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Old 02-14-2005, 10:01 PM   #11
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Lurk around the GTOs as well. If your looking new then that would be one of your best bets being a high 28s, low 30s.
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04 GTO'* are going for 24-25k from dealers. It'* nicer inside, and will outrun any of the cars above.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:00 AM   #13
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Hrm...well yes a GTO is faster, but nicer? I admit the GTO is a nice car in its class, but ...and I'm just pulling at straws here...but Sid seems to be more interested in a luxury car then a sports car.

Interesting point that Custom88 mentioned. The sound of the engine in the Aurora is definitely noticable...as is the exhaust (once modified) however...and I tried this tonight, road noise is nearly zero. I purposely drove thru puddles expecting to hear that typical "pissssh" sound, and I heard nothing...I can feel imperfections in the road (due to hard Michelins...god I hate those things ) but I cant hear it. In my Bonneville, I heard a lot more road noise thats for sure.

Sid, I had an 89SE at one point

I have driven a few Bonnevilles (of each gen) 89SE, 94SSE, 97SSEi and an 00SSEI and they all offered positive qualities from both. The Oldsmobile offers that European feel (totally agree with Custom on this one!) and the Pontiac offers more grunt, more...sport sedan without the frills.

heh...get out there and drive a few...you'll see

Then get that GTO that Jason and Chad suggested... good times!...ya know for fun on weekends
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Sid, I've owned both; a '98 Bonnie SLE and my current '99 Aurora. I concur with Custom that road noise is about the same in both models, but IMO the Aurora outdoes the Bonnie overall in ride quality, power, and comfort. The Aurora has a very luxurious and well-arranged (driver centered) interior, and nothing can beat raw V-8 power (and hey, it'* a Northstar too). Check out this topic of mine from the days right after I got my Aurora, and compared it to my recently-departed Bonnie. Also poke around ACNA for awhile if you want to hear more from Aurora owners.

To be fair, I can't speak with experience about SSEi performance... I test-drove a '95 once, but that is the extent of my supercharged wheel time.

Keep up updated!
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I did try to register on that board so I could read up on the Aurora, but for some reason, I never could receive the emails sending me the password to log on. I even emailed the moderator but never heard back. Was trying to research more on the Aurora.

If anyone knows the mods over there, maybe they could drop a line?

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Yeah, I admin the site, but its temporarily run of a free server system sorry bout that...anyhow, check your junk mail or spam mail box, it may have filtered the Proboards verification email.

Have a look...
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Ha ha!! Jim'* board is SPAM......





you can't ban me no more....
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Ha ha!! Jim'* board is SPAM......

you can't ban me no more....
No, but i bet he still has some "connections" if you know what I mean...

Also Sid, hopefully the new Aurora Club site will be up soon, and then you can more easily indulge in all the Aurora-speak you desire! I hope you do make it to our current board in the meantime; lots of great folks and info there, just like here at BC.
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GTO interior is atleast one of the top 5 they have sold. Dare I say better then the C5 and maybe even C6. Seats are perfect, the only real gripe i've heard is the pedal placement get'* in the way of heel-toe shifting, but then you only do that when racing...
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Well Sid, if you're looking for good performance, good handling, and good road manners, might I suggest that you also check out a Buick Regal GS? I test drove one a few days before settling on my Park Ave, and if you don't mind going to a smaller vehicle, they ar a great car. Same platform as the Grand Prix, but with a better ride and interior accomadations.
The only reason that I picked the Park over the Regal is that I'm a big guy and I need the extra leg-room.
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