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Old 07-12-2005, 08:56 PM   #11
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Damn, if it were an SSE we'd be talking.. but an LE, eh idk. How much of a buyout price are we talking here?


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My car is worth alot to me...I would be heartbroken if I had to scrap her. Especially since my Grandpa gave it to me. I don't think I could can do much with the stereo. I'll get some subs soon enough.

I was looking to pick up a second Bonneville for parts, but my parents probably won't let me. Theres a busy street here with chainlink fence around peoples backyards. Everytime I drive by I see an 88-91 SSE with flat tires, and a popped (but still latched) hood. I should drive by and see if they would sell me the car. How much should I offer saying it still runs strong?
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If the car runs and drives.. anything less than $300 is kind of an insult. But, if it doesn't run [these are the ones you want]. offer lower. But hey, little tip.. if the engine doesn't start or runs like **** it'* probably a super easy fix. but if the car runs but doens't move, let it pass

Grab an SSE, don't bother with an LE/SE, unless you need powertrain parts. There are big differences between a base LE and a fully optioned SSE.


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But hey, little tip.. if the engine doesn't start or runs like ***^ it'* probably a super easy fix.
Rod knock isn't a super easy fix, but I know what you mean :P
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Well, yeah.. most of the time it'* something easy like a plug wire, or ignition related whatnot. These cars don't have a whole lot that can go wrong, but ignition-related stuff is extremely common [cam/crank sensor, magnavox ignition, plug wires {lack of replacement}]. Or a misfire.. i love it when someoen says "Oh well the engine is shot.. it makes weird noises" and all it really is, is a plug wire misplaced.


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4 flat tires and a popped hood means if it'* decent and you offer $150 both parites could be happy.
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Billybooo... are you talking USD or CAD? I was talking CAD. Remember, el capetan lives in Canada.


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Open....dream on ..you were talking more in lines of what you are hoping to pay for the original one in this post.

Now get off the computer and go clean that pigsty of a garage...please!
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Good news, found a complete 1989 SSE in a local yard the same color as my car. I will probably just buy that, buy my car back, and call it good enough... even though to color won't match quite right.

As soon as I get the car back I will get some pics up!
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congrats man... We know we'll see a couple posts about how to. If you don't already own one, I'd suggest picking up the manual for this project.
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