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Old 05-14-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hi Y'all

Just acquired a 1990 Bonnevile LE in the past few months. Got the car with 24,000 miles on it. Currently at 34,000 from a few months of driving it on the job.

Car is stock with the exception of: AC converted to R134a, dealer pinstripping removed, new battery and a new alternator. Car is still rolling on it'* original tires, as it was delivered from Bowser Pontiac in Pittsburgh PA.

Will post a picture over in the photo'* section.
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jeeze thats some high miliage!


or not what is that like 1500 miles a year or something
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Welcome and nice find for a daily driver!
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welcome to the club. i visit daytona beach about twice a year.
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jeeze thats some high miliage!
or not what is that like 1500 miles a year or something
Yep. My Aunt was in her '80'* when she bought the car new. It spent most of it'* life in the garage. Once she took the concrete block outta the garage wall with it, that was the end of her driving. In the last few years, it made one or two trips a year to the local Pontiac dealer for the PA inspection and that was about it.
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Hey there welcome to the madness!!!!
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Hi Y'all

Just acquired a 1990 Bonnevile LE in the past few months. Got the car with 24,000 miles on it. Currently at 34,000 from a few months of driving it on the job.

Car is stock with the exception of: AC converted to R134a, dealer pinstripping removed, new battery and a new alternator. Car is still rolling on it'* original tires, as it was delivered from Bowser Pontiac in Pittsburgh PA.

Will post a picture over in the photo'* section.
welcome!!! where in Daytona are you from? i'm fairly familiar with the area. oh and Bowser isn't very far from me....
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Welcome to the Forum and it sounds like you are very busy by your web page, Do you have any plans for the Bonny?
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Bowser Power....I know where that dealer is


Welcome to the club...

Check out www.sebonnevilleclub.com, for your regional home
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welcome!!! where in Daytona are you from? i'm fairly familiar with the area. oh and Bowser isn't very far from me....
I'm about 10 miles north of Daytona in Ormond Beach.

I'm originally from Fayette City, near Belle Vernon on the Mon river.

Kinda happy to remove the "Bowser" label from the Bonneville. My first, and only other Pontiac, was a 1984 Fiero. It spent months in Bowser'* shop after the first blown motor (cracked head) and I never had a good experience with their service department. Second blown motor (cracked block) in it was done under the recall by Jack Rolley Pontiac in Belle Vernon, and took damn near as long. Car never got the chance to blow it'* third motor. After it caught fire from motor #2, it got sold as soon as it could move under it'* own power again. Since then, I've never turned my cars over to dealers except in an emergency when no other option is available. I'd rather have the car towed 100 miles back to the house, then let a dealership mechanic mess with it.

Nimnicht Pontiac in Jax did OK be me last week, when the Bonneville was acting up. I was on the company clock had no choice but to cough up and let them take a peek under the hood. The mechanic found a loose ground on the motor and it hasn't acted up since, so I guess that was the cause of the bizzare SES light/gauges going nuts.
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