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Old 09-09-2006, 09:11 PM   #11
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87 lg3 - no leaks, except for trans line and valve cover gaskets - 220,000 miles

89 bonneville - no leaks ever during ownership -- 212,000 miles

94 olds 88 - upper intake manifold leaked, transmission lines leaked 120,000 miles

95 olds lss - transmission leaked, bad gasket - 156,000 miles

94 ssei - trans lines leaked - 150,000 miles

93 bonneville ssei - no leaks except one I cuased when I broke the dipstick fill tube..still drips. also the trans line leaks since the trans shop used the wrong size line. - 121,000 miles


NONE of my cars have ever leaked water except my 93 SSEi, that has a minor drip when you spray water in the passenger side window.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:25 PM   #13
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JDSeaton, has that car been with you the entire 13 years? So maybe a '69 Camaro never had issues, but how about another vehicle that is 13 years old?

I am sure that you are not stupid. But some of your observations defy logic!

1) If you are not the first owner, how do you know that the previous owner didn't mistreat that car?
2) As already mentioned, how is it that you can reccomend a Chevy over a Pontiac when they roll off the same assembly line?
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Wow, the attitude of some people is amazing. The car is 13 years old, you said mechanically it'* fine, yet you pick it apart because of a little water leak? Good luck finding that perfect car. As it'* been said, every model has good cars and lemons. You'll find something wrong with every car. I was looking at four different cars, and they all have issues. The Lincoln LS has faulty coils, the 300M has a timing belt that will fail; the Aurora has the same bad window regulators as the Bonneville. I mean, come on, how can you call it bad engineering when in your own words it took eleven years to start leaking? Ever stop to think that maybe you have some hidden rust that'* causing it? I'd be curious if your friends are still happy with their Chevies in a few years.

You strike me as probably one of those people that as my grandpa would say "would bitch if they hung you with a new rope."
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Well, mine is also a 93, I'm the 3rd owner, but I know both the other owners and this car has never leaked a drop of anything in it'* life. You got a 1 in a million from where I stand, but I guess we just have different views, b/c I'll guaruntee you, my next car WILL be a Pontiac.
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I think that what got some of these guys upset is the line about encouraging us to avoid Pontiacs.
I know that you have had a bad experience and I also respect that you did look to see if this was a common problem.
Keep in mind that a great many people have had wonderful experiences with these cars, and that while alot of people may have complained about this particualr issue with their own cars, alot of these cars came off the line and the vast majority never had this problem.
I'm not casting any aspersions, just asking that you keep your perspective.
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My 94 had no leaks with 215k on it.

Wrong place to post a message like that expecially in a BONNEVILLE forum.
You say the word "bonneville" its followed by "that car will run forever"...
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I had a leak due to the sunroof in my last 94. Fixed it in 5 minutes once I found it. Never leaked again.

My current 94: door weatherstripping is loose and shrunk on at least two doors, and it still doesn't leak.

The fact that after 13 years the engine is still running strong would completely outweigh a water leak, and is true testament to a good car. You could have some other car that runs like crap after 13 years or less, but doesn't leak any water, and you wouldn't be as happy.
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If it was a used car, it'* very hard to blame the manufacturer for a lot of problems. These cars do leak some yes, but a lot of it probably has to do with where the car was, what condition it was kept in, etc. My car has LIVED oustide now for 3 years, and i don't have any seal issues.

It'* also hard to blame one brand over one car. This is an H body, which was either originally a buick or an oldsmobile design, and probably more maintaned by them as well.
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Sorry to hear you are having trouble, Both of my 1990'* have never leaked anything and they are not garage queens or pampered in any way. Was there ever a hole drilled in the firewall for any add on wiring?

Sure love to see you keep it, but since you are tired of it......


Will we be seeing it in the "For Sale" section soon?
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