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Old 08-03-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hello, this is my first post. I registered because I am looking at a used 1999 Bonneville SSEI with a little over 106000 miles. I am hoping the good forum members here will have some good advice for me and what to look for.

I have driven it once and it feels solid...engine, turbo, transmission, suspension, etc. A few minor things wrong is the windshield has a crack horizontally. Will have to eventually be replaced but not now. The power antenna doesn't work. Power and motor run but the gears don't move it. The high beam switch doesn't turn on highs. And the button on the gear shifter to push has fallen out of its hole and is just kind of resting there still connected. It still allows you to shift and move it which is good.

Front brakes were replaced and back drums are good. Leather is good and surprisingly no cracks except on driver seat by seatbealt.

I listened for any rattles in the turbo and dindt hear any. Other than that I don't know anything about the turbo. I am familiar with the solid 3800 engine. We haved numerous bonneville se'*.

Is there anything I really need to look for or worry about? It is $3500 minus $300 for the windshield.

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I would check on what a new windshield runs first. A HUD windshield cost a bit more from what I understand. Post the cost when you find out so we know the difference if any from a standard windshield.
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Thanks Dan...I haven't had a chance to call a glass place. But I did do a online quote for a place near me. It was $436 for the special glass for the HUD.

Do you think this would get more exposure in a different forum section?

The carfax came back clean so that is good.
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Welcome to the Bonneville Forum. I think you mean supercharger, not turbo. With barely 100K on the odometer, if she runs smooth, it should continue to do so for another 100.
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Hello and Welcome to our Forum!

Hope you enjoy being here as we are always ready to help you out when needed.

Also check with Billboost here about the windshield. There has been past members that have installed non-HUD windshields and have had no complaints. Billboost knows more about that and has done some research on it.

Thanks again for joining the Forum.

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Thanks guys! Yes, I mean superchargers. I am used to the saying turbo prop. I ended up getting the Bonneville. I have already fixed the trunk release button thanks to this forum. I started to pull it out and before I got it all the way out, I pushed it and it worked.

I believe there is a exhaust heat shroud that rattles accelerating from a stop. It is coming from the front. Unfortunately I don't have the tools to fix it.

I will have to get a few more posts before I can PM billboost.
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Well, lets see some pictures of this new ride.

The rattle could be the shield on the cat, there is also a heat shield on both manifolds, these just kind of clip on. But the cat is the most likely cause of the rattle
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