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Old 09-10-2005, 09:17 PM   #21
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I would go with a 2000 and up SLE... Personally I like them looks like a SSEi or GXP (05'*) and gets better gas milage and has the important FE2 suspesion! (Sporty but not overly harsh) Whats your budget? You can get a nice 2004-05 SLE with around 35K on the clock for 17 grand!
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:03 PM   #22
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well i went to look at 2000+ bonne'* but i realy didnt like the one i could aford to much.
it was a bench seat. so i picked up a 99 grand prix gtp. its a nice car i like it. never though i would get a supercharger, but then i drove one and that was the end of that.
now i own one.
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i cant say much for the 00 and up i have test drivin both a 03 SE and a 00 SSEi and i feel my 92 has much more comfy seats and a lil bit more visibility out of the windows
even the vinyl seats in my '68 bonne on a 100 degree day are more comfy to me
i like the performance of a SSEI but i dont blame u with costs

insureance is a big problemm too

i like the more agreesive look but as posted earlier it seems to be mistaken with the GP'* and GA'*

honestly i feel the best option for you is 96-99 you get a car that is known as a bonneville and cant be mistakened as well as more comfort cheaper to buy and insure
not to mention you also get the L36 AKA the series II 3800 motor with 205 horses more then enough to break them loose and put on a show.
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yeah after driving a bonnieville with a supercharger that had series II made my car feel uber slow. But I have some many car2 in last 3 years I willl stick with my 92. IT alos nice to know you ownthe car out right
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I had the same feelings with my old 1993 SSEi. It broke down very frequently, yet it had 150,000 miles on it, i guess it was to be expected at some point. My new 1993 Bonneville has gave me almost no issues since January, and Ive put something in the park of 10,000 miles on it.
Things I like about the older style:
1. Body styling, I LOVE how these cars look, they have that subtle rounded aerodynamic look, that keeps me looking back at the car even when I've parked it in the lot.
2. Interior design, the seats in these are generally more coushy than the 2k+ I have found.
3. The insturment cluster. While i think pontiac could of made better use of that stupid cigarette lighter, the gages are really nice, you dont see many cars with big swooping gages like these..(SSE and SSEi only)
I guess what really gets me is that I have a 12 year old car with more options than my parents 2002 Isuzu SUV, which btw, cost alot more than my car even did brand new. I love the fact that the gages light up orange at night, like an airplane cockpit.

But next year i still plan on buying a 2k+ for a few simple reasons.. I would like newer, and I would like to own a Series II for a while, do a few things to it, since it seems easier to get my hands on series II performance parts than Series I. I like the new body styling as well, something about it gets me all the time...
I guess its a toss up. I was told the same thing though, keep it or you will loose all that money you put into it..well, guess what? It kept on taking money from me, non stop. Couldnt justify spending that much any more..so bye bye it went.
Hey for the price of getting a GXP - Why not GTO - GTO 2005 400hp. there aint a bonne that can touch that stock. I love my GTO'*
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I love my SLE! You can get a nice 2000-2005 SLE for not much change... 15-20 grand can get you a nice one! And for a 2005 like mine you need to be willing to shell out a few more bucks and get the newer body style! I also like the FE2 springs, the 3.05:1 axle (performance) dual exhaust *(sounds and looks)* and the 17inch wheels make em' handle good! Get an SLE there a nice car, thats why I have one! I considered as SE but I just didn't like the looks or the ride as much as my SLE... Oh and the SLE was a little quicker because of the axle!
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I prefer the looks of the 92-99 more.
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If you're going */C shoot for 96-99. They are lighter than the 2000+. UIM falier affects most NA L36 and even L27'*. Blown is the way to go!
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3. The insturment cluster. While i think pontiac could of made better use of that stupid cigarette lighter, the gages are really nice, you dont see many cars with big swooping gages like these..(SSE and SSEi only)
What do they look like? I've never seen SSE and SSEi guages.
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I think the reason the cockpit seems smaller on the 00 is because the car gradually tapers from front to rear IMO. 00+ with the magnasteer is great since you can goto the dealer and have a tech firm up your steer to instant responsiveness or loosen it up for a more gradule feel.
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