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Old 05-07-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Do you wish that the 90s Bonnevilles had been RWD?

Ford did it with the Mustang; should Pontiac have done it with its Bonnevilles in the 90s? The Bonneville was, after all, a full-size sedan.
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that is really interesting to think about. granted ford did it with the mustang, but gm answered that with the firebird and camaro. i do prefer rwd myself, but i wonder if they had stayed with that would there have been the number of sse'* built that there was, or would the sse have been a limited production car like the impala ss?

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I vote yay. I dunno if the L27 would have the power or not, but you'd think RWD would help with burnouts. I miss burnouts.
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as food for thought if the bonneville were RWD it probably would have been cancelled much sooner to make room for more SUV production, just like the caprice was.

being FWD probably helped the bonneville survive as long as it did.
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What does the Mustang have to do with drive wheels of a Bonneville?
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I was kinda wondering that too.
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What does the Mustang have to do with drive wheels of a Bonneville?
was thinking the Same John
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Me too, Mustang was/is a sports car, and the Bonneville was a full size family sedan.

Either way though, I think that a L67 RWD would be awesome
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What does the Mustang have to do with drive wheels of a Bonneville?
Well, nothing. I was thinking in terms of how Bonnevilles were once perceived prior to the 1980s or so. I don't think a 2-door ' 60s Bonneville with a Tri-Power was anyone'* idea of a sedate family car, although it wasn't a GTO either, of course. Once they succumbed to front-wheel drive, they became stigmatized as a family car for sure. If the Mustang, to use a familiar example, had gone FWD and 4-door, I think it would have lost its identity as a fun--albeit all-too-common--sports car. But yes, I do agree that if Pontiac had gone RWD with the Bonneville in the 90s, its production would have been short-lived.
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The Mustang *almost* went FWD in the late 1980'* with the introduction of the Ford Probe, which apparently was suppoed to replace the 'stang.

Thank goodness it never happened. As for a RWD Bonneville? Yeah, I'd love it. But I already have my RWD luxo sedan of choice and it'* Japanese, also has six cylinders, and kicks major ***
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