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Old 12-15-2005, 11:28 AM   #21
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Drive this one \/ down there

Might change yer mind. I've never seen so many heads turn when I drive as I do in the Aurora, it may be gone, but I drive history.

Then again both of my cars are "historic"
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Gotta love thouse Aurora'*. Its no wonder why GM stock continues to tank. I see a ton of Oldsmobile cars at the Motorola parking lot, Aurora, Intrigue, you name it. For killing off such good cars GM deserves to be bankrupt. The hell with them.
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Well I might be wrong. I have never driven one. So I'm just making visual judgement. Pontiac is associated with younger people and Oldsmobile is associated with older people, yes I know Olds was popular with young people but that was in the 60'*. I kinda wanted a younger person car so I chose the Bonneville. Again, I'm sure they're very nice.

Plus You're in Canada and I'm in Ohio so I can't drive that car.

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Old 12-15-2005, 08:58 PM   #24
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Well I dunno there, the Alero, Intrigue and 2nd Gen Aurora was geared at the younger sector. The only reason a younger crowd couldnt have a Classic Aurora when it was new was because it stickered for almost $50 000 USD... putting it in the mid lux levels.

Pontiac has always been the "sporty" division of GM, no doubt, but I dont really think demographics totally impacts a car divisions marketability.

Oldsmobile was the leading the technological frontier of GM...in fact the first Auroras in 94 came with the first stock GPS navigation system for mainstream vehicles called Guidestar...damn neat techonology

And yes you are in the United States, and I doubt you will ever drive my Aurora...oh well
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:10 PM   #25
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You do have a point, I forgot about these other cars, The Alero I looked at before I brought my Bonnie. I couldn't even fit in a Alero, I'm 6'4. and the seat was all the way down and all the way back. My head was cocked to one side still!!!

The Intrigue, let'* just say, the styling wasn't that exciting or unique

But The last generation Aurora I loved, but used ones still carried sticker shock.

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Old 12-15-2005, 11:10 PM   #26
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ill admit that the garage pics make it look tough.. but wait for some daytime pics...

all 4 of us

thats soooooooooo weird the front logo is upside down... i would have never guessed that
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eh, I don't mean to bash on the bonneville on its own site, but after owning both an Aurora and Bonneville, I would never go the Bonneville route.. I've had my aurora for a year now and drive the SSEi very little. When I do drive it, I miss my Aurora because the brakes on the SSEi are less responsive, it doesn't handle nearly as well as my car as it leans around corners quite a bit more, the interior rattles pretty bad and it has the same mileage as my car, the seats KILL my back (very uncomftorable interior IMO), and the steering is too soft. The 2nd Generation of auroras had many upgrades and drove pretty sporty for being a luxury car. Oddly enough around town my shortstar actually feels more peppy than the SSEi. You have to press the gas pedal on the SSEi quite a bit further to get moving than the Aurora'*. Throttle response is much better on the Aurora too. If you're not getting on either car, you might mistake mine for being faster.. go WOT though and the SSEi would smoke me. Sure the SSEi has better straight-line performance but that isn't everything. There are many different types of performance and the L67 gets you that straight-line hard acceleration from a stoplight power.. The bonneville lacks in other types however.

I agree with Jim on the powerband. I was driving the SSEi on the highway the other day and was wanting to accelerate. I pressed the gas down a little bit and it wasn't speeding up enough so I pressed it a little further and it downshifted.. the car took off pretty fast. (too fast.) In the same situation upon downshift with the Aurora, the acceleration is just slightly more intense than before the downshift. the downshifts on the SSEi are VERY noticable and can be annoying when you want to speed up a little bit, but the downshift gets you way too much acceleration. the SSEi reminds me of a "boy racer" car and the Aurora just feels so much more refined.. it fits me nicely. (and I'm only 20 too.. it appealed to me when I test drove it. )
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Heh...yea, prolly on crappy tires. My summer tires are 40% slicks, they dont spin...period. Mike (sse1990) tried back in Sept...but couldnt.
Well after I tried ( in front of the house you bought the Bonne from) I noticed that the traction was ON, so I turned it off. After we took pictures I was alone in the car, so I didn't have Renee to tell me NOT to drive it like I was, lol.

BUT at that stop light by the hotel, I did hammer it and it did NOT spin, but the Bonne on the other hand, holy blue smoke batman, lol.


I still love this video
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http://www.friedpoodle.com/bonnemeet2005/slowora.wmv

The whole way back I had the sunroof open, foot on the go pedal, and just enjoyed the ride. At least we were able to go on the HWY with all 3 cars. I guess in a way it worked out good that my engine died, I got a chance to drive all 3 cars that weekend, lol. Expensive weekend for sure.

Blown engine: 300$
Bar tab the night you blow the engine: 160$
getting to drive an Aurora, a 94 SSEi and Seths beast: priceless!

For those who didn't see the vid the first time of Seth ( smellbird)'* car here it is after dropping us off at the end of the weekend

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http://www.friedpoodle.com/bonnemeet2005/seth.wmv
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eh, I don't mean to bash on the bonneville on its own site, but after owning both an Aurora and Bonneville, I would never go the Bonneville route.. I've had my aurora for a year now and drive the SSEi very little. When I do drive it, I miss my Aurora because the brakes on the SSEi are less responsive, it doesn't handle nearly as well as my car as it leans around corners quite a bit more, the interior rattles pretty bad and it has the same mileage as my car, the seats KILL my back (very uncomftorable interior IMO), and the steering is too soft. The 2nd Generation of auroras had many upgrades and drove pretty sporty for being a luxury car. Oddly enough around town my shortstar actually feels more peppy than the SSEi. You have to press the gas pedal on the SSEi quite a bit further to get moving than the Aurora'*. Throttle response is much better on the Aurora too. If you're not getting on either car, you might mistake mine for being faster..
my experience is the complete opposite with my "classic" aurora. Brakes are better on the bonnie, less body roll, better gas mileage, and the steering is much tighter. the only thing that i agree with is that the 00-01 Bonnies seats do not provide good back support.
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Well Custom88, I respect your opinion and will leave at that. Everyone has a different opionion of what a sport sedan is. Some think a LaCrosse is a sport sedan, some think a Aurora is a sport sedan and some think the Bonneville is a Sport sedan. It doesn't matter really, You have the right to say what you want. Again I never drove or sat in a Aurora so I cant bash or support the opinions that was said. But they're very nice cars
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