Here'* my two cents,
After 225,000 miles i decided to have all 4 struts replaced by Midas, also asked them to replace the muffler. They ended up doing several hundred dollars worth of damage in the process, so take it to a trusted mechanic. I asked them for Monroes replacement struts, they sold me their "just as good" part, the LF failed 2 years later. So i replaced both fronts with new ones, did the labor myself. Its very doable with two people, took one afternoons time. I have the Pontiac factory shop manual with complete instructions, PM me if you want a copy. Once you learn the tricks in doing the first one, the rest are a breeze.
Those big bolts werent that bad, just use some penetrating oil and some muscles
1999-2007: ___1988 Bonneville LE LN3 (Vin C) @ 273,000 miles
and still going strong (<-Faded sun fried grayish ie needs paint)
2007-Present: ___1993 Bonneville SE L27 @ 210,000
Speeding around So Cal (<-Beautiful Forest Green)
Mods: Sylvania Silver Star headlamps. Remote start system with pageing device. K&N air filter. Tranny Cooler. High-flow cat with Magnaflow muffler. Full Class II hitch setup.