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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi Supercharged

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I saw this trade-in sitting behind my local Chevrolet dealer and I decided to check it out. It is fully loaded, with the supercharger, auto transmission with normal or perform shift and it is As Is. It doesn't look to have any rust on the body and the paint is in good condition except for some normal chipping. The seats aren't ripped as they are leather and tend to in older GMs. They are selling it for $900 and it has only 209,000kms which is about 127,000 miles. What do you think? Should I go for it? My dad really likes it as well but we need to make sure how it would be on insurance. It will be more expensive because of the supercharger. It is black on beige, has CD and heads-up display,etc.

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Flybrian    0

The car will run just fine without the supercharger if that become inop for some reason. The dealer overgreased or poorly-attached our Bonnie's s/c belt and it flew off a few times.

One thing many don't realize is that the s/c's oil does need to be changed now and then.

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Cory Wolfe    263

That's reeeeeaaaally cheap. The 93 that's just as loaded minus the CD player is $2k and it has 150k miles... and its still under its retail value. I went back to check it out. I almost started a thread about it. I'm on the verge of going back again. I like these Bonnevilles and all their nifty features. But thats the problem. Theyre just an electrical mess waiting to happen. This one, the left turn signal was on the fritz, the rear windows rolled down from the the drivers door but you have to use the rear doors to get them back up, and the trunk button didn't work. Otherwise, they all worked, but playing with them, I couldn't figure out how everything worked. So many buttons and controls and theyre not very intuitive. So, if those electrical glitches disappear, I think I'd go for it. The only other problems I noticed are asthetic. It runs good and its in good condition. The only downside is that there is a glaring difference between the quality of it and my Millenia. The engine was loud, everything was clunky, the interior was pathetic, and as mentioned there electical glitches. It's going to be hard to step down to a low rent car, even one I'd love to one... Damn Millenia. Why must I be bored with it? :P

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Guest YellowJacket894   
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If you don't take it, I will. Seriously. I'll drive up to Orangeville and buy it. That's a deal in which I can't describe with words. I wouldn't pass it up for anything.

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YJ-not if I beat you there. :P $900 Canadian's only $781.70 US...

Seriously, I think this is one of the best deals you've found so far. I'd seriously consider this. Those Bonnevilles were very easy on the eyes, and I imagine the supercharged V6 sounds good to the ears.

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I need to figure out something before Saturday or this deal isn't going to happen and the car will go to a wholesaler. It was actually traded with a wholesaler today but I am friends with one of the salesperson's son so she turned down the wholesaler to give me a chance.

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scharmer05    0

thats a great price....go for it....insurance can't be too much if you only have liability. I'm sure it will be more than the other cars you have been looking at but it's worth it.

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FAPTurbo    1,078

For $900... get it. It's way better than the Aries or whatever you were looking at.

Plus, it's supercharged. It looks like a fun sleeper.

Just watch those manifolds :AH-HA_wink:

Oh, and razoredge gave a good description on the 3800 SC. Here's the link.

http://www.cheersandgears.com/forums/index...ST&f=57&t=12981

Edited by Captainbooyah

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Satty    338

I swear that if you dont buy this car I will lose all respect for you and punch you. It really does seem like a good deal. Get it looked over by a mechanic, as long as there are no huge problems, but it. Anything small wrong with it can be fixed cheaply (GMs are good like that) and will end up costing you less than anything nearly as nice.

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mjdecker    0

Sounds like a really good deal, but as everyone else said, have a mechanic check it out.

Over the summer my mom got a 97 SE (I think, it's N/A & has a column shifter) for $2000 and a month later the manifold had a problem, after that the transmission had some sort of issue, both of them had to be replaced. Now, the car runs like a dream. Really nice ride, and it's got some pretty nice power for it's size (yours will have more being supercharged).

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FAPTurbo    1,078

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:thumbsup:

Did I mention you should Buy It?

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Satty    338

I dunno how insurance works up in Canadia but insuring a '94 Bonneville SSEi in the states would be rediculously low, even for a new driver.

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Satty    338

State Farm and Allstate are regularly the lowest of the non-Geico/Progressive carriers down here(in my experience at least). I have a friend with an '87 Toyota Corolla hatchback that costs him $400/year to insure with State Farm. I had class with a girl last year who drove a late 90's Avenger (may have been a Sebring coupe, dont remember) and paid $50/month.

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DO IT!

As much as I "hate" on these cars for their FWD as far as

a used car value they are not too shabby. $900 is pretty

good for a car that will probably give you a few years of

faithful service & possibly a hundre thousand miles more.

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Dude...if only Baltimore & DC had deals like this.

Here's to hoping the insurance stuff works itself out.

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