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Old 11-14-2002, 01:24 AM   #1
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What does SSEi stand for?
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SSE and SSE-I ; Special Sports Edition..Special Sports Edition .Inducted, from Pontiac,,
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I have to argue. Pontiac had 5 people working on the research for me 2 months ago, and it took them a week, and the answer is STILL:

They mean NOTHING. These are strictly model designators that have no meaning. They are NOT acronyms. It'* much the same as the "Z" designations for Chevy. Z71, Z34, Z24, etc.

This is straight from Pontiac.....CORPORATE Pontiac, not a dealer.
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For what it'* worth-
This issue has been written about in several different publications. As I recall both the magazine "Pontiac Enthusiast" and the book, "Pontiac-They build Excitement," state that SE stands for Special Edition, SSE stands for Special Sport Edition, and SSEi stands for Special Sport Edition Inducted. For example if you look at the side of the early 90'* editions of the Grand Am'*, under the SE symbol , you'll see Special Edition written below it.
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Those claims may have been made in those publications, but they got the information in the same manner as many of us mis-led fans. Word of mouth. Assuming that just because another model meant this, than ours must be THIS.

I would tend to believe what Pontiac told me. And BTW, I wasn't the only person to contact them about this. 2 other members did so too, with the same results, and ONE of them WORKS for GM!

As far as the BONNEVILLE is concerned, SE, SSE, SLE, and SSEi are NOT ACRONYMS! Other car models may be different. I know it hurts, but it'* something we're just gonna have to get over.
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The "Z" '* are models that came from the RPO codes used in what ever brand it'* attached to.
As for SSE/SSEI it'* just a way to show the differnt trim lines.
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Rather than special edition, I think the newer se cars are standard editions. I don't think there is anything special about the se models. Older model se cars, such as my dads 1970 dodge charger are special editions because it says it right on the emblems. My opinion is that somewhere in the late 80s and early 90s the se went from special edition to standard edition.
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SSE hmmm How about:

-Simply Superb Elegance
-Super Sport Enraged
-Special Sporty Enhancements
-Satanic Speed Environment
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When I bought my Bonne SSEi in 2000, I attended an Auto show when GM had a video presentation of their new line up of Pontiacs. They stated that SSEi stood for Safety, Security, Efficiency, intelligence. The video went on to correlate Safety with all the safety features of the SSEi has like the lights, Power everything, Anti-lock, Low tire pressure, Magnasteer, Stabilitrac, panic alarm, heads-up display etc.; Security with all the security features of the SSEi like keyless entry, alarm, air pump, etc; Efficiency with the supercharger and low restriction factory exhaust (well that was the claim in 2000 when Pontiac increased the volume of the mufflers) and finally intelligence refering to the dual driver programming modes, DIC (such a sexy acronym) electronic transmission, audio system, etc.
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2000SilverBullet,
I like that feedback, thanks.
BTW, where did you find your CAI 9" Cone K&N and Exhaust Heat Shield? I would love to add the same to mine but don't want to fabricate anything.
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