You all make a lot of good points and some of them made me laugh - like the one about the t bone around my neck - that was the best of them all ! I suppose rant is a good word - I have no one else to vent to except you unsuspecting loyal Bonnie owners. Sorry about that ! Of course someone had to call me ignorant and all I can say is it takes one to know one !!
Anyway , you guys are probably right . Maybe I did get a bad one or maybe it was mistreated in some way , although when we got the car 7 years ago it had none of these issues. It began in the back seat area and just when I thought I had it taken care of it began in the front and when I did the water hose test ,after I took the carpet out , I found multiple leaks . You guys can't really blame me for getting irritated with this car . It'* had a leak around all 4 door seals and now it'* coming from under the dash . But , yes , you're all right again in the point that it is a 13 year old car . It'* just that I've never had to do this on any other car I've owned and I keep cars a long time . The fact that they 're all made by GM seems to be a good point but maybe different divisions use different rubber compounds by chance or tradtion or whatever . They all use the same great drivetrains fortunately . I was reading about the 3800 on Wikipedia recently and the Fireball V6 as these engines are known , which I didn't know , was one of the top ten engines of the 20th century . The only engines Ford had in on this list was the Model T straight 4 and the flathead V8 and Dodge didn't have one . That'* impressive and is why I would like to keep this car or get another GM with this engine in it . Maybe I'll keep this one as a special ops sleeper or something . On another note , I actually have a Pontiac LS1in my Chevy truck that was removed from a 99 Trans Am - man that'* a sweet engine . Has anyone heard of putting this into a Bonneville ? Thanks for your criticism and understanding