Where does the needle on your temp guage stay at after the engine reaches operating temp? Mine stays about one mark below half way most of the time. One thing I noticed though is that it seems to fluctuate more than most vehicles I have owned. It is not unusual for the needle to move around 3 or 4 marks after the engine is warmed up. Maybe it is just the size of the guage in the SE (which is much larger than other models) which makes it look like it is moving around alot.