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Old 04-13-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
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what ever happend to the SSE trim level, also what the hell does the "i" mean in SSEi?




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what ever happend to the SSE trim level, also what the hell does the "i" mean in SSEi?




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the "i" in SSEi, stands for either inducted or induction I'm not sure which
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yea? well, that clears that up thanks again Mista Burgundy............




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yea? well, that clears that up thanks again Mista Burgundy............




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The last year for the SSE was 1999.
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The i doesn't mean anything. Other than the top trim level. SSE doesn't stand for anything either. This info is straight from Pontiac.
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The i doesn't mean anything. Other than the top trim level. SSE doesn't stand for anything either. This info is straight from Pontiac.

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The last year for the SSE was 1999.


I know that, I guess it just faded out like the "Le" faded out in 92, Actually I just miss tha word and nameplate SSE........





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The i doesn't mean anything. Other than the top trim level. SSE doesn't stand for anything either. This info is straight from Pontiac.
Methinks there is actually something in my service manuals about the distinction. Way back in the day, "SE" sometimes meant Special Edition, "SSE" could conceivably be, um, "Super Special Edition" (not Supercharged Special Edition); the "i" suffix has been variously used on different brands and years to mean "injected" (as opposed to carbureted), "intercooled" (for turbo applications) or "induction" (as in -- stretching it a little bit -- turbocharging or supercharging).

But yeah, it'* really subjective, not at all scientific, and guided more by Marketing geeks than real Engineering types, to the point that these designations are largely meaningless nowadays.
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" i " means SUPERCHARGED..for the most part anyways.

i like to think of it this way..

SE = Sport Edition

SSE = Super Sport Edition

SSEi = Super Sport Edition Inducted

Duh i'm wrong..but i think that sounds alot more like i want it to sound.. "SS ..supersport "
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