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Old 12-06-2006, 01:25 AM   #21
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its not something you deal with if you buy a honda!
I rented an Accord once. Worst damn car i've driven in my life for being new. Loud obnoxious engine while cruising, dagerously slow, and I had to halt my vacation twice because of SES and rough idle. Had rental company reinburse me $100 for that POS.
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:30 AM   #22
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Safety - my life is worth dealing with a window regulator
thats the truth though. I never feel safe in most cars. Especially with the way some people around here drive.


A lot of accidents with smaller cars dont turn out to good.

The fact that nobody on here has died or hell even got really hurt...paralyzed etc....(that we know of) in a bonneville says something.




But no I would have to find one hell of a cheap 2000+ SSEi to go that route, we are talking something I can buy and do ~$2000 in repairs and still not loose money when I sell it again.




2000+ is mostly looks and some nicer suspension features. However you can get the same drivetrain in a 97-99 SSEi for a lot cheaper...and a lot of the problems are not in those years. However the pre-2000 look like buicks from the side...aka old persons car so its all up to you. 2000+ look loads better than the GPs from those years.
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This thread is not the place to discuss your hatred or love for Hondas. Do that in a new topic in the Lounge.

Keep this thread on topic.
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00'* are too fast for you
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It would appear that most of the negative 2000+ comments come from those who do not own them. If you just read the common problems thread, I can see where you may go . Some may have more issues than others, but for me so far the intermediate shaft and window regulator have been the issue. I've owned or worked on the previous generation Bonnevilles, as well as the current. I haven't found any to be head and shoulders over the rest. They all (just like any other car) have some things that pop up more than others, but they are all very good cars.
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It would appear that most of the negative 2000+ comments come from those who do not own them. .
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I think a lot of us still look at a 2000 Bonneville as a "new" vehicle. They're going on 7 years old; they are going to be having more and more issues as they get older and milage goes upward. Even the last model year bonnie is going on 2 years old.

Sorry to break it to you guys and gals, they're a dieing breed :(
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Bring yours to the meet... I want to drive it( he he he , Um how much do those tires cost again )

All of these cars have their differing issues... The entire pontiac line will suffer from a varrying range of issues... Some of the problems are perticular to one model while toers may not be... In the perfect world all cars made would be problemfree... But its not a perfect world and no car is going to go through its years without an issue or several...

we had a Honda Accord EX at one time... It was a great car... Served us very well... But it too had a few issues, but Honda was great about the recalls( a couple ) and getting the problems fixed promptly... Other than that a great car..

I know people that have 40,000 miles on their car and proclaim its an awsome car, never had an issue... Then they traded it for a new one.. I told them to keep that car for 150,000 miles then see how they felt about it...lol

But to end off my long rant.... No car is perfect... They will all have their quirks..

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The only problem I have had with my Bonne so far was having to replace the rack and pinion. I however didn't have to pay for it. And that isn't considered a "common problem". But as for the known problems, I have not had any of them. My windows are fine, no water leakage, no bearing issues, no intermediate steering shaft issues, nothing. Now I'm not saying I won't have these problems in the future. But as of right now, the car has not been problematic. So I say buy one, and drive it like you stole it!
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myself, i have only had a few issues with my car, and nothing that i would consider too much, or unacceptable, but a 6yr old car with 120k on it, i expect not to be perfect.
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