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Old 10-28-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
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i have 2 choices to choose from, there both the same color but the 02 has more options than the 03, my question is which car would you buy, BTW there the same price, is the 03 better in anyway besides having a better blue book price?
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What'* the mileage difference? I'd say go for the 02 if it has more options. From what I hear that there are no differences between the two. Only thing is that I hear that in 02 or 03 they changed to different seats, the aurora ones. Not sure what year that started but that'* all I've heard of.
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Talyor'* absolutely right.

If the mileage is significantly different, go for the car with the significantly less mileage. If the mileage is relatively the same, go for the '02 with the more options.

Mechanically, the two cars are identical. The Bonneville got new seats, rims, and italic side badges (SSEi) in '02.

Goodluck with your purchase.
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Seat transplant? LOL...

I would take the 02 as well, more toys etc...its really only a minor difference. Have fun making the choice either way.
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Seat transplant? LOL...

I would take the 02 as well, more toys etc...its really only a minor difference. Have fun making the choice either way.
yeah the 02 has 20k on it while the 03 has 11k, only diffrence in the 03 besides less milage is theres no 12 cd changer in the trunk and no moon roof, and the wheels are alloy, where as the 02 has all the options
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No moonroof? :( I love my moonroof.
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No moonroof? :( I love my moonroof.
yeah im still not sure which one i want, the 02 loaded or the newer 03 somewhat stock
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Are they the same colour?

Do they both have chrome rims?
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Are they the same colour?

Do they both have chrome rims?
yes same color but the 02 has chrome whereas the 03 has alloy, but there 17" at least
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What colour is it?

I would go with the chrome without hesitation.

My rationale:

1. SSEi rims are, without a doubt, some of the nicest stock rims available on a car.
2. It will increase the street appeal of your car which also increases the resale value.
3. Sure, the alloy are 17" but they are no where near as nice as the chrome rims.
4. Spinning, the chroms rims are killer. They easily beat the alloy spinning hands down.
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