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View Poll Results: How long will it last?
5 years 0 0%
3 years 4 21.05%
1 year 5 26.32%
6 months 1 5.26%
1 month 0 0%
1 week if ur lucky 1 5.26%
Bonnevilles cant take beatings and keep running sorry dude 8 42.11%
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:17 PM   #21
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I agree with the others here. If you cannot be mature and drive a NICE car the way they should be driven, don't buy one. There'* somebody out there who could buy that car that would actually appreciate it. It'* a bad idea for younger kids to own nicer cars anway unless they buy them themselves. My first car was an 88 LeSabre and I did used to drive that car really hard, doing burn outs a lot. But after the first six months of driving and getting a $90 fine for STUPID driving I decided I'd calm down. After I bought the Riviera when I was 17, I've babied this car. I hardly ever drive it hard, and I take care of it the way a car of this kind should be. I am 18 too, still young, but I know what I can and can't do in my car. I will never risk my own life or anybody elses to mess around in my car. I feel privelaged to be able and drive such a nice car. I know if I ever messed it up there is no way that I would ever be able to afford another car like this for the price I bought it at. (atleast for a very long time.) Just some things to think about. If you get that nice of a car, what sense is there in destroying it just for a little bit of fun. In the long run, you'll appreciate your car more and you'll grow attached to it.
Enough of my boring rambling though.
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:53 PM   #22
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I agree with the others here. If you cannot be mature and drive a NICE car the way they should be driven, don't buy one. There'* somebody out there who could buy that car that would actually appreciate it. It'* a bad idea for younger kids to own nicer cars anway unless they buy them themselves. My first car was an 88 LeSabre and I did used to drive that car really hard, doing burn outs a lot. But after the first six months of driving and getting a $90 fine for STUPID driving I decided I'd calm down. After I bought the Riviera when I was 17, I've babied this car. I hardly ever drive it hard, and I take care of it the way a car of this kind should be. I am 18 too, still young, but I know what I can and can't do in my car. I will never risk my own life or anybody elses to mess around in my car. I feel privelaged to be able and drive such a nice car. I know if I ever messed it up there is no way that I would ever be able to afford another car like this for the price I bought it at. (atleast for a very long time.) Just some things to think about. If you get that nice of a car, what sense is there in destroying it just for a little bit of fun. In the long run, you'll appreciate your car more and you'll grow attached to it.
Enough of my boring rambling though.

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lol mabey i should just buy a trans am or something.........
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i guess no car is designed to take a beating
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lol mabey i should just buy a trans am or something.........
Judging by all the questions you've asked, I don't think a Trans Am would last any longer, maybe less.

Do you want a car to drive, or a toy?
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buy a mustang, get some girls, wreck it into a wall... by then you'll realize that you've just totally wasted your time and instantly grow up... coming from a 20 year old by the way
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As others have said, nothing I say will change your driving habits.

But maybe I can help your reason a little bit.

You can drive your car hard...while not beating the crap out of it. Same as you can have fun in your car without being stupid.

Basically what I am trying to say is you can accelerate very fast in your car, but there are "gentler" ways to do it. Like they say, always drive like you are on ice. You will have the best control over your car that way. If you accelerate quickly while still being smooth, then it is a lot nicer on your car then if you just hit the throttle as fast as you can. And you still accelerate just about as fast. [/pointless rant]
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Not to be mean or anything.... But

These are the cars in your sig.....
Many rides in my 1 year 3 month driving experiance
1987 pontiac 6000-le 2.8 $200 /w 77k miles fully loaded tranny went 11 months after i got it 102k miles
1988 oldsmobile cutlass ciera international series $690 (sporty ciera) 3.8L lasted 3 months engine went
1987 oldsmobile cutlass ciera 3.8l parents car cost me $500 lasted 1 day
2000 dodge neon rent-a-car lasted 25 mins (litterally) smashed it up luckaly insurance covered it

Soon to be a 1995 pontiac bonneville se owner loaded electric moonroof pw pl leather duel power seats traction control new 114k miles new engine at 88k new intake manifold @ 88k just had tune up tranny flushed radiator etc will have in about 2 months or less

Being that you have killed all of these but one, what makes you think a 3800 II bonneville will last any longer? I suggest that you do not get that car, let your uncle sell it or trade it in....

I have seen 2.8'* and 3.8'* that were driven hard and lasted better than 250,000 miles easy... You were doing nothing but beating the tar out of all of these cars, and the 3.8 you had had the dimpled rods, roller liftes and the like.... They weren't performance engines but you had to work at killing them....

On another note ask your self this.... How would you live with yourself if you were the cause of another persons death and it was you fault...? Its on think to have a lead foot, but its another to beat the ***^ out of a car....

I have been abusive to my cars, But not to the extent that you have managed.... I have had my 95 SE for better than 6 years... I still take it on long trips... I have had my 91 for well over 4 years.... Both still run, and I am nuts about maintaining them.... If you are buying it to kill it then you do not need it, and you do not have the maturity to own a car of any kind....

And on the Trans Am, I guess you think the bottom end will not let go..... Thats what a few people I know thought when they went out and bough caprices and Impallas with the LT1 V8.... They were wrong.... All three engines I saw come apart had bad rod bearings.... So any engine will not tollerate constant abuse... Nut if you want a TA to blow up then be my guest, go waste the money on it...
Thats why i plan on being a automobile mechanic wana go to school at UTI and take a graduate training program with BMW and work for them awsome pay and I LOVE LOVE LOVE working on cars (SO FREAKING FUNNNNNNN) (to bad my school dont offer any automobile repair classes but i learned alot from my dad he took 4 years of automobile repair in high school)
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are you into motocross? The cr80 made me think that is another interest of yours. If so do you ride the way you drive?
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are you into motocross? The cr80 made me think that is another interest of yours. If so do you ride the way you drive?
yes smart guy lots of people think that means killer_creator......... another one odf my favorite things to do I had a little shitty 80 cc dirtbike that i loved to drive but junked it I wana get another dirtbike but for now i drive my friends 1997 Suzuki RM125 (wow unexpected power in that almost flipped it a few times) :P
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