Bonnie Addiction: How addicted are you? - Page 4 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-20-2007, 11:19 PM   #31
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ'sblackbonne
I knew it was the car i wanted from day one. Started saving when i was i dunno about 14 lol. Bought it when i was 16. (the black 95). Saw the car and fell in love with it. Drove it for 4 miles and it blew up. Never even thought about selling it. Started saving for a motor and then bought a motor. Drove it everyday until the tranny went.

Decided to buy another (because of my NA addiction). Started building that (while i am still planning the L67 build for the black car), Almost done with that build. And will hopefully be done the L67 build in the early summer (will cost as much as a new car lol, well not brand new but newer).


Talked the brother into a bonneville. Then talked him into a l67 swap. Trying to talk the GF into a 2000+ SSEI.



I think, i may have a problem lol
I have no Problem...

91 LE.... Added... Deck wing... Added alloys... Added ETR HU.... Added Keyless... Added leather steerring wheel and Controls today...

95 SE.... Too much crap to mention... Motor #1 Tap Tap Tap.... Motor #2 Knock Knock Knock..... And I still can't throw a match at it...

What kind of Problem are we talking about again?

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 11:42 PM   #32
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
Posts: 8,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEimatt93 is on a distinguished road
Default

You think thats bad Don, spending all that time working on your Bonneville, i know how you feel, heck last month I even started my Bonneville to let it warm up on its one month aniversery of being parked!
I wish i had a garage to use at this time, since its like -10F outside, then i could say a bit more
SSEimatt93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 11:55 PM   #33
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wickliffe, Ohio
Posts: 2,155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
McGrath is on a distinguished road
Default

It was my sophomore year in high school and one of my friends got a 92 SSEi. It was white and had 185k but was mint! He had an intake and a Flowmaster 80 series with no cat or resonator & I loved it! We skipped out on class once and did a huge burnout in the school parking lot (which left rubber there till the time I graduated.) But thatí* when it all started for Bonnes.

I blew a head gasket in my Celebrity and didnít want to put anymore money into that car. I wanted to find a car with a 3800 and never dreamed I would find a Bonne I could afford with a L67 like I dreamed. But luckily I did & now I make more then enough money to mod it like I never thought possible. 2 Ĺ years, 3 motors and 2 transmissions later; who would have thought Iíd still be loving it?!


Ed
McGrath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 01:09 AM   #34
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Colorado Springs C.O.
Posts: 851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
duffer26 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Bonnie Addiction: How addicted are you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
It'* a horrible thing. From the first time I drove a Bonne I was addicted to the power and options that were strewn about the cockpit.

While I tell people upfront that I assume no responsibility for their addiction or license when they get behind the wheel...I do let nearly everyone drive it.

Here'* a quote from the latest club member to drive the car.

Entitled :"[email protected] YOU!"

Quote:
Originally Posted by tallbump



Now I need Boost....
I can't even keep off the accelerator in my Celeb.

I soooo need a 96+ Ei

hay at least you got your car for the week
duffer26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 01:19 AM   #35
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Machesney Park, Illinois Ride:_1993_Bonneville_SSEi got boost?
Posts: 1,388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
xDRx is on a distinguished road
Default

I started my Bonneville addiction a couple years ago when I was riding my Aunts 92' SSEi. Then when it came to get my own car. I bought that SSEi from her for $2500. I loved it ever since. All the options, luxury, POWER, Damn good lookin for a 15 year old car. Wrecked it in Oct. 06 :'( Bought an old '90 Buick regal Coupe from... My aunt for $800 and it was a nice beater. 3800 motor Not supercharged though :(. Then guess what? My aunt had another Bonneville for sale this time the green 93 SSEi I have now. $1500 plus the buick regal which I know now was a ripoff since this bonne was so problematic.But I love it still. (and now have some knowhow to fix it mostly.)

And with the Cosmetic and Mech. issues I will be taking out a loan from the bank when I turn 18 and fix her all up.

Then watch out Wren When summer comes
xDRx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 03:02 AM   #36
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: West Allis, WI
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2tonessei is on a distinguished road
Default

This is how it all started. My mom was driving a 92 ssei since I was like 9 years old. Then when I turned 16 and got my license she gave it to me and she bought a 99 ssei. I loved my 92 it was my first car and we had so many memories in that thing. Then one time comin back from up north me and my buddy.... well long story short the engine blew. Then a week later on christmas eve my mom totataled the 99 and niether of us had a car. She used her insurance money and bought a 2000 se. My dad owns a car repair bussiness and we were able to buy the 99 back for 500 bucks. Then me and my friends rebuilt it and we have been blowing away hondas ever since. (still working on getting it painted, but this is how I got my 500 dollar ssei, pretty good for being 17 huh?)
2tonessei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 08:12 AM   #37
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Bonnie Addiction: How addicted are you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by duffer26
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
It'* a horrible thing. From the first time I drove a Bonne I was addicted to the power and options that were strewn about the cockpit.

While I tell people upfront that I assume no responsibility for their addiction or license when they get behind the wheel...I do let nearly everyone drive it.

Here'* a quote from the latest club member to drive the car.

Entitled :"[email protected] YOU!"

Quote:
Originally Posted by tallbump



Now I need Boost....
I can't even keep off the accelerator in my Celeb.

I soooo need a 96+ Ei

hay at least you got your car for the week
Well, having any car is better than not having one, but I need boost
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 08:13 AM   #38
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95seand78z28 is on a distinguished road
Default

When my son was born, my wife and I decided the 96 Stepside K1500 standard cab. I loved my truck and really didn't want to part with it. It was a black and gray truck with a 305 5spd manual 4X4 with a Gibson Catback exhaust.

We went car shopping and bought my first 95 SE, green and tan with few options. I had the car for 6 months and got into an accident that totaled it. We spent about another 6 months with just the wife'* 99 Jimmy when we decided to get another car. I was ok with getting another Bonneville based on how well the first one held up in the accident and, honestly, how awesome and supportive the folks were here on the BC. We test drove a few different cars including a Crown Vic and a GP. I even found a white 96 SSEi that was a little overpriced but had been on the dealer'* lot for a long time. It basically came down to the 96 SSEi and my second 95 SE. I made a deal with the dealer to take the car with the busted tail lights, broken windshield and busted fog lights as is. As much as I liked the Ei I was concerned with the emission laws requiring anything 96 and newer to be scanned. This combined with the fact that the SE was a grand cheaper and in a little better condition made me go with the 95. I really got hooked on Bonnevilles with that one.

I owned the car for two years when I came across my 01 SSEi in March on this year. I was shopping for an upgrade and I had my mind set on a L67 powered Pontiac. I test drove two or three GTP'* and the Bonneville. The sales guy was new and we haggled over the price a little. We decided on a price and then I asked him "Ok, now how about my trade in...." (the 95 SE) He said "Oh, you've got a trade in? I guess I should have asked about that before we set the price..." So, off came another grand from the price. This put us at the low ball offer I started with....

With this being my first SSEi ever owned, I loved the boosted 3800 so much I named the car L67 Heaven.... No, I'm not addicted.... much.....
95seand78z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 09:44 AM   #39
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: montreal canada NEBF07 ONBF07
Posts: 987
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
firebuick is on a distinguished road
Default

well im more into the 3800 thing also this is my 5th 3800 i started whit 89 lesabre .i was a small block chevy fan before and at 52 i was sure modding was finish for me .i was just at the track last year to see if my serie2 was faster than my L27 regal but there tj was running mid 15 and he told me about the BC well you know what happen .i never did drive a boosted 3800 yet but im looking at them often
firebuick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 10:18 AM   #40
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by firebuick
well im more into the 3800 thing also this is my 5th 3800 i started whit 89 lesabre .i was a small block chevy fan before and at 52 i was sure modding was finish for me .i was just at the track last year to see if my serie2 was faster than my L27 regal but there tj was running mid 15 and he told me about the BC well you know what happen .i never did drive a boosted 3800 yet but im looking at them often


Be warned, it'* highly contagious and won't let go until you have your own.
Then, you'll just have the need to make it faster.
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
You're addicted to BC when.... OLBlueEyesBonne Lounge 6 08-20-2006 12:57 PM
You might be addicted....... dbeast420 Lounge 2 10-22-2005 10:25 AM
im a dic, im addicted to you harofreak00 Lounge 25 01-12-2005 02:04 PM
How Addicted to Bonneville Club are you? Lowrider0308 Lounge 23 11-21-2004 11:50 AM
How to Tell You're Addicted to Coffee BadTA00 Lounge 9 12-24-2003 05:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.