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Old 01-11-2004, 11:08 AM   #11
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It look like you've run her off MOS!

Oh well if she comes back :

Welcome to the club.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:47 PM   #12
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Sure hope I'm doing this correctly (posting a reply).

No, I haven't been run off - LOL! You people are great - just what I need right now. TY for the warm (and HEFTY) reception!! *no wonder he drives a Bonneville *

I'm in northern IN; about 25 miles * of South Bend. Any and all help in finding a reliable vehicle is appreciated. This is one of those, "if I screw this up; I'm screwed" tasks. And yes, you may call me Mel. Thanks for asking.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:54 PM   #13
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We have a few Indiana members...one of them is the dood from the OC...lol, and the other feller is Mista (our fave spoiler-less Bonneville pusha!)

Oh and nice job on the reply skills Mel....lol
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Welcome aboard. Sorry to hear about your SSE. What color was it? You might want to stay away from the white Bonneville'* -they seem to be very accident prone by at least a 10-1 ratio comparing to non-white Bonneville'*.
Here'* a couple sites you might want to use to look for a new Bonneville.
www.autotrader.com
www.cars.com
www.carsoup.com

No doubt ebay has something close to you -they never do for us in Minnesota. :(
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Sure hope I'm doing this correctly (posting a reply).

No, I haven't been run off - LOL! You people are great - just what I need right now. TY for the warm (and HEFTY) reception!! *no wonder he drives a Bonneville *

I'm in northern IN; about 25 miles * of South Bend. Any and all help in finding a reliable vehicle is appreciated. This is one of those, "if I screw this up; I'm screwed" tasks. And yes, you may call me Mel. Thanks for asking.
I think that there should be plenty to choose from between SB and Ft. Wayne. Get a local Auto Trader and start browsing.
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Can we ban MOS for that?
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Nah, don't ban Mos... I like him. Could be I'm just a woman, though.

Thanks for the links, and yes, my 97 SSE was white. Being on a 90 degree blind curve in the dark didn't make much difference to the 83 Cutlass. Damn, I miss my car... The BOSE sound was the only relaxing part of my day!! I could open my roof in the dead of winter and still be warm (that wonderful climate control). Damn, I miss my car. The 2004 Impala rental is nothing more than a buggy ride in these parts. I liked the 2004 Trailblazer rental even less - talk about an ice boat in the wind...

What is Auto Trader? A magazine? Sorrry people... I'm not real bright when it comes to buying cars. Has anyone ever heard of Bart'* in Ft Wayne? Good? Bad?

If there'* 13 title records on a VIN check, should I be concerned enough to get a history? I think 13 is somewhat extreme ~ least I've found on what I've looked at is 8; and I didn't like the car... You all are probably laughing at me.

Sounds like all I do is complain. Honest - I'm a very nice person - and want my luxury back!!

Thanks for the help. I'll check out the links.
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Sorry - excuse me. The rentals aren't 2004 models. It'* been a LONG month and a
SHORT rope. They're NEW - put it that way. now that i've made a complete fool of myself...
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Yes, AutoTrader is a magazine, but if you're not a "car person", or someone like me who worked at a convenience store, and went through 500 dolar cars like candy, why would you need to know that?

13 on a history does sound a bit much, but they could be dealerships. Without the full history, you never know. Deathrat might be able to do something with a VIN code forya. Shoot him a PM....
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I asked about Auto Trader because it was suggested in a previous post. Guess I've found an on-line version of the mag with one of the links... I really don't want to go to Dayton, OH to buy a car, but I've been known to - never mind

Car person? You bet. Decision person? Yuck. Not that I don't like the Impala - it just can't compare to the 65, 4 barrel, 3-speed on the column I learned how to drive in... Black w/red interior - but I'm off topic. That unit carboned-up every 10 miles.

My all time fave was my Le Mans. I've been a Pontiac car person since 1973, and swear I'd stll have that baby running if I hadn't gotten stupid and sold it (the red Ghia didn't work out so well). My Le Mans was dark blue and had the strangest paint job on the hood (probably wrecked; bought it for $50, not $500). It looked like a bird had walked across the paint while it was still wet.

Nuff bout me and my off-topic stories. Thanks for all the help.
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