Originally Posted by toastedoats
Originally Posted by Custom88
eh, I don't mean to bash on the bonneville on its own site, but after owning both an Aurora and Bonneville, I would never go the Bonneville route.. I've had my aurora for a year now and drive the SSEi very little. When I do drive it, I miss my Aurora because the brakes on the SSEi are less responsive, it doesn't handle nearly as well as my car as it leans around corners quite a bit more, the interior rattles pretty bad and it has the same mileage as my car, the seats KILL my back (very uncomftorable interior IMO), and the steering is too soft. The 2nd Generation of auroras had many upgrades and drove pretty sporty for being a luxury car. Oddly enough around town my shortstar actually feels more peppy than the SSEi. You have to press the gas pedal on the SSEi quite a bit further to get moving than the Aurora'*. Throttle response is much better on the Aurora too. If you're not getting on either car, you might mistake mine for being faster..
my experience is the complete opposite with my "classic" aurora. Brakes are better on the bonnie, less body roll, better gas mileage, and the steering is much tighter. the only thing that i agree with is that the 00-01 Bonnies seats do not provide good back support.
Like I said there'* a huge difference between the classics and the 2nd gen'*... The classic is still a nice car no doubt. It'* just seems more luxury oriented than the later models. I wouldn't think I'm too crazy either, my brother who owns a 00 SLE, and my mom who owns the SSEi agree with me on all of the above points.
My brother is always asking me if he can borrow my car for the weekend. I'm like yeah riiiiight.
My mom on the other hand prefers her SSEi more just for the more aggressive exterior styling. I never said that I thought my car was a sport sedan, I just said there are some attributes that are more "sporty" about both the Bonneville and the Aurora when compared with each other.
Remember that my Aurora weighs nearly 400 pounds less than your Aurora Aaron.. That loss of weight and upgrades on brakes, steering components, shocks, etc make up a HUGE difference. My only complaint with the light weight of the V6 Aurora is how lightweight the front end is under heavy throttle. It becomes very "floaty" and directionaless in the front end. It can very easily pull to either side and you have to keep a firm hand on the wheel to keep it going the direction you want. Not sure what it is exactly that keeps the older Aurora'* from being able to burn out, but miine can pretty nicely. I had a video on here at one time. I'm not sure where it went though.
EDIT: I found that video..This vid is with Traction Control on.