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Old 05-05-2006, 02:48 PM   #21
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For a n/a, pushrod, v6, boat, I don't think my car is slow.
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I think it just depends on what you comparing it to.
For the record I think my car is middle of the road.
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I think it just depends on what you comparing it to..
You've hit the nail right on the head...

What does a Bonnie compare to?

I tend to think that my '90 SE was aimed at the Nissan Maxima, Audi Sedan type buyers,
rather than say someone that would have bought a '90 Impala or Crown Vic.

I think that my car is pretty fast, I love my passing gear.

I use my Bonnie as a commuter, I drive 30 miles each way on a turn pike.
The speed limit is 75, most people go 80 and I have no problem bumping it up to 85 or 90 to pass a truck or other slower moving vehicles.
This is my first car with a 3800, and I am very impressed with this motor.

Sure a bonneville isn't fast compared to a big block camaro or some other performance vehicle.
But for a sedan, especially an American one,
I would say that the Bonneville is a fast car.
And it corners better than a lot of other American sedans of the era.

In My Humble Opinion.

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I used to drive a Corvette. Everything else by comparison seems slow. That said, my NA 3800 is faster than most people'* cars. The cars that it isn't faster than are pretty obvious. And more importantly, at some point I think a car is probably "fast enough". I've always been able to pass a truck on a highway, for example. I've never been disappointed with my car'* speed, and never wished I'd bought the supercharged version instead.

But then some people actually race cars, and for that task, a NA Bonneville is not the car to choose.
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I drive my SSE everyday and she has never disapionted me when ever I needed the power
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Fast enough for me. 140 mph easily achievable, yet rarely (if ever used). Faster then a 2800 lb sports car...no, faster then the majority of sedans on the road...yes.

But its all relative.
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