2002 SLE or SSEi - which one is right for me? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 247
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pologuy is on a distinguished road
Default 2002 SLE or SSEi - which one is right for me?

Hi,

Ok, I am going to finally do it!

I have narrowed the car down to a 2002 SLE or SSEi.

I am not interested in the car because of the supercharger - I could care less actually, I just like the added options on the SSEi - other than the supercharger.

My question is: Does the SLE drive "smoother"? I mean it seems when I test drove an SSEi, that it sort of drove, and rode, a little "rough"...

Thanks!
Pologuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

When you drove the SSEi did you have the handeling on performance? That will stiffen it up a bit.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 247
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pologuy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danthurs View Post
When you drove the SSEi did you have the handeling on performance? That will stiffen it up a bit.
Hey!

My Sheboygan friend!

I do not know what the handling was on.... :(

I guess my question has more to do with the motor than the suspension...

Does the supercharged motor seem to run "rougher" than the SLE motor? And if so, can that be adjusted through performance chips, etc...?

You realize that I am SOOOO going to take you up on your offer and bring any Bonneville to you to look over before I buy it....lol

Last edited by Pologuy; 03-08-2009 at 03:00 PM.
Pologuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

In general they will both run about the same. It'* when you put it down that the difference will be felt. The SSEi opens up a lot more possibilitys. I'm very happy with mine.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 247
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pologuy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danthurs View Post
In general they will both run about the same. It'* when you put it down that the difference will be felt. The SSEi opens up a lot more possibilitys. I'm very happy with mine.
Yeah, now I just need to find a 2002 SSEi, black with dark interior...

Last edited by Pologuy; 03-08-2009 at 03:32 PM.
Pologuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Good luck. If you happen to find a 03 I have that year unlocked on my HPtuner and have a performance tune for it.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 04:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
obnoxus is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danthurs View Post
When you drove the SSEi did you have the handeling on performance? That will stiffen it up a bit.
Is that an option,,,, donr see anything refering to that on my 03 ssei
?
obnoxus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 04:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

the 00+ dont have that option.

the Suspension is the reason that it rode "rough". The SSEi has the FE2 suspension where as the SLE has the FE1.

I would choose the SSEi for the Stabilitrak, Memory options (seating and mirrors) Also the SSEi will have the 12 Way Driver and passenger seats, and prolly the best feature is that the SSEi has HUD
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 04:55 PM   #9
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Love the HUD.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 05:31 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 247
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pologuy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danthurs View Post
Good luck. If you happen to find a 03 I have that year unlocked on my HPtuner and have a performance tune for it.
LOL, great....

I decided on the 2002 over the 2003 because they changed the seats in 2003 and I like the 2002 seats better...LOL

Pologuy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Bonnevilles, 2000 SE, 2002 SLE and 2003 SSEi crash93ssei Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 7 06-22-2012 01:40 PM
VERY interested in a 2000-2002 SLE or SSEi BUT have question Pologuy General GM Chat 10 09-10-2007 08:04 AM
New here, looking at a 2000-2002 SLE or SSEi Pologuy Introductions for new members 2 09-09-2007 03:23 PM
Which wires are which?!? <tS>Ace*Of*Spades Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 6 07-26-2006 08:55 PM
Coolant Temp Sensors / which is which?? griff1455 1992-1999 3 04-20-2005 04:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.