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Old 01-29-2007, 10:59 PM   #11
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The tightest steering that I've ever felt on a Bonneville was on a 92 SE. It had the dual sport exhaust too (single muffler, dual outlet on passenger side.) It felt more connected to the road than the magnasteer equipped Bonnevilles. In general though, any other Bonneville I have driven has not been as tight as the 00+ models. Lets not forget the brakes.. the brakes on the 00 are far superior to those of the 92-99'*.
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oh yeah...the brakes also rock and dont seem to have the problems with rotors when you put ceramics on the 92-99..I go thru a set of rotors every 6 months on the 93 with ceramics. Granted I'm using cheap ones but the 2000+ brakes feel better than the 93 even with fresh brakes on it.
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I've driven a couple 2000+*. The most recent was Jim'* (Gumball) SLE. I didn't do any crazy driving, but I loved how it felt on the road just casually cruising around town. It reminded me of the 95-99 Aurora in the sense that it felt more solid, stable, and quiet on the road. I also liked the feel of the steering wheel as Pat stated.
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Lacking highway passnig power, even modded.
Thats just a Series 1 trait. The 96-99 actually have the best topend of all Bonnevilles. Series 2 + light body.
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What'* even better is a 00+ LeSabre.

**runs for cover**
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Lacking highway passnig power, even modded.
Thats just a Series 1 trait. The 96-99 actually have the best topend of all Bonnevilles. Series 2 + light body.

read my post again..I was saying what I dont like about my 93.
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The tightest steering that I've ever felt on a Bonneville was on a 92 SE. It had the dual sport exhaust too (single muffler, dual outlet on passenger side.) It felt more connected to the road than the magnasteer equipped Bonnevilles. In general though, any other Bonneville I have driven has not been as tight as the 00+ models. Lets not forget the brakes.. the brakes on the 00 are far superior to those of the 92-99'*.
Thats how my 92 is. If you go from the 92 to the 98 you almost drive off the road because the steering is so much easier to turn in that car
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That totally depends on which rack. As an example, both of my cars are FE2, L67, and have T2V (two-flow electronic pump for low-speed steering assist).

HOWEVER, the SLE'* rack is a different ratio. It'* the standard SE/SLE rack. I hate it. The Zilla'* 'sport' rack is much firmer and tight. Great feedback and road control. The point I'm trying to make is that it'* not a generation change. It'* a rack issue.
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no offense Bill, but everyone else'* experience says that they prefer the feel of the steering on the 2000+ that they have driven compared to the previous gens. I take this as a pretty good indication of how the general population feels about the steering response and feel of the different years. Especially because it is a trend on this club to be more inclined to preferring the 92-99 style in nearly every aspect of comparison.
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I don't find any lack of passing power from my S1 at all. Granted, the Series 2 is quicker, but I love the passing power of my 94. I'm never disappointed when I need to get around people.
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