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Old 01-30-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default It'* upsetting, my car is old, and literally crumbling

I went outside today to get a good look at the babe, which is withering and the organs are dying, lol.

Pretty much every single body panel on my car is crooked or warped in some small way. You don't really notice it at first glance, but run your eyes along any line on the car and you will notice it. The entire front end of my car wa sin a collision, and repaired pretty crappily, the doors, and fenders arent fit correctly, and my rear bumper is sagging a little.

I wish I had pictures, its suprisingly not noticeable unless your actually looking for it.

Today she hit the 202,000 mile mark

One nice thing is, I couldn't even stall the motor using Seafoam, shes a strong old gal, and ready for a fight. (She can peel out still!)

I think it'* time to hope I can get approved for a loan to buy a 95'ish Bonneville.


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I think it'* time to hope I can get approved for a loan to buy a 95'ish Bonneville.

yea, I'm on 200, something myself, don't think 95 (uless U just like the body style) U should check around for private sellers, It'* a 99 SSE around my way for 6,000 with about 88k on it,

try private sellers, or just grab one of those free car magazines I'm sure U can find something very reasonable!
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I can't buy all at once, it must be monthly payments lol.

I actually really love the 92 body style. I'm more into "big" cars, and the 92 has a more boxy style than the 95. The 95 looks more like the female Bonneville (No offense to anyone). Even still though, I just need something that isnt falling apart lol.
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Reminds me of my first SSEi..93 is a good year you know lol
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I can't buy all at once, it must be monthly payments lol.

I actually really love the 92 body style. I'm more into "big" cars, and the 92 has a more boxy style than the 95. The 95 looks more like the female Bonneville (No offense to anyone). Even still though, I just need something that isnt falling apart lol.
that'* coo too, why don't U just trade that one in then? or U plan on live'n it up and have'n two bonnies

and that'* another reason I asked bout' the 95, If you can afford a 95 U'd be able to get something newer too,
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92-95 are identical. Except in the model differences.
96-99 are also identical except in model differences.
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well step into the last generation and get a 2000+
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92-95 are identical. Except in the model differences.
96-99 are also identical except in model differences.
Yeah... grille and trim levels aside, buying a 95 will get you a practically identical Bonneville.

I'm now turning 335,000km (~210k mi), I don't get to drive the car every day (dad does). Even at this age and mileage, it'* still possible to fall in love with the car... after falling quite out of love with it. I wish I could do more for this SSE, but it'* a lost cause. I took a longer drive in it yesterday... and the passion hath returned.

Keep in mind that a 1996 (or so) Bonneville is still just about ten years old. These are vehicles that will still need attention - it'll not be of the put gas and go variety. You can't expect that. I suggest you run the '92 into the ground before you buy a replacement.
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Keep in mind that a 1996 (or so) Bonneville is still just about ten years old. These are vehicles that will still need attention - it'll not be of the put gas and go variety. You can't expect that. I suggest you run the '92 into the ground before you buy a replacement.
With normal maintenance...many of us 95-99 owners find gas and go works every day.

Little things will need fixing around the edges...sure..like any car.
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I should clarify... I know Speedy here from another forum, his financial situation isn't ideal for purchasing a newer Bonneville. So, either he skimps on the $$$ and gets something that needs more attention, or go more heavily into debt, for which has been advised against
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