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Old 02-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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My wife is OK which is the important thing but the Bonneville was totaled. Of course it didn't take much to total it due to age and mileage (232794). I couldn't do the body work that was required.
This was by far the best car I have owned and I was hoping to make it to 300k. She still rode good on original shocks! Thanks to all the people on this forum answering my questions, I was able to fix most things that happened over the years.
I stayed in the GM family with the new (to us) car: 2012 Impala LTZ. I hope it'* a long long time before I need to do anything besides normal maintenance on this car!
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Sorry to hear that. I see you're from Ohio (my home state), was this related to all the snow and general bad weather?
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Sort of. There was a lot of sand left on the road. It'* a down hill "*" curve. She slid right & caught the edge of pavement & when it slid on the soft should she over corrected. She then over corrected again & did a 360 according to people across road. She then went off the left side & bounced off a shale rock wall. From the front left bumper to the rear door it looked like 8 sharp fingers dragged across it. The crazy thing is she couldn't have been going more than 15 or 20 mph.
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These Bonneville'* will take a pretty bad beating. Glad your wife'* okay!
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Atleast your wife is ok thankfully, we got hit with a lot of snow earlier today here in Michigan and when I got home my ol lady had the Caddy in the ditch on our property thankful all was ok after I yanked it out with the pickup
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Welcome to the forum from a fellow Ohioan (soon to be moving back to Arizona)! Sorry about what happened to your Bonnie...glad your wife'* ok! Any pics of the Impala LTZ? Those are very nice cars!
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my mom and my uncle recently got newer 3.6 impalas, its a pretty nice car. not as cheap and stripped down feeling as the prior impalas used to be and good mileage. hope its a good car for you
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Glad your Wife is ok, sorry to hear about the retirement of your Bonneville.
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Another Bonneville gave it'* life to protect its driver, R.I.P. Glad no one was hurt.
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^^^ What he said, sorry the car was totaled, but glad your wifey is ok!
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