My 89 SSE has 210,000km and is still going strong. The great thing is I got mine for free. My grandfather had parked it four years ago because he had a stroke in one of his eyes and could not drive any more. People attempted to steal it 3 times over that course. First time the transmission died as the thief was backing out of the alley way. Insurance covered that, so a new tranny was put in it. The second time, the thief smashed a rear vent window in attempts to get in, and later found out the driver side door were seized and would not open. So, he left. Insurance paid for the window. The third time the rear vent window was smashed and the alarm actually went off, so the thief left.
So there it sat, for four years with no care, and this time the window was not even replaced. All through winter snow was piled on it, and it was never cleaned. So my grandfather was moving out and the bonne was going to be taken to a wrecker. I then asked him if he would sell it to me, and I got it for free.
I went back to see if I could get her to run. I boosted the Bonne, and she started up and ran fine after 4 years. The battery was complete garbage, so I replaced that and drove it home. I cleaned her out, and scrubbed out the dried mold on the roof that had accumulated, shampooed the carpets and so on. I had all the probelms addressed for $450 canadian dollars. Un jammed two doors, replaced broken wires (almost nothing electrical worked), oil change, plugs, other fluids, and I replaced that vent window. And thats where I am today, with few problems.
And thats my story.
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - 190, 000KM - L67 3800 - 2.93 Final Gear Ratio
- Rebuilt 4T60-HD w/transgo shift kit, 3.4" ZZP MPS, Oversized tensioner, NGK TR6'* @0.55", Belden Premiums, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler, Magnaflow Hi-Flow Cat. & resonator delete, CAI W/K&N RX-4750, Drilled 180 T-stat, Aeroforce Scan Gauge, Pioneer DEH-P7800MP, MTX Thunder Dome TDX6902 6x9'* on Rear Deck. MB Quart 6.5 up front. MTX 12" Sledgehammer w/custom ported box, 35% Tint all the way around.
1989 Pontiac Bonneville SSE
- 222, 000KM - LN3 3800 - 2.97 Final Gear Ratio - RETIRED