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Old 01-05-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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My dad'* living up in kansas now with his new wife lurvey (icelandic) and hes got a Jeep grand cherokee there and about to get a new car. I'm playing a big role in picking a car that will change her perspective about american automobiles. I'm trying to find a good bonneville that my dad will actually buy *COUGH* xtreme *COUGH. My mom'* gonna move out at the end of janurary around the time when i move in with my dad in kansas. The bonne i grew to love is being tormented by the worst woman driver i know....my sister. I roll up on starbucks (she works there, so we see the bonne there all the time) and see that the back of the bonne is yellow, the backseat is trashed, the front rims are black, and i can't do a thing about it because my mother restricts me from touching "her car". I really miss when the car was my dad'*. he took very good care of it, and the car always reminded me of him.

Well...its to late now. My sister has moved into an apartment about 100 miles away. The cars gonna be out of my reach for 1 year. I'm gonna miss that old girl alot because it'* givin me great memories with my dad. I just hope it makes it 3 years so i can start driving it. I'm sure it will, but we'll see.

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It'* a shame when people simply don't appreciate what they have, or are given. And given is the problem. when you work for something, you take care of it. When it'* given it has no meaning, I'll just get another one. Soon, you will be old enough to buy your own and build all new memories of a great car. You still have the memories of your dad, nothing can take that away.
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It'* a shame when people simply don't appreciate what they have, or are given. And given is the problem. when you work for something, you take care of it. When it'* given it has no meaning, I'll just get another one. Soon, you will be old enough to buy your own and build all new memories of a great car. You still have the memories of your dad, nothing can take that away.
Sure dan...not the most sad thing. Just wish that I coulda saved it. Theres always another car though...:P
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I sent you a PM including my name and cell phone number. If your dad has any questions I would be more than happy to answer them for him. If he is considering buying my GXP, I would be more than happy to explain the differences between it and the SSEi and help him make an educated decision. As always, he has my personal guarantee that what I have stated in my for sale thread is my honest word, and should he choose to buy it, he can do so knowing that I will always be on this forum and available to answer any questions about it should he have any. Rarely do you buy a car and have someone offer to provide technical support on said car for years to come and tell you exactly what was done in regard to repairs and improvements, when, why, and how. I've been here for three years, and as a supporter and recently promoted moderator, I'm not going anywhere.
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The car has given us all some fond memories and insights into your life. Chin up, if that one gets wasted, there will be other Bonnies to put into our life. Not like they are going to disappear off the market quickly. But ya, I know the sentiment value. I still remember the video of you taking a cruise in your neighborhood that broke Forum records. The car does have some special meanings to it.
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The car has given us all some fond memories and insights into your life. Chin up, if that one gets wasted, there will be other Bonnies to put into our life. Not like they are going to disappear off the market quickly. But ya, I know the sentiment value. I still remember the video of you taking a cruise in your neighborhood that broke Forum records. The car does have some special meanings to it.
ahahaha, yea that was a good spin
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Other people don't see things (like cars) the way that we do. Case in point, my girlfriend'* father has a successful career in risk management, drives 55 on the highway, and taps the brakes as soon as he hits 56.

He sees my Bonneville as a high-mileage liability and a ticking time bomb. I see it as a rock-solid performer, easy to maintain, cheaper than payments on a new car, and most of all, fun as hell to drive.

Even if a cheap SSEi came along and I traded up, I'd still miss my SE dearly. After all, it'* not about what'* under the hood, it'* what you make with what you've got.
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Other people don't see things (like cars) the way that we do. Case in point, my girlfriend'* father has a successful career in risk management, drives 55 on the highway, and taps the brakes as soon as he hits 56.

He sees my Bonneville as a high-mileage liability and a ticking time bomb. I see it as a rock-solid performer, easy to maintain, cheaper than payments on a new car, and most of all, fun as hell to drive.

Even if a cheap SSEi came along and I traded up, I'd still miss my SE dearly. After all, it'* not about what'* under the hood, it'* what you make with what you've got.
Very well said Zeta
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