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Old 05-13-2006, 07:12 PM   #11
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i had a 90LE and mom had a 91 SSE. My LE had to have the tranny rebuilt but that was at like 195000 miles. i really enjoyed it though, its what turned me on to the whole bonneville world
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Thanks guys, if I get the Bonneville I'll definitely be posting some pictures!

Are the transmissions generally bullet-proof too? ....Also, the '88 Bonneville doesn't have electric seatbelts does it? I find them irritating on my SL2. I'll put up with them if it does have them, but I'd rather it didn't.
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yes...well not positive about 88 but my 89 has electronicly controlled seat belts..but they have NEVER given me any sort of problem...

i accell a little hard, they lock..turn hard they lock stop hard they lock...they work perfectly and always retract...what problem would u have with then?
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Electronically controlled seatbelts? How does that work?

I meant electric seatbelt as such as this in my old Saturn SC2:


The shoulder belts slide backwards and forwards when you open/close the door or remove the keys from the ignition. The lap belts you have to do up manually. I just find them irritating. Are the Bonnevilles seatbelts similar to this?
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I would not consider the seatbelts electronically controlled. The US models are considered "passive" if they are clicked in place because you can enter/exit the vehicle with the seatbelt connected. This is due to the belts connected to the door rather than the B pillar. Canadian models are not passive as they have the standard B pillar setup.

The locking of the belts is achieved through inertia. There is a weight connected to a tab which engages a toothed gear on the seatbelt spool during deceleration.
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the seatbelts do not move, i cant stand that in cars that do. I loved moms 91SSE she had, always felt so safe in it!! and it was very fun to drive with all the buttons and gadgets. Those cars are very technologically advanced for their age. plus those cars will tell you everything!! oil change, tune up, tire rotation, and lots more if i remember correctly, in 92 they stopped doing that
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if you don't end up getting the bonnie, search for a set of '95 saturn belts, you drill one hole in the trim panel and they are a bolt in swap. much better than the mousetrap belts.
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the seatbelts do not move,
Phew, that'* a relief!

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I loved moms 91SSE she had, always felt so safe in it!! and it was very fun to drive with all the buttons and gadgets. Those cars are very technologically advanced for their age. plus those cars will tell you everything!! oil change, tune up, tire rotation, and lots more if i remember correctly, in 92 they stopped doing that
So it has a "trip computer" with a few unusual extra features? That'* cool! I've seen a picture of the dashboard in these cars and noticed it had a screen for the computer displays. Am I right in thinking there is also a compass display?
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the seatbelts do not move,
Phew, that'* a relief!

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I loved moms 91SSE she had, always felt so safe in it!! and it was very fun to drive with all the buttons and gadgets. Those cars are very technologically advanced for their age. plus those cars will tell you everything!! oil change, tune up, tire rotation, and lots more if i remember correctly, in 92 they stopped doing that
So it has a "trip computer" with a few unusual extra features? That'* cool! I've seen a picture of the dashboard in these cars and noticed it had a screen for the computer displays. Am I right in thinking there is also a compass display?
A quick look..

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nt=SSEDash.flv

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That is fantastic! Not seen a display quite like that before! I want one! Hope the one I'll be looking at is a good one!
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