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Old 03-22-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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I know these have the 4.9 PFI (200hp, 275tq), but is the 4T60E HD attached to them, or just a standard duty 4T60E, or a 4T80E? Also, if anyone knows, what are any common problems with these cars? I know they have a lot of electronics, but I talked with a cadillac guy I know near me, and he said that these particular cars were fairly reliable from 92+ with the 4.9. Let me know, I am going to check one out today, pics to come.
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No one knows? I am going to look at it in about a hour and 45 mins, so i'll get some pics and such, or if it passes my inspection (I got jack, jackstands, poker for rust if there is any, a cheesy OBD I scanner, and a flashlight) I may be bringing it home tonight if all goes well.
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Don't do it.
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$hit. Why are they crappo cars? For anyone that wants to know, I have had bonnevilles at the top of my list, unfortunantely, none are for sale in my area, except for the '97 SSE with the blown trans.
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No, actually they were good...

But you move from wreck to wreck. If we can slow you down at least once, you'll save money and be able to buy something a bit nicer.
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yeah. thats my thought. wait and get something that is not going to take a crap on yeh.
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Big NO. Had many leaks, and overheated in the driveway when it was idling for only 10 mins. Plus it was pretty beat up.

BUT! I found a local Repo lot that sells MANY Pontiacs and GMs Repo'ed for $999 and up. I'm gonna go check that out.
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Big NO. Had many leaks, and overheated in the driveway when it was idling for only 10 mins. Plus it was pretty beat up.

BUT! I found a local Repo lot that sells MANY Pontiacs and GMs Repo'ed for $999 and up. I'm gonna go check that out.
I'm with Bill on this one. Save some money, but something for around $1500-2000 and be happy. You have had ATLEAST 10 threads over the last month that were "What do you think of this car?" threads. If the car is $400, and it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

I bought my bonneville for $400 cause it seemed like a good deal. By the time I put it on the road and started driving it, I was at $1800 including the cost of the car.

The 98 GP GT I bought my brother for $400 was a great deal, but inorder to get it drivable for him, we had to put another $1500 into it.

Save your money. There are a bunch of nice cars in Rochester for $1500-2500 that would work for you, and I found a 2000 SE in Syracuse, NY for $3999.
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*sigh*

Those early Sevilles were nice, but a dated powertrain.

You really need to sit back, count all your chickens and find a good car. I'll echo the thoughts of many others posted here that bouncing from wreck to wreck is a badddd move.
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FINALLY GOOD GOD! I found a goodie! '88 S10 4x4, 4.3. BABIED by the owner, new everything on it, brake lines, pads, shoes, fuel lines, filter, tune up, new shocks/struts, tranny filter and fluid, etc. only has a little rust on the body, very clean on the underside, for only a grand. 103k on it. I am going to look at it tomorrow.

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