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Old 04-11-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Well as promised I took some pics. I hit the road and drove west a little into the mountains... turned out fairly well, until I decided to hit up a mountain road that wasn't paved... hit some nice pot holes and got it all mucky... again!











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Very nice! I love that colour What part of Alberta are you from?
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Very nice! I love that colour What part of Alberta are you from?
Thank you I am in Calgary, so the mountains are only an hour away!
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i love that color too, all you ever see around here is silver or white.
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Great color, great landscape. GM did a great job with the exterior design of the bonny GXP.
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Thanks guys. I know how to hide its scrapes pretty well, lol.

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i love that color too, all you ever see around here is silver or white.
I think there were two or three Bonneville GXP'* listed in the ad at the time I was shopping around... I believe they were both white. While white is fine, they were above my price range by quite a ways. One was listed for $17,500. I picked this little gem up for 4 times less than that, and so far as I can tell, there'* not much wrong mechanically.

The main reason that I can work out why this one was so cheap is because it'* got higher mileage 166,000 km (103,000 mi), hail damage, a little scrape on the front passenger side bumper, a couple dash lights out, and a pesky little oil leak. Oh, and all four rims are scuffed pretty good!

I'm planning on detailing it here soon, these are just after a wash. It needs some wax, and I want to see if I can buff out some of the scratches and things. We'll see how it goes! I'll post some new ones when that happens.

My only plans for it are to maintain it and preserve it while using it. I'm not looking to mod. 275 HP stock is plenty, and I'm driving like a grandma anyways, haha.
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Thank you I am in Calgary, so the mountains are only an hour away!
Awesome, I know a few people in Fort Mac. I've never gotten to see that side of the Rockies. I got to see the other side of them when I flew to Vancouver a few years ago.
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Is that an SSEI/SLE rear bumper I see on it too? Nice looking car by the way.
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Oh yea, I just noticed the bumper as well. Looks like it must have been replaced somewhere along the line, the GXP bumpers are all smooth.
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You know I noticed that too... I thought... those weird bumps kinda... wreck the whole "smooth" flow it'* got going on. I'm not sure what would have happened. The trunk and everything in the back is nice and straight, so I dunno if it was hit or what.

How about that :P
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