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Old 01-25-2006, 05:18 PM   #31
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I had a Prelude do that..scary thing...then I moved the floor mat the pedal was stuck under.
My wife finally figured that out when she would complain the pedal sticks. I only had to show her 10 times.
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:36 PM   #32
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1st column: Consumer Complaints
2nd column: MFG Recalls
3rd Column: Service Bulletins


1999 ACURA 3.2TL 31 0 67
2000 BUICK REGAL 75 5 61
2000 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 152 2 79
1999 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 120 3 23
2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 182 2 55

Noteworthy: Consumer Complaints often tell a revealing story when the same complaint is reported by different people.

So the Regal might be nice too. 102 cubic feet of space...just 2 feet behind the bonnie...and in third place if you count my lesabre.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:46 PM   #33
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What exactly are you looking for?

Space? Power? Reliability? Handling? Fuel econ?


If you are looking for space, don't pay too much attention to the stats online.

Coming from a Bonnie to a GTP, it wasn't much of a change. The GTP is only slightly smaller, and the trunk holds just as much stuff.
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Personally, I wouldn't get another GP . I have a 98 SSEi & my wife has a 00 GPGT. She got it with 45K on it , it now has 80K . The GP has already accumilated between $5-6K in repairs (new steering rack, front axle snapped in half, A/C blower wouldn't shut off, etc). Luckily, we have an extended warranty and it covers just about everything (and only costs $50 a visit) . The car looks good , does great in the snoe & gets decent fuel mileage. The GP seems to fall apart after 60K , and there are a bunch of rattles. My SSEi at 130K is built so much better then the GP.
Her sister has a 01 GPGT . Hers is around 145K (bought it around 40K)and it is just falling apart(literally). Ground effects are loose, ABS light is always on , rattles , etc.
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interesting problems there scott..hmmm. nice name too btw!
sol, i am not willing to sacrifice interior room too much...i definitely want forced induction...but i don't think the GTP is going to get me brownie points with the boyz in blue. the way i drive...i pm'ed bob and mentioned that i am also looking seriously at a REGAL GS */c. i've joined and browsed the regalgs.org forum the last few days...and i am liking what i am seeing. and someone there is willing to hook me up with a full H.I.D. kit for a regal for $500 canadian. just my thoughts...i have been known to be wrong...
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Scott..check interior space bonne vs Regal..I think there'* a significant difference.
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Regal is a good choice. It'* still a W-body, so you still have the wide aftermarket for suspension components and such.
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bill,

i did...the regal is 2 cubic feet less than the bonnie:

BONNIE: 2,939 (interior volume in liters)
REGAL: 2,883

56 is a small difference. I doubt i will notice it. besides, if i ever get wide, i have more hip room up front with the regal than the bonnie by the way, i weigh 162 right now! my all -time heaviest weight!!

Sol, i couldn't agree more. check out regalgs.org...and you'll see some pretty nice 1/4 mile times there.
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162. ha ha ha ha ha ROFLOL!
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Mr bean, have you considered the RL?
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