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Old 02-04-2006, 12:46 AM   #31
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If I hadn't bought Bill'* 95 SSEi, I would've bought Randy'* 93. I was literally going to pull the trigger on the 93 before I gave into what my brain had been telling me for months.
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Was supposed to buy a 97 Lumina Z34, but the bastard sold it on me even after we had worked out a deal....good thing in retrospect. My sister actually found my car sitting on the corner of a field for sale when she was out riding her bike, she came back and told me about a cool red "SSEi or somethng car." I had heard about them when I in HS, and they always had a rep for being a sleeper. I went and looked at the car and it was mine 48 hours later.

If I was replacing it now I am torn. If I convinced myseld I DON'T need a new vehicle, then I would prolly go with a 97-99 SSEi or a GTP. If I was getting a new car, I would go with something small and good on gas. Probably a Smart For-Two or something like that. I would LOVE to get my hands on a BMW 120d, but they don't offer them here....yet.
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I was actually looking at Cavaliers and the like for my first car, but once I took the Bonne for a drive, I never looked back.
If I had to replace her, I'd prolly look at a Mazdaspeed6 or a Legacy GT. The Bonne got me hooked on decent sized sedans, but I need a manual tranny.
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I was looking for a car to replace our totalled '04 GTO. I told my wife that we could replace it with an '05 GTO, but she said "no!". She had a bad memory of the car being totalled, and didn't want another one. So, I suggested a Bonneville GXP, since she wanted a bigger car with side impact airbags. I also suggested a Hemi Chrysler 300 C, but my wife didn't like the styling.

She is now in love with the Bonneville (it'* her car) and likes it even more that the '04 GTO.
what happened to the gto?
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I had originally gone to look at a DCM 40th Ann but,it wasn't there. I rode down a little farther and almost broke my neck when I turned my head to make sure I saw what I thought I had seen. Sitting there next to a black '00,I didn't even look at the '00 after I got a really good look at my baby
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I was actually looking at Cavaliers and the like for my first car, but once I took the Bonne for a drive, I never looked back.
If I had to replace her, I'd prolly look at a Mazdaspeed6 or a Legacy GT. The Bonne got me hooked on decent sized sedans, but I need a manual tranny.
Get the Subie.

I have decided guys. Remember when I told y'all I was looking at a black 95 SLE? Well, I'm not going to buy it. I'm going to wait until I get a job, save up, and buy a fully loaded 96 SSEi. Just thought I'd let y'all know.
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The '04 GTO was totalled by an uninsured 17 year old girl running a red light while talking on a cell phone. My wife was in the left hand turn lane, and began to turn left when the light changed. The girl in her corolla struck the GTO just in front of the passenger front wheel and spun the GTO around. The whole front facia was knocked off. The car was totalled because the front frame rails were too twisted to be repaired. We had the car only for 6 months and 6k miles.
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Thank god you didn't buy that. It is probably the most unreliable car on the planet next to the Yugo. Not to mention a 14 sec. 0-60 time.
My Friend drove a 95 Contenental for about a year, and never had any problems. It got up to 149,000 miles too, not to mention its pretty fast w/ its V8.
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The '04 GTO was totalled by an uninsured 17 year old girl running a red light while talking on a cell phone. My wife was in the left hand turn lane, and began to turn left when the light changed. The girl in her corolla struck the GTO just in front of the passenger front wheel and spun the GTO around. The whole front facia was knocked off. The car was totalled because the front frame rails were too twisted to be repaired. We had the car only for 6 months and 6k miles.
Did you sell it on Ebay and was it yellow?
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I was a poor college student with NO money. My Dad bought me a used 1978 Bonneville coupe, and that was my car. Since it was my only wheels, I did whatever it took to keep it running, including pulling the engine, having it rebuilt, and putting it back in.

When I moved in with my fiancee in 1995, she had a 1972 AMC Gremlin-X. It died. We bought her a 1988 Grand Prix, with 144,000 miles on it. One of our neighbors had a newish Bonneville, and whenever we saw it we just drooled with envy, that car looked SO COOL. It was like our dream car, that we figured we could never afford.

The 88 Grand Prix blew the head gaskets in 1996, so I garaged it, and my wife drove my 78 Bonneville while I drove a used Honda CRX until the engine wore out at 220,000 in 1999. By this time I got the message: Old cars with high miles just cost me more money in the long run.

I considered buying exactly two cars:
(1) A new Honda Civic DX coupe for around $14000
(2) The 1997 Bonneville SE with 21000 miles for $12000.

I made my offer on the Bonneville and they came back with $12500 written on a piece of paper. I walked out the door to go buy the Honda. They stopped me and asked what they had to do to sell me the car. I was genuinely confused and told them I gave them an offer and they turned it down. Before I could get off the lot they ran out with the keys and congratulated me on my purchase of the 97 Bonneville.

I bought the Bonneville and loved it. I junked the CRX and had a new engine and transaxle put in the 88 Grand Prix. Eventually I sold it to a friend and bought my wife a 2001 Grand Prix GT sedan. I sold the 78 Bonneville to a friend.

all the Pontiacs are still running. 78 Bonnie, 88 Grand Prix, 97 Bonnie, and 01 Grand Prix GT. The CRX is junked though.

I'm pretty happy with my decision.
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