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Old 02-14-2005, 06:51 PM   #41
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My current SSEi is my first car. Not bad. Love it to death.
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mind you, these cars were within the family not necessarily mine, but they were precursors to the Bonneville, no less.



1985 Toyota Cressida





The car is a lot of what the Bonneville wishes it could be. Grand Touring that actually tours grandly 1982-1985 Supra powertrain, RWD + limited slip, excellent weight distribution. Precursor to Lexus, you could say that its modern-day equivalent is the GS300.




1989 Toyota Corolla GT-*

It was just like this one, only white and sans-bra. 4A-GE (high revving) motor with sporty suspension, rear disc brakes (Something the Bonneville didn't get until 10 years later - the Cressida had VENTED rear rotors, for that matter ), 3 pedals, fun stuff.







1991 Pontiac Sunbird SE (3.1 V6)
384,000km at purchase (for $300), and 425,000km at sale (for $1000). Leaked 3 litres of oil per week when we got it, and brakes were shot to hell. Dad spent a month and a half or so getting it road worthy between work and such, and it was pretty okay.
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It all started the summer of 1999 with this little beauty. My parents year old 1998 Chevy Lumina LTZ, Blue with grey leather and all the options.



Come the fall of 1999 and It is decided that we need another vehicle as my parents needed both of theirs when school started. Enter the beginning of a love affair. We find a beautiful, loaded, Black with Grey Leather 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE.



This beauty gets me through my highschool years and the first year of college before it is decided to move on. Wanted another bonneville, but nothing was jumping out at us, so I drove this for a while


ok... so this picture is of the neighbors, but ours was the exact same minus most of the rust. This car lead way to my taste of boost, the 2000 Buick Regal GSE in the fall of 2003.


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I was boosted for a year and a half til gas prices rose and my wallet ran dry and it got traded in for my mom'* 2004 Impala LS and I got her old car, a 2001 PT Cruiser.



After realizing how much I hate Chrysler, I traded my brother 3 months later for his car, the 1998 Chevy Lumina LTZ that I drive now

and in the fall I rescued a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, which can be seen in my sig. Anyone else see a pattern?[
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:35 AM   #44
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Bonneville is my first car, but I drove something like this (mom'* van) whenever possible:

Man, i beat the crap outta that van. Only minvan I have ever seen with a 5-speed manual.
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Never did get into taking pics of my cars. I dont know why since I took photography in H.*. but that wasa little before digital cameras
anywho I drove in a beautiful white 97 bonneville SE. traded because I wanted a
00+ since I first seen one. I also had a Blue 4 door 91 lumina 3.1
but the 1 I miss is a 86 Eddie bower edition full size Bronco two tone green over tan
with brush gaurd, visor,big tires outlaw rims galvi running boards. Then some idiot
(me) left the keys in it and it was stolen. ahhh the road trips in that truck
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hey matt the cutlass had the dohc 3.4 V6 right? how the H*** did you get suckered into that one
You say that, like it'* a bad thing. (3.4 DOHC)
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Well, it isn't a very good motor from a reliability standpoint


I wasn't surprised at all when his motor went shortly after purchase.
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My current SSEi is my first car. Not bad. Love it to death.
same here....
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Quote:
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My current SSEi is my first car. Not bad. Love it to death.
same here....

..........Quit yer braggin'


My first car I paid for was a '74 Toyota Corona station wagon.......

It wasn't the prettiest but it got me where I wanted to go
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My first car was a 85 buick century that I crashed into a pole while trying
to drive while I was sleep. Didn't get to far. That GOD for seat belts!

2nd car was my step mom'* relient. Had 2 keep my foot on the gas & the brake when stopping so the car would not shut off. When I traded that car it didn't even run & the
dealer gave me $700 & I got my 3rd car

3rd car 94 Bonneville Se. Loved that car. Green with the silver honey comb wheels & tan leather. Beautiful car. But the cost to keep was to high so I traded it & got,

car #4 97 Geo Prizm. This car was a solider. I drove that car like I was in a race ever day. My friend nick named it Da Twella. due 2 they say I grove it like it had twelve cylinders. It ran like a champ till it was repoed due to being fired from my job at sprint pcs.


After the Geo I had several hoopties. Another relient, 93 grand am, 91 chevy corsica,
that was one bad car. And a olds calas that stop on me all the time. And one day on
the way to work it stop in the toll gate. They had to push my car though the toll gate & I still had 2 pay. A friend at a dealership pick me up off the expressway & I got my next
car. 99 Chevy Malibu. Great car. I still miss her today. We went through a lot together.


Then I traded her in for my new baby 2000 Bonneville SE. I had a 2001 Olds Aurora 3.5 first but the note they wanted me to pay was crazy. & while looking for a Chevy Impala LS I saw her. She had Just arrived at the dealer. I had wanted a 99 SSEi for the longest time but could not find one. And we I drove that 2000 I was done looking.
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