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Old 09-22-2003, 11:14 AM   #21
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SSEi stands for Super Sport Edition Inducted, lol, thats what i call it since it apperently has no meaning, i made one up, sound logical thou! Who knew?!
That is exactly what it stands for. It isn't just what you call it, that is what it stands for from what I have read.

As for the SE, GT, and GTP for the Grand Prix, they also have meanings:

SE: Standard Edition
GT: Gran Touring
GTP: I don't remember exactly what it is at the moment but there was a big long thread about it on ClubGP and it did stand for something.
I'm with dbtk2 on this one. Also, I have seen the "i" on some modules of other makes mean "Intelligent", i.e. VVTi, Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence. But I have read that the SSE stands for Super Sport Edition.
Incorrect. Straight from Pontiac, personally to me. They had 3 people work on this for 5 days for us. The ONLY badge that stands for something is SLE, just as Don said earlier in this post.

Pontiac makes a point to NOT have them mean anything in this case, as the SS in most of the badges may be confused with the SS Chevrolets.
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Really?!? That'* kinda bunk.
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SSEi stands for Super Sport Edition Inducted, lol, thats what i call it since it apperently has no meaning, i made one up, sound logical thou! Who knew?!
That is exactly what it stands for. It isn't just what you call it, that is what it stands for from what I have read.

As for the SE, GT, and GTP for the Grand Prix, they also have meanings:

SE: Standard Edition
GT: Gran Touring
GTP: I don't remember exactly what it is at the moment but there was a big long thread about it on ClubGP and it did stand for something.
I'm with dbtk2 on this one. Also, I have seen the "i" on some modules of other makes mean "Intelligent", i.e. VVTi, Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence. But I have read that the SSE stands for Super Sport Edition.
Incorrect. Straight from Pontiac, personally to me. They had 3 people work on this for 5 days for us. The ONLY badge that stands for something is SLE, just as Don said earlier in this post.

Pontiac makes a point to NOT have them mean anything in this case, as the SS in most of the badges may be confused with the SS Chevrolets.
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You can really blame GM for allof the confusion.
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(snipped) Also, I have seen the "i" on some modules of other makes mean "Intelligent",....
Intellegent? This crowd? (Myself included, of course). Why do you think we have to gather like like this? We ram all our brains together to make one good one. Kinda like a hive community...
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Default I find all of this hard to believe.

So, according to Pontiac, SE, SSE, and SSEi are merely trim designations and nothing more right? Well, I don’t buy it. Not for a second. Especially when Pontiac admits that “SLE” stands for “Sport Luxury Edition.”

Am I supposed to believe that the engineers at Pontiac decided to start with the letters SE, work their way up to SSE and then top it off at SSEi? What am I going to hear next, that they chose the “i” in SSEi over every other letter in the alphabet because it looked the coolest? I think not.

Pontiac admits that GTO is in fact an acronym for the Italian “Gran Turismo Omologato” which means “Grand Touring Qualified” in English. As the years progressed, the “O” was dropped and the vestige “GT” was often used as a “Grand Touring” designation. In addition, many car makers have applied the letters “SE” to their vehicles designating a “Sport Edition.” Perception wise, “Grand Touring” is a more forceful moniker than “Sport Edition,” so it would make sense for the “GT” variant of a particular car to be better equipped than an “SE” model. (e.g. Sunfire, Grand Am, and Grand Prix)

We can conclude that, based on the previous data, it is more logical for the engineers of the Bonneville to have used “SE” to designate “Sport Edition,” “SLE” to designate “Sport Luxury Edition,” “SSE” to designate “Super Sport Edition,” and “SSEi” to designate “Super Sport Edition inducted,” as opposed to this occurring entirely by chance.

To answer an earlier question, the “i” at the end of the numbers on a BMW designates “injected,” as in fuel injected. Similarly, “C” designates “coupe,” “L” designates “long wheelbase,” and “x” designates “cross terrain” or 4WD.

As an aside, I am under the impression that “GTP” stands for “Grand Touring Performance.”
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I feel like the low guy on a totem pole.
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No way, Aviator! We got less stuff to go wrong!

SE owners unite! Stop the Supercharger oppression! [/b]
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Sounds like a good time to have an SE owners get together.
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Default Re: I find all of this hard to believe.

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So, according to Pontiac, SE, SSE, and SSEi are merely trim designations and nothing more right? Well, I don’t buy it. Not for a second. Especially when Pontiac admits that “SLE” stands for “Sport Luxury Edition.”

Am I supposed to believe that the engineers at Pontiac decided to start with the letters SE, work their way up to SSE and then top it off at SSEi? What am I going to hear next, that they chose the “i” in SSEi over every other letter in the alphabet because it looked the coolest? I think not.

Pontiac admits that GTO is in fact an acronym for the Italian “Gran Turismo Omologato” which means “Grand Touring Qualified” in English. As the years progressed, the “O” was dropped and the vestige “GT” was often used as a “Grand Touring” designation. In addition, many car makers have applied the letters “SE” to their vehicles designating a “Sport Edition.” Perception wise, “Grand Touring” is a more forceful moniker than “Sport Edition,” so it would make sense for the “GT” variant of a particular car to be better equipped than an “SE” model. (e.g. Sunfire, Grand Am, and Grand Prix)

We can conclude that, based on the previous data, it is more logical for the engineers of the Bonneville to have used “SE” to designate “Sport Edition,” “SLE” to designate “Sport Luxury Edition,” “SSE” to designate “Super Sport Edition,” and “SSEi” to designate “Super Sport Edition inducted,” as opposed to this occurring entirely by chance.

To answer an earlier question, the “i” at the end of the numbers on a BMW designates “injected,” as in fuel injected. Similarly, “C” designates “coupe,” “L” designates “long wheelbase,” and “x” designates “cross terrain” or 4WD.

As an aside, I am under the impression that “GTP” stands for “Grand Touring Performance.”
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