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Old 12-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Just wandering ...What is the worst and the best looking Bonneville year/model? Any thoughts?
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This will be a tough question to answer.
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Easy for me to answer both, The best is mine! the 2005 GXP

The worse would be the butt ugly tuna boat called the Parisienne from 83-86. It was a large hideous monster hodge podged together in Canada. It was a rebadged Chevrolet Impala that had the Impala rear taillight panel fitted with Pontiac taillight lenses, and the nose came off a Chevy Caprice fitted with a Pontiac grille. The result was an obvious concoction with no flow in styling. Truly the "RockyHorror Show" of cars. Redbaging and duplicity is what killed the Bonneville and has put the Pontiac near extinction.
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, so what you're saying is that you don't drive a Bonneville, but a Venomville GXP!
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I don't think there was a single non ugly car made in the 80s.
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, so what you're saying is that you don't drive a Bonneville, but a Venomville GXP!
ROFLMAO!!!, OK I am a little too proud of mine. Although a Buick owner through the late 80'*-2005, I did like what the Bonneville was shaping into through the 90'*. I saw my GXP in the showroom and had to have it. Without the mods/custom paint, it is still one slick styled full sized sport sedan.

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I don't think there was a single non ugly car made in the 80s.
Hey know, the Camaro'*. T/A'*, and 'Vettes were nice in the '80s.
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Hey know, the Camaro'*. T/A'*, and 'Vettes were nice in the '80s.
Back in the '80s I had a metallic blue '78 Trans Am T/A 6.6 named "Thumper" that I absolutely loved to death. It had the matching three-shades-of-blue screaming chicken on the hood, snowflake alloy wheels (I would have preferred honeycombs, but oh, well), and all the power I could handle. I remember one glorious night when I got on the gas hard from a stoplight on dry pavement, and all my tape cassettes went rocketing down the center console and landed in the back seat. Other than getting on the supercharger in second gear with my '93, that was the only other car in which I scared myself with my own acceleration.

Styling-wise, the '77 and '78 years were the best for the new rectangular-headlight front ends. After that, from '79 through '81, they got all bloated, as if the car had developed a head cold, and there was so much plastic stuck together in the nose that the pieces were never straight or aligned with each other quite right.

(Oh, yeah, it was named "Thumper" as it had a tendency to bottom-out its front suspension over anything rougher than a railroad crossing...)

(Oh, and tape cassettes were these way-cool things that came along to replace 8-tracks, which were... oh, never mind, the nurse says it'* time for me to go outside for a while...)
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I had an 84 Camaro I loved the **** out of. Bought it well used with a little 2.8 V-6 in it. Dropped a 350 and accompanied 5 speed that had been converted into an *-10 I went south through a drainage ditch in. One of those 12 pack fueled life lessons some of us have. The car seen to much salt in it'* day and rotted out both sides of the frame just behind the doors. Now retired with alot of time to spend, I wish I'd have kept it. Didnt have friends or a shop experienced in frame railing back then, it went to the wrecking yard minus the drivetrain which found a home in a friends Blazer *-10
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