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Old 05-17-2010, 08:24 PM   #11
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Very nice thanks Dan (:
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All comes down to what you think looks better lol, all the other differences are pretty minor.
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Of the supercharged cars, here'* what I have found.

Park Ave: The largest and most luxuriest. The softest ride, cushiest interior and toughest to make it handle better. Engine/trans mods are plentiful for 97+.

Bonneville: Little cousin to the PA, it is the true Luxury with Attitude like the commercial said. Powerful, roomy and some handling mods available. No heated seats until 2000. Engine/trans mods are plentiful for 97+.

Regal: Reminds me of a shorter wheel based Bonneville, yet it was redone for the 97 year. A little lower to the ground than a Bonne. The Regal gives a better turning radius and better electronics that the Bonneville didn't have until 2000. Available with dual heated seats and a ton of suspension mods. Basically anything that works on a GP will work on the Regal. Engine/trans mods are plentiful for 97+.

Grand Prix: Like the Regal this is a W body and was redesigned in 97 with the 3800. Being performance based this car is low to the ground and rides like a sports car. Seats are firm and not comfy for long trips. GP owners suffered a bit as GM gave them the option of only one heated seat. Girlfriends and wives around the world were shunned. Tons of suspension and handling mods available as well as engine and trans mods.

Monte Carlo/Lumina: Oddly both are W bodies and got the 3800 NA motor in 98 only, then the 3800 came back into the Monte around 2004, along with the SC 3800 being available. Being a W body, everything is available for suspension and engine like the GP/Regal. Heated seats unknown.
What can I say..heated seats rock.
The MC/Impala got the 3800 from 2000-2005 with the */C being an option in 04 SS models and standard on SS models in 05. Dual heated seats were options, XM/Onstar, dual power, nice leather, etc.
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Monte / Lumina had the 3800 in both 98 and 99, the Z34 Montes had the 3.8 standard, and the Lumina was optioned with a 3.8 in the LTZ trim.

Any 00+ with leather seats had the option of heated seats for both front buckets. (not just the driver'* side like some GTP)
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I've worked on both and I can honestly say that overall, the Bonnevilles are built better with higher quality. Engine and transmission are the same, but I feel like I have more room in the engine bay of an L36 or L67 powered Bonneville than I do in a GP/GTP, and everything just seems more refined.
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Trust me, there'* a lot more room in a Bonneville. Work on the 96-99 bonneville and you will fall in love.
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Trust me, there'* a lot more room in a Bonneville. Work on the 96-99 bonneville and you will fall in love.
I believe it.

Never owned or worked on a 96-99 Bonneville, only 2000+ models.
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