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Old 02-24-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default TEN things i hate about my Bonne (ATLEAST TEN)!!

Okay maybe hate is too strong a word . . .

OH My dear Bonne how i dislike you with a somewhat tongue-in-cheek passion!

oh let me count the ways:

1 - i can't do donuts in the snow!
2 - It'* not rear wheel drive (so i can't do donuts in the snow)
3 - that stupid "Service Theft System" (STS) indication every cold morning
4 - the wasted horsepower - because it is not rear wheel drive
5 - the wasted horsepower due to torque steer - because it is not rear wheel drive
6 - the fact that the local dealers could not fix that stupid STS and now i can't let them try because they will reset my AWESOME INTENSE programmed PCM
7 - the stock goodyear tires, which are supposed to be "SO GOOD" after all they are Goodyear'*, that will not "STICK" to the pavement - because it'* not RWD
8 - the fact that i have to "pull" a fuse to do any type of slipping and sliding because the traction control/ABS kicks in :(
9 - the problem of not being able to spend under $50 at SUMMIT racing to get a decent set of traction bars for that little extra "stick" - because my Bonne is not rear wheel drive!

and last but not least . . .

10 - although i have just about every other option - i don't have heated seats and when i am sitting there fuming about how that stupid "Service theft system" light comes on every cold morning and the dealer can't fix it, i get even madder because even after i reset the indication and my car (and behind) warms up i still will not be able to do donuts in the freshly fallen snow BECAUSE (everyone join in here) -

My Bonne is NOT REAR WHEEL DRIVE!!!!!


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LSD would go a long way to getting you traction as well as some grippy tires.

No heated seats was your fault

You could always do them in reverse....heh
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at atleast your not bitter about your car not being rear wheel drive
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Bitter?

i'm no bitter . . . just lamenting the fact that i have to wait until this summer to get my LSD!

I LOVE my car!
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The transmission/Drivetrain configuration is why this will never be my play car... Sadly it'll turn into a beater when I get out of school and start looking for V8 that turns the correct wheels, where I shift my own gears.

Although that'll wait till I have a garage to keep it happy in So until then....
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Yep at least its front wheel drive!
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Do you guys with 2k+ Bonnies have the same e-brake setup that the 92-99 had?

If so, you still can't do donuts, but you CAN do some awesome power slides.

Just pump the e-brake to engage it while turning, step on it again and hold it down until you are very sideways, then countersteer and release the e-brake to straighten out.

Once you have the technique down you can get 3 or 4 tail-outs in a row without losing control.

And can't you just turn off the TC?
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There is no hand e-brake in the 00+ although that would be fun.
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There is no hand e-brake in the 00+ although that would be fun.
Nah. The foot e-brake with the push-to-engage/push-again-to-disengage is more controllable. You can keep both hands on the wheel!
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"You could always do them in reverse....heh"

Thanks for supplying the great idea, Rogue !!!

~Mrs. Xac Xado
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