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Old 11-16-2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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PRODUCT HISTORY:

1958
Bonneville debuts - lineup includes two hardtops, and one convertible; standard four-barrel V8 engine with 260- or 300-hp; deluxe steering wheel, chrome wheel discs, and special upholstery; available electromatic radio, air suspension, and bucket seats; optional Rochester Fuel Injection

1959
All Pontiacs move to a new chassis with "wide-track" stance - the Pontiac Wide-Track is born!

1962
With the introduction of the Grand Prix, the Bonneville takes on the role of Pontiac'* luxury leader; longer wheelbase; Sport coupe receives a new "convertible-style" roof line

1964
Minor facelift; new Bonneville Brougham option on Sport Coupe - includes special interior trim and roof pillar nameplates

1969
New 360-hp V8 engine

1970
New radiator grille; larger 455-cid V8 engine producing 360-hp; 370-hp version available

1972
Base V8 engine horsepower rating reduced to 185; a new 250-hp four-barrel engine is available; models now include two and four door hardtops and a sedan

1975
Two models offered - two and four door hardtops (Bonneville and Bonneville Brougham)

1977
Bonneville downsized along with all GM full-size "B" body cars

1978
Broughams now include power windows; 4.9L engine increased to 140-hp and larger 5.7L V8 offers 155- and 170-hp

1979
Restyled grilles; optional cloth bucket seats; new 150-hp version of 4.9L V8 engine

1980
Complete restyling; electronically tuned digital AM/FM radio, extended range speakers and power outside mirrors; base 3.8L V6 engine; Bonneville Brougham includes standard 4.3L V8 engine; wagons offer 4.9L V8 engine

1982
New "G" body with rear-wheel drive; smaller 108.1" wheelbase; base 3-speed automatic transmission; optional 4.1L V6 and 5.7L diesel V8 engines; standard power brakes and steering, P195/75R14 tires, body-coloured bumpers, front bumper guards, and wide rocker panels with extensions

1984
Discontinued station wagon; new LE added to Bonneville and Bonneville Brougham sedans

1985
Three trim levels available: base, LE and Brougham; electronic tuning sound system available

1987
Bonneville returns to its role as a full-size luxury/performance car, now for the first time as a front-wheel drive on the GM "H" platform

1988
SE models receive variable ratio power steering; new "3800" V6 engine

1989
16" x 7" wheels available; new center console with storage bin; two accessory power plugs; power seat controls; LE models receive engine upgrade to "3800" series V6 with MPFI and 165-hp; new steering wheel with hub mounted radio and climate controls available on LE/SE and standard on SSE

1990
Redesigned front body/frame structure; new wheel and tire combinations; new grille, taillights, and decklid lock cover for SE; seat-mounted safety belts; express-down power windows; remote keyless entry system; 3.8L SFI V6 engine with four-speed automatic transmission

1992
Major redesign including both interior and exterior enhancements; new sport package added

1993
New SLE model introduced; standard anti-lock braking system (ABS)

1994
Standard dual air bags; electronic brake and engine traction control; rear deck spoiler; 15" bolt-on-wheel covers for SE; 16" torque-star cast aluminum wheels for SSE/SSEi

1995
Standard 3.8L "3800" series II V6 engine with 205-hp; "3800" supercharged engine now available on SE; standard rear child shoulder belt comfort guides

1996
New front, rear and side appearance - includes fascias, grilles, headlamps and decklid, steel fenders and bodyside mouldings; standard functions include extended life spark plugs, and battery rundown protection and long life coolant; SE models receive standard uplevel bench seat, trunk valet switch, flash-to-pass and automatic door locks

1997
Standard fog lamps; new Goodyear P225/60R16 tires; end-release safety belts; electronic adjustable Head-Up Display (HUD)

1998
Standard bucket seats, rear deck spoiler, 6-speaker sound system, steering wheel radio controls and 16-inch aluminum wheels; SSE models receive standard leather bucket seats and auto-dimming inside rearview mirror

1999
Carryover

2000
All-new design and architecture; four-wheel disc brakes; standard driver and front passenger side impact air bags, tire inflation monitor, oil life monitor, PASS-key III, and "Catcher'* Mitt" design front seats with self-aligning headrest; SLE/SSEi receive standard 17" wheels with `H'-rated tires, and dual zone air conditioning; Stabilitrak standard on SSEi

2001
Passenger front air bag features dual-stage deployment; factory-installed OnStar includes one year safety and security service plan; internal trunk release handle; standard spoiler; heated seats now available on SE/SLE models

2002
Redesigned center console with cupholder; SE models receive new front and rear fascias; LATCH child seat safety restraint system standard on all models

2003
Revised appearance for optional 16" aluminum wheels; SE models receive standard 16" steel wheel with deluxe wheel cover; SE and SLE models receive standard AM/FM/CD radio, manual control air conditioning, and cloth trim bucket seats

2004
Bonneville GXP introduced (first quarter 2004 availability)
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Someone posted this already, I think
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Info is still good tho...as an update
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What I don't get is how they said in 1997 that the car comes with standard foglamps. Hasn't it been this way since 92 or earlier?
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yea, all potiacs have standard fog lamps except Sunfire and firebird/ta (early nineties)for some reason? Also in 92 the SSEi was introduced I guess that'* the special package they mentioned?
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