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Old 01-14-2006, 03:14 AM   #31
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unfortuneately i cant say what i like, but i can say what i miss

i miss low-end juevos and flat torque curves, yeah if youre talking simply WOT then Shortstar>L36 IMO, but for just downright driveability under any conditions you cant hardly beat the 3800 series.

I miss the looks, Pontiac has always had some aggressive styling, my car isnt exactly a show stopper, it sorta blends in with everything else around here, which id like to fix at some point

i miss the comfort, the seats, the the suspension in the Intrigue seems stiffer, yet it also doesnt seem to handle as well, so all i get from it is to feel every bump in the road..the seats were very comfortable in that car, and much bigger, like a recliner on wheels.

a couple random nice things about the Intrigue, i like the fast revving shortstar with that lovely 6500 redline which will flat out scoot you down the road when you mash the right pedal...its also quite a bit more manueverable in smaller areas, sometimes the Bonneville would just not make a u-ey or would have trouble in tight parking lots....another thing i like is the way this engine sounds, its just very unique, it also doesnt sound like its gasping for breath at high rpms, thats what the L36 always sounded like to me, that as you approached redline it was like "ok are you done yet?" whereas this engine seems disappointed to shift
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I am in love with the low end power the L67 produces. The style, its awesome, everything, the way it looks, its sleek and powerful
The interior is all i need and then some, its impressive all the options it has.
The Pontiac Red dash display, heads up display, steeringwheel controls
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and the way my boost gage pegs.
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The styling of the 92-99. Its new, its modern, and its not bland, and its styling wasn't copied from any other car ether within' GM or another company. The look will never go "out of fashion".
I agree, that body style will always be my favorite. People still don't believe my car is 7 years old.
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And when you look at the front, it has a facial expression of a mean grin, kinda like the muscle cars of the 50'*-70'*.
That'* my favorite thing about my cars body style.
First time my father in law saw my Bonne he said the front end reminded him of his old GTO
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Yeah, I truly think the 92-99 Bonnie'* styling are timeless. I still marvel at my car because it still looks brand new. Now when you look at the new GM cars, what do you notice about them? They're edgy now, hell the Bonnies was edgy in the 92-99 years. So therefore the Bonnies are practically brand new.

Is that awesome?

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i believe that is why they were so popular....esp the SSE and SSEi body....they were ahead of there time and they had a distince separation from the competition, that is what gave them the edge....i think they lost that in the 00+...the Bonne blended in with all the others in its class...there was noithing to separate it....that is why there is no mo Bonne
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i believe that is why they were so popular....esp the SSE and SSEi body....they were ahead of there time and they had a distince separation from the competition, that is what gave them the edge....i think they lost that in the 00+...the Bonne blended in with all the others in its class...there was noithing to separate it....that is why there is no mo Bonne
I'll probably get banned for this, but...

When it comes down to it, don't you think the '90s bonne was similar to the olds 88 and buick lesabre for those years? All three of these vehicles have the pillar windows, etc. Certainly the bonne has its own charm but when you compare it to the aforementioned is it really radically different? Certainly it has differences in styling from its olds and buick cousins, but it has a lot of similarities too in my opinion.
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I'll probably get banned for this, but...

When it comes down to it, don't you think the '90s bonne was similar to the olds 88 and buick lesabre for those years? All three of these vehicles have the pillar windows, etc. Certainly the bonne has its own charm but when you compare it to the aforementioned is it really radically different? Certainly it has differences in styling from its olds and buick cousins, but it has a lot of similarities too in my opinion.
opinions are welcomed here.....

i agree that they have VERY similar features, you can tell a Bonne from a Olds or a Buick when you see it....Pontiac did a really good job of making the car sporty, something the Buick and the Olds dosnet have
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I like mine because it takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. The seats are comfortable too, no matter what car I'm in, after 30 minutes of driving I always say, "We should have taken the Bonneville." I also love the tunes, I like the ability to drive 80 with the windows down, and still have loud *** music
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i believe that is why they were so popular....esp the SSE and SSEi body....they were ahead of there time and they had a distince separation from the competition, that is what gave them the edge....i think they lost that in the 00+...the Bonne blended in with all the others in its class...there was noithing to separate it....that is why there is no mo Bonne
I'll probably get banned for this, but...

When it comes down to it, don't you think the '90s bonne was similar to the olds 88 and buick lesabre for those years? All three of these vehicles have the pillar windows, etc. Certainly the bonne has its own charm but when you compare it to the aforementioned is it really radically different? Certainly it has differences in styling from its olds and buick cousins, but it has a lot of similarities too in my opinion.
Yes it was the same car in reality... But pontiac had a style all of their own... The under pinnings were identical... But I'd rather have a Bonneville over the Buick / Olds of the time...

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Hmmmm....

Well, since everything else has been basically said (I didn't read every page so hopefully it hasn't been mentioned)

How there is no standard Bonneville, in a sence. There'* the SE, SSE, and SSEI. So even if your stuck with an SE like myself, it'* still an SE, and not just a plain Bonneville (no SE). I guess they might have done it this way to make you feel special nomatter what :P
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