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Old 03-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #11
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Yeah the place sure has changed in the last few years. My mom moved to Parkersburg a while back so technically that'* what I'm supposed to consider home now, but no thanks. It'* definitely nice to go back there sometimes to see just how slow everything is. Get away from the huge party/college lifestyle and just sit somewhere with nothing but the trees moving. haha

That'* pretty crazy, but thanks for your welcome!
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Welcome!

If it makes you feel any better, almost every Bonneville I see at the junkyard has at least 250k miles on it. Seen 2 with > 300k, and seen one with 405k miles Just have to maintain it well, but the same goes for every car... Tranny wise, yeah they're just OK. They have their issues, but I think the 4t65e has a worse failure rate than yours (transmission that replaced yours...). Just read up on them, make sure you change the fluid every 30k miles (probably should flush it for kicks) and consider getting a shift kit to get the most life out of your clutches. As said before, they're very reliable engines. The tranny might be a weakpoint, but if you don't abuse it and maintain it, it should last a good amount of mileage. SonomaZR2 just replaced his transmission, at 300k miles
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Well I planned on only driving it until I graduated, but after hearing all these people say it becomes a part of them, I guess we'll have to find out .

Like I said before, I'm not a hot rodder, I'd very much rather just take it easy so long as it can get to interstate speeds at a reasonable count I plan on takin as good of care of the Bonne as I possibly can. I'll look into those shift kits, too. Thanks!
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So as it turns out, total body miles are 130k. The miles on the new engine are around 80k. She rides like a dream, though. Drove her about 130 miles back to school without a problem. I could sleep in this thing, and it'* hard for me to fit in a lot of cars! (6'3, 180)

Lovin it

It'* a regular SE model, but that'* fine with me
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The Bonneville is usually not everyone'* first choice in thinking about a nice/cool car and that is one of the reasons many of us like them.

It'* happened to just about everybody here, in one way or another. Get a Bonnie (for whatever reason), and think, "hey, this is a pretty nice car".......then next thing you know, you you begin to REALLY enjoy and appreciate it.

Glad to hear it treated you well on your return trip.
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Yeah you got that right Bob..

I liked mine soo much that I still have it after 10 years..... I did everything in the world to Blow the original engine up but alas all it would give me is worn rings, worn wristpin bushings noi oil pressure issues at all... I beat that motor senseless...

Did I mention I love the car on the Highway? I once drove 20 Hours straight to meet up with the BC Family... I was tired when I got there but it was a pleasant drive in the Bonneville

These cars sort of just creep up on you

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Haha yeah it definitely wouldn't have been my first choice (namely cause of the gas money in college) but I'm definitely enjoying it right now. It'* such a comfortable drive, it'* like having a couch on wheels!
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