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Old 05-17-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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One of the most origional GM designs of the last two decades, this car is very intriguing to me. I have also been thinking of finding a nice '97-'99 SSEi. They just seem like such solid well built cars. I have never driven one, but the 1995 Park Avenue I drove was enough to get me to jump on the H/C Body bandwagon. I currently have a '91 W-Body Cutlass that is falling apart. I was thinking of a 2004 GP, but too expensive and i don't think its as good of a valure (no ECC, less room, No 12 way seats, etc.) The new Bonneville seems to have a list of annoying problems like window regulatiors and sterring clicking problems, and just don't seem as nice inside.

So 1992-1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi owners, how would you describe your car? (be honest too) (Ride, Quietness, Fun to Drive, Styling, Features, Compare to other cars, etc)
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To put it very simply..............

It'* the best,most fun car I have ever had. Get one ya' won't regret it
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my 95 ssei is a piece of ****, but thats due to the previous owner.

My 97 is in great shape, also due to the previous owner...my anal grandparents
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So 1992-1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi owners, how would you describe your car? (be honest too) (Ride, Quietness, Fun to Drive, Styling, Features, Compare to other cars, etc)
we the only thing that i can compare it to is my old 87 astro van, i beats that hands down in all the catigorys you have mentioned but its not rear wheel drive and now i cant see OVER traffic

on a scale of 1-5
RIDE- 5
Quietness- 4 (wind noise)
Fun to drive- 5 (would be like a 7 but i dont think ill beake the rules i put in place for this)
Styling- 5
Features-5 (SSEi'* have everything!!!)
Compare to other cars- ? couldnt tell you there are to many cars out there
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Oh it'* awesome, wait, it'* for SSEi owners only Crap.

Nothing wrong with a SE btw so you know...
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My 95: Luxury with Attitude.

My 93: Luxury with balls to the wall kickass sound, handling, performance, and fun.






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The seats > all


Performance - will keep up with a 350Z till 45mph no problem
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my 92: even though it was not very well taken care of by the previous owner, it still delivers tons of power effortlessly and even though the seats are worn out, they still work and are super comfortable!!! Even though it is my spare car and my project car at the moment, it is still such a super fun car to drive.

Now i do like my 04 GP. it is super roomy and Excellent on gas, although the L67 if properly tuned is equally as good on gas. i had a GTP that gets the same mileage that my GT gets!! I like that my GP has onstar and some other small features that my SSEi doesnt have but i am lucky enough to have the best of both worlds

Both of my cars are solid and hold up really well. I think that mid/full size GM vehicles are very solid and made to keep their occupants safe. Case in point my 99 GTP wrecked (mos thanks for still keeping this hosted for me)www.mos95b.com/jeff

The green Ei in the backround is mine when i first got it but now it is sittin on chrome torque stars. I personally just am a pontiac nut :P but again the 92-99 SSE(i) are super nice super dependable cars!!
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You don't trully appreciate the SSEi until 2 things happen.

1) You either gut your airbox or replace it with a cai/fwi.

2) You drive up a hill and notice you're still accelerating while everyone else is slowing down.


As a daily driver they're just awesome with a nice extra kick. The car just feels like it eats up whatever the road throws at you. As a performance car, I'm dead shocked at what you can get out of a "family sedan".

For some examples of what you can get out of the car, I know of a couple good ones:

For a daily driver who just wants some extra oomph, look at BillBoost37. He has ported exhaust manifolds, energy suspension endlinks, a gutted airbox, a modular pulley system and I believe a couple of other performance mods. Basically about 600 or so invested into performance.
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Well my 92 is the best car i have owned... but thats not sayin much
The ride is awsome
I am a fan of big cars so i like the looks
Lots of interior room
Balls! Squeals the tires pretty good pullin out of a parkin lot!
The engine is amazing...
Havn't found anything in this car i really didn't like - - The only thing i have come accross so far that i havn't like since owning the car is the cup holders... thats how much i like this car
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