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Old 03-08-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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List of Model Year Changes?

Is there a list somewhere of all the minor changes through the model years? I'm trying to decide between the model years and between base and S.

The big ones are easy to research (2.5 to 2.7, Glass back window in 03, clear headlight reflectors, etc), but I am more interested in the minor things like:

- Add headliner on top
- Moving MPH readout from tach to speedo
- CAN bus switch
- Intermittent wiper adjustment only on S


Just trying to be as informed as possible before I fall in love with one only to realize it doesn't have some feature that was changed/removed mad:

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Old 03-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, Yes that is a good start and covers the major things, but it doesn't have any of the minor things I listed above.

I assumed that other than reading and reading posts in forums and articles that there might be a more complete list.
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There are 17 pages of model year changes in the Bentley manual. I don't think they'd appreciate me posting them here, but if you send me your email address, I'll send them to you.
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2000 - added headliner (S only)
2001 - added headliner to both models

2001 - digital speedo moved to make room for the new center computer display (this appears to have happened in 2000 on the S)

2001 - intermittent wipers and optional rain sensor
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There are 17 pages of model year changes in the Bentley manual. I don't think they'd appreciate me posting them here, but if you send me your email address, I'll send them to you.
Awesome, thanks for doing this, PM sent
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Good list in the Bentley manual, too.
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Particlewave hooked me up with the list from the Bentley. Exactly what I was looking for
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2000 - added headliner (S only)
2001 - added headliner to both models

2001 - digital speedo moved to make room for the new center computer display (this appears to have happened in 2000 on the S)

2001 - intermittent wipers and optional rain sensor

My 2000 S still has digital speed in the tach. Just as a correction.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:42 AM   #11
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I think 986faq.com has some good info.

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