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Old 03-03-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Angry How do you get that certain Bonneville?

I don't understand.

I'm in the market for a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, charcoal gray leather interior, and a sunroof, with all the options. Any exterior color is acceptable, has to been in good condition or above. Under 100,000 miles so I can change the LIM Gaskets to Aluminum.

I haven't found any at all. I want specifically a '99, I've been searching for almost 2 years now, sad I know, but I'm losing patience. Do people just end up with a certain Bonneville and are happy with that, or do people have years of searching and the right connections? I came upon my Bonneville by chance. I wanted it to be an SSEi, but I got an SE instead. There aren't too many SSEi'* that are in good condition anymore.

I just wanted to know how people ended up with the good Bonnevilles.
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I stumbled on mine by total chance.
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My parents gave me mine on my 50th birthday. They had another car and figured I would enjoy the Bonneville they had.
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i searched untill i found what i wanted, and i drove about 3.5 hours to get it
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So maybe distance is my problem..? When I get back from basic training and AIT I want to get a new car, I'm thinking either another Bonneville or a newer Pontiac car.. I just don't know..
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yea, my dad bought his 93 ssei the second it rolled off the show room floor, and now i have it 16 years later and since it has been in my family for all those years so its part of the family now and i have become so attached to it, and now that its mine i will never loose her, its an emotional thing, you just have to find one and love it forever
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i found "my" bonneville from my girlfriend who was given the car from her aunt who was the original owner who drove it only to and from the grocery store. i was sooo close to getting it but that didn't happen. now, i can't find a bonneville to save my life. i've looked at a few but they're either totally rusted out or have other major major mechanical problems.
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The 100K restriction is probably going to narrow your search. Most of these 10 year old cars were driven more than 10K a year. I bought mine at 133 and it has been great since. Changed to aluminums around 186
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You know what I could do, Bill, is get an SSEi and get a new L67 engine and 4T65-HD transmission. Costly I know, but it would be downright worth it! Just something to think about.
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When I was on autozone'* website it said about 7% of Bonnevilles are SSEis. I'd settle for an SSE.
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