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View Poll Results: Do people call your car an SSI?
Yep, I've heard someone jokinly say that before 0 0%
Yep, I've heard someone say that in a more serious tone, like they thought it was an SSI 4 16.00%
Nope, never had someone refer to my car as an SSI 21 84.00%
Never SSI, but I've had people pronounce my SSEi a "sissy" before. 0 0%
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default "SSEi" throws people off.

4 letter acronyms are a bad idea.

I've had 3 different people who dont even know eachother refer to my car as an SSI

probably lounge material soon, but we'll start off in general since bonneville related. lets keep it on topic.

I've also had people try to prounce SSEi "Sissss-eeee-ih" or "Sissy"
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I "think" I remember having to correct someone on that once but I can't be positive. It definitely rings a bell though now that you mention it.
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WELL, I do know that when I'm talking to some people about Bonnevilles, even ones that OWN SSEis, they'll refer to them as SSiEs or EESis, or yah, SSi lmao.
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used to get called a "Pontiac GTP" at the track like every week
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Mine gets called an SSE usually. not a huge deal as long as they dont call it a grand am
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My old '94 was called a EESi Turbocharged by some fat guy at the Home Depot. I agree with Matt though, if someone even calls my Bonne a Grand Am, I will knock their teeth out.
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Most people think my car is a Grand Am. : )
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I've had a few walk by and not even see the SSEi ... they walk by and pointed while saying to each other "Supercharged?" (looks of awe that a granny car would have such an emblem).

Another guy at a light hollers over "Is that really supercharged?". Best I could do was smile and say "Yep..and cammed too" He nearly crapped himself.. it was hilarious.
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We went to show Ryan'* dad our new car on Sunday and he called it an SSI. It'* funny that this subject was brought up b/c until that day I had never heard anyone get it wrong. The worst part is that he said wrong less than five minutes after he looked at the car and pointed out the emblem.
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Originally Posted by crash'swife93ssei
We went to show Ryan'* dad our new car on Sunday and he called it an SSI. It'* funny that this subject was brought up b/c until that day I had never heard anyone get it wrong. The worst part is that he said wrong less than five minutes after he looked at the car and pointed out the emblem.
Haaaay. Give old guys like me & Ryan'* dad a break. We don't have much time left here and any second saved is a second we can spend elsewhere. We save a little time by omitting the "E" and jumping straight to "i".

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