Stage upgrade advice
I am looking into buying a 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged with 29,000 miles priced at $8k (possibly a salvage title for that price but haven't performed the carfax yet), hoping to talk down to $7,500 or even $7,000 if I am lucky. I read that the Stage 1 upgrade boosts the stock 205HP to 236HP and that the Stage 2 upgrade only gives another 5HP bringing the total up to 241HP, now with about a $300 difference I don't particularly see the "worth" of Stage 2, just my opinion. I would also be adding a stage 2 clutch, performance header, cold air intake, and a cat-back exhaust if I buy the car, conservative guess would be around 25HP+ added onto the Stage 1 236HP, a total of 261HP or so? My thinking is to just invest that $300 difference into the bolt on mods and not waste my money of the Stage 2 upgrade, any advice from those who have been in my predicament?