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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hows it going everyone,


Im going to look at a 1998 Bonneville SE , its got 154 xxxkms on it , 2 owner car "Body still in very good condition. Interior in great condition." ( his words not mine ) he says it was safetied in late may , ( im guessing it should safety again) heres a pic:



I can see the passenger front fender I will be looking at that rust spot closely along with the doors .

my question to you guys is what should i be looking for , What problems are common with these cars ? ( mechanical and body wise)

i really like Bonneville'* a lot , and am wanting to be an owner.

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Check for water in the spare tire area, check the rear wheel wells for rust threw. Look for water staining on the rear seat belts.
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thanks for the heads up Danthurs
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After looking at the car last night , i bought her for $1100 , Drove it home with no plates, Got lost but found my way home. I love my new ride ( ah crap i think i got the Bonneville bug now)

What it is:
1998 SE
154000 KM
darkish Green
exterior is good ( a few spots like the gas cap cover , bottom corners of the doors)
interior is near mint (charcoal color)

things that need to be fixed:
new gas cap cover ( biggest eye sore of the car)
low speed stall ( when stoping for stop signs sometimes it stalls , same with going into reverse its like it just idles too low and stalls)
it has a hiccup : when driving along the engine misses ( i guess ) its just one quick hiccup kind of like a hard shift

also this stock stereo just isnt loud enough something will have to be done about that i think

So this is were i try to be as active as i can on the forum

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Congratulations Justin!

We can help get those little things working just fine in no time!
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As soon as we get a few nice days here ill wash her up and upload sum pics for u guys ,
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That'* awesome Justin. Congratulations. Please put your car'* year and model in your signature line so we know what we are dealing with when you ask questions.

Can't wait to help you get started.
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Congrats man, I think you will love your Bonneville!
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