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Pontiac Bonneville, Sedan
#1222 of 4400 On colours and pturner's NAV
Apr 07, 2001 (4:23 am)
After having never seen a maple red '00/'01 Bonneville, I have now seen 2 in one week - an SLE this past Monday and I parked right beside an SE yesterday. This is an absolutely gorgeous colour on this car and reinforced in my mind that Pontiac chose well when they chose the colours for the 2000 and '01 Bonnies.
Spring has finally arrived up here in the tundra and while there's still snow on our lawns (in April???!!!), it's not melting unto the roads any more. A few more rains & the winter grunge will be washed away & out will come Zaino and his crew for a nice photo session. It may be a month or so before I post pix but post I will.
Speaking of pix, I especially liked pturner's close-up of the Alpine NAV unit that he got installed by the dealer. Tell us about it Rick - does it work well? How much extra did all that stereo/NAV equipment cost anyway?
#1223 of 4400 Hi folks
Apr 07, 2001 (10:28 am)
I'm interrupting again.
This time I want to explain the name change of this discussion.
Since we have moved to our new platform, we no longer have the requirement to stop and restart discussions after the numbers of posts exceed a certain limit. Since this discussion can continue as long as anyone has anything to say about Bonnevilles (!), there is no longer a need for the "2" that has been part of this discussion name. Down the road, that could confuse our newer members so I have removed it.
We've altered the name slightly of the original Bonneville discussion in the Archives to indicate that is where it resides.
(A side note - as I just posted in "Meet the Members", I'm happy to see everyone having a good time in your new club.)
Sedans and Women's Auto Center Message Boards
Apr 07, 2001 (10:33 am)
The whole set-up looks neat. Thanks for dragging us kicking and screaming into the owners' club format...
Apr 07, 2001 (10:35 am)
I think it was tpken that told me you folks were too "old" for change? Hah!
#1226 of 4400 Greetings from the aROARa Board
Apr 07, 2001 (10:56 am)
I like the idea of the gathering at the Rockaway mall. Nice of you guys to let us know about it. Now that the new Bonnevilles are on the Aurora chasis, it tis a good idea to get together and compare notes. While we share the same chasie, the Bonneville is actually larger than the Aurora Classic on the inside. My uncle has an old Bonnivelle, and he has more interior space than me. The Classic is truly the world's largest mid-sized car. Since Pontiac is GM's performance division, I am hoping that GM suspension upgrades put on the Bonni can be adapted for the Aurora, since there will be no more Oldsmobiles in the near future.
#1227 of 4400 Am I correct that the time is 2:00pm?
Apr 07, 2001 (11:00 am)
Apr 07, 2001 (12:44 pm)
Maybe in Panama. But in California (from whence Edmunds originates), it was 11:00 a.m. when you posted.
BTW, Love your '99 Aurora. That was the car that first made me consider changing my import buying ways. Ended up with a Bonneville but could have been happy either way.
#1230 of 4400 Used Power Shopper
Apr 07, 2001 (4:42 pm)
Folks, you can use edmunds.com's Used Power Shopper to list vehicles for sale. (This has taken the place of edmunds.com's former Marketplace.)
Sedans and Women's Auto Center Message Boards
Apr 07, 2001 (5:04 pm)
I've posted a couple of more photos that show the trunk and what's under the back seat.
I am a surveyor, mostly on pipeline and other cross-country utilities. I travel alot and have used GPS at work for the last 10 years. If you remember the Gulf War footage of missiles entering bathroom windows, you can understand that you can get to where you want to go via GPS.
The voice guidance is pleasant and kind and will not go off on you if you miss a turn, unlike some navigators! Instead it will lead you back to or around your mistake. Great for dark and stormy nights.
In some areas the maps are not up to date, mostly in extreme rural locations or very new road construction. If you are familiar with the area you may find different ways to go, but it will always guide you to your destination. I have moved to Chicago and use it everyday. It knows this city, but the city streets have been the same forever.
The stereo is like a reference studio. Well defined fidelity throughout the spectrum. Put some drivin' blues in the player and you're good for a 1000 mile cruise.
$5200 american to the dealer. The group that installed it and made everthing else work with the unique Pontiac electronics (save the steering wheel controls and the radio part of the HUD), get the applause.