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View Poll Results: Which Do You Prefer
The Look of Newer Cars (04 GP, 06 Impala, etc) 6 15.00%
90's Style Cars (H-Body Bonneville) (W-Body GP/Cutlass Supreme) 26 65.00%
80's Style (Boxy H-Body)(G-Body Monte Carlo/GP/Cutlass) 8 20.00%
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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My silver '98 SE is starting to get a ton of miles on it, so I have been lookign at newer models, but I just can't seem to find many newer cars I like. I think the later years H-Body Bonneville is a pretty cool design. It'* classy with a sporty twist. It doesn't look cheap like so many newer models. So as much as I want a newer, more rattle, squeak, problem free car, new cars just don't appeal to me style wise as much, they look bulky and cartoonish. The 1990'* H-Body Bonneville and the '88-'96/97 W-Body GP GTP and Cutlass Supreme are also very attractive cars. Anyone else agree?

(A few newer cars I DO like are the '07 Lexus ES350, '04 Acura TL, '00-'02 Impala LS in navy blue, green or silver)
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I especially like the slightly older GP'* compared to the newer ones. I'm torn between the Bonnevilles though. Sometimes the '96-'99 SE'*/SSEi'* look great compared to the 00-05'*. I really don't like the new SE'* cladding though. The GXP is my favorite of them all in the looks department.
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Naturally,I'm more partial to the 96 - 99 body style but the 00+ is starting to grow on me
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I used to agree with you. I couldn't stand the latest style bonneville. I like the look of the 95 style soooo much better But it has grown on me alot obiviously now that I own a GXP. But about the other cars they are definitely looking cheap to me the only ones that really appeal to me is the chargers/300'* I really dont like the G6'* the mazda 6/3 stuff like that granted its not the same level of cars that we own.
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IMO, I like the older 89 SSE = and the style of my 01SSEi. I wasn't in love with the 92 SSEi we had - hated the strange front door windows. It was a good car, just hung up on the one design feature. If you get into a 00 - 05 Bonny, get the warranty and keep an eye out for the little things! Check the sticky at the top of diferent forums.
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Newer cars all the way for me unless you go back to the 60'*. The only thing I don't care for with the newer ones are some of the interiors. The one thing that kind of turned me off on the Bonneville is the dark gray/black plastic everywhere. It'* a bit drab. I like the woodgrain look myself. But the dark plastic will be easier to keep looking clean.
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I like the pre-gen GP better than the current gen. They are a dime a dozen, but they just have spectacular styling for what it is. The only exception would be the GP GXP which is freakin' hot.

I like the 90'* cars better than the new ones. 90'* was a good decade for Pontiacs.
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Well, for Bonne'*, I prefer the 96-99 styling. The 00+'* look too much like the GA/GP mold...

But, if you want newer, the 00+ Buicvks got it right. Slightly sleeker style while maintaining the classic Buick look.
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i am completely 50/50 between 95 & 00 styling...

i miss my 95 everyday, but i love looking at my 00 everyday
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if they came out with a 95-99 bonneville gxp style, I think that would be hot. dont know what they would do to it but i know it would look awesome.
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