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Old 08-11-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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http://www.internetautoguide.com/rev...onneville.html

Found this site through Google. You can search for reviews on all kinds of cars here, not just current.
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That'* the first article I read about my particular year. Very cool. Thanks for the link.
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Old 08-11-2003, 12:01 PM   #3
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Heres part of the 94 review (WHERE'* THE 93'*!?!?!?!)

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An additional set of stereo controls was mounted on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. This might be handy for the easily distracted driver, but the buttons felt flimsily mounted and seemed easily breakable
Yep they hit that right on the head...

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Tech-heads and power junkies will definitely get pumped up over the Sharper Image electronics and the passing-lane muscle offered by the SSEi Supercharger package. And those who revel in sporty amenities will appreciate the SSE'* on-the-prowl stance and stylish decorative flourishes. But family types who blanch at the $30,000-plus top price can save themselves about $4,600 by forgoing the Supercharger package, the leather seats, the power sunroof and the pricey option group we chose. Either way, the SSE continues to give Pontiac an edge over its competition in the luxury sport-sedan market.
That'* cool though... Damn these were expensive new!
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All of them were. Could you imagine the 92'* and the 87-92 at this price as well?
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It'* weird how the GP'* are more expensive used on average, even though they are less for retail. Then there is crap like old jettas that were prob around $20k, and still go for about $8k.... Even the old ones!
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We found our 205-hp normally aspirated version of this engine to be more than adequate to propel the Bonneville into socially irresponsible territory.
Hee, hee! Sounds like me driving!
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We found our 205-hp normally aspirated version of this engine to be more than adequate to propel the Bonneville into socially irresponsible territory.
Hee, hee! Sounds like me driving!
Like on that country road for pix... I noticed we were doing 80 in a 35!
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I think I was going close to 90, it'* too easy to speed on that road.
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2.97 rear-axle ratio (compared to 2.84 in the non-supercharged edition)
OK... last time i checked i had a front drive bonneville....is it always called that or is that an editing hiccup? fill me in please..
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I got a 94 SE, but i most likely gots the SLOWEST ratio.... the first owner (ummm RENTAL CAR place) didnt choose many options on it :( ... grumblegrublemumble...sunroof, SC, performance suspention, keyless entry, compass, DIC, HUD... all woulda been welcome but NOOOO cant be lucky enough to find a cheap SSEi in great condition with 38.5k miles grumblemumblemumblegrrrr.... oh well it still goes...fast..

long live the Bonneville ...
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