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Old 05-24-2005, 04:46 AM   #1
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I've noticed, the only Bonneville'* I've ever seen have a shifter in between the seats. Doesnt matter the model. I've never seen it elsewhere.

Besides my car.

1992 SE, shifter is behind the steering wheel, and between the seats is just foot room with nothing there.

Why is this? is it a optional feature, or is mine some special Luxury Edition or something where I dont get the regular looking seats, or center shifter, its more bench like, as in the old cars.

Not complaining, just curious.

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This is one for 1993 SLE, our local trim specialist. It might have to do with either the trim level or a special idea GM had in your year.
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it is called a column shifter. It does the same thing as a console shifter. There is no real reason they did this to my knowledge, except for the bench seat option so you could have 6 passengers safely in the car. I have a '93 SE, and it has the maroon/red interior like yours. There is an option if you dont like the bench seat though. You can take them out and still get bucket seats like twister97 did. There are pictures in the your ride section. They do make bucket seats to match our interior. One other thing-Many column shifters ended up having a 2.84 tranny gear ratio, not a 3.05 or other higher ratio'* found in many other models. If you check the RPO codes on the spare tire cover in the trunk, you can find out what you have. hope this helps!
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usually the base model Bonneville got this when they had NO options, just standard equipment. Such as no spoiler, no power antennae (fixed mast), hubcaps, etc.
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usually the base model Bonneville got this when they had NO options, just standard equipment. Such as no spoiler, no power antennae (fixed mast), hubcaps, etc.
My 93 had the bench seat and had all of the options you mentioned I actually prefer the bench seat. There'* so much more room. Plus, the column shifter usually meant you got the 2.89 gear ratio. IMO, it'* more desirable (for people like me who do TONS of highway cruising = better gas mileage )
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usually the base model Bonneville got this when they had NO options, just standard equipment. Such as no spoiler, no power antennae (fixed mast), hubcaps, etc.
My 93 had the bench seat and had all of the options you mentioned I actually prefer the bench seat. There'* so much more room. Plus, the column shifter usually meant you got the 2.89 gear ratio. IMO, it'* more desirable (for people like me who do TONS of highway cruising = better gas mileage )
take note of me saying 'usually'.
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I dont have a spoiler, or power antennae, but i do have alloy rims. Not sure if they could of been added later. Also the speakers in my car are very good, possibly they are aftermarket, or the people who had the car before me never used them much.
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if you have the bench seat you have the colum shift. and you have the 2.84 gear ratio, but that is not always the case....you dont have the premium sound because you havce the 4x6 in the front doors, the Bonneville only came equipped with the 4x6 in 92 and early 93. Most cars have the 5.25 and a tweeter in the door.
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I had the column shifter on my 92 se. The one with the column shifter have an extra seat belt, so, they seat 6....the floor shiter models seat 5. I noticed this as I sometimes have a need for the 6th seat.

I would like to add that I was looking at a 1998 se and I believe it also had the column shifter.
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Bonnevilles could be had in many configurations... Collum shift was for 6 passenger, and most base models... Bu then again I have seen 6 passenger Bonnevilles with Pwr antenna, CD stereo , steering wheel controls, ECC, Keyless, alloys, deck wing and the like... Just as loaded as an SE but no bucket seats or Console shifter...

Some had the Console shifter due to certain packages such as 1SC or 1SD... Bucket seats and Center console in most cases I think... I think it was called the Upfitter equipment group... The H4U( SLE Package ) also had the 1SC or 1SD packages... I believe that either Jason or Pat has the 1SC and the other has the 1SD... Not sure which is which or if they have the same package... Too many options...lol

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