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Old 11-27-2005, 07:05 PM   #1
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Okay I need some sort of "ideal" explaing what the Bonneville is, why so many sold over the years. What it meant to people and the automotive industry... Any ideas...? I need some for the book which is coming along rather slow!
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The reason why so many sold is because the Bonneville combines every positive charatoristic folks want in a car. No matter what Bonneville you get you'll be getting luxary, power, reliability, and economy. The vast trim levels make it so people can choose the best Bonneville to support thier personal driving needs. Wether it be a soft cruiser all the way up to a high performance supercharged machine and everything in between.
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It'* a large car for a decent price (until recently) that does what it should.



By no means is it be-all, end-all, but it'* damned good.
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The fact that it is luxury with an attitude.
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Agressive styling, plush interior, nice ride, massive size, and a gas pedal that, when firmly depressed, will bring a smile to anybody'* face.
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A big, fast, comfortable, good looking car that generally kicks ***.
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Wonderful thoughts lets see if we can have more input! I need more, the more reasons the better!
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A big, fast, comfortable, good looking car that generally kicks A$$.
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It'* the only American car that truly marries Luxury and Performance in the same package.
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I always thought of the Bonneville as the modern version of a late 60'* or early 70'* muscle car. Those were usually a stock family sized coupe or sedan, given a treatment of bucket seats, big engines, tight suspensions, and sporty styling treatments.

Some might disagree with me, but when I looked around to see what was available in a "Modern Muscle Car" in terms of the attributes of classic muscle cars, the Bonneville is what fit. I mean, there are (were) obvious cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, but those cars evolved from classic muscle coupes into modernized racecars with Corvette engines. I could never figure it out, I mean, if I wanted a Corvette, why not just buy a Corvette? And Ford sells a ton of Mustangs, but the only people I know who buy them are women and wanna-be'*. If you want the features of a classic muscle car like a big American-made family-sized frame, sporty engine (supercharger anyone?), tight suspension, fat tires, what else is available? The Mustang is a very small car. I wouldn't want to ride in the back of a Camaro or Firebird. Cadillac is now making some powerful, sporty large cars, but I'm not going to pay $40,000 for a car. I looked at a brand new Buick the other day, and it reminded me of an Oldsmobile, which I always derisively called "Old-Mobiles" because old people drove them. I don't want an old man'* car, I want a sporty car that'* big and comfortable.

I like that I can fit friends and family in my car, without requiring me to have an SUV or a Minivan. People are very comfortable in my car anywhere we go, including long rides on vacations. That'* all important to me, evne though perhaps 90% of the time my car is solo-transport for me. I used to have a CRX, which was great for 90% of my driving, carting around just me, or my wife. But we were planning a family, so when my CRX died, I went straight to my Pontiac dealer and shopped Bonnevilles, which I'd had my eye on for around seven years, and I got what I wanted and still feel guilty about how much I enjoy driving my car!

That'* what I think makes a Bonneville a Bonneville.
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