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Old 04-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Hi Guys/Gals!

I am not exactly new, being a few years ago (2006) I had been lurking on the forums as I was interested in purchasing a Bonneville after I sold my 1999 Trans Am. Well once I sold the T/A I ended up in a mint 96 Z28 with some stuff done to it

Sold the Z28 last fall because I had been offered a job in Nevada (lake tahoe area) in the mountains and needed a 4wd vehicle for the "snow by the feet" out there.

Bought myself a 2006 Trailblazer, being at that time gas was $4+ per gallon and I was able to practically steel the Trailblazer since SUV'* were like unmoveable bricks on dealer lots.

Well the job I was offered ended up falling through due to the economy, just like so many other jobs out there.

So I moved to Naples/Ft Myers area in Florida being I have always wanted to live in FL, and my parents have a second home in Cape Coral just a short drive away. It was a risk moving here without a job first, and it has been tough, but I have been doing things to get by for now until I can find a job that I am really looking for.

Anyways, It was great having an SUV to tow a big U-haul trailer accross country however after being down here and being short on cash, and averaging 16 mpg with it I decided it was just not practical to be driving a 4wd vehicle in FL.

So I began looking for something else that interested me, that I could get into for NO money, and the dealer could write me a check to help me pay the bills right now. So yesterday I drove across the state and traded my 06 Trailblazer in on a 2002 Bonneville SLE. When it was all said and done, the dealer gave me what I ended up paying for the vehicle last year, and I picked up the Bonneville for LESS than every other car I could find similar to it is going for. So I left the dealer in a great car, with a check on the way to me in the mail for the difference, and averaged 31mpg on the way home at 75mph!!

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Picture of the 6000k HID'* on the road that I swapped over from the Trailblazer to the Bonneville, I also swapped over LED'* for the license plate and will be converting the interior to LED'* that I took out the trailblazer.

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and here is the Trailblazer I traded in:

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Sorry for the long post, but wanted to properly introduce myself now that I picked up a Bonneville. More, BETTER pictures to come of the bonneville, I just took them quick when the sun was already down, but I love auto photography and once I give the Bonne the Zaino Treatment I will get out and take some good pictures
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Very nice looking rides.
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Great Looking. And the Bonneville going to make your wallet a lot more comfortable, Welcome to the Bonneville Forum. We like car pics. Bring em on!
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Sweet looking rides! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks guys, I will definately share more photos once I take them.

This weekend I am planning to give her the Zaino treatment and after that I will do a photoshoot.
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hehe... long post he says... HAHAHA thats a simple intro in comparison to some.... and there are some posts with so many pictures it actually takes a couple seconds on my 6mb internet line to finish loading lol
so bring them on... my internet connection challenges your camera hahaha j/k

very nice looking cars, both of them, shame you couldnt keep the trailblazer, that was a clean lookin suv, but i think its a nice trade up lol

welcome welcome, sit, stay and enjoy

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Great looking Bonneville! I need to get me some lights like that. Im blind at night
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