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Old 09-29-2004, 07:00 PM   #11
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I bought mine because my mom had had awesome luck with the 3 3800'* she had before I bought my 1992 SE. I got my 1992 SE and found I was driving a chick magnet (at least after I detailed it and threw some AR Speedstar rims with Vogue tyres on). Then I found I could drive it anywhere without worrying about breaking down, or too low of MPG'*.

Then I was in an accident that in anything smaller could have been a sad sight (and feeling). I was rear ended by a 1989 Jeep Cherokee that at impact was going "..approximately 60 MPH." the police said. I walked away (actually I drove the 100 miles home) with no real injuries beyond a slight case of whip lash that lasted about 3 days. The Bonneville suffered a total loss of her rear end. The only car I thought about replacing it with was another Bonneville.
I have now owned 4 more Bonneville daily driver Bonneville'* and have bought and sold 2 other 1992 Bonneville parts cars (another green 1992 SE and a black 1992 SSE).
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Old 09-29-2004, 07:04 PM   #12
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to be honest...i dont even know why...

before i bought mine, i had no knowledge of it, other than some were supercharged...

so thats what i got...now im in love with every little curve, its my baby, and everyone that knows me personally knows that ANDREW and BONNEVILLE go hand and hand...

but my parents had one before me, and also supernaturalfaith00
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:11 PM   #13
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Whats a Bonneville?


Fast Forward to me now....


This is one sweet car!
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:22 PM   #14
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I think Pontiac themselves said it best:

Luxury with Attitude....
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:31 PM   #15
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Ohh, the Bonneville. That'* the car with the Grand Prix motor!
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:59 PM   #16
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I guess I'll be the first to contrast.

I don't love the Bonneville.

I like it. I'd buy another one if the right one came up... ie, mint 1991 SSE + ghetto gold (no other variant), or 1996-1999 SSEi in great shape.

In terms of my car, I'll get this straight: it rides great, has good torque down low. But it'* no be-all end-all kinda fast car. Car and Driver'* 17.3 @ 79 (read: "yes") somewhat confirms that. Feels fast, yeah, but I ain't gonna challenge a 2003 Toyota Corolla (16 second wonder right there. )

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The racetrack of every teenagers dreams...
For me, that'd be the Nurburgring

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I can take speed bumps at 50 and not feel a thing [yes, I have done this, yes, I will do it again faster].
you WILL break your car doing that



So why am I here?

Because I have one. And I like 'em. And I'm a forum junkie.
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:42 PM   #17
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NO car fits every need. The Bonneville fits mine. I bet I could smoke that 16 second
Corolla though and many others on here could also. Several guy'* on here
are turning 13'*. Thats fast in anyones book.

Every car is designed for a nitch crowd. A Bonneville wont' turn 1g sideways
but I can haul five guys to the track with it. I've had cars that would turn in at close to
1 g.

It was a blast .... for about 30 minutes.

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Cool track but I bet no one ever went 700 MPH on it !

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Its certainly a major competetion to other big cars though, if not corollas(sp?)
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I will break my suspension? Uh oh.. maybe that'* why the car is sitting on her arse.. Not really, I know it is bad.. it was just for the sake of argument. My mom'* VW couldn't take a speed bump above 10mph without killing yourself.


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Originally Posted by MOS95B
I think Pontiac themselves said it best:

Luxury with Attitude....
I agree whole heartedly MOS!! I enjoy my 91 for the way it rides, handles, the extras it has and I especially love to watch peoples heads turn as I drive by. No matter where I go people stop what they're doing and watch my car go by. I am always getting compliments on how sharp my ride is

I just had passengers this past weekend and they were suprised that it rode so smooth. It is a cruiser and it can fly too.

I am very content with my car.
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