I'm getting ready to sell my 99 Lighting, for a gts viper. I'm on a budget so I would like to stay under 60k . Are there any specific years I should avoid? I have been reading some post about overheating?
At a budget of 60k, you can basically get about any year you want. If you want to mod your car I would stay with 1996-1998 as they have forget pistons. I've seen quite a few motors with broken pistons and rings utilizing DIY supercharger kits.
As your years progress generally , you get a few "comfort" upgrades.. Rear latch, adjustable side mirrors from inside, ABS (2000 and up? I think)
At 50k you should have about 5k to 10k left over !