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Old 01-17-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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Other than being listed as a V8 (it'* a V6, isn't it? ), does anyone see anything blatantly wrong with the info listed for this Bonne?

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...or=&cardist=26

Comments about anything else relative to this year/model would be appreciated. I absolutely have to purchase a car within the next 7 days and my heart'* still set on a Bonneville.

Thanks bunches

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Old 01-17-2004, 09:49 AM   #2
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I dont see anything wrong with the listing (other than the V8 thing you mentioned). However, there are a lot of things that you should look for before you make a commitment. Fly around BC and you will see the common issues. I would take it to your mechanic and have them check for cracked intake, coolant/oil mixes, and a detailed tranny check.

Others may suggest other things to look for...but that is where I would start.
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I would love a V8 Bonneville...

Everything looks ok to me (stats wise) just ask about the upper intake manifold and make sure you check the oil and coolant.
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If coolant levels are good then i'ts a good deal.
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They must have sized the motor from the seat of their pants :P feels like a v8

Good luck with your purchace.
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On this PARTICULAR vehicle here'* some info for you......

VIN 1G2HX52K0W4216320
VEHICLE BUILD
Merchandising Model : 2HX69 -1998 BONNEVILLE SE SEDAN
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating : 2082 kg (4591 lb)
Build Date : 11/11/1997 Build Plant : 1W4H - ORION ASSEMBLY
OPTION CODES
AAA - STANDARD FOR ABOVE VEHICLES
AG1 - DRIVER 6WAY POWER
AK5 - SEAT, INFLATABLE, DRIVER & PASS
AM6 - SEAT - 60/40 SPLIT FRONT BENCH
AP9 - CONVENIENCE
AT6 - PASS ST BK MAN RECLINER
AU0 - REMOTE ENTRY
A79 - FRT DR ST BK MAN RECLIN
A90 - LID, REM CONT ELEC RELEASE
C61 - ELECT AIR CONDITIONING
C97 - INTR, ILLUMINATED ENTRY
DA0 - FRT SEAT, STORAGE
DG7 - DR/PASS REMOTE ELEC
DH6 - MIRRORS-VISOR, ILLUMINATED INCL
FE1 - SOFT RIDE
FE9 - FEDERAL EMISSIONS
F83 - TRANSAXLE FINAL DRIVE 3.05
IQE - INTERIOR DESIGN (QE)
JM4 - ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
KG9 - 140 AMP
KP2 - RETAINED ACCESSORY POWER
L36 - 3.8 LITRE V6 MFI
MX0 - 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
M15 - AUTO 4 SPD, HMD, 4T65-E, ENHANC
NF2 - EMISSION SYSTEM, FEDERAL TIER 1
NK5 - STANDARD
NV8 - POWER STEERING ORN - ORION, MI, USA
PF5 - 16 X 7, ALUMINUM (LMA)
QNX - P225/60R16/N BL R/PE ST TL AL2
R7L - SALES ITEM NO. 37
R7N - SALES ITEM NO. 39
UB3 - INST, OIL, COOL TEMP, VOLTS, TR
US6 - FIXED, PAINTED, RADIO
UT6 - AM/FM STEREO CASS,*/*
UV5 - SERVICE REMINDER
UX7 - EXTENDED RANGE SPEAKER DELETE
VH9 - OWNER INFO MAN
VK3 - FRT MOUNTING PKG
VM4 - CONSUMER, CONTAINS BPR IMP STAN
V73 - USA/CANADA
1SB - PREFERRED EQUIP. GROUP - 1SB **
1SZ - OPTION PACKAGE
50U - EXTERIOR, BLUE WHITE (91)
56E - TAUPE CLOTH
56I - MED NEUTRAL II (96)
6KJ - COMPUTER SEL SUSP (6KJ)
7KJ - COMPUTER SEL SUSP (7KJ)
8RW - COMPUTER SEL SUSP (8RW)
9RW - COMPUTER SEL SUSP (9RW)

According the GM Infonet, all applicable Warranty Campaigns have already been performed for this vehicle too..
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Wait, what if it really does have a V8??
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Wait, what if it really does have a V8??
It doesn't! Read the Build Sheet I posted. I also checked the Service History for this vehicle since it went into production. It was last in for J4100 - GENERATOR ASSEMBLY - REPLACE here: Repair Order Date : 09/13/2000 Now unless he has decided to VOID his warranty & put in a V8 from then until now, well that'* kind of stupid!
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I was kidding.
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Wait, what if it really does have a V8??
It doesn't! Read the Build Sheet I posted. I also checked the Service History for this vehicle since it went into production. It was last in for J4100 - GENERATOR ASSEMBLY - REPLACE here: Repair Order Date : 09/13/2000 Now unless he has decided to VOID his warranty & put in a V8 from then until now, well that'* kind of stupid!
Yeah a drop in motor, who woulda thought!

Void his warranty,well, warranties aren't always reliable, and if you're doing your own engine, it'll have a warranty on that, and all the other parts are still covered, atleast under US law.
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