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Old 10-21-2002, 08:44 PM   #1
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I found a 1995 Bonneville Today while searing for a car just to price around. It is a 1995 Metallic Green SSE with tan leather interior. Here are the options on it:
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Tilt Wheel
Cruise Control
AM/FM Stereo
CD
Single Compact Disc
Premium Sound
Dual Front Air Bags
ABS (4-Wheel)
Leather
Dual Power Seats
Sliding Sun Roof
Rear Spoiler
Premium Wheels
Traction Control
Air compressor

The car is in Great conditione except for a small crack in the rear bumper. They are only asking $5,900 for it and it has 68,000 on it. The car is in EXCELLENT shape.

THe only problem though is this---WIll a bank be willing to loan a 17 year old $6,000. :(
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Hey 88, book that sucker at kelley. That sounds like a nice car, low miles. I'd be really tempted. That'* the Series II L36 engine. Hmmmm......sucker mom into co-signing?
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One last question.. how much are you younger members paying for insurance? The insurance on my buick is already a total of $600 every six months! How much could this Bonneville be? please let me know how much you pay, your age, and what company you have. Thanks everyone. . I know how fast they are too because my mom has a 95.
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I have a '95 SSEi (SC) and my insurance is about $95 a month. I am 25 now but got the car when I was 22. I used to pay $155 a month for insurance.

Do whatever you can to get that car! You won't regret it!
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What company do you have? my dad will not believe me that a 95 Bonneville could possibly cost less than 700 every six months. We have state farm right now, and I keep telling him that they are a HUGE rip-off.
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What company do you have? my dad will not believe me that a 95 Bonneville could possibly cost less than 700 every six months. We have state farm right now, and I keep telling him that they are a HUGE rip-off.
I use American Family Insurance. I was grandfathered in from my parents account.
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Age is 19
2 points on my driving record
236.00 every six months!
State Farm
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Woah, Seriously, how did you get it to be that low?!!! doyou only have PL and PD?
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Custom,

There are many factors that go in to Insurance premiums, age and make/model of car is only one of them. Other considerations are what state you live in, whether it is no-fault or at-fault insurance, driving record, and amount of coverage and deductible. My suggestion to you is that you call several insurance agencies (or one independent agency and a couple of stand-alones) and give them the info on the car, your age, and who will be the 'primary driver' of the car (if your dad is listed as the primary driver, it will be slightly less). They will give you a ball-park figure for insurance costs before you even buy the car. This should always be part of the buying process. Since you are in Michigan, we have no-fault insurance

Insurance agencies to call: AAA, State Farm, Allstate, and an independent. The independent will look for the lowest cost insurance on your behalf from agencies such as Auto Owners, Progressive, Etc.

BTW, where in Michigan are you located?

Good luck in your decision!
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I'm in Battle Creek michigan. I test drove the car today, and it is nice except for a small few problems that kind of make me a little nervous about it:
1. When you hit bumps/dips in the road the steering wheel bounces (entire column can be moved up and down by pulling on the wheel.)
2. Transmission acts sorta funny. At 45MPH it can't decide what it wants to do. The tachometer will jump between 1,500 RPM and 2,000 RPM with your foot steady on the gas pedal. It changes RPM about every 2 seconds while it is doing this.

That is the only problems really that I am kind of worried about. Some minor problems is that the temp gauge goes up to about 240 when you are doing normal driving. I am not worried though because I know these gauges are not accurate. (I had only driven about 2 miles when it got that high.) Another problem is the center storage in the armest, the cover on that pops up and won't stay down. (bad latch?)
The shift indicator light does not work in reverse (that is the only gear it doesn't work.)

Other than that, it is a good car. I am going to go and see about the loan & insurance tomorrow. I'll let you know tomorrow how everything turns out.
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