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Old 06-20-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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I just found out this morning that my insurance company is going to total our '05 Bonneville GXP. The estimate initally came at $12k, but by the time they tear into it, the adjuster thinks it will be quite a bit more. July 5th would have marked the 1st anniversary of purchasing it. We are sorry to see it go, but it served us well, and protected my wife when she needed it most.

We are seriously considering an '06 Jeep GC SRT8. A local dealer has a black '05 Bonneville GXP, but it'* a demo with 4k miles and $31k on the windshield. Plus, my wife says that she would feel safer in an SUV, so that'* the way we're going to go.

Thanks again for all of the helpful advice, support and friendship that you have given us through this board. It has greatly enhanced our ownership experience! Good luck everyone and stay safe.
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I just found out this morning that my insurance company is going to total our '05 Bonneville GXP. The estimate initally came at $12k, but by the time they tear into it, the adjuster thinks it will be quite a bit more. July 5th would have marked the 1st anniversary of purchasing it. We are sorry to see it go, but it served us well, and protected my wife when she needed it most.

We are seriously considering an '06 Jeep GC SRT8. A local dealer has a black '05 Bonneville GXP, but it'* a demo with 4k miles and $31k on the windshield. Plus, my wife says that she would feel safer in an SUV, so that'* the way we're going to go.

Thanks again for all of the helpful advice, support and friendship that you have given us through this board. It has greatly enhanced our ownership experience! Good luck everyone and stay safe.

Sorry to se you leave but its best to have it totaled then to have it fixed if the damage is as bad as your described. What is the insurance company giving you for the car. I would assume somewhere around $25,000 would be right?
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Sad to hear your car was totaled, but from what youve posted I kinda figured it would go that way. Youve been a great member Greystone and I hope your bad luck wont keep you from staying in the Club ..... Hell some of our members own Fords.....well 1 member in particular Used to own a Ford untill recent events blew it up. Dont be a stranger man. I cant knock you on your choice- Good Luck!
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Sad to hear your car was totaled, but from what youve posted I kinda figured it would go that way. Youve been a great member Greystone and I hope your bad luck wont keep you from staying in the Club ..... H*** some of our members own Fords.....well 1 member in particular Used to own a Ford untill recent events blew it up. Dont be a stranger man. I cant knock you on your choice- Good Luck!
For the record that was me who owned that ford that blew up not my fault. But anyway like my buddy venom said not owning a bonne anymore shouldn't keep you from coming here nor owning a ford either but that'* another story if you still decide you want to leave I wish you the best of luck wherever you may go and rerember this group of drunken idiots who still play with stuffed animals is only a mouse click away
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Sorry to hear about your car, and I hope you can stick around. That GC sounds like a good choice. I was looking at one this weekend. Nice looking cars, especially with that big ole 6.1L Hemi. What a gas guzzler, though, 15MPG Hwy.
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Yeah, hate to see a nice car like your GXP get totaled - but best of luck with whatever you get next! I guess you could say that wel like everyone of the SRT vehicles as they are all pretty tough straight from the factory. The GC SRT-8 really stands out from just about everyone else'* SUV for sure. Let us know what you end up getting & take care...
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I'm confused. If an accident proved a car to be extremely safe...why move into an SUV that'* known to be easier than the car to roll and admittedly Dodges aren't the best rated in crash tests.

And yes..I consider Jeep to be a Dodge since they are the builder.
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INSURANCE COMPANIES SUCK!!!


Sorry to hear of your loss. Glad your wife was okay after the accident. Future Good luck!!
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I'm confused. If an accident proved a car to be extremely safe...why move into an SUV that'* known to be easier than the car to roll and admittedly Dodges aren't the best rated in crash tests.

And yes..I consider Jeep to be a Dodge since they are the builder.
I was kind of thinking the same thing. I'd go with another GXP since it proved to be safe and it protected her fine. (And at 31K it should be cheaper than the SRT-8 ). In the same type of crash, the Jeep wouldn't hold up as well IMO. While front crash test ratings are 5 star (Sebring and minivan I know of for sure) I don't know about side-impact.

Either way, sorry about the loss and good luck finding another vehicle. If it'* the GXP come on back to BC! If it'* the Jeep, well you're still welcome back!
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I would go for a 300C Srt8 if I were you but I am guessing rear wheel drive would be a concern for your wife. The Trailblazer SS is one hot suv as well.
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