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Old 11-10-2004, 10:40 PM   #11
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NO, NO, NO!!! Don't get rid of your bonnie! I am a woman and I enjoy driving my bonnie. I seriously wouldn't trade for a mini-van. Like someone else said, you will need a ride when you get back and you will lose money on the trade. Has she driven your bonnie a lot or does she stay with the other car mostly? If that is the case let her spend some time with the car- especially if she has a day without the kids so she can cruise around without distractions and have time to realize what she has.
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #12
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Thats crappy...I'd make her trade her own car in if she wanted the stupid van so bad...leave yours outta it...I'd kill anyone who tried to get rid of my truck so they could get somthing they wanted...Thats a pretty big death wish
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:06 AM   #13
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geeze...that would be rough...not a chance id drive a minivan!
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:25 AM   #14
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Nissan Quest[/thread]



one of the baddest mini-vans i've ever driven
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:25 AM   #15
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actually..not to be devil'* advocate..i've driven my moms Chevy Montana Van..2000..and she will spin'em good...lol..

tached that beeeyatch out..at 6200 RPMs...lol

my brother was learning to drive,and he saw someone to a rolll back on TV, he askes "mom,can i drive to the store for a sec with you?" mom says "sure,drive down the driveway (mile long) and get the mail"

next thing i see and hear is him running into the van,pulls out of the garage at about 10 mph,pops'er into D and floors it!....i heard rubber burning for about 3-4 seconds..and not some chirping..SOME SERIOUS ROASTING,i look out and i see 2 HUGE strips about 40-50 feet long each...from the van!!!...

needless to say the van needed a rebuilding a month later,after it woulndt shift from 2nd to 3rd...lol
I've heard Bad things about that Tranny, Everything i've read has said stay away unless you're interested in fixing it.

Unfortunately, the 'most reliable' are the town and country types (caravan, voyager etc)


*shudder* i hate to say it but i will probably be investing in a chrysler minivan when the time comes
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armyguy, If your going to be gone for a year let her get the minivan and when you get back you can trade that in for a newer bonneville.
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:27 PM   #17
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HELP bonny fans! My wife wants a minivan and she keeps mentioning trading the bonny and her malibu for a chrysler town & country. i'm going to korea in january so her argument is that i don't need a car for a year. i've tried to explain to her that owning a bonneville isn't just about a way to go but a way to express my meaning of life. hinse the saying luxury with attitude. It'* gotten to the point that i 've hidden the car keys and the fuel pump fuse in a secret place when i go on my weekly trips out of town. I finally found a car that meets my needs and she wants to get rid of it now. sorry had too have somewhere to vent at. but really i need more good reasons to keep it that would be acceptable to a woman, all of us men have to right reasons as far as i'm concerned.

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the town and country is a terrible choice i get about 50-60 calls a day on every part of that car. Believe me stay away from that
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Old 11-11-2004, 05:36 PM   #18
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Unfortunately, the 'most reliable' are the town and country types (caravan, voyager etc)
transmissions much?
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:45 PM   #19
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We have a 98 Montana that is loaded with all the options. The van rides nice and the pickup is really decent. If you are in the used market get a 2002 or later Montana because the problem with the intake mainfold gasket leak is fixed. We know as we had to replace the intake mainfold gasket at 99K. The cost was $700 to repair. We also had to replace the pre belt tensioner on the drivers side, another common problem. The cost was $400
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:55 PM   #20
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well, if you have to you could always trick out a honda odyssey if you could get your wife to like it more than a town & country



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