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Old 01-28-2006, 01:06 AM   #11
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The styling of the Bonneville and the rare color (it'* rare around here) just immediately caught my eye on a dealer lot. I just blew it off but only to find myself back there in a few weeks with my parents' Mastercard in one hand and a wad of cash in the other hand.

Definitely don't regret the impulse purchase. I actually wish I brought one sooner. Again the fact it'* a SE doesn't faze me, it'* still bloody quick.
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Old 01-28-2006, 01:18 AM   #12
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parents got it new in 1993. It was driven by them until 2001, when we got our 2001 SE. My sister then drove it until a year ago. My dad then started driving it instead of his truck. Now its my baby . It will be mine for a few years, until i get my dream GTP.
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christmas present when i was 15. she had a blown motor hence the accompanied haynes manual. my dad had a green pontiac with a blown motor for his first car so he wanted to continue tradition
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My van was rusting to **** and my uncle bought this car to get the supercharger off of it then his green 93 was totaled so he desided to fix this one (mine) and sell it so i sold my rusty POS (not true I loved that van) for $1600 and bought the bonny for $2000. I think i made the right choice
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It was my grandpa'* since 92. Fell in LOVE with the car when I was 13, and had my mind set on owning it once I turned 16. Started doing extensive research on the bonneville'* and found out what I was getting into. Only found myself more in love with them
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cuz it was insanely cheap

i bought my 1990 sse for the grand total of $200
(boy i didnt know what i was getting myself into)
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I never bought my Bonneville...it was free!

My sister gave it to me after her kid drove it without oil and blew the engine. I went down to the junk yard and bought a '96 Bonne engine for $400. I've been in love ever since!

I would have liked to buy one... or at least a big car like it since I'm a big guy. (6' 5" 280 lbs) That reminds me, I've heard a lot of people complain about how small the steering wheel is on the Bonneville. I already have to use it at the highest notch on the tilt...so I like it the way it is
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Why did I buy it?
The test drive.
Was originally looking for a small 2 door 4 banger for the gas milage, but once I got the 3800 under my foot, it was love at first drive. It was funny picking up my car with my parents, cause my mom had no idea what I bought, and she was very suprised to see what I picked out. I guess she was expecting something will a little less class.
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I like big cars, always have. I think it'* because my grandfather was a truck driver too and always had big cars that were cool and had balls.
I was 20 at the time, I wanted I good looking car that had some power, and wasn't going to kill me in insurance. I had always loved the looks of the body on my year Bonne.
Since I had been a fan of the 3800 I originally looked into the (at the time) newer style Impalla, a 2002 LS. The payments were going to be too high for my taste, so I looked at other GM cars with the 3800, that'* how I came across my Bonne.
Took her for a test drive, and rememberred the infatuation I had once had with Bonnes.

(Funny story about the first bonne I ever drove, had a girfriend whose sister had a 93 Bonne, I drove that car a couple of time and loved it. I think the only reason I stayed with the GF so long was because I was in love with her sister'* car)
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My Bonneville cost me $1. It was my inheritance from my late great grandma. The Bonneville was her last and favorite car, and I still have things like sales receipts, mileage certificates, etc.

I KEEP my Bonneville because I love the ride, look, and feel of her. She'* still a low mileage car for her age at 85,000 original miles.
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