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Old 06-03-2003, 08:46 PM   #11
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Default I think this is the answer for a lot of us!

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Old 06-03-2003, 10:41 PM   #12
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Nobody really thinks about it, but our "little" V6 is more perky than a lot of V8'* out there. But it'* not worth arguing, cause we all know in our minds, that the 3800 ownz.
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:07 PM   #13
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Some Ricer with an "Anal" Probe sent me some hatemail 'cause I said Probes suck. It'* funny 'cause he said I "shouldn't talk since I have a Bonneville." That'* another reason Rice is so pathetic, because they don't think a ~2 ton Bonneville is fast, that is until they get smoked by one. Ignorant fools...
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I think the Bonneville is the sleeping tiger of the car world. They look relaxed and refined, but they have teeth, and the instincts to back them.
They are perfect for a certain kind of person and make no sense to anyone else. They're an athlete in a business suit and fit the kind of person that goes a little deeper than what can be seen on the outside, a multi-dimensional person who manages to juggle many varied (and often conflicting) interests, experiences, and goals.
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You said it all right there.
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I concur!

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I know there'* a lot of talk about GP owners bein' "Koky" I'm just wonder'n what kinda attitude do bonneville drivers have?
Oh, Lordy... Okay, you asked:

Since 1984 I've had vanity plates reading "I BYTE" (okay, well in 1984 I thought it was riotously funny) on my cars, including a Trans Am, two Cutlasses in succession, and currently the SSEi.

So anyway, early in the evening the phone rings, and it'* my brother in law. "Your car is going to be on the Ten O'Clock News!"

(Quick check out the front window. Yup, car'* still there.) "Um, why?"

"They're doing a feature story on unusual vanity plates, and they showed yours in a promo for the Ten O'Clock News! Better watch!"

So throughout the rest of the evening, we sort of knew when Channel 2 had run another promo for the late news, because seconds later we'd get a call from some friend or relative who'd just fallen out of their chair in surprise. A _lot_ of people know these plates.

I found a blank videotape and set up a VCR to tape, and sure enough, there was my plate in the story on vanity plates. Damn, I wonder where they'd found it. Must have been in a parking lot at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL, perhaps -- Channel 2 loves to go out there because it'* close to the expressway and they can get in and out real quick.

They'd filmed mine in extreme closeup at a funky angle -- you couldn't see anything of the car, just "I BYTE" filling the whole screen -- but then as we watched, the narrator said something like "Some plates reveal a more aggressive attitude" (uh-oh, now what...?) and they faded from my license plate into an interview with (I swear) a Doctor Sheldon Greenburg from something-or-other Hospital, who droned on for a while about how you weren't supposed to antagonize drivers who pick out "aggressive" license plates because you never know what they might do. Yes! Mess with me and ... um... I'll make your software all buggy, or something. (Microsoft users will never know the difference... )

So there you have it. My 15 Minutes of Fame, and it goes to my car.
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I guess I am spoiled as I have 2 Bonnies and a Z28 Camero. Let me say that I love luxury, but I also love performance. My wifes 92 SSE will boil the rice, and my 97 SSEi will give me fried rice ! Black and charred little rice machines on the side of the road, their whining little owners crying about how I cheated or something

On a side note: My 1995 Z28 Camero is about the same performance as my SSEi. On the 1/4 Mile or in overtaking, I would say they would be about the same. That was a real shock to me. The SSEi really rocks, especially in 2nd gear acceleration under WOT.

People usually wont race me in my Camero, but people always try racing the Bonne, and if they are obnoxious, I will smoke them !
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"Your Bonneville couldnt touch my camero" was the famous words from my classmate (hes eating them now, read my post in "Kill stories") but back then when i didn't race I told him, maybe, but does your car have 6 cupholders in the front seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 5 feet of leg room?.... Um...no.... It was well put.. "Luxury with Attitude"

But yeah Im a laid back guy, wouldnt get mad at anydriver, no matter how f'd up...i just shrug it off and enjoy the outstanding ride/performance of my Bonne
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5 years ago ui had that same argument in my head. I was alway a V8 man. My choice at the time was between a 96 Impala SS and the 95 SSEi. for the same price. I just fell in love with the bonnie, and now look at us. LOL My wife thinks i love it more then her.
I hate to say it but I prolly woulda gone for the SS as long as it wasn't a clone.
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