Feature differences?

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool SHO Member

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    I'm looking to get back into an SHO after losing my '94 to a t-bone incident in 2011 and driving a 2010 SEL for a few years.

    I'm looking at newer ones and I'm seeing 2016s with 70k+ miles up to 2019s with 10k-ish miles. Obviously newer with fewer miles is a good thing and what I'm planning to do, but in the interest of saving some significant dollars do I maybe want to consider going with a 2016 or 2017?

    So my question to you is, what are the feature differences between a 2016/17/18/19? Assuming (LOL) they're all equally well maintained, what would I be missing out on if I don't go with a 19?



    If anybody is interested, my SEL has 240,000 miles. The engine runs like it's brand new, and I just had my first major repair: Transmission rebuild. It was expensive, but I really can't complain about one repair in 10 trips around the earth. A decade after it rolled out of the factory, it's still a great car. So it has done a lot to build my brand loyalty.
     
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    You won't be missing out on anything in particular unless SYNC changed in that time period. Maybe a PP vs Non is something to think about. Really I would get the best example you can find. There are cooled seats and all that but the more options the more stuff to fix.
     
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    Nice, I'll keep that in mind. On autotrader.com there are no SHOs with the performance package available right now. I'm not in a rush to buy, though, so I can afford to wait a bit and see what comes along.



    re: your signature, my late 94 SHO was emerald green. :D I really liked that car.
     
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    I saw a few SHO's on cargurus but I would not bet on finding a PP model. Some of the ones listed for sale do not correctly list whether it is PP or not. That's anecdotal as I saw a post of someone getting a used one and it turned out to be PP but the business seller did not indicate that it was.
     
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    That first link might be the clearest example of a car that took its bra off.
     
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    It looks like a clear flim they put on for transport. Seem the the sides and rear glass have it too.
     
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    Definitely, I'm searching out to 500 miles for now, but I may expand to unlimited.
     
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    I took a random zip in Albuquerque and searched out 1000 miles. When looking for PP SHO's look the Alcantara steering wheel in the photographs. Most dealerships have no idea what a PP SHO is, that is why they usually the same price as a Non-PP.

    I bought my SHO in CA from a dealership who originally sold it to the 1st owner. She traded it in. They still didn't know it was a PP.
     
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    You gonna want more cowbell, and this means the PP, the Procrastination Package: lots of items to keep you idling for-almost-fackin-ever, a soft steering wheel for those oh so sensitive keyboard warrior hands to clutch like a Gucci bag, lower gears so you don't break the sound barrier wit yo bad self.
     
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    All but the top percent of professional drivers are faster with nannies on, and even those guys have off laps...lol
     
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    Keep in mind that not every dealership or car lot will check the box for Performance Package. When I was looking for mine I would consistently see PP cars, with the trademark alcantara steering wheel, labeled as regular SHO’s.


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    So is this the PP steering wheel?

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    As opposed to what? What does the non-PP SHO wheel look like?
     
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    Yes that is the PP. The non-PP is all black leather without any alcantara. Also, unless the previous owner changed them, the tires are high performance summer tires, not all seasons.


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    Sometimes I want to drift.....
     
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    Use your 2j IS300


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    No! I like that car too much....






    However, it will probably happen.
     
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    It's been either completely unchanged or de-contented in the last few years, so you are losing nothing by going to an older model feature wise.

    For example, my 2015 has the massaging seats option. I know you can get them in 2016s as well, but I believe that feature went away in 2017. I think a 2016 will be the most loaded example you can get. 2015s still had Sync 2, but 2016s had the upgrade to Sync 3 and still offered the massaging seat option.

    A loaded SHO should have the ACC, lane keeping, auto parking, etc. Nearly every SHO I see listed on CL says "loaded with all options" and maybe 10% have those options.

    Cue the "I don't like those seats anyways" comments from 17+ owners below LOL...
     

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