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Old 04-11-2008, 12:07 AM   #31
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dont forget gearing Wink
Yessir, 3.06'*(edit:or 3.05'*?) FTW!
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Most 95-99 SE'* got 3.05 or 3.06 gears. I was under the impression the same holds true for the 00-05 SE'*.
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Overall Final Drive Ratios (SE / SLE / SSEi) - Per FSM
2.86, 3.05, 2.93
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Wow. They locked it in in 2k.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:34 AM   #35
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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.
I agree with Brian. I too have driven a 95 for almost 200K and I have about 50K on my 04 and definitely like the 04 better. Both were SLE'* and not SSEI'*. Agreed that there is more interior room in the 95 but the comfort of the 04 is a lot nicer and I like the styling better.


This is just my opinion. And we all know that opinions are like ears we all have two and they are usually pretty ugly.
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Having driven my '93 SSEi and '03 SSEi.... I say the '00 + owns, but only by a bit.

Yes, the '93 may be worn out a bit ( 197,000 miles ) but the '03 has some miles also ( 136,000 miles )

Drive them back to back and you will definitely see a difference in chassis rigidness also. I can feel my '93 twist and move, but the '03 is solid as a rock.

AL7 seats in the '93 win in the comfort area, but the '03 looks much nicer and upscale ( seats changed in '03 ) The seats in the '03 are by no means though "uncomfortable". I would have no problem driving that on a long road trip.

We get the dreaded Service Stability System problem in the '03, but, to me, that isn't a big enough problem to not have the '03.

As far as styling goes, I love both and really can't pick a winner here. They both look very aggressive, but have a totally different way of going about it.

Power... I like the * II much better, I enjoy the high revs and the fact that it keeps pulling when my '93 dies out.


To sum it all up, I LOVE my '93, but I LOVE Stephanie'* '03.
Every time I drive the '03, I leave it yearning for more and wishing mine was an '00 +.
Every time I drive the '93, I leave it yearning for more and glad that mine is a '92 - '95.



well there you have it, you should be able to easily make a decision there

Like said above, you should go out and drive a few '00 + cars and see what you think. One drive might equal love, or one drive might equal hate. You will need to decide for yourself, otherwise you will get a bunch of crazies like me on here telling you to get the '92 - '95 and telling you also to the a '00 - ' 03
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Both generations being in good condition suspension-wise, the 92-95 will own the 00-03 SSEi in handling. The roll centers and center of gravity are quite different, and the advantage is to the earlier generation.

That being said, it may take a little money on rubber parts and struts to get the 92-95 back to where it SHOULD be.
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YAY opinion time!

I think mine may help because I've owned a 94, 98, and now a 2000.

I liked how my 98 rode compared to my 94, but mileage might have been a factor...but maybe not because they were almost the same on miles when I got rid of each.

The 94/98'* ride nicer in a straight line if you like a floaty feel, but I love how the 2000+ corner. Its like I'm driving a CAR and not a battleship anymore.

However the early 2000'* have issues with paint, seats, etc etc. So out of the 2000'* I'd say 2003 is your best bet.

If you want a 92-95 I'd say a 93 is the best because its not a total hybrid complication, but I still liked my 98 more due to the supercharger of course (94 was N/A).

If you are going for pure aftermarket power then 98+ is the way to go only because you will easily be able to find performance parts for it.

There ya go. Take it with a grain of salt.
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The 94/98'* ride nicer in a straight line if you like a floaty feel, but I love how the 2000+ corner. Its like I'm driving a CAR and not a battleship anymore. Wink
I agree
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The 94/98'* ride nicer in a straight line if you like a floaty feel, but I love how the 2000+ corner. Its like I'm driving a CAR and not a battleship anymore. Wink
I agree
Back at WCBF in 2004, my 93 cornered noticably better than either of the 2k'* in attendance. If the suspension components are in good condition, the 92-95 SHOULD out-handle the 2k'*.
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