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Old 01-19-2008, 08:04 PM   #11
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i must say, a Bonneville would cost me far too much money because i actually would care about it
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:14 PM   #12
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i must say, a Bonneville would cost me far too much money because i actually would care about it
exactly, if I had a Honda I'd run it into the ground and not care

Frank, thanks for the kind words, after calming down a bit, yeah, all this was pretty harsh I'm gonna try to duplicate this problem and see if I can figure it out...
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:44 PM   #13
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i must say, a Bonneville would cost me far too much money because i actually would care about it
exactly, if I had a Honda I'd run it into the ground and not care

Frank, thanks for the kind words, after calming down a bit, yeah, all this was pretty harsh I'm gonna try to duplicate this problem and see if I can figure it out...
I know you are pro Bonneville etc. but dont under estimate import offerings. You may be surprised.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:49 PM   #14
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I'm not only pro-Bonneville, but I'm also pro-big-comfy-american-car

That'* why I bought the Impala. To tell you the truth, if it wasn't for all of its problems, I'd love it to death, but it'* really testing me now...
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exactly, if I had a Honda I'd run it into the ground and not care
What do you think I'm doing?

touch wood, this thing'* going on two years and has done 40,000km (25k mi) with only regular maintenance under my ownership. That said, it is a pretty fun car to drive. I take some highway ramps 75mph (read: my 3400rpm cruising speed, forget about slowing down!) where I wouldn't even dare with a Bonneville.. and it fits everywhere.

the only way i'd get rid of it now is if i were to get into another $500 car which I knew needed NO work to get on the road with everything up to par. yeah, not happening. :(
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I'm not a car guy, but I surround myself with car guys (PeterG knows what I mean!) lol

Cars are a B**** eh...
you know car guys?
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:42 PM   #17
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Poll added, keep in mind that I still owe 7500 bucks on the car (yeah, no comments on how much I got ripped off... ).
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:58 PM   #18
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Yeah, i know you all hate these rants, but you know what, I think this one is pretty justified.
I have spent around 1500 bucks on this car trying to fix the damn thing up. Whenever I fix something, another thing breaks, over and over again. I fix the transmission, the maf sensor dies, I fix the maf sensor, the steering pump starts to break and steering shaft starts squeaking. The damn thing started this HORRIBLE sound like a LOUD high hum from time to time. I'm done, finished, end of story. WHY DO PEOPLE BUY THESE CARS!?!?!? I loved my Bonneville, it was a great car, but everyone wanted me to buy a newer car that was MORE RELIABLE! HOW IRONIC! THIS POS HAS COST ME MORE THAN THE BONNEVILLE WAS WORTH!!!. For you that have had luck with these cars, god bless you, and know that I envy you.
My friend will proudly trade you BCMs
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Yea, imports are not as great as some people talk them up to be. Back in the 1980s yes but now they are no better than domestic. Like the Accord I rented a few years ago to go on a trip. Worst POS i've ever been in. Underpowered, rattled, and the SES went on and a spent a whole day in a dealer. Had to be reimbursed $500 by the rental company which was a PITA. Point is all cars have lemons. You happen to have one and i'd ditch it and get another Bonny before it costs you too much. Its better to take a small loss than waste thousands on a lemon. My LSS has been the best car in my family history. This is year # 4 and no repairs. I tried to destroy the tranny before the warrenty expired but I failed.
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yeah, maybe it is a lemon, and maybe I'm the 5th owner for a reason
We'll see what happens in the coming week. If I can figure it out within the week, I'll keep it, because I'd rather not sell it... I'd be taking a big loss financially... I'll probably be looking at a Saturn SL or something similar. I'm keeping to something simple that I don't have to care for
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