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Old 08-17-2007, 08:12 PM   #21
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Not right now, when our van dies, which will be in several years unfortunately (i want to hot rod her)
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Pretty much all I see around here for $5k for a '00+ is high mileage SE'* and those are even hard to come by.

I would agree with what everyone else has been saying. Go with a '92 - '99. They have proven to be extremly reliable and parts for them are everywhere if you do need something.


Bottom line is $5K for a no problem / low mileage '00+ Bonneville = probably not
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And now, just wondering. WHat was the fastestr Bonneville? (besides the classic ones)
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:19 PM   #24
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...that would be those with a supercharger... SSEI'* or GXP'*.
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What were their HP/Torque ratings?
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The fastest stock Bonneville is probably the Series II (L67) in a car with SLE trim level.
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=34

That would be the Techinfo article listing the various HP ratings for the 3800 over the years.

A Series II */C makes 240 hp, 280 lb-ft. Or a lot more, if you can afford it.
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I dont see whats wrong in buying a car older than 5 years. The pre-2000 generation of Bonneville'* tend to be more reliable and have less problems, ie no window regulator issues that the 2000+ are having. Yes, you may need to take it to a mechanic once or twice a year, but spending ~300 dollars on a mechanic visit is a hell of a lot better than a monthly car payment. Just my two cents.
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