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Pontiac Bonneville, Sedan
Mar 12, 2005 (2:23 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 (5:54 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 346 Re: surgeont [ssurgeont]
Apr 28, 2005 (12:13 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 346 1996 Bonneville SSE
May 25, 2005 (6:29 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 346 Re: desertrat [theiceman]
Aug 11, 2005 (3:03 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 346 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Aug 30, 2005 (2:29 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.
#315 of 346 93 SSEi new owner
Dec 04, 2005 (10:25 am)
Mike from San Antonio here. Got my Dad's 93 Bonne with 109K mi in August when he and mom were shedding one of two cars, unfortunately right about the time gas prices jumped to $3/gal for premium. Bonne needed a new Supercharger. so I agreed to fix it and sell it in San Antonio, rather than sell in rural Mo. On the way down to Texas, I got attached to the bonne and 27mpg at 80mph, so I have decided to keep it. It is loaded with everything but the CD player (tape instead). So far I have installed two superchargers (1st one leaked), rebuilt the steering column radio controls, replaced the water pump bypass (leaking) fitting into the upper manifold with the new metal fitting, and polished the car up a bit. It really looks nice--white with grey leather interior. 115K on it now. I will look into the air filter upgrades to improve gas mileage if available, but first I would like to stiffen up the bouncy ride with new front struts. Eventually I would like to explore a way to lengthen the driver seat platform so it moves back another inch or two for more leg room. Anyone know where to get replacement buttons for the electronic Climate control center? And what do you do for coffee mug holders? The cup holder is kind of cheesy and I would just as soon remove it if I can find a place to put my coffee mug for the commute into work. Can't imagine doing much else to this car, it really is a neat car to drive.
Dec 07, 2005 (12:32 am)
hi, my name is Tomek, I live in southern Poland and I just bought a 1994 Bonneville SE. Runs great, even in present weather conditions around here (tons of wet snow and still snowing ). I have one problem: Where can I get some ownre's manual/repair manual? The previous owner didn't have one. I checked on the Internet and I can buy one in the US for about 20USD with shipping costs about 30-110USD (!) but it's quite much (total cost). I am quite new here and don't know anybody yet, but perhaps some of you know where can I get a manual (in Europe or with lower shipping cost from US/Canada). This could be either English or German. Thanks in advance. Tomek