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Old 10-20-2002, 10:26 AM   #11
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Alot of people on this site either have or had or planned to get a Monte Carlo SS . I got an 86 SS
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Old 10-20-2002, 01:13 PM   #12
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As for me this is my 3rd H Body! I like them because of the ride!
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Easy on the old rickety joints, eh?
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My story is a little different from all of yours. My bonnie used to belong to my grandmother before she passed away. After that the old girl just sat in my gramp'* driveway for 5 or so years. one day he said to my dad "yr son is getting his lisence soon, would he want the car? if not im either selling it or junking it. either way i want it out of the driveway."

to tell you the truth i hated the thought of driving the beast. it wasnt "cool" enough for me. so i took it for the hell of it. figured id beat it to **** while i save for my neighbors 92 firebird.

After i repaired most of the major stuff that made the car suck i fell in love with it. it rides great, has balls, and is so comfortable i fall asleep in it almost every day on break at work. i dont care how bad my friends make fun of my car or me for loving it, i will try and keep this thing alive for as long as my wallet will allow me to! im positive i will get annother one when it bites the dust.
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I have never owned a car until I bought this Bonneville. I am originally from Canada and the first car I drove when I came to California was a friend’* 1995 Bonneville. So when I sold my (Canadian climate) Chevy ZR2 back to chevy because it was melting in Fresno I decided to buy my friends Bonneville. He had since hit a Harley with it and done a few other things but I figured a little time and bodywork would fix it. To tell you the truth the car grew on me and if it had not I would have shot it. I bought the car for very cheap $3000.00 and spent an additional $4000.00 on new parts and engines and transaxles. I was used to trucks I could abuse. The Bonneville until it met me had no other options. Soon I figure our cars will have all the same options as the GP. Personally I was a closet GP lover. If I had to pick another similar car it would be the Chevy Impala 1995-1997. The Bonneville has changed my perspective of the “big” Car. If I were to have just bought a Bonneville and read all the information on this site my repairs would have been much better. Not cheaper but better. I really love the body style of the 93-95 Bonneville.

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I fell in love with willwren'*, he found one and I baught it. Love the POWER!
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He still goes out every morning, falls on his knees, and worships MINE. Gotta break him of that.
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Old 10-21-2002, 02:16 PM   #18
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Loved the '88-91 SSEs, couldn't afford them new. When my VW Cabriolet (should have been my wife'* car) and my wife'* Chevy Blazer *-10 (should have been my car) both died in the same week (Monday and Friday respectively), we were faced with over $2,500 in repairs AND we still owed on the Blazer. We cut a deal with a local new/used car dealer while looking for a replacement for my wifes Blazer (a newer Jimmy) where he would take both cars off our hands (Towing included) and pay off the the outstanding balance in our Blazer. This gave us zero negative equity into the new purchases. (The repair bills deducted from the trade-in value on both cars added to the outstanding note would have resulted in about $2,000 in negative equity). While shopping around I found a '95 Yukon GT (another favorite of mine) at another dealer. They would not deal to my satisfaction so I walked away (negotiated for a week) and purchased the Bonneville from the dealer that took the old vehicles in on trade. I almost didn't go with the Bonneville because it wasn't an SSEi, (I have also always loved the 92-95 SSE'* and SSEi'*) but I took a second look when I realized that it was a Supercharged SE (quite the sleeper ).

Ironically, my wife didn't go with the Jimmy or any car from that dealer, opting for a Nissan Villager (Mercury Villager for those of you who may think this is a typo) mom-mobile .

Of the contemporary vehicles, I like the '93-'95 Bonneville SSEi, any Yukon GT, and the '95-'97 Impala SS the best. But I would say that my SE is included in the Bonnevilles that I love so much.
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Old 10-21-2002, 02:45 PM   #19
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Man, a little work and you'll be there... 80,000 miles is nothing.... Your car doesn't look that bad at all.... And that deck wing you put on there really sets it off.... And it sat for 5 years...Care for it a little, and she'll keep on going and going and going and going and going.............
Jr, you are probably the first person to say something nice about my Bonnie. I agree that as long as i dont beat it, it should last a while. A little paint and body work wouldnt hurt either
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Why a bonneville??
I remember being 9 yrs old and going to see our first house. The real estate was driving this awesome car. It was a 1988 Bonneville SSE, fully loaded. Since then i have been in love with the 88-91 SSE. And everytime I was looking for a car, the pricing was never right, and when the price was right, I was not looking for a car

But this past week, I found my fav car, and just had to buy. and thats why i bought a bonneville.
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