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nosushi4u 05-30-2011 11:12 AM

Please help ID this car...bonneville?
 
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We had a burglar the other night and I got some good shots of his car. I could use some help from someone who knows Pontiac Bonnevilles well. I think this is a green Pontiac Bonneville with the gold wheels. I need help in confirming that it is indeed a Pontiac Bonneville, and deciding the trim level and year model.

Things I'm pretty sure of: Pontiac Bonneville, Green, Gold wheel insets. Four door. License plate on front. Emblem in front grill. Car has a third brake light in back window. It also appears to have a side turning signal just behind the front wheel (Can anyone confirm that bonnevilles have this? I cannot tell from internet pics).

Here is the side turn signal in question:
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3rd brake light
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front lic plate with emblem in grill
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side views, note wheels
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Note mirrors:
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Sheriff is investigating as well, but any help I can give them in ID of the car will speed things up.........they do have murders/more serious crimes to investigate, so I understand a burglary isnt top priority. But, I want to get this guy. Thanks for any help in advance.

sawgunner 05-30-2011 11:15 AM

looks like a late 90's early 2000 BMW to me

Danthurs 05-30-2011 11:22 AM

I'm with Steve, not a bonneville, shape is wrong, mirrors are wrong, tail lights are wrong.

sawgunner 05-30-2011 11:31 AM

definately a 3 or 5 series BMW. you can tell by the roll of the fenders at the wheel wells and the side profile of the doors and rockers

nosushi4u 05-30-2011 11:34 AM

I'm thinking something like this.........
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...cture011-1.jpg
but unsure about the side turn signal behind the front wheel. Does anyone know if any bonnevilles have that turn signal/light behind the front wheel?
Thanks for your opinions. I appreciate it.

sawgunner 05-30-2011 11:34 AM

here is a clear pic of a late 90's 5 series BMW for comparison. (same wheels)
http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/a...late90sBMW.jpg

sawgunner 05-30-2011 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by nosushi4u (Post 1528679)
I'm thinking something like this.........
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...cture011-1.jpg
but unsure about the side turn signal behind the front wheel. Does anyone know if any bonnevilles have that turn signal/light behind the front wheel?
Thanks for your opinions. I appreciate it.


no bonnevilles ever had a side turn signal on the fender unless they added it aftermarket

sawgunner 05-30-2011 11:54 AM

bonnevilles also had a low mounted 3rd brake light ( mounted in the bottom center of the rear window 87-99 the 2000+ had it on the face of the decklid). from the brakes applied picture you posted the perps car has a high mounted 3rd brake light ( mount top dead center of the rear window if not roof mounted). there are no bonnevilles eve produced like that

nosushi4u 05-30-2011 12:02 PM

youre right..........the 3rd brake light is high mounted. I just looked at the video.
I'll take a look at the late 90's 3 and 5 series to see if I can match the mirrors. These definitely come from the door, not up by the sidepost.

nosushi4u 05-30-2011 12:37 PM

so far almost all bmw's I've looked at have a low mounted 3rd brake light. The exception is a 2000 3 series sedan.


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