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Possibly Trading 300M in...?

Well, when i bought my 300M in March 03, i parked my '92 Bonneville SSEi, Well, i had to take my 300M into the dealership so they could diagnose my battery never charging..turns out its the ALT so I have to wait till next week to get the car back, so i put my Bonneville back on the road...And well I didnt think i missed the car as much, but I DID! I missed the Heads up display, full orange gages, and most of all that M62 Eaton Supercharger!!!
I took it to the carwash, cleaned it right up applied some wax and went driving..brought it up to 135 mph on the hwy no problem!! ( the secondary HWY infront of my acerage) So yesturday i went and test drove a 2003 SSEi, and was EXTREAMLY impressed with it! Handled better and out accelerated the 300M!
I dont know what to do!! Should i go back to driving this beautiful car until i can get a 04 B-ville GXP??
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I'm going to say go for the Bonny but only if it is the supercharged one, the naturally aspirated 3.8L just does not cut it. The 300M specials are definitely more luxurious inside, but the GTP has a far more durable transmission. I've driven both a regular 300M and a regular Comp G (non-supercharged) and I must say, the Comp G being repeatedly cheaper, easier to find, and newer-styling inside, it's hard to step away from it. If you want to keep that special luxury you can only expect from Chrysler (and not Pontiac), then stay with the 300M special, but if you gotta have the power, like I do, get yourself a supercharged Bonneville.
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Well the NA's have alot of balls once you tinker!
I love the supercharged 3.8L...but im hoping for the GXP
4.4L V8 Northstar!
hehe if u ask me Pontiac has TONS of luxurys!
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Are you getting a new 2003 Bonneville SSEi or a slightly used 2003? If you are getting a new one, please do yourself a favor and really drive other cars out there. There are plenty of other cars that I'd buy that are better in just about every way possible for the same price.

If it's a slightly used one, due to depreciation, the Bonneville might be the best car for the money, though I'd still look.

Cars that I'd buy before the Bonneville would be Infinity G35, Acura 3.2 TL Type S, Acura TL, BMW 330, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, 1999 BMW 540i, 1999 Lexus GS400, among others that I can't think of right now.
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Are you getting a new 2003 Bonneville SSEi or a slightly used 2003? If you are getting a new one, please do yourself a favor and really drive other cars out there. There are plenty of other cars that I'd buy that are better in just about every way possible for the same price.

If it's a slightly used one, due to depreciation, the Bonneville might be the best car for the money, though I'd still look.

Cars that I'd buy before the Bonneville would be Infinity G35, Acura 3.2 TL Type S, Acura TL, BMW 330, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, 1999 BMW 540i, 1999 Lexus GS400, among others that I can't think of right now.

Not one of those is a traditional "domestic" car. Peaple wonder why the the big 2 and Chrysler are losing market share.

In 5 years the truck market will be the same.
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Call me a traitor, but those new bonnevilles are badass...go for it.

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That car of yours reminds me of my bro's 93 SSEI. My favorite part of his car is the 12 way seats...or I think thats it. There are like countless ways to move the seats in that car, which is cool!

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Here are my opinions:

1. Orange Gauges distract me(I like Blue Green and White)
2. I wouldnt buy any GM that wasnt superchared turboed or a V8(I would only consider the Cadillac brand for GM cars)
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Money is the only thing stopping me from trading the car in every one or 2 years. If you can afford it, go for it. Me I'm stuck with my (now) 10 year old LHS. Probably till I kick the kids out. Maybe then I could buy a used "2015 V8 Musclecar."
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Welcome to the board.
I'ld be looking at the hit you're gonna take for depreciation of the M Special. What will be the total amount you have to add to the trade in to get an SSEi. Currently there's no supercharger kit for the 300M or any LH cars but I think it's just a matter of time. DScruggs runs a very impressive 14.95 in the 1/4 with a naturally aspirated 300M. Have you been on the 300M board? www.300Mclub.org
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Ya man the bonnevilles are sweet

I LOVE 300m's though, they are badass and really luxurious too
Going to convince my dad to get 24 hour test drive of one
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If you do trade it for a bonneville, make sure you go with a GXP
Dont get anything below because i dont think you'll be as impressed as you would be with a GXP!!

or you can just give it to me...
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Well I love the SSEi, like i said, im driving my 1992 SSEi, which i bought brand new when i was 20, and i love it..but yes i do think a GXP is in my future!
I like to stick with Domestic!
At my house right now i have the 1992 Bonneville, the wifes 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, my Lifted '81 Wagoneer, and my project car, a 67 Camaro Z/28. I dont think anyone could get me to go import!
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Go with that V8 GXP coming out. That thing looks sweet. I made the jump back to a Pontiac also. Got myself a new 04 Grand Prix GTP Comp G. There is no comparison to the ride between the Comp G and the LHS. Night and day. And the difference in the power is amazing. Supposedly only 7 horsepower difference, but the CompG takes off like a rocket compared to my old LHS.

And Axle, the Comp G only comes supercharged. The competition group is new option package for the 2004 Grand Prix GTP. Adds HUD, V rated tires, Stabillitrack, Stiffer suspension, 3.29 transaxle ratio, and tapshift. I love mine.
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my dad was in the market for a new car. His choices were the 300 M Special and the Maxima 3.5 SE. Wound up with the maxima becasue he thought in the long run the depreciation of the 300 was extremely low compared to the maximas value. Took out his maxima for a ride this weekend, and was very impressed, it has a LOT of pickup, and the car just sticks to the road.
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