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Old 01-29-2004, 08:40 PM   #21
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It was my parents' car...I just kinda took it over and finally fell in love with it.
Hmmmm.... The Princess, and she has a great taste in cars...
lol...thanks
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:41 PM   #22
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when i first laid eyes on it i had to have it i thought there was no way i could afford it then i saw the price tag and it was in almost perfect condition inside and out, and instantly i fell in love, the power was unbelievable to me at the time i miss it already
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:49 PM   #23
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see i wanted one when i was 16 but couldnt afford so settled with a 90 GP well when that ttook a **** i bought the bonny mainly because of stylein
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yeah it had the 3.1
but that was the best motor and trans combo i ever seen
see i beat the **** out of that car i mean you name i did it not just once but at the time(nertual drops and going about 30 mph in reverse and then slaming it in to drive tons of tire smoke the finially i was driveing it 1 day in a summer day about 85 f and i wasnt paying any attention and then the temp was pegged at like 260 i think so i pulled over and let it cool off came back a hour later and fill the coolant then drove it then later that night i checked the oil milky so next day traded it in i got it with 85k and i got rid of it with 167k over a span of 2 years

but no knocking blown HG Damn Iron blocks and alumnium heads
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Well I have always liked the look of the early ( pre 92) Bonneville SSE, but never had $$$ to buy one. Well I went to an auction and brought Renée with me ( big mistake) and when we seen this car come in, we knew nothing about it at all. Didn't even know what condition it was in. Well she fell in love with it and I have always wanted one. So usually you bring a person with you to stop you fomr buying something, well lets just say she kept telling me to bid. We got it for about 450$ but after taxes and this fee and that fee it was about 800$.

We thought about selling it cause we didn't really have alot of money to get it on the road. But we brought it back with us when we moved back to our home town and as of December it is back on the road.
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My first car was a 85 Cutlass Ciera, the trans went out on it so I had to start shopping for something. My good friend was looking for cars about a month before my Olds died and his choices were down to a 94 Maxima and a Bonneville. He got a better deal for the Maxima so he took it.
When I started looking I found a 95 SE, whoever owned that car kept it in mint condition, the floor mats didnt have any kind of mark on them. December of 2000 saw the end of that Bonne though.
Two weeks later I was looking for a new Bville, saw the one I have now sitting in a lot, took and never looked back
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Ryan, the original Alien was a nice hand-me-down!

I on the other hand, got a 1986 Chevy Celebrity from my Godparents. That car was embarrassing. It was black, which was nice. All cleaned up it was great. The interior was the soft maroon cloth seats, very nice. Had the 72 spoke wire hub caps. Bought some 5 spoke chrome wheel covers from pepboys to pimp it out a bit more. But the way that car accelerated, it probably was a 19 second car on a good day.

Then the radiator cracked and the car over heated every single day to the point I stalled my car in traffic on a regular basis. I knew I needed a reliable car.

I went to carday.com (which was a scam IMO) and found my current Bonne 15 miles from my house. Was a nice looking car from what I could tell on the internet pictures, and I always liked Bonnevilles since I was 10 or 11 years old. Took a test drive, liked the features, and I couldn't pass it up, even though it had 96K miles. And I'm glad I bought it. It has proven to be much more reliable than I thought it would be the day I bought it.
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I got bored at an auction. Bought the 87. Helped a guy who needed money. Got the 93.
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My first car was a 85 Cutlass Ciera, the trans went out on it so I had to start shopping for something. My good friend was looking for cars about a month before my Olds died and his choices were down to a 94 Maxima and a Bonneville. He got a better deal for the Maxima so he took it.
When I started looking I found a 95 SE, whoever owned that car kept it in mint condition, the floor mats didnt have any kind of mark on them. December of 2000 saw the end of that Bonne though.
Two weeks later I was looking for a new Bville, saw the one I have now sitting in a lot, took and never looked back
I know that maxima! We need to get him out of it.....

I drove the 88 nova around in HS since it was our families 3rd vehicle, my brother and i took an early class and forced my parents to get a 01 camry. I didn't take any car to college since i didn't have one last year. This summer i put my foot down, and looked at pontiacs and some thunderbirds etc. Looking at early 90'* GP GTP and stuff, but it was all $6k or so, said what the hey, at the bonneville, i always liked them, we almost bought one in 91, but got a transport instead. To my surprise they had a bigger engine, were more luxurious, and bigger, and cheaper by a lot used! It was big enough for all my toys, had a big american displacement engine, was luxurious to no end, and was different. It looked like a good driver.

Found a 92 SSE on the other end of the metro, went to check it out with a buddy. It was loaded, and with 167,000 miles, and it was showing. Tranny died on me when i was returning it from my inspection.

Drove some SE'* but they were all lacking in options, and were banged up. Finally found my car about 20 miles north of the 92 sse, in Buffalo Mn. When we pulled up the hill into their house i saw it and was just happy! We got in, it had all the toys and it was a great driver. This was on a monday night i believe, and we had it checked out wed afternoon and i bought it after the inspection.

It'* big enough for moving stuff @ college, it'* powerful, takes me back to the msucle car era, it'* still nimble, it'* sporty, and it'* damn comfy!
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Ever since I was 13, I said I wanted a black 92-95 SSEi. Couldn't find one, so I bought a White SSE SC. Bonnevilles run in my family.
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