1: No, other than a different style will look a little odd. Unless the new wheel is grossly heavier you won't notice a difference. The critical dimensions are the bolt circle pattern and back spacing, which should much match your other wheels.1) Is there any need to have the replacing rim match existing/original ones? Like the weight? Is there any safety issue if weights are different?
2) Is it a good or bad idea to use used but exact ones (from ebay primarily). I am not sure how important the quality of the rim is to driving safety. But I kind of hope the wheels look the same and I really like the original golden'ish color.
3) Can tirerack's sport editing (cheap!) match the quality of the original rim?
2:I wouldn't hesitate to buy a _rebuilt_ used wheel, from a reputable company, but any used stuff from eBay is often "as is no warranty", and you really don't know the history or true condition. And most wheels 13 years old are pretty darn corroded and useless.
3:No, the Sport Editions are not as good as OEM. But ........ I would buy a new SE before I would buy a used eBay wheel.
In your situation I would be looking for a single restored OEM wheel:
OR, if your other wheels are corroded more than a little, a complete set of Sport Editions. New wheels really liven up an aging car and make you feel good.
If you have a local tire store that you trust, stop in and see what they have to offer. They can source remanufactured wheels and can advise you on the condition of your remaining three wheels..
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