Originally Posted by Baileyjack
She couldn't afford a Bonneville with her driving record.
Well that is actually one of the main reasons I am getting a bonneville again.
Being under 24 it is a pain in the *** to get decent insurance.
I drive an 87 olds and I actually pay quite a bit (around $110 a month) and yes this is with one ticket (4mph over) and one minor fender bender which was trully not my fault but when the other driver is 85+ and you are 17 at the time, it hard to argue with the 60 year old cop that wrote the citation.
I called my insurance company (usaa) and they quoted me around 65 a month for a 92-95 sse/se and around 100 for an ssei of the same year range. Although if I were to get a 96 and above it gets ugly even though there are more standard safety features
Even crazier, if I was to get a 97.5-03 GP 3.8 - NON-*/C!.... I would pay the car off..again... in a couple of years with the insurance payments and that is not even with full coverage.
I dont see how an '05 model regardless of the specs would be cheaper to pay for and pay for insurance than a slighly used older bonneville, maybe I just am getting the shaft for insurance.
Those are "hip" cars though, my friend just got one and it has decent power for what it has.