Well Ive been looking for an well priced 05 for a while..I finally found one in the heart of Chicago. Its silver with black aftermarket ..kinda cheapish 18's. Some rear end minor damage...probably a parking lot bump....well that and some brain decided to dig an old dealer sticker out with a razor and dug to near bare metal
Anyway....I took the car home last night for the weekend. Nothing is set in stone yet...I noticed several small or maybe huge problems so I thought Id run them past you guys and see what you think....Im personally quite concerned.
#1 After getting the car on the highway on the way home there was a VERY noticable grinding noise coming from what sounded like the front right of the car....and it pulls to the right horendously. I checked for tire rub cause thats what it sounds like..and I really didnt see any. It pulls to the right at any speed but doesnt make any noticable noise until around 40mph
#2 Wheels appear to be on wrong IMO ( maybe reason for #1?) It appears to me that maybe there is 2 different offsets. Rear wheels being on one side ...front wheels being on the other. In other words....tires appear to stick out a little further on one side of the vehicle. I measured from the inside hub to the outside of the rim and theyre all the same???? dooms me
#3 Seems to vibrate a little in park or when stopped at a stoplight
#4 (Dont know if this is normal) Im a former owner of 4th gen camaros and I know in the autos when put in gear the rear end seems to move (up or down I cant remember...Im on zero sleep) It just seems MUCH more pronounced in this car
#5 This probably goes along with the goofy offset of the wheels..but the rear right tire rubs when accelerating hard. Im sure torque plays a role in the right side rubbing but.....the right side wheels seem to stick out a little further
All in all...its my possible dream machine...but I cant afford to make payments and be nickle and dimed to death at the same time. Its sad but I hope to god whoever owned this car isnt on this forum. It looks like they couldnt have given 2 sh!ts about the car honestly. Its very neglected for 25000 miles...it needs a little love ....just hopefully not alot of money..
Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated
Judge for yourself by the pics...