Hey guys, what'* up? I'm Shaun and I just (today!.. well yesterday technically) purchased a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville SSE. I've gotta say.. I'm impressed. I was previously hanging around the W-body.com forums, since I had a 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix. I really had my heart set on getting a 97+ GTP but neither me nor my parents could get financing, so that was out of the question (long long story). I was just about to give up searching when I found a '94 SSE on AutoTrader.
I went to go look at it on Wednesday. The paint was oxidized in some places, but it didn't seem to be beyond repair. We were down to one car, and I had been saving up for a while to get a newer car. Bonneville price: $2500. Our funds: $2700. That = w00t. We went down to test drive it today. I had never actually ridden in, let alone driven a Bonneville of any sort. I was shocked to find out how performance-oriented the suspension was. I was so used to the bullshit FE1 on my GP, I forgot what it was like to be able to take a turn at a decent rate of speed. We walked away 30 minutes later, keys in hand.
Thanks to Atlanta rush hour traffic, I got to spend some quality time "bonding" with the car. Now I've driven plenty of cars with HUD. GTP'*, Older SE'*, etc. It just never gets old.. Sure it'* a gimmicky feature, but damn do I love it. The sound system is fantastic for stock. I won't need to be touching that anytime soon. The CD player headunit seems to be having Delco-disorder with the LCD display, however. You know the deal: Orange band, RED, orange band. Cheap pieces of ****.
The jackass who owned the car before managed to somehow pull the damn shade right out of the sunroof assembly. HOW exactly would I go about getting that back in? Also, the car came with a RKE key fob, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there any lead I can ground to see if it'* the reciever? I know in W-bodies a purple wire hangs down that you can ground to the body and it'll cycle the locks to ensure proper operation.
Weeeel, aside from all that, is there anything else I should be looking out for? So far, I'm pretty impressed and happy with the car. It doesn't have the feeling that it'* "mine" just yet, but I'm sure that comes soon. It takes a while to get over your first car..
Anyhow, here are the pictures I have now. I'll get better ones tomorrow when I actually take the time to clean the car up:
I hope to be spending some quality time with all of you here :wink2: