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Old 08-20-2003, 10:58 AM   #1
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Here'* the thing, i got a 1993 Bonneville about a month ago. Since the day I got it its been nothing but hell. To be honest i'm ate the point were i want to through it in the junk yard were it belongs.:
I owned a 1990 Mercury Cougar LS for 5 years (miss it to death) and never had a problem with it!!

I'm pretty sure that i would never ever buy another Pontiac ever again!!
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What on earth went wrong?

I have seen pics of your car....its very nice? so what happened?

and if you want a Ford, I hope you like to change transmissions
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/me doing his best Harry Potter impersonation....

"Troll! Troll in the dungeon! Thought you aught to know..."
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Sorry to hear that you are having such bad luck with your Bonneville, but to say you wouldnt own another Pontiac is pretty deep. Think about it you bought a car thats 10 years old, you dont know how its been cared for, and after 1 month of things going wrong with it you wanna get rid of it. Did you test drive the car before you got it? if you did you didnt notice anything wrong with it? I had kinda the same experience with mine, I knew that when i bought it needed some extra care, but then a week later the exhaust fell off, then a month went by and i had to replace the tranny. Now my cat is no good. Sure its givin me a headache, but the headache would be alot worse if i bought a Ford brand new and had to make car payments every month, and still bring it to the shop every 2 weeks (personal experience). I know it can be frustrating having car troubles, but instead of throwing the car away ask for some help, i dont know how bad your car problems are but there are alot of knowlegable people here that have helped me, and im sure with all the knowledge floating around, you could get the same help. You may have bought a lemon, or you could just be experiencing problems that any 10 year old car would have (just all coming on at once). Just 1 thing, I see a heck off alot more 80-90'* Bonnevilles on the road than i do 80-90'* Cougars, whats that tell ya.
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All cars has its problems regardless if its an Aston-Martin to a Yugo.
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A neglected car will cause problems. Thats why I am incredibly interested in finding out what is wrong...it may be simple
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Pontiac'* Rule !!
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well i tropped off my car this morning to my mechanic, heres the deal... the wiring underneath my dash for the dimmers and ignition, blue up, put another one in doesnt work so now he has to redue everything becasue the 1st mechanic didnt know what he was doing.
Then i founf out the the transmission was leaking black has can be and the transmission is burnt, which was weird casue i checked it the other day and it was nice and red.

So thats the deal guys, when i was waiting for him to look at it, my 1990 cougar was sitting there (cause i left it there till i but it up for sale) never been started in over 2 months, she started right up!!! so if tomorrow sounds bad for the bonneville, cougars going back on the raod cause she never lets me down.
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Well I was going to quote a portion of this, but I agree totally... I can go to the junkyard ( any of them) and there will be a lot of the thunderbirds/Cougars there.... Not many 87-91 bonnies though.... Some have maybe 5-10 but thats about it... Hard to come by... A lot of people like them so much that they drive them till they die... I think 292,000 miles on a good looking bonneville SE that was rear ended and totalled should say al lot for the bonneville, and the engine and trans were still good.. I have also seen a buick LeSabre a cousin of the bonnevile that had 320,000 miles on it... I have never seen a ford 3.8 get that far... or a 5.0 for that matter... Seems that the bottom end will go out with the high milage... The 3.0 Vulcan V6'* are another story( ford did something right with this engine )
You know, the scrapyard I go to (Standard Auto Wreckers), there are plenty of '87-'91 Bonnevilles - SSE'* too - and H-Cars. Lotsa '92+ H-Cars as well.
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well i tropped off my car this morning to my mechanic, heres the deal... the wiring underneath my dash for the dimmers and ignition, blue up, put another one in doesnt work so now he has to redue everything becasue the 1st mechanic didnt know what he was doing.
Then i founf out the the transmission was leaking black has can be and the transmission is burnt, which was weird casue i checked it the other day and it was nice and red.

So thats the deal guys, when i was waiting for him to look at it, my 1990 cougar was sitting there (cause i left it there till i but it up for sale) never been started in over 2 months, she started right up!!! so if tomorrow sounds bad for the bonneville, cougars going back on the raod cause she never lets me down.
i agree with what everyone has said previously.... after having an older bonneville and a cougar of the same year in the family at the same time.... i cougar cost LOTS more to fix than the bonneville (for a similar part/labor)... the cougar died at 120,000 the bonneville is STILL going strong to this day (the owner recently told me it hit 300,000 miles w/ VERY little rust no less) before you go damning a car manufacturer think about what is making you say that, yes you may have bought a lemon but if you compare reviews of the same year car you will see that the pontiac is generally a more reliable car, also... did you or someone in your family buy the cougar new? if thats the case then you KNOW what kinda care its been givin and any car, regardless of age can be made to last a long time w/ regular TLC case in point my grandfathers 1930 Ford Model A bought it new, almost NO restorration, just regular maintenence.... im not tryin t prove anythin jsut puttin my .02 in here and my experiences.
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