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Pontiac Bonneville, Sedan
#229 of 346 Applause for Pontiacrick
Mar 05, 2002 (10:03 am)
Rick - welcome to Bonneville Land!
Best wishes to you for many years and miles of enjoyment from that great SLE. We look forward to hearing from you regarding your experiences and opinions on all things Pontiac.
BTW - the dealer should definitely fix your dash rattle. There's got to be something loose in there someplace. Mine is firm and quiet - and I think all the others in here can say the same.
Ken (2000 SE)
#230 of 346 Thanks for the welcome Ken.
Mar 08, 2002 (9:40 am)
Thanks for the welcome Ken. The dash rattle I have is not so much a rattle, but more of a "creaking" sound. And that only happens when it's cold outside. Last weekend here it was in the teen's and the "creaking" was prevalent. This week it's been in the 40's - 50's and no creaking. Interior is very quiet. So it has to be temperature related...probably some little plastic piece somewhere. Otherwise the car has been great.
Just wondering if you have heard if anyone has ever had their exhaust pipes "chromed". The cast aluminum is ok, but I think a chrome exhaust would enhance the look. Looking forward to chatting again.
#231 of 346 Chrome tips
Mar 08, 2002 (9:51 am)
Check over in the mods forum here in Bonnieland - I don't remember if anyone has done that or not. Sounds great though.
Mar 08, 2002 (7:10 pm)
PONTIACRICK-Welcome to the wonderful world of Bonneville ownership. Good luck with the car. We are closing in on our first anniversary with our SSEi and we love it as much as the day we picked it up.
I have been thinking about doing something with my exhaust tips also. I plan on polishing them to a chrome like finish and then clear coating for protection. I have been waiting for the weather to warm up a bit.
I will try to post before and after pictures . (unless I botch it up)
#233 of 346 Exhaust Tips
Mar 09, 2002 (9:42 am)
I spray painted the insides black and the trim chrome/silver. It looked great at first but needs to be done again after about 6 months.
#234 of 346 Greetings ...Pontiackrick
Mar 11, 2002 (9:41 am)
Just would like to welcome Pontiacrick to the family.
I am sure you will enjoy your car and that you will have many miles of great driving...
Steve (2001 SE)
#235 of 346 New 2000 SSEi
Mar 11, 2002 (1:55 pm)
I am happy to find a sight of enthusiastic Bonnevile owners. People who enjoy, and take pride in their cars (w/o going import owner overboard). I just got my wife a pre-owned (new for us)2000 SSEi w/ 15K miles. Being in the car business I had been looking all over Chicago, and Wisconsin for SSEi's w/ no luck. There where a few out there but dealers had had them for 6-8 weeks and had to much money in them. The market really fell out on these cars (all late model domestic cars) in the last 4 weeks or so and there where a few cars that had gone through the sales priced very reasonably.
A budy of mine finally called Friday and said that he had just traded for an Arctic White 2000 SSEi with (agghhh!) Camel interior. I told him no way will my wife drive a car with baby poop brown colored interior. Well he gave me the numbers, and we picked it up Saturday. It was just to good a deal, and you know that interior kind of grows on you
It is a plain jane, i.e. no chrome wheels, roof or heat seats. I am taking it to get an ASC roof put in it tomorrow, and maybe I'll get her heated seats for Christmas next year. Albeit a kind of boring ext. color with weird int. color we got a heck of a deal and the car is absolutely spotless. I will post some pictures after the roof is done. Look forward to contributing to the boards.
#236 of 346 Applause for Tim
Mar 11, 2002 (1:59 pm)
Welcome to the land of Bonneville, Tim - You have found your new HOME!!!
Congrats on the SSEi. Best wishes for years and many miles of enjoyable driving. We look forward to hearing from you here about your driving and ownership experiences.
BTW - care to give us some comparisons to your 300M??
#237 of 346 More New Bonneville Owners
Mar 11, 2002 (7:30 pm)
Congratz Tim on your new Bonnie. Wish you all the best and I am sure it will be good to you...
Steve (2001 SE)
#238 of 346 300M Comparison
Mar 11, 2002 (7:34 pm)
Ken your scaring me. I see you read my profile (thanks, reminded me to update it from the 300M) I was wondering how you knew we had a 300M. The 300 is the car we replaced with the SSEi, and there is really not much of a comparison when it comes to the ride of the two vehicles. The SSEi feels more sure footed and solid than the Chrysler did. The Bonneville is also quieter in terms of road noise. The 300 was a very stylish car, lets face it DC has had one of the hottest domestic design studios for the past 7 years, however now Mr. Lutz has come to GM so we'll see what happens. The 300 was a more elegant car, but at the same time it felt fragile, not as solid as the Bonneville.
I was torn between the 300 and the Bonneville when I bought the 300 last March, but there where not as many pre-owned SLE's or SSEi's at that time as there where 300's. All in all it was a nice car but not something I would want to drive for more than a year, and doing 98% of my business with GM and carrying a GM business card it was too much of a conflict for me to be driving a DC product.
Once again thanks for the welcome and I look forward to sharing any insight I can on the boards.