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Old 07-01-2004, 11:36 PM
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I still have a dilemma that I'm not sure what to do about.. the decision is to keep my current car, or buy a 2000+ SSEi. There is one at a local dealer for $14,000. It is a white 2000 with all options and 60,000 miles! One nice thing about keeping the Riv is that I only owe $3,700 on it. So in about a year that car will be totally paid for and I'll no longer have car payments. The downside to keeping the riv is that I like teh looks of the Bonneville more 100%. I love the way they look and I like the way they drive. However, the Riviera actually handles better, rides better, and has better pickup than the 2000 SSEi. I really don't know what I'd rather have. Just want some oppinions here on what I should do.. Obviously keeping the Riviera would be the MUCH cheaper solution.
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After all the work you have put into the Riviera, I would say keep it. Paint, rims, brakes etc. And with only $3700 remaining on the loan...I say pay it off. You'll feel better about it. There is nothing stopping you from modifying that Riv to get her going faster, I mean it is L67 powered, and you have the Borla on it. Pulleys, belts, BCS bypass (some wacky thing Drifter has goin on) etc....lots you can do.

And its such a cool looking car. I considered selling the Aurora a while back, but decided I like this car to much, no payments, its mine, its different.

You will always have a chance to get a Bonneville...
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I agree with Jim. Keep the Riv for a while longer, there will be plenty of SSEi'* out there for when you really want one and can afford it.
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Yea I'd keep the Riv... you've put so much work into her... and you'll never get the $$$ you'd want for her.
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Keep the Riv, put the money saved into mods and then whoop some unsuspecting SSEi'* (just watch out for the black ones )
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Keep it, no sense in spending 14k + 4k left on car, to get a newer bonneville.
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keep it, the 2k+ SSEi'* will probably drop nicely in price in the next three or four years
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the bonnie price will be like 18-19k when you add on the loan that you already have on the Riv. Get that thing taken care of and then start saving for the Bonnie, it would be stupid to go into that much debt.
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Yep, I'd say keep the Riv. Its a bad looking car, different,..and like you said handles better and is quicker than the Bonne,..pluse it'* almost paid off!
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I agree. Keep the Rivera. A year from now you could have both. You'll never get what you deserve for all the work you've put into it anyway. Good luck with whatever decision you make.
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