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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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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!

--Gorm
 

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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 :D
 

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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...:eek:
 

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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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300M2003, I was looking at your profile to see if there are any pictures of your 300M, and I noticed that: no 300M pictures, you "signed up" for this site on 1/1/04, and you have a picture of your Pontiac on this post, but no 300. My question, you are ditching your 300M, so you take time to sign up to the Intrepid site, post a Pontiac picture, and just recently realize you like the Pontiac better than your 300M? I quess you never drove it since March? You never test drove a new Pontiac prior to your 300M purchase? Did you post on Pontiac's site? Did you post on the 300M site? Did you sign up and post on Toyota's site? Do you actually have a 300M? 300Ms are not known for alternator problems, but Pontiacs are, big time. How many times have you replaced your alternator on your Pontiac? Seems you are making a big change in your financial style. Either you bought your Pontiac used, and are now going on a new car binge (03 300M to be traded on 04 Pontiac), buying 2 new cars in 8 months. This is after driving the Pontiac for 10 years, or buying it used. Extreme change in buying habits. Many folks with that much money to burn would buy a higher priced car instead of throwing money away. If you really own a 300M, you will probably loose 50% of your purchase price on a trade. If you really are selling it, I might be interested. After looking for the 300M pictures, I started thinking that something about this just doesn't feel right. Hopefully it's just the timing and appearance of the post. What color is the 300M, and what options (other than the stereo) does it have? Can it be checked with Carfax?
 

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Is there not an aftermarket HUD kit for the 300M?

Luxury is nice, and I think the boneville has plenty of luxury for my needs, but I'm all about the power. You can take a chance and see if there are any supercharger kits for the 300m (once those come out, you've got your power AND luxury). Don't buy it now, wait until May when they (they dealerships) have the highest # of automotive sales, see if you can get a deal then.
 

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YB Normyl said:
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
YB.....
If I can be indulged a dumb question..... the image at the bottom of your post........is this someone's fancy, or an actual concept of a future possible model? I've never seen it before, it looks somewhat like a heavily re-styled Intrepid.
 
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