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Old 12-20-2005, 06:32 PM   #31
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whats the difference with the SLE and SSEi body?????????????????
the SLE became its own VIN in the 00+ models...the SLE will look exactly the same as the SSEi minus the door badge...
as far as i know, the 00 SLE and SSEi, the body is the same, except for the door badge
I thought they were the same as well!?!?

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certainly no major differences, maybe minor changes, but no where near the difference between a SE and SSEi. Paul, can you elaborate to the difference?

I have never seen a difference between them.
wonder if he ment SE.
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Yes, my mistake, SE'* have the different style less cladding and bullet nose.
The only visual difference between the SLE and the SSEi in 2000 is the wheels, rear bumper Bonneville emblem and side emblems. Oh and you couldn't get an SLE with a SC so the exhaust outlets would be single straight pipe out.
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Oh and you couldn't get an SLE with a SC so the exhaust outlets would be single straight pipe out.
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its definatley duals on all SLEs
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Yes, my mistake, SE'* have the different style less cladding and bullet nose.
The only visual difference between the SLE and the SSEi in 2000 is the wheels, rear bumper Bonneville emblem and side emblems. Oh and you couldn't get an SLE with a SC so the exhaust outlets would be single straight pipe out.
Paul, buddy..... the SLE and the SSEi have the exact same bumpers, same exact wheel options, and all the SLE'* 00+ have dual exhaust

put it this way, If you were looking at an 00+ SLE and and SSEI, and both were debaged, you WILL NOT be able to tell what car is what
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Yes, my mistake, SE'* have the different style less cladding and bullet nose.
The only visual difference between the SLE and the SSEi in 2000 is the wheels, rear bumper Bonneville emblem and side emblems. Oh and you couldn't get an SLE with a SC so the exhaust outlets would be single straight pipe out.
SLE'* ALL got dual exhaust, and as far as I know did not get the Bonneville emblem on the rear. They just got the SLE badge which said "Bonneville" underneath it instead of "supercharged" like the SSEi'*. The SLE'* were also available with the SSEi wheels (the 6 spokes) so thats not really a difference either, the badge is the ONLY difference.

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put it this way, If you were looking at an 00+ SLE and and SSEI, and both were debaged, you WILL NOT be able to tell what car is what
OK OK, I concede you guys are right , in the looks department, BUT...



The SSEi has BOOST...and you can hear and feel the difference.
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put it this way, If you were looking at an 00+ SLE and and SSEI, and both were debaged, you WILL NOT be able to tell what car is what
OK OK, I concede you guys are right , in the looks department, BUT...



The SSEi has BOOST...and you can hear and feel the difference.
in that case it has a diff suspension too
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put it this way, If you were looking at an 00+ SLE and and SSEI, and both were debaged, you WILL NOT be able to tell what car is what
OK OK, I concede you guys are right , in the looks department, BUT...



The SSEi has BOOST...and you can hear and feel the difference.
in that case it has a diff suspension too
i believe the SLE and SSEi have the same suspension.
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put it this way, If you were looking at an 00+ SLE and and SSEI, and both were debaged, you WILL NOT be able to tell what car is what
OK OK, I concede you guys are right , in the looks department, BUT...



The SSEi has BOOST...and you can hear and feel the difference.
in that case it has a diff suspension too
i believe the SLE and SSEi have the same suspension.
No. SSEi got the sport suspension with Magnasteer. SLE got the same suspension as the SE, at least in '00 that was the case.

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