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Old 05-18-2007, 04:34 AM   #21
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Check out this commercial for the "Pontiac SSEi", no mention of Bonneville.


Will you please send me the video? I tried to save it but wasn't able. :(
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I have the orginal video (I made it) I think its hosted somewhere...search the forum for "commercial" or "commercials" without the quotes with the author Hans
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SUPER SPORT EDITION INDUCTED
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SUPER SPORT EDITION INDUCTED
WRONG. Please don't post things like this. It only propagates an untruth. Please go back and read the first page. It means NOTHING. Every time someone posts something like this, we have to go back over it again and again and again. It'* gotten very frustrating over the last 5 years.
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It'* gotten very frustrating over the last 5 years.
someone'* having a bad day.

It really means SSEi a symbol of Pontiac Bonneville Luxury with Attitude.
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They took "Bonneville" off the car (as well as the names of some other GM vehicles also) for marketing purposes. The reason being, the name "Bonneville" conjured up images of clunky, lumbering, snoozemobile barges of the 70'* and then into the 80'*. As such, scaring away potential "youthful" customers.

Heck, my GTO doesn't say "Pontiac" on it anywhere. For '05/'06 that changed, but they wanted to get potential BMW/import people to look at it and they thought that having the Pontiac nameplate on it, would scare them away or something due to the "image" GM products have had over the years of "lesser" quality. At least that'* what they claim anyway.
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You said the 01+ doesn't have the name on the car anywhere... not true. It'* in the bumper on the driver side on my 01.
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My 93 SSEi doesn't say Bonneville anywhere on it. Only a very muted PONTIAC molded into the rear bumper cover passenger side.

My 95 SLE is similar, but doesn't say PONTIAC anywhere now that I took the trunk badge off. It has BONNEVILLE very muted across the center of the rear bumper cover.
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