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Old 03-26-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Bonny SSEi or Grand Prix GTP?

Looking at both to get back into the supercharged world. Looking between 2000-2002. Any advantages of one over the other? I know they both have HUD'*, etc. Any input would be appreciated!
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If I was in the market for either one...I would spend a bit more money and buy a 2004 GP CompG

It has a 265 HP stocker and runs on 87 octane


This is what I would do.

Not open to all the "what not a Bonneville?" blah blah blah
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2002 is about the max money wise right now. Looking at no more than $5000.
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The GTP is a sports coupe/sedan.

The Bonne is a luxury Sedan.

Pick one.
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The GTP is a sports coupe/sedan.

The Bonne is a luxury Sedan.

Pick one.
To be more precise on the quote, which is correct... the GTP is also supercharged, but given the lighter body is actually faster. would be even lighter as a coupe model but youd lose some room in the back for passengers. Both have most of the same bells and whistles, both have about the same price tag, what will get you in the end is the GTP is a sports coupe/sedan, so Tagging it and Insuring it will most likely be higher in the end... but its all up to you and what you really want out of a car.
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THE GTP I heard is a bit rocky when it comes to comfort on the road, the SSEi is a sports luxury vehicle and a very sexy one at that, so do you want the fast GTP or the slightly slower comfy SSEi?
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Does the GTP have the air ride suspension option that the Bonnys did?
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A couple of points of interest:
The Bonneville is a great choice if you really dig more luxury with your performance.
The Grand Prix are smaller and will be a quicker, slightly better handling car.

The other point would be if mods are your thing, modding a GP is a lot easier due to the abundance of aftermarket support. Even GM make performance parts for the GP. Modding a Bonneville will cost you more money, but if you like having your cake and eating it too, it'* worth the extra resources.
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Does the GTP have the air ride suspension option that the Bonnys did?
I dont believe so... I think its just a sport tuned suspension for better handling
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TLSHEFF is right. No air ride was ever offered in the W-body lineup.
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