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Old 12-14-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Hi all I'm excited about my purchase of a 1996 Supercharged Bonneville SLE this weekend. The guy was listing it for $5300, but I made a random pitch for $4000 and the guy called me back and accepted my offer...I couldn't believe it! I've done my research and apparently there were only 396 Supercharged SLE'* made in 1996, and this particular one seems to be a great [email protected]! Here are the details:

100,000 miles
Gold [I guess champaigne] and beige leather interior
Every possible option
2nd Owner [and original buyer was a friend of the present owner]
Mostly lady driven by original owner
Apparently the original owner got every single possible option.
New tires and brakes this year
Car is absolutely mint and runs like new!

Now I'm brainstorming on what to do with the car as soon as I get it....So far I have the following:

Rustproofing
Change oil with Valvoline Synthetic MaxLife
Change Supercharger oil
Flush and fill coolant with GM Dexcool
Remote starter
Check and replace anything else that may need replacing.

So what do you all think? Any suggestions on what I should do?
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HIT IT! A 96 SCed SLE is a very rare find, and for 4000k?! Buy it now!
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Awesome.

About the rustproofing, I've heard that it'* much better to use the thinner stuff, unlike the thicker stuff that dealers like to use. The thick stuff apparently can trap in moisture and actually accerate rotting out
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wow are u lucky

you will be the only 96-99 Supercharged SLE on here that i know of
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I would hit it like Roy Jones Jr.





I am jealous of you. Welcome to the club though. You might want to try some new spark plugs, wires, oil/oil filter change, new air filter (possibly a CAI for some extra power). Have fun with your new Bonnie. Oh, and try to get some pictures of that beast up.
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Welcome!! Also welcome to the */C club
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Superchargers are yummy.
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i'm also leary of the rust proofing.. we had it done on my mom'* old 95 SSE when we had it and both wheel wells rusted completely through to the back seat.
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rustproofing actually traps moisture between the metal and the stuff that they spray on

I'd be careful
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Superchargers are yummy.
Welcome........and ,yes they sure are!!!!!!!!!
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