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#305 of 344 Re: Interested in 2005 GXP [speedcouch]
Oct 01, 2004 (5:40 am)
Hi Cheryl: I purchased an '04 GXP in May. It was an "inventory order" from a GM dealer in Delaware I deal with regularly, and I purchased it before it was delivered! It is graystone metallic, all options except CD changer and engine block heater. No regrets--absolutely a blast to drive this car. Almost every GXP I found on GM inventory links had the sunroof, so you may indeed need to order to get yours exactly as you want it. My only issue with the car was, ironically, a sunroof rattle, which my dealer fixed on the first try. I have 2500 miles on the car, and am getting about 22 highway mileage, and 17 around town. A fellow GXP owner who posts on another Bonneville board is getting better mileage as he has 9K on his GXP, which is what I expected will happen as I rack up more miles.
I absolutely love the growl of the Northstar engine, and the more I drive it, the more I love the car. Two options on the car I thoroughly enjoy are the XM satellite radio and the heads-up display, which I do believe has saved me a couple of tickets!
I also had an 87 Bonneville, and it was also in the graystone color. I enjoyed that car too, but not as much as I am my GXP. Good luck and keep us posted on your buying progress.
Dec 30, 2004 (10:08 am)
Well I bought a 2001 Bonneville SLE in the fall of 2004 and just love it . I have had some minor problems but overall I am very impressed with it.
I was originally not keen on the leather seats as I am in Canada and the winter months are COLD... but the heated seats are great.
I have 17in rims and all the interior options. Oh did I mention this car is great.
Having a bit of traction problems in the rear durng the winter months. Anyone have this problem?
I have new (2003 Mich MXV4 Plus - 235/55R17) tires
Glad to see others love this car.
Mar 12, 2005 (3:23 am)
My name is Shelly I live in Arizona and own my 4th Bonneville which is a 1993 sse white w/ tan leather interior, I hope to get some great ideas on mods and so forth and Im looking forward to hearing all the feedback as well.
Bonneville has always caught my eye and its great to see others as enthused about them as I am.
Mar 15, 2005 (6:54 pm)
Hello everyone My name is Brian I am 17 and live in south dakota. I recently (as of last thursday) own a 2000 bonneville (black) SLE the car and motor are in great shape! and so is the complete leather interior, tinted windows, and chrome (swirl) rims. My father has a 1991 bonneville and is 100% satisfied and as of yet i am completely as well! the only issue i am having is my sun roof, it appears that the track or something related is broken on that.. i went down to our local gm dealer and they figured it was the whole frame and it would cost 1,400 to fix it! and although i dont have that money i am looking for any alternative if anyone has a solution? feel free to email me.. stormobwtn.k12.sd.us i would tottaly appreciate any advice!! but other than that my car rocks! and i look forward to at least 6 years with it!
#309 of 344 Re: surgeont [ssurgeont]
Apr 28, 2005 (1:13 pm)
The SSEI will run like crap on regular gas..when i first bought mine (2000SSEI) we didn't know it had to have premium fuel. Well after reading a bit I found out why it was so larthargec. Also the fuel mileage with anything other than Premium really suffers.....I can get mid 20's with premium but only was getting 14 or so with regular. The motor retards the timing to keep it from blowing it's self up and that gives it reall bad performance....
The SSEI is not only the best looking but wow it really screams and handles, I have a set of Goodyear ZR45 (P24555R17) if someone would have told me how much better the car handles and performs I wouldn't have believed them...My .02
#311 of 344 1996 Bonneville SSE
May 25, 2005 (7:29 pm)
Hi, this is my first time in here. I have a 1996 SSE and just love the car. Two problems I do have is that the car runs hot. Is this common with the SSE? The owners manual says not to tow with this model. Also the tranny sucks. It's slow to down shift and the upshifts seem to take way too long. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks">
#312 of 344 Re: desertrat [theiceman]
Aug 11, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I have a Pontiace Bonneville '93 and the color is bugging me,Some call it Grey-Some Wine,Some say its purple ???
#313 of 344 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Aug 30, 2005 (3:29 pm)
Hi everyone, I'm Curt. I'm from Winnipeg,Mb. Canada. I must have caught the Bonneville Fever, this is the second Bonneville in 15 months! My first was a red 93 SE. Great car, ran super, body mint, 227,000 km's. Engine finally went, but I didn't hesitate to replace it. A week later I get rear ended on a Hwy at a red light, car written off ! My wife Cindey really loved the car, so we decided to look for another Bonneville, as long as it wasn't green! Let's just say she doesn't like the color. After a lot of looking around, I found a 1993 SSEi with 150,000km's, again in very good condition. Took it for a test drive and fell in love with it! Leather seats, supercharger, headlight washers, tinted windows, what's not to love. One problem, it's GREEN! But a nice green, lol. As it turned out, we bought it, and we both like it very much. I think Cindey's starting to come around a little about the color. I did the Meguiars detailing thing, and it looks super. I also splurged and got a H.I.D. conversion kit for it. If your thinking about getting H.I.D. DO IT. They are fantastic! Anyway, I think I better end it, I've rambled on long enough.