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What is your idea of the "ultimate" 3rd gen? In other words, the Holy grail?

Old 01-28-2019, 09:03 AM
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Re: What is your idea of the "ultimate" 3rd gen? In other words, the Holy grail?

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The 92s had welded and bonded body seams, not just welded like all the other years. This was done in prep for the 93s. Having nearly identical 91 and 92 cars with the same miles and options, there is a world of difference in the 92s. They are rattle free and quite tight. In my opinion, 92s will be the ones to get as years go by and that has a lot to do with it.
I agree - however, I've read this bonding process actual started at some point in the 1991 model year production...
would be nice to find more data on this topic and nail down some facts about exactly when it started.
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Re: What is your idea of the "ultimate" 3rd gen? In other words, the Holy grail?

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The 92s had welded and bonded body seams, not just welded like all the other years. This was done in prep for the 93s. Having nearly identical 91 and 92 cars with the same miles and options, there is a world of difference in the 92s. They are rattle free and quite tight. In my opinion, 92s will be the ones to get as years go by and that has a lot to do with it.
Good to know! I have a new appreciation for the 92!

Would be great to buy a low mile thirdgen and not have all the rattles to fix..

The 4th gens did seem so much quieter, more solid and modern. Figures they’d bump up the 92s to get ready for the 93s improvements..
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