Welcome to the club man!! Its nice to see this place keeps growing and growing! Jeff should be proud
Bonnevilles are sweet *** cars, but just some words of advise (in my own opinion, of course
First of all, the design years (with pictures thanks to fellow members )
'92-93 were the first couple years, and they looked pretty much the same between the 2. The SSE and SSEi'* however looked more like the 94-95 style.
94-95 the body style changes a little bit, but still the basic shape is there, the main difference is that even now the SE'* have this front grill too (but not fog lights in the center):
96-99 the body style changed slightly again, with smoother lines and halogen reflective headlamps. Also the 4T65E-HD Transmission started being used in '97:
In 2000, the body style completely changed, exterior, interior, everything! These are the most current, latest, and most bad *** bonnevilles today.
My Advice? You definetely are going to want the GM 3800 Series II engine which started in the Bonneville in '95. By the sounds of it though, your looking stricly for a SSEi (as I would be too
), and the series II supercharged motor didint begin in the bonneville unitl '96. This is good because you will also get the newer smoother body style. If I had a recommendation, it would be to find a '98 or '99 SSEi, or '97 at the oldest. That way you will be getting the 4T65E-HD Transmission with is definetely what your going to want with any type of mods, plud its just better for reliability. Also, if you look around (edmunds, etc..) the newer the year you get between 96-99, the less and less problems they have. '99'* are almost flawless in everything from braking to suspension, drivetrain, etc... They worked all the bugs out, and then of course started all over again in 2000. Anyways, good luck on your hunt, and I hope some of this info helped (I am really bored at work this morning)
And remember your always better off with a Pontiac over a Dodge!!! :P
2004 Impulse Blue Metallic GTO
Black Powdercoated OE Wheels
Predator w/ Custom RWTD Tune
Hardwired V1 w/ Remote Display
HoŽn Highs, Lows, Fogs
B&M Rippper Shifter
GTPprix Shift Light/Buzzer Mod
Split Rear Exhaust w/ Custom Tips
1995 Bonneville SSE - Sold!