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Old 09-23-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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Looking at getting back in a 1997 what to look for

besides the rms what else should i be looking at. car is a 97 with about 28k miles on it. Low mileage car. Do the 97s have problems with the ims or slipped sleeves. I use to have a 97 but had more miles than that but was only worried about the rms. Where the IMS / slipped sleeve happening on the 99 up models. Also forgot, which model year had the porousity problems?

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Old 09-24-2008, 04:13 AM   #2
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The '97's don't have slipped sleeve issues, it is really only '99's I see no problem with a '97 other than it is lacking the side airbags the other years have. Just get a PPI.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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Off the top of my head, in addition to the lack of side airbag that rick3000 pointed out, the suspension is weaker on the 97s, as well as issues with the convertible top. Good luck!

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