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Old 10-06-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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The Bonneville section of Wikipedia needs to be cleaned up. Have any members here ever contributed to it? So, yeah, it would be cool if some of the vets edited it or something. Also, why is Eric95se'* Bonnie in it?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Bonneville
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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Lots of those pics are members. And their "96-99 Bonneville SE" ain't....
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It is also incorrect about the 2000-2005 being G-Bodies.
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The Bonneville was replaced by the high-end Pontiac Grand Prix GXP trim, because the Grand Prix grew in size since its 2004 redesign. With more than half of Pontiac dealers also selling Buick models, the new Buick Lucerne will remain as GM'* only non-luxury full-size car. The smaller Pontiac G6, intended as a replacement for the Grand Am, will absorb the rest of the Bonneville'* customer base.
The G6 as a replacement for the Bonneville??? Based on who'* opinion??

The G6 is a nice little car, but it bears no resemblance at all to the Bonneville, neither in comfort nor size. I have to believe that it attracts a completely different demographic.

I'm saying this as my daughter owns a G6. It is a nice car and I recommended it for her. The 3.5L at 215HP is a nice engine for that car....but it is not a Bonneville level car.
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It also say that the successor is the Grand Prix GXP. Now, although this is a nice car, I've actually driven a GXP, and it gets quite claustraphobic in there after a bit of time. It'* no full size at all
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The Bonneville was replaced by the high-end Pontiac Grand Prix GXP trim, because the Grand Prix grew in size since its 2004 redesign. With more than half of Pontiac dealers also selling Buick models, the new Buick Lucerne will remain as GM'* only non-luxury full-size car. The smaller Pontiac G6, intended as a replacement for the Grand Am, will absorb the rest of the Bonneville'* customer base.
The G6 as a replacement for the Bonneville??? Based on who'* opinion??

The G6 is a nice little car, but it bears no resemblance at all to the Bonneville, neither in comfort nor size. I have to believe that it attracts a completely different demographic.

I'm saying this as my daughter owns a G6. It is a nice car and I recommended it for her. The 3.5L at 215HP is a nice engine for that car....but it is not a Bonneville level car.
Actually it says its a replacement for the Grand Am (which it is) just that it would absorb the rest of the customer base that used to buy bonnevilles (who aren't now going to buy grand prixs).
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Actually it says its a replacement for the Grand Am (which it is) just that it would absorb the rest of the customer base that used to buy bonnevilles (who aren't now going to buy grand prixs).
I hear you and understood the statement, but there'* no way that the people that would have bought a Bonneville will now buy a G6 instead. The demographic is completely different.

A GXP, maybe. A Lucerne.....maybe. A G6...I don't think so.

Do you really think that a customer who is looking for a full size 4-door sporty sedan with all the creature comforts, head and leg room for 5 adults, large trunk for over-the-road travel, and full-size look, will downgrade their expectations and buy a G6 instead? Unless they are a dyed-in-the-wool Pontiac buyer, I don't think so. There are just too many other options out there right now.

Don't get me wrong, I do like the G6. It'* just not the same type of vehicle.
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And their "96-99 Bonneville SE" ain't....
Could it just be an SLE, or do you think it'* an SSEi? I'm still not great at picking up on the styling cues.
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The GXP on bags is GXPVenom'* (I think that'* his username)
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I think I remeber talking to Bill (willwren) and he said he asked to change some things but they never did..
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