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Old 03-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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How safe is the 1992-1999 H-Body Bonneville? I know there were many improvements in 2000. I know they got good ratings for frontal impact from the government but you never know what to believe because they give 93-97 Cadillac Seville good ratings and in the IIHS test that model did horribly.
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Take a look at some of the totalled cars on here, and give it some thought. I don't exactly know the crash test ratings for the 92-99 Bonnes, but I would assume that they were 5 star frontal impact.
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I bought my 93 SSEi for the crash test ratings as a major factor. lilpooky and I had just been totalled in a 94 Buick Roadmaster Limited, and I suffered a pretty major back injury and partial paralysis. The 92-99'* are tanks. Not just the wrecks we've had here, but the wrecks we've seen on the internet speak well for it too.

Every member here that has wrecked one has walked away. One of our most severe was 95naSta. He walked away with minor injuries. In fact, his injuries are perhaps the worst we've seen.

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Jstpsntym wrecked his 2000 at 130mph and walked away. There have been others with totalled cars. The important thing is that the passenger cabins have always been intact.

Here'* a good comparison:
http://www.crashtest.com/pontiac/
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I'm alive today thanks to a 98 SSEi that took the brunt of a 60 MPH frontal imapct with a two-ton truck.

I didnt walk away, but at least I'm still here to tell you that these cars are about as safe as you can get IMO.
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I was hit from behind in my 1992 Bonneville SE (stopped) by a 1989 Jeep Cherokee estimated to be traveling 50-55 mph at impact -knocked my car through the intersection (2-lane). I drove the car home. Was out of work for a week with whiplash, but I didn't think it was bad enough to keep me from work, but I followed the doctors orders.

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hit by a chevy tahoe going about 70 mph. the truck hit right square on the side of the front bumper.

I don't think the car even moved sideways more then an inch.
driver and all three passengers walked away with nothing more then being a little sore.


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Deer at 65 mph. Drove the car to the repair shop.

I know it'* not really as bad as others, but any other car would have been alot worse
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wow, it'* good to know they're safe then, even after all these years
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We've also seen some roll overs too. Here'* Mortehl'* 95 SSEi from June 6, 2006. He walked away unharmed.






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Deer a couple years ago.......Someone also backed their car down the side of it shortly after this. I'll have to see if we took any pics of that, but it didn't even dent at all just needed paint
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All fixed!!

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