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Old 02-24-2004, 11:06 AM   #31
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My interior is identical. I don't see any differences there, HOWEVER, in contradiction to my previous comments, look carefully at the two front shots. Notice the transition from the headlight to the front corner light. The fenders and corner lights are 96+, but the grill, hood, headlights, and bumper are all 92-95. I'd like to know how the headlights are actually mounted. The whole front radiator brace/frame must be swapped in from a 92-95 as well.

I wouldn't touch this car with a pair of surgical gloves on, but I'd LOVE to see one of our Minnesota bretheren take a personal look-see. Anyone up to the task?
The main differences fom a 92-95 and a 96-99 is the doors. The door panels on the inside are dfferent. The cupholder for the 92-95 is like to extesion to hold the cup in the door and the compartment is just open.

In the 96-99 the cupholder is an actual cupholder but the compartment space is smaller.


The lock unlock buttons are different and the window buttons on the front and rear doors are different. The air bags on the 92-95 use SIR.
The 96-99 uses SRS. The 92-95 steering air bag is flat.

The 96-99 is bulky.

92-96 Is different with the gain switch. They extended it to 96 97- present uses BOSE.
The 92-96 also had the OD D21 lettering on the shifter. 97-99 uses D, 3 2 1 on it.
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:09 AM   #32
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The wheels on the Frankenstein car aren't right for the year, either.
There are some green 96-99 SSEi'* with those rims. The rims are correct but might not be correct for this car.
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:21 AM   #33
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Yez...Drifter has ghetto golds on his white SSEi, I have scene 96-99'* with gold laced rims.
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Don't forget smellbird! Ya don't see them too much, but they'll be in Canada in less then two weeks.
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Thats why they call me the "Bonneville'* Trim Level Specialist"
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Cupholders and some other things are different in a 96+ wren. Radios too.
This is the door in the car in question:



That'* a 92-95 door.
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That'* a 92-95 door.
what? look at how the speaker section and upper portion of the door are made out of the same piece. Not so on a 92-95.
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Prove me wrong, but I think the person trying to sell his car as a 98 took the pic from the guy selling the 99.
I agree, although I'll attribute this one to stupidity rather than malice. I think his exterior shots show his own car, with a pre-96 front clip bolted to a 1998 car and squirted to match, but then he lifted some interior and engine shots from the other ad(*) because they were similar to his car, but in better lighting. You can see on the web page how the dimensions of all the suspect photos are completely different from those that clearly show the actual car for sale.

He needs to get his ad yanked until he can get some better pictures of his _own_ car. He does say it'* a salvage rebuild, although I'd definitely want to inspect and drive this one before buying it.

Heck, for that $9,000 buy-it-now price I'd wait until I found one that _didn't_ have a mismatched doghouse on the front. I see no point in buying this one, to be honest.
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That car has a Cobra Shifter, and it looks like it has a bulgy wheel.
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It is a 99 interior. He stole the pics from an auction of a 99 SSEi. You can see the cupholder, sterring wheel, radio, shifter, the fact that the door skin in the lower right corner of the pic flows into the speaker bulge, it is not a seperate piece, the seatbelt latches, tan vents and glove box latch.
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