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Old 12-19-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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I love my '95SE, it has 164k on it, and has been a great car. I actually purchased it with 91K (something I never did before) but it was so clean and well maintained by the original owner, I knew it would be OK. It still gets almost 30 MPG on the highway, and runs like a 'raped ape'. My oldest son (25) loves it too, and I've promised it to him, and plan to give it to him for Xmas. He has a '88 Caprice that is rotting away in his driveway.

I like the look of the 00-05 Bonnevilles, but since they were downsized after '99, I'm a bit concerned about the lack room, since I'm 6'6", with a 37 inch inseam. A few years ago I rented some Bonnes while away on business, and found them nice, but without the ride of the 92-99 body style. Recently rented a few new GP'* and I'm not impressed, and certainly no room for me.

The new Impala is nice too, but again not much room. I'm a GM guy, no Fords here, and have had the mid '90 Chrysler vans with tranny problems, so I won't go there either.

Any suggestions? I will say that I rented a Park Avenue 2 years ago and was well impressed, but it lacked the styling and 'growl' of the Bonneville.

By the way, I won't be buying new, rather, 'previously enjoyed'

I'd appreciate your input.

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they are usually solid for the price....they dont have as many "design flaws" as the 2000+
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If your looking for new the Lucerne is nice, and comes with the 3800. Pretty roomy, too.
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Yep, I'd agree. 96-99 SSEi would be your best bet.
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....I like the look of the 00-05 Bonnevilles, but since they were downsized after '99, I'm a bit concerned about the lack room........ A few years ago I rented some Bonnes while away on business, and found them nice, but without the ride of the 92-99 body style.....
I've got the same dilema..... I really like the newer Bonnie'* but I swear they're smaller. Pat(1993 SLE) says that they have the same interior room as the 92-99 models, but I dont think so. He owns both, so his opinion has some weight though.

I'm going to give my 97 to my son in another year and a half and am already starting to look for a replacement. I looked at a 2003 SSEI with 80k last week that I could get for 9500, but just couldnt pull the trigger due to the size issue. I too will be holding out for a late 90'* SSEI.

Good luck with your search.
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If you want massive back seat room, get a Park Ave. They're enormous in the back, and they're available with the almighty L67.
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Well, thanks for all of the input. Trouble is finding a 96-99 Bonne with reasonably low mileage.

Yes, I do indeed like the PA'*......saw a '01 Ultra Supercharged but it didn't have a sunroof.

I'll take my time with my search.
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