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Old 04-10-2008, 10:39 PM   #11
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I liked my 97 but the 2004 is MUCH nicer...
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92-95 for sure. I have been in a 00+ quite a few times, and the interior quality just doesn't compare to my '92s interior quality. As for exterior looks, the 92-95 as well. The body is very stylish, curved in all the right places, and the front end is just downright sexy. Handling I am not sure of, I haven't driven a 00+, so I don't know on that.

92-95 gets my vote. 00+ just doesn't cut it for me, no appeal to me whatsoever.
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Does anyone know if either one has more problems or which more is more reliable?
Wouldnt the newer one have less problems and more reliable
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The older has potential reliabilty issues due to the age.

The newer has a unique set of 'new' problems out of the box.

Pick your evil.
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You will get biased opinions on this part. I would say that the 92-95s are more reliable. I haven't had any electrical problems except my oil gauge, and that'* a simple problem. Other than that, I haven't had any major problems. My current work I am doing is my choice.
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I haven't driven the 00 yet (other than home) but a 00+ with all new aftermarket window regulators, an updated intermediate shaft, and water leaks fixed I'd say 00+.
But then compare those probs to the common 92-99 problems that are not common to 00+ and you will find they are...... Alternator on 92-95, power antenna'* 92-99, and that is about it. Much cheaper and easier to own, but then again, changing water pumps and belts on a 00+ is a LOT easier.
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Belt'* are ZERO issue on the 92-95 L67'*. It'* only the 96-99 that have that issue.

Water pumps last well over 100k, so I wouldn't call that a reliability issue.
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I know about those just had mine replaced along with some other useless parts that didnt need to be replaced cost me $400 then just to fiond out that the engine was shot
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That'* why we have this forum. So you can diagnose it yourself and save the money.
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Having owned an 89 SSE, currently own a 94 SSEi and a 2000 SSEi, my favorite of the bunch in overall driving, speed, and comfort is my 2000. This from someone who has drivin over 300,000 miles between all 3 vehicles.
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