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96 SSEi vs 96 Olds Aurora Comparison

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Old 08-24-2003, 09:43 PM
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I'm on that cadinfo link, taylorsturf is my email. Greg on there is my Aurora body 2 states away, He dyno'ed his aurora 4-5 times. Best thig about my aurora was the Grand spent on THE Corsa exhaust. STS kit modified to fit. All stainless, menrel bent kit with %100 straight thru mufflers X3 and the BEST exhaust sound, listen here http://www.corsaperf.com/flashcadillac.htm

It'* all personal choice, Aurora/caddy is more luxurious and has a smoother boatier (sp?) ride, the SSEI has aggressive looks, lots of low end power and with pulley and intake will pretty much keep up with one. You want sportier or luxury. I will have to tell you that my Aurora could BARLEY light up the tires, now with pulley and intake, lights up em like nothing.

In the end, I'm very happy going from Aurora to SSEi. Cars are BOTH EXCELLENT!
I asked my girlfriend of almost 6 years which car she liked better, first off she said the Aurora didn't win you first place did it?
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this is the question ...would you feel at home in an aurora? ..personally i'd feel weird owning a car other then a pontiac at this point. I feel sooo at home in my "i" ..i love it to death. If you think you can transfer over to an olds and feel great about the desision then go for it. Answering your question... i'd wait for the "i". V8'* are nice though
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ok, I can really tell you some good points here. I've owned both a 92-95 generation bonneville, and a 2000+ generation, the riviera (G body like the aurora.) I can tell you that I would choose the Aurora over the bonneville. Why you ask? Because the aurora has a LOT more options on it, is more comftorable, etc. It doesn't ride as harsh and won't handle quite as good, but they're awesome cars. The G-body chassis is a lot more rigid than the H-body (why do you think the bonny switched over 2000+?) so you're going to get a lot less bounce and body flex going over dippy bumpy roads also because of the stiffer body, you will have less bodyinterior rattles. Quality wise, the aurora is also lightyears ahead of the H-body bonneville'*. There are absolutely no rattles at all, while all the bonneville'* we have had, had several rattles throughout the car. (except the 2000 SSEi we have)

Granted, an SSEi is slightly faster than the Northstar, the northstar is no slouch. I have driven one, and I have ridden in one. It is only slightly slower than my G- Body riviera. Not by much at all though. Now, if you were looking at a 2000+ SSEi, I would go with that, but a pre 2000, I would definately choose the aurora..

have you driven both cars you are looking at? Which car do you enjoy driving more? The luxury car(aurora), or the sportier car(Bonneville).
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Old 08-24-2003, 11:14 PM
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Not sure on this.. But check engine mounting... are the bonnevilles on struts? or does it just sit in there and vibrate the car and your fillings?
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Old 08-24-2003, 11:29 PM
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Isn't oldsmobile going the way of the dodo? Isn't Pontiac getting more into the sportier side trying to win back performance drivers? Which would you rather have in the future when you trying to get parts or mods for?

Oldsmobile = old and busted
Pontiac = New Hotness

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One neat feature it had was the pass side rear view mirror would tilt down when you put it in reverse to assist in parking.
FYI the 2000+ have this feature.
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Old 08-24-2003, 11:32 PM
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FYI they stopped making stock for the 96 bonneville a long time ago (yet you can still find NOS-new old stock)
So In turn you will still be able to buy NOS for the aroura at the GM dealership.
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Originally Posted by Rogue

FYI the 2000+ have this feature.
yep, that'* why I said to get an aurora over a pre 2000 Bonneville because they had a whole $hitload of options on them that weren't even availabe on a Bonneville until after 2000.

I wouldn't worry about parts for the car, GM is forced to still produce ALL parts for the car for atleast 10 years after the car was made. Even though the parts aren't made anymore, they won't be any harder to find than any other car out there.
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Oldsmobile = old and busted
Pontiac = New Hotness


Thank you sir...that was brilliant
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My first car was an olds...I kind of miss it. It was a 1980 Olds Delta 88, and I bet that car to hell and back, and it still ran decent when I sold it for my truck.
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