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Old 11-02-2006, 10:06 PM   #11
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I'm driving my car with a salvage title right now. I'll be interested to see your decision.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:08 PM   #12
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This is the one thing most of you are forgetting..

At 40MPH.. there is going to be sub frame problems and other problems :(

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There'* major damage beyond the hood/bumpers. The accident was going about 40 mph, and all the pressure was applied at about 6sq inch piece of the car.

IMO, i would let her go... :(
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #13
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The $4000 is probable, but checking the cost of Bonnevilles in my area it averages between $3500-4000 from private parties, and even more from dealers. I can scrounge up another couple thousand to put in for a new car (relative term, it will be used).
I don't think I will get another Bonneville. Not that there'* any specific reason not to get another Bonneville, but in my opinion, the only true attatchment I had to the Bonneville was with my specific car. I can't really bond with another Bonneville in the same way that I bonded with mine. I will always hold the new one up to the standards of my first. Kind of the same way with a girlfriend, you don't go looking for another girl identical to the one that you were with first. I do want to stay in the Pontiac family, though.

What about a Pontiac Trans Am Formula? Or a Grand Prix GT? Years would be sometime between 94 and 2000 (with my budget). I don't know too much about specific models/years of cars...
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Well, the T/A will get you aroud quicker, but the GP will get better mileage. Pros and cons.
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Here are a select few that are close to the zip code

97 SSE http://tinyurl.com/y8tdaj 77000 miles 38 miles away $5500

99 SSEi http://tinyurl.com/tmchw 88000 miles 17 miles away $5600

Also check graigslist and see what is in the area

Did someone say Grand prix

2000 GTP http://tinyurl.com/tawds 169k miles 16 miles away $4500

1998 GTP http://tinyurl.com/y2fdd4 121K miles 85 miles away $3800

1998 GTP http://tinyurl.com/u8wfr 112K miles 14 miles away $3200

Ya can't go wrong with boost under the hood
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40mph will definitely cause some hidden damage. I was in a similar crash, with the same car too, but at 5-8mph. Still caused $2600 in damage. $4300 sounds about right if everything were to be replaced with new parts.
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Well, the T/A will get you aroud quicker, but the GP will get better mileage. Pros and cons.
Gor for a GTP. Mileage will be better than the T/A, and insurance will be dframatically lower. And if you want fast, mod it with the purchase price difference.
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Well, the T/A will get you aroud quicker, but the GP will get better mileage. Pros and cons.
Gor for a GTP. Mileage will be better than the T/A, and insurance will be dframatically lower. And if you want fast, mod it with the purchase price difference.
Mileage isn't a big issue for me and my parents cover the insurance while I'm at college, so if I can slip that under the radar, I will try. But I will probably end up getting a GP, there are a few in the area that look mighty nice.
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That'* a real shame, but if there is structural damage, then it is probably best to look for something else. If during your search, you find anything here in AZ that is THE car for you, I would gladly take a look at it for you.....Bonneville or not.
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That'* a real shame, but if there is structural damage, then it is probably best to look for something else. If during your search, you find anything here in AZ that is THE car for you, I would gladly take a look at it for you.....Bonneville or not.
Thanks man, I'll take that into consideration. Can you PM your zip code so I can look at the stuff around there?
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