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Old 11-20-2007, 10:36 AM   #11
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Bought one that i stumbled across by accident in 2003, been on it ever since!
Bought the red one in Jan 05, then when that one got hit, I bought, 5 days later in Early June of 06, my 1997, Can't go without it
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:59 AM   #12
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Hmm....well I fell in love with the ENGINE when I got my 90 Buick Electra PA Yeehaw

And the first bonne...according to my sig came in Dec 04. It was love from there. Now I've had three and have none to show for currently....stuck up in wisconsin. Stuck with sebring and av.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:02 AM   #13
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I learned how to drive in a Bonneville. It was my dad'* old SSE which became the "kid car"(in sig). It was a beat-up piece of crap when it died, but I still take it back any day over my SE (no offense Clyde). I learned how to parallel park in it, scraped up the bumpers, dented the doors, ran into stuff at low speeds, figured out how to go fast and gave the tranny a run for its money, slammed the **** outta the brakes, ran it out of gas at least once, slept in it, snuck outta my house and drove off in it.... and this was when I didn't know crap about cars. But I got so attached to it, because of all the experiences I'd had with that car. When it blew up and caught fire (due to recalled FPR), I was crying my eyes out in the street, watching the firefighters put it out.

So I bought one of my own, and vowed to treat this one RIGHT
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:14 AM   #14
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Got my learners permit in spring of 99 and started looking for a car. Spent the whole summer borrowing my dad'* 98 LTZ and looking, but found nothing. Test drove almost every car imaginable. It came down to a taurus (basically and SHO without the motor) a regal, or a bicycle. Didn't like any options so I went online and started looking around at places within an hour. That'* when I found it. On a whim, I searched for bonnevilles cause we has test drove a couple SE'* and they weren't too bad. On this search, there was a 93 SSE with ALL the option (minus SC) and it was within the price range and mileage range. and it was BLACK. Needless to say, we called on it and went and looked at it that weekend. A week later we bought it, picked it up just in time for the 2nd day of my junior year. The first day there was an announcement that there was a black pontiac in the parking lot with a temp PA plate with it'* lights on, and that was the first time I mutters "eh, they'll go off" From then on, it had been a love for the bonneville.

I am now on #3, with 3 other 3.8L varients in the mix and it'* only been 8 years.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:27 AM   #15
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I hated the Bonneville at first, but in some weird way, I was destined to drive a Bonneville.

I grew up with my mom having a Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Guess what my frist car was? An Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (only newer but same body style). Mom sold it and leased a Pontiac Grand Am GT Pace Car replica.

My next car was a Pontiac. I actually skipped the Bonneville at the dealer but I came back to it and asked to drive it, loved the red backlighting and the power. Begged mom to put it on her card.

Drove home the next day in Stargazer.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #16
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It'* not so much a Bonneville thing for me as it is a 3800 thing.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:26 PM   #17
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When I was looking to replace my Volvo, I had my heart set on a Crown Victoria. Couldn't find one that the wife liked though, she kept finding little faults here and there.

Seen Christine with a for sale sign on her and decided to check it out. Never owned a G.M. product before, never owned FWD vehicle, or a V6 before either. We both liked the car so much we didn't even try to knock the price down any.

Like they say..."if it has ***** or tires, it'll give you trouble sooner or later" So true, but if anything happened to this one, I'd buy another.

(damn chev truck on the other hand..........)
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:40 PM   #18
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An older couple up the street from me always had Bonnevilles when I was growing up (husband and wife each had their own). Always thought they were great looking cars. So when I was shopping around for my first car, I looked at Bonnevilles briefly but didn't really find any I liked (was looking for an 00+ but I couldn't afford it at the time... ) So when it came time for car shopping again, I got this one and haven't looked back since
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Mine started with the realization that with baby #2 on the way, we needed a bigger car. Somewhere, I heard the 92+ Bonnevilles had a giant back seat, and I thought: That'* what I need; a big seat so the booster and rear facing child seats could both fit. (A little different than what I used to look at back seats for )

I didn't even know they were offered in a */C version, until I saw a red '93 for sale in my town. It was really nice, and the first thing I did was make sure both the seats fit in the back. Of course they did! I put a deposit on it, but the guy was having a lot of trouble getting it to pass a safety. That scared me away.

Then, a dark green one was for sale in Hamilton, with less miles, and the */C, and I thought: HMMM! Went and had a look, and fell in love.
That was almost 1 year ago today!

I brought it home, and it had some problems that the kind folks here helped me iron out. One of the coil packs were weak, and really hindering the performance. After swapping it out, I stomped on the gas and almost threw my fat arse into the back seat. That was when I knew I was in trouble. The addiction hasn't stopped.

The guy still has the red 93 SSEi. I am hoping he comes down in price so I can buy one for my wife!

Happy one year, my sweet ride. You've been good to me!

Adam
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:52 PM   #20
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My Bonneville addiction started in June of 1994. I went with my uncle to pick up his new 1994 SSEi. He ordered with every single option available. It had white T-stars, EQ CD player, everything. I remember when we pulled out of the dealer, we went right to the gas station, and he filled it up with Amoco 93. He babied that car for the whole break-in, but oh boy, as soon as it was finished breaking in, he came and got me, and got on the freeway and hammered it. Freeway was deserted. 60....70....80......90......100......110.....115.. ....120, then he let off. I was really hoping he was gonna pin it. From then on, I loved Bonnevilles, especially all the "clicky seat buttons and toys". Then come around late '98, I tried my hardest to talk my parents into getting a new '99 SSEi, never happened, I was sad.

Then around after I got my one Fiero, I decided to look at some Bonnevilles, and was staring at all the ones on eBay, then surprisingly, here comes markviiisvt4 off of here PMing me on the Pennock'* fiero forum. Took him up on his offer, and got my first Bonne, the '94 SSEi. Then I started having problems, the headlight switch problem popping fuses, so I gave up and stupidly sold it and every car after that was a joke. So I finally said, that was it, I want another SSEi, and proceeded to buy my '92 SSEi from petraman for $2200, and will never stray away again.

Too long? :P

EDIT - Let'* make it longer. Forgot to mention my uncle'* parents were Bonneville nuts also. They had owned a '59 wagon, '68 Bonne 'vert, '76 Brougham, '88 SSE, and now currently own a '99 SSE. They are now 75 years old and the '99 looks like a brand new car.
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