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Old 07-19-2007, 09:29 PM
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fuelforthesoul1999, you are spot on. Newer does not always equal better.

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Am I the only one thinking lower mileage and newer car.. long term probably better for him?
I'm thinking along the same line as Bill, here. It'* nice to have a sentimental attachment to your car, and it has been a great car for you. However, long term, I do believe the newer car (boosted or not) would be better. You've got as much support in the 2000+ section as you do in the 90'*. I'd recommend the newer car.

IMO its worth it to keep an older 92-99 era considering the quality problems with the 2000+ cars vs the last gen.

And who cares if its boosted or not? Its still a Bonneville.
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I for one like our choice You've already got a nice start on a custom ride so why stop now?And '99 is THE best year of THE best body style (IMO) If mileage and dependibility become an issue with the Stargazer'* motor you can always drop the coin for a lower mileage L67 and do the almighty swap
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I dunno, when my old SSE had to be junked, i was so sad... running out of gas at 3AM, sleeping in the back seat cause the party ended early and i had nowhere to go, long spontaneous road trips to nowhere... that'* what makes a car. if my old bonne came back to life i'd trade it with my newer (and way nicer) bonne in a heartbeat
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I can think of a couple reasons I wouldn't have got it. Like Cody said, he knows he has a good strong running car, the newer one could croak the day after he got it.

Also the 93 gas .
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I can think of a couple reasons I wouldn't have got it. Like Cody said, he knows he has a good strong running car, the newer one could croak the day after he got it.

Also the 93 gas .
If ya stop and really think about it,it only makes a 3 or 4 dollar difference in a tank of gas
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Cars are a crapshoot... Bonnie or not. I thought I was getting a great deal when I bought my 03 SSEi with only 45k on it. 700 miles later it needed a new engine.

The devil you know is better than the devil you don't.

Good choice Cody.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:42 PM
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I can think of a couple reasons I wouldn't have got it. Like Cody said, he knows he has a good strong running car, the newer one could croak the day after he got it.

Also the 93 gas .
If ya stop and really think about it,it only makes a 3 or 4 dollar difference in a tank of gas
Yeah, my GC likes the 93 also ( I can run her on regular but peak performance is on 93) and it'* not that much more on the wallet to treat her to the 93. Hell, filling up an SSEi would be nothing compared to that bitch .
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:05 AM
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The responses are wild!

I honestly don't regret passing on the 02 SSEi.

Because I might (almost confirmed) get new rims for her!
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Guys, Stargazer is probably one of the best-maintained SEs on the Club. That car is absolutely spotless, mechanically magnificent, and just plain faster than it has any right to be.
I stayed out of it when he asked my opinion, but I think giving up Stargazer would have been a bad move. That car is just too nice to set aside.
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yeah, If Cody likes the Stargazer (and he'* not alone) then nothing wrong with the NA club. We don't all have boost lust, at least not constantly
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