have to look hard to notice. No missing interior pieces, all intact, even the original headliner isn't sagging! I'm very happy with it. I paid $1800 for it, which I honestly was hesitant to pay but considering the current used car market, I think I did OK.
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2002 Silverado Z71 - 185,xxx
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Thanks, I like the color too. In the ad pictures it looked silver, but in person it definitely has a blue tint, I like it a lot.

It's quite clean, interior is nearly mint. Couple very light stains on the seats, but you have to look hard to notice. No missing interior pieces, all intact, even the original headliner isn't sagging! I'm very happy with it. I paid $1800 for it, which I honestly was hesitant to pay but considering the current used car market, I think I did OK.
You did great, especially in the used car market today.
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1994 Sl2 5spd: First Car, Stock: 56,576 (Totaled 1/10/2018)
1994 Sl1 5spd: Inherited, Stock: 494,500
1995 Sl2 5spd: Retired Daily, Not Stock: 196,000
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Old 12-16-2022, 08:44 PM   #9
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Well I have a few updates.

Found a reputable local welder that is going to repair my trailing arm mounts for ~$200/side, so I plan to have those repaired early next year.

Also, drove back home to Kansas to be with family for the holidays. While here I found a local junk yard that had a 94 SL2 with a good cradle. Few small spots of surface rust that I am going to treat. Also grabbed all 4 knuckles since mine are badly rusted. They were kind enough to pull the parts for me before I even got into town. $75 for the cradle and $25 each for the knuckles, which included all brake components in good shape!

Plan to get these parts installed in the near future, along with fixing the infamous "F5" pin issue in the IPJB.
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2002 SL1 5 speed - 165,xxx - Current daily
1993 SC2 5 speed - 200k - Unfortunately sold
2002 Silverado Z71 - 185,xxx
2007 Impala 3.5L - 365,xxx - Still running good, daily backup
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