Seven years ago, I bought a 1997 Bonneville. The only reason I bought it is because it was cheap, and clean. But I grew to love it (even though my wife hated it) over time.
Last week, a suicidal deer totaled the car, so I was in the market again for another $4000 car that I could drive for another seven years. I posted about the crash, and that I was looking for another car, on my Facebook page, and I got very lucky: a friend told me about a 2002 Bonneville that he had just noticed for sale, in a small town about 50 miles from me. I went, I looked, I bought.
So now I am calling myself a bona fide
"Bonneville Guy." I can already envision myself insisting on a third Bonne when this one is used up.
I know I will have some questions about this car, so I decided to register here.
Although I have a bit of mechanical background (I used to be a Harley mechanic), I don't generally do any work on my cars, so I am definitely not a gearhead. I have a mechanic I trust, so I am mostly interested in the more mundane issues of Bonneville ownership (e.g. "WHY is my shoulder belt cutting into my neck and how can I fix it???).
Anyway, just thought I should drop in and say hello. I will eventually post a photo or two of my "new" car. Maybe even some of the wreck (I still have it for the time being). I am a professional photographer, though, so I have to get some GOOD pics first, and have been too busy over the least week to get any.