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Pontiac Bonneville, Sedan
#194 of 213 XM Satellite Radio Antenna on 2003 Bonneville
Oct 19, 2002 (8:13 pm)
Located above rear window.
#195 of 213 Friday Evening
Mar 02, 2003 (3:29 pm)
No one was injured in the following story.
This is what happened:
Friday 6:30 PM est Major city, USA
I was at a traffic light where 2 two lane roads intersected. There were cars in front of me going straight as well as cars coming through from the opposite direction. When I pulled up to the center of the intersection signaling to turn left, I paused, the car opposite me also was signaling to turn left, they paused. I began to make my left turn, looking to the lane where I was going turn, I looked back and this other car was coming right at me and just kept coming until is ran into my passenger side tire.
I got out to see if the other driver was hurt. She was OK. I said, "You had your left turn signal on." She said "yes, but I changed her mind and turned it off and went straight instead."
I called 911 and soon the police arrived. The officer collected insurance and drivers information and accounts of the incident from the drivers and witnesses. The officer surmised that the other driver did not use proper caution at the intersection and was issued a summons.
I'll see Mon or Tues the extent of the damages
Mar 03, 2003 (3:18 am)
Sorry to hear about that but glad the damage was only to your car - pity it's front-end though.
I've seen too many people signaling a turn and then not following through to trust that alone - although, by rights, you should be able to rely on it.
Let us know the extent of the damage.
Mar 03, 2003 (6:23 am)
Ouch, ouch. I assume your airbag went off to have taken that hard of a hit. I congratulate you for not getting out and strangling her for what she did to your car. I know I would have been tempted.
#198 of 213 Iceman and mfahey1
Mar 03, 2003 (8:26 pm)
I took the car to a Pontiac dealer in Roswell,GA today but I won't find out the damages until the insurance adjuster comes by. No air bag was deployed. The one who hit me was stopped as was I before I started my turn. She said she changed her mind and went straight. This is what a Pontiac Sunbird can do to our cars accelerating from a dead stop and going maybe 15 feet. And the hair color was brunette. Go figure.
#199 of 213 Update on collision damage
Mar 05, 2003 (10:47 pm)
The insurance adjuster started with a check for 5k to get started on the repairs.
I went and saw the car today. The upper and lower control arms were snapped in two. Both fenders, front bumper and internal framework have to be replaced and some components under the hood on the passenger side have to be replaced. The chrome wheel on the passenger has to be replaced but the brakes and rotor are OK. They said that the hood was fine. I don't know about the transaxle, they have to do some more inspection.
I'm concerned that it may not be the same again but the collision shop said they could fix it all and not to worry, "It'll be as good as new".
I hope so. I love that car because I've had 76000 trouble free miles.
More as it develops
Mar 06, 2003 (7:05 am)
You sure the pulley wasn't damaged(wink, wink)? Might be time for another one.
Mar 06, 2003 (5:45 pm)
I've always wanted to do that. 3.4 I believe.
Apr 03, 2003 (9:40 pm)
That is one of the ugliest cars ever
but for pontiac its a step up
has a pontiac ever been in car and drivers top ten?
#203 of 213 Detailing on the 3800...
Apr 12, 2003 (5:07 pm)
I detailed my sister's 1995 Bonneville today, and decided to start off with the engine. Here is what it looked like with 8 years of crud on it:
And here it is after: