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Old 03-12-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default '92-'96 back end vs. '96-'99 redesign

I have heard many people say the saggy back end was fixed in 1996 but i always thought the rear of the 1996-99 looked a lot saggier and fuzzier:




Yes a bad pic, but still you can see it looks like they took the crisper looking '92 back end and melted the tailights
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Personally, I like the seperated taillight look better. Not every color car looks good with a dark stripe all the way across.
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I also like the 92-95 over the 96-99
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I also like the 92-95 over the 96-99
Me 3. Only way I'd go with the 96-99 design is if my tails were to delam
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I know it'* not really obvious, but just about anyone can tell you that I'm partial to the 92-95 style.

J/K Actually I like the 96-99 due to it'* cleaner lines in the bumper, the notched spoiler, and the smoother flowing tails. To top that off, the body lines in the trunk and spoiler really set it apart -IMHO it really has a bit of class that the 92-95'* lacked.
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It'* obivious but I prefer the 96-99 and as OldBlueEye said, it adds class to the already classy Bonneville. Plus it'* much cleaner and modern and still looks fresh compared to today'* design
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Don't really know if U can tell from this shot, but I enjoy the best of both worlds. I painted the center black to connect with the inner taillamps to make it look newer, I like that better.

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imo the 96-99 looks way better than the 92-95 ones

92-95 dont have as nice of a curve as the 96-99 trunks do
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92-95>96-99

96-99 looks to girly to me were as the 92-95 looks like realy tough and ready to kick ***
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I wish there was a difference between the 96-99 SSE/i and the SE tail lights like their predocessors. I went from a 95 SLE which had the really simple no lined tails to a 96 SSEi which has all the curves and lines.. so i'd say i'm partial to the newer ones. However, the older SSE tails do look pretty damn good. Regardless, the entire back end looks better on the 96-99 IMO because its smoother and more refined.
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