I am now the proud owner of a 99 Bonneville SE. To say I knew anything about Bonneville'* before 2 weeks ago, well, would be a lie!
My wife, Christy was in a car accident on the 57 freeway. She was rear ended and the 98 Saturn was totaled by AAA.
So I got the internet and started looking on Autotrader and other sites. After a couple of days we had the check in our hands and went to our local Volvo dealership! YEP Volvo had a 1999 White Pontiac Bonneville SE for just about what the adjuster gave us for the Saturn. We walked out of the dealership in about 2 hours. All it took was a look at the car, feel the ride and experience the power and I was hooked.
One previous owner, and only 82,000 miles.
Now I am 54 years old and I have owned my share of new and used cars, but this is by far the nicest car I have ever owned. It seemed that I always had to buy a Van of SUV for the kids. Well now the kids are raised and on their own and I get what I want!!
Even the neighbors have come over to look at it and admire.
I have read the forums here until the wee hours of the night, and also found a 1999 owners manual that helped me understand where all the bells and whistles and switches are.
But I have to admit that all of you have been my silent partners in learning about my Bonneville.
In some ways I wish I could have found an SSEi, but then I did not know that there were any other models when I walked onto the dealership lot.
Needless to say the wife feels safer in this car than she did in the Saturn, especially when she need to get up to speed on the freeway....the Saturn was a gutless wonder!
So thanks to all of you for posting very informative information. You have made this a great experience.
ps. the wife is fine! just a few sore muscles