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Old 05-17-2008, 12:55 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by willwren
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I have a 2000 Bonne and love it. No major problems other than the ones with all 3800 SII and such. Nothing too unexpected so far (I have 133.000 miles and the UIM gasket hasnt gone yet (knock on wood)).

Unfortunatly if you are looking for a car thats easier to park, the bonne is not your best choice. But for everything else it is.
You're flirting with disaster and gambling with your motor.

Yep, I know... I am driving it VERY gently for a few more weeks, and when I get my coaching money I will be doing it ASAP.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:56 AM   #12
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Driving it gently has nothing to do with prolonging the life of the gaskets.
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I drive an 08 sonata 4-banger and had an 01 SSEi for 2 years. I can tell you that the SSEi would be the choice. I can only get about 22-25 mpg around a spread-out town and I drive from Auburn AL to Mobile AL on a regular basis can can never get past 28mpg. The Hyundai'* 4-banger can't drop down the RPMs when doing 80 like a 3800 engine can. In my Bonnie I got 33-35 on the same trip. I think it is also because bonnevilles are very aerodynamic.

Don't get me wrong, I like my Hyundai, and if you wan't a kick *** warranty (10/100) then get one. It'* the smoothest 4-cyl I've ever driven. Shifts almost as smoothly as a 3800 and you can't tell it'* idling with the radio on. These emissions standards new cars have to abide by really kill gas mileage. Bonnevilles were built a while ago so they are less restricted so they can muster more mileage than their new-age counter parts.

Another thing about a bonneville is the features. HUD, memory seats, air compressor built into the trunk, Homelink, nice sterios (the Bose system anyway...). Lots of features that you won't find on a Hyndai unless you get the Genesis...
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those superchargers go bad too don't forget that
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