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Old 04-11-2008, 05:07 PM   #41
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I know for a fact my 92 could outhandle a 00+ no problem. I rode in my great uncle'* '01 SSEi many times, and it feels floatier, and has alot of body roll compared to mine. I am willing to autocross against a 00+ if anyone wants to challenge me. I was a junior go-kart racer from 10-14.
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I know for a fact my 92 could outhandle a 00+ no problem. I rode in my great uncle'* '01 SSEi many times, and it feels floatier, and has alot of body roll compared to mine. I am willing to autocross against a 00+ if anyone wants to challenge me. I was a junior go-kart racer from 10-14.
This is exactly my point. If the suspension components on both cars are up to par, the 92-95 will always handle better with regards to roll, sway, or floaty. This is also true in weight transfer during launching.

The center of gravity of a 2k tends to be higher and to the rear. But stock for stock with components in good condition on both cars, a 2k will not handle as well as a 92-95.

2k owners, this isn't a slam or an insult. Those of us stating it have experienced it. They're just not going to handle the same, so one has to handle a little better than the other. The 92-95 is predisposed to be the winner in this case. I've driven DOZENS of all generations, and the 92-95 (and 96-99) SSEi'* will always out-handle the 2k'* given a chance with suspension components in good condition.
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I can't say that I've ridden in a '92-'95 so I can't judge that exact comparison. I was comparing against my sisters '98 SLE which I assumed would handle the same. I guess not.
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I think the fact / opinion of the '92 - '95 outhandling the '00 - '03 is irrelevant. How many people here actually go through and replace ALL the rubber bushings on a car when they buy it? I would love to do that with my '93, but I have more important things to worry about right now.

Most likely, when the car is purchased it will be driven and that'* about it. I highly doubt it will be gone through with a fine tooth comb and have it all brought up to original condition
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Yep thats exactly right for me I dont make a lot of money so I dont replace anything ubtil I have a problem

Thanks everyone for the replies
I still havent decided but Im leaning more towards the 2000+
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Honestly, my best advise would be to find some good candidates and take them for a good LONG test drive, as long as they will let you.

I think that both are equally reliable mechanically wise, but the '00+ does have those problems with the stability system.

You will likely have to pick your poison so to speak.... Nicer, newer car ( opinion ) with some possible / likely electrical annoyances / problems or a nicer, older car ( opinion ) with likely higher miles and worn out components that would be common on a 13 + year old car.

Either way you go you will probably have problems and it is hard to say what one would cost more in the long run. Sure the stability problem might not be super cheap to fix, but you might end up having a bunch of "nickel and dime" problems on the older car.
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Yep thats exactly right for me I dont make a lot of money so I dont replace anything ubtil I have a problem

Thanks everyone for the replies
I still havent decided but Im leaning more towards the 2000+
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Daver, please don't use all caps. That'* considered yelling on the internet.
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Im looking at the newer moedls anyone know what year is the best Im only looking at SSEi'* and from what Ive heard around here '03 is the best
Is this true?
Why?
The only ones of this year that are in my price range have at least 150k on them I need a reliable car and I know these engines last forever so If i buy one with high miles would this be a problem
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Im looking at the newer moedls anyone know what year is the best Im only looking at SSEi'* and from what Ive heard around here '03 is the best
Is this true?
Why?
The only ones of this year that are in my price range have at least 150k on them I need a reliable car and I know these engines last forever so If i buy one with high miles would this be a problem
Most of us 2000+ owners are fond of the 2003 because of a few minor improvements, usually its the nicer seats. They also have slightly different exhaust tips that are oval and not cowbell looking like the few years before. Now I don't know how true this is, but I believe by 2003 GM fixed some other quality issues such as the hood that rusts on the 2000-2002'* due to improper preparation at the factory.

You sound like you are in a similar situation to me. I was looking for a 2003 SSEi last year, but the prices were a tad higher than what I was willing to dish out. I found this 2000 SSEi and bought it because of a few reasons such as low miles, 1 owner, black looks nice on these cars, and it driven in a wealthy suburb. Yes I have to deal with a few issues because it was the first year of the last generation, but I have no regrets. Good luck!
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