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Old 09-23-2002, 03:29 PM   #11
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Well for my two cents I've got a silver 02 and I think it looks just fine. It hides dirt and scatches real well and looks clean for a long time. I originally wanted the dark blue color but there are a lot of gravel roads around here including my driveway. Plus my kids tend to scratch the hell out of cars too so that nixed the dark color choice.
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Thanks Mario, I agree the silver is just fine and may end up with it. I truly think the dark blue or black look better on the car but I must agree that is seems like the silver would be the best color around my kids, and the weather and the scratches of traveling 2200 miles a month. I am still hoping I can get some more opinoins on the dark blue, if it is any better than the black with the problems I have. Thanks again Mario.
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Well, My opinion is this:

88-91: Dark Matalic Red (although I must say the Black up/White down will make for a unique scheme.
92-95: Dark Matalic Green (with Gheto Rims, LOL)
96-99: Black Cherry
00-03: Dark Matalic Blue

Black and white Bonnies look great for certain years, but they are extremely high cleaning maintenance. I think the Black Cherry would be about the same as a black car for cleaning maintenance. I personally don't care for silver cars because they look so bland, but to each his/her own (I have seen some good looking silver cars out there, but I owned one for so long that I got sick of it. The best "silver" out there right now is Pontiac'* Pewter, again, its just my OP). If I were you, I would go on line to the Pontiac website and "build" a car. They have an option to choose the trim level (SSEi) and the color. This will give you an idea as to what a color scheme will look like on your '00+ Bonnie.

As for the older Bonnies, find some one with Paintshop pro software and doctor an electronic photo of your Bonnie. I think skza did that for his signature photo when he changed the ground effects on his red '95.

Good luck!
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coachmeeks,

I also have a child with another on the way, I haven't had any problems with my 5 year-old marking up my dark green car. The matalic really does make a difference! I forgot to mention that fact in my previous post.

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Thanks for the thoughts. I am growing more fond of the Dark Blue Matallic as I go along. I still just wonder if the maintenance will be any better than the black. Your thoughts?
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95BonnevilleSESC, you nailed my preferences right on the money. Some if should be obvious if you look to the left <----------- Ghetto rims and all

Coach, don't let me down. Nothing looks sharper than that dark metallic blue on the 2000 and up. It'll be WORTH the trouble.
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Thanks Willwren. I have my dealer looking for the dark blue right now. Only a few left in my part of the country, but I think he found one. They only found two left in the dark blue 02 within 250 miles. I will know after 1:00pm EST Tuesday. I am excited to find something in between the silver answer and the black problems. I may have to take a road trip to find one. My hopes are its worth it.
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Yeah, willren, our cars look very similar to each other. Picture an SE with the same paint scheme and rims, "supercharged" door badges, and a double pinstripe (light and medium tan) down the sides and you have my car. I would prefer the SSEi look, but my car is defenitely a sleeper!
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Well, My opinion is this:

88-91: Dark Matalic Red (although I must say the Black up/White down will make for a unique scheme.
92-95: Dark Matalic Green (with Gheto Rims, LOL)
96-99: Black Cherry
00-03: Dark Matalic Blue
I guess i've got a few good check marks in your book!! my 89 used to be a dark metallic red, and my 95 is the dark metallic green!!

Oh Yes....the metallic blue on the new ones is simply gorgeous. However the lighter colors (such as bronze/silver/white - and i don't care what you say drifter, your white hides the dirt better than my green! ) seem to hide the dirt and scratches a lot better than the darker ones. I am forever washing and waxing my dark green Bonneville ...I don't thikn I would go dark again.
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i think ill try to get paintshop pro so i can see what the car would look like. personally im looking for a unique feel to my car. everyone in my area drives either hondas or lowered trucks.

right now i need to get the body work done. leaves me plenty of time to think about the paint.
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