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Old 08-20-2003, 03:46 PM   #11
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see my Cougar has 250,000 km on it, my dad bought it in 93 gave it to me in 98. Nothin really ever went wrong with it except the security bracks on it , the wires in the trunks sometimes gets loose and wont start, thats about it. But i bought the bonneville off my aunt and uncle which had it for about 6-7 years. Like it was a nice car (thats why i bought it) but still it only has 180,000 km on it, now i need a new trany. I dont know me and my family only buy Fords, and never had a problem with them, then i went on the leam and bought a Pontaic and it turns out has crap.

Bonnevilles are great, beatiful cars.... still a ford lover though...sorry guys
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I got my 92 SE last month. True it is 10 years old but BEFORE I brought it I did some research. It had 88,210 origional miles on it. I thoughorly test drove it. I ran a Carfax report on it and it came back clean. No major problems. Only had one owner before I got it. Had a mechanic friend of mine who knows about Pontiacs and the 3800 series engine look at it before I brought it. He told me you are getting a good car. No rust, no oil leaks, no leaking transmission fluid, ect. It appears that the previous owner maintained the car very well so it pays to do a little homework beforhand . I guess I got lucky.

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It'* all personal experience. But I think we can all agree that Chrysler/Daimler products are to be avoided like plague.
What probably happened to your car was it had a owner that beat the **** out of it and didnt keep a regular maintainence schedule. A car is like a person, it has needs that have to be made, and if they are neglected than don't expect it to last that long.
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OK..I think we can chalk this one up to frustrations. We must understand that sometimes car owners get a bit attached to their old cars and when a new one comes around and it causes us problems...we get frustrated. I now know for a fact that this is the case. :o

And good news. This car here that Buggie owns is all fixed and ready to roll out, now lets show her some BonnevilleClub good taste and chalk it up to a simple vent. I can appreciate when someone has to give up a beloved old car to take on something else, so let show her what great cars these Bonnevilles actually are
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