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Old 08-02-2007, 07:51 PM   #11
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I do prefer the 94 HUD in regards to the size and the image itself. On the 03 it'* not only smaller but it seems a bit 'distorted' for lack of a better word. But it'* smaller because the 03 HUD has the radio/CD track and disc number which I LOVE. Having the 12 disc changer in the trunk and not having to look at the radio to see what'* on is a nice thing.
Exactly. The HUD display is somewhat distorted on the 03. I think it has to do with the glass - might be swept back a bit more. Ditto on the disk/track display from the changer.


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I must add that the ride quality is much better on the 03 too. It'* much more comfortable and refined, yet the handling is awesome and firm.

Another improvement is the stereo system including the placement of the speakers.

I love the extra options not available on earlier years; 4 wheel discs, improved center console storage unit, heated seats, etc.
Agreed on all of the above.
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How can you guys have problems with the cruise control stick? I've got short stubby fingers and I can reach it just fine with my hand on the wheel. And if you don't like the cruise, you must not like the wiper stick either because it'* in about the exact same spot on the other side. I don't drive with both hands on the wheel anyway, so I just switch hands if needed to grab whatever control I'm after.
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Yeah the trunk button is interesting. Allows you to make use of the valet key I suppose. And I always use the fob or key so a trunk button isn't a big deal to me.
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How can you guys have problems with the cruise control stick? I've got short stubby fingers and I can reach it just fine with my hand on the wheel. And if you don't like the cruise, you must not like the wiper stick either because it'* in about the exact same spot on the other side. I don't drive with both hands on the wheel anyway, so I just switch hands if needed to grab whatever control I'm after.
Well the thing with the cruise lever is that it'* closer to the steering wheel. On the 94 I would just reach my hand forward and flick the switch. First time I used it on the 03 I realized I had to reach with my finger only. I can reach it just fine.

But thanks for reminding me...I LOVE the wiper lever on the right side of the wheel. I'm glad they changed that. My Chrysler had it on the right and it'* just nicer having them separate.
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The cruise stalk is exactly the same as it was on my last car ('96 Cutlass) with the exception of that one had the wiper controls on it as well. I still find myself grabbing for the left one sometimes when I want the wipers.
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Here’* a real biggie – 4 wheel disc brakes. On the 2003. Disc/drums on the 93. The rear drums on the 93 needed to be adjusted frequently and the 93 was certainly underbraked. I think you can never have enough braking power, but the 2003 is head & shoulders above the 93 here.
Just a reminder thats its not just the presence of rear disks that account for the 03 braking better. The 03 also has larger front rotors compared to the 93.
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I agree with most of what you said, but especially about the seats! I think the 2k+'* are darn near uncomforable, but I LOVE the ol' bonne seats.

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How can you guys have problems with the cruise control stick? I've got short stubby fingers and I can reach it just fine with my hand on the wheel. And if you don't like the cruise, you must not like the wiper stick either because it'* in about the exact same spot on the other side. I don't drive with both hands on the wheel anyway, so I just switch hands if needed to grab whatever control I'm after.
Well the thing with the cruise lever is that it'* closer to the steering wheel. On the 94 I would just reach my hand forward and flick the switch. First time I used it on the 03 I realized I had to reach with my finger only. I can reach it just fine.

But thanks for reminding me...I LOVE the wiper lever on the right side of the wheel. I'm glad they changed that. My Chrysler had it on the right and it'* just nicer having them separate.

Funny you bring the wiper up, I don't know how many times someone else is driving my car and goes to put it in gear but turns the wipers on instead.
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In my case,
The 00 gets better mileage (compared to both my NA and SC).
Trunk inflator in 00 needs key in ignition whereas 93 you just hit the button.

Having logged many miles in both driver & passenger seats,
Passenger seat - I think both ride as well as seat comfort really suck in the 00 compared to 92/93
Driver seat – The great handling of the ‘00 and its ability to stick to the road makes me not notice the issues fron the passenger seat. => ‘00 wins all the way
(would be nice to have the AL7 side bolsters though to keep my butt planted better when cornering hard.)
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Well, as a fellow '93 and '03 owner, I pretty much agree with everything said. I really agree with the resume switch. I can pick up a basketball with one hand from the top ( "palm" ) and I still have a problem hitting that switch. I do LOVE the seats in the '03, WAY softer and more supple then the leather in the '93.... and the seats in the '93 are almost mint!!!!

ahhhhh, * I vs * II L67.... I love the low end on my * I, But with crapped out motor mounts ( those that attended NEBF this year might remember ) I don't really get ALL the power as quick as I should, heck, Don ( jrs3800 ) said that he had never seen mounts move that much :( I really really love how the * II pulls all the way up to redline though

DANG IT.............. I am glad that I have the choice to drive either one when I want
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How can you guys have problems with the cruise control stick? I've got short stubby fingers and I can reach it just fine with my hand on the wheel. And if you don't like the cruise, you must not like the wiper stick either because it'* in about the exact same spot on the other side. I don't drive with both hands on the wheel anyway, so I just switch hands if needed to grab whatever control I'm after.
It'* not the stick, it'* the location of the RESUME button, like crash93 sez. It'* further away from the edge of the steering wheel than what I'm used to (on my 93 and my 03 Silverado). It'* not a big deal, just a noticable difference.
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