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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:35 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome via my post in the Introductions section. Will take my own photos soon, but for now here is the link to the photos the dealer used to reel me in... Not sure how long the link will be live, as it has been SOLD. To me!

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http://www.umcsales.com/vehicle-details/2001-pontiac-bonneville-sle-sedan-1dc5d18c7524fa4695864d3c2ec0532e/

Taking it in to my 10+ year trusted mechanic for a once over on Monday. All looks good to me, but I haz no skillz in the mechanical department. Drives very nicely, no weird noises, everything apart from the sunroof works. I'm the 2nd owner, was traded in for a new Caddy at a main dealer. No open recalls, really think it has been very well cared for. I even got both original remote/key sets including the valet key! Not bad for a 17 year old car.

Hoping for a good few years of comfortable yet fun motoring around the Midwest. See you on the road!

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Hmmm, here's a list of cars I've owned: Fiat Panda; Fiat Strada Cabriolet (on the list of the ten worst Italian cars ever); Subaru Legacy (biggest money pit ever placed on to wheels); Hyundai Accent; Hyundai Elantra; Hyundai Sonata; 2xKia Sportage; Honda Element; Nissan Sentra; Buick Rendezvous (blew engine, had it replaced, got t-boned a month later); Kia Rondo (blew engine, replaced under warranty, still going 'strong'); Eagle Talon TSi AWD 5spd (most fun I've ever had behind the wheel); Toyota Solara (RIP, another engine toasted) and now Pontiac Bonneville! I think that is it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:13 am 
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Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

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2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Pontiac G8 GT: L76, Sport Red Metallic
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:49 am 
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Thanks for the friendly welcome and very helpful comments. Much appreciated!

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Hmmm, here's a list of cars I've owned: Fiat Panda; Fiat Strada Cabriolet (on the list of the ten worst Italian cars ever); Subaru Legacy (biggest money pit ever placed on to wheels); Hyundai Accent; Hyundai Elantra; Hyundai Sonata; 2xKia Sportage; Honda Element; Nissan Sentra; Buick Rendezvous (blew engine, had it replaced, got t-boned a month later); Kia Rondo (blew engine, replaced under warranty, still going 'strong'); Eagle Talon TSi AWD 5spd (most fun I've ever had behind the wheel); Toyota Solara (RIP, another engine toasted) and now Pontiac Bonneville! I think that is it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:25 am 
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Welcome from a fellow Chicago guy!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:22 pm 
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nos4blood70 wrote:
Welcome from a fellow Chicago guy!


Thanks! I'm out in Warrenville (Wheaton/Aurora/Naperville area). Stock '01 SLE, Silver/Gray leather, Zxxxxx, I know Chicagoland's a small area so you'll probably see me rolling around soon ;)

If you do, come say hi!

Loving the car so far.

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Hmmm, here's a list of cars I've owned: Fiat Panda; Fiat Strada Cabriolet (on the list of the ten worst Italian cars ever); Subaru Legacy (biggest money pit ever placed on to wheels); Hyundai Accent; Hyundai Elantra; Hyundai Sonata; 2xKia Sportage; Honda Element; Nissan Sentra; Buick Rendezvous (blew engine, had it replaced, got t-boned a month later); Kia Rondo (blew engine, replaced under warranty, still going 'strong'); Eagle Talon TSi AWD 5spd (most fun I've ever had behind the wheel); Toyota Solara (RIP, another engine toasted) and now Pontiac Bonneville! I think that is it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:56 am 
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Ok, I am in West Chicago and Elgin (I have houses in both), but grew up in WeGo for the most part.

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP: Black/Ebony *SOLD*

Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

Daily Drivers:
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Pontiac G8 GT: L76, Sport Red Metallic
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:51 pm 
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So everything looks great - my mechanic said I've got a good one (no pun intended, but it's there I suppose)

A/C lines are corroded, so when I'm wealthy (in about 50 years) I'll have those replaced.
Rear air shocks probably deflated and are rusty, he's not bothered about those unless I am - which I'm not as 99% of the time this car will be driver only. Naturally will have them done when I'm wealthy.
Dirty engine air filter.
Front brake pads at 4mm, and driver's side rotor could use replacing.

Pretty neat report on Autoserve with photos and everything. 55 point inspection. I'm happy with the results.

I'll take some crappy photos soon and post them in the appropriate place for more abuse....

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Hmmm, here's a list of cars I've owned: Fiat Panda; Fiat Strada Cabriolet (on the list of the ten worst Italian cars ever); Subaru Legacy (biggest money pit ever placed on to wheels); Hyundai Accent; Hyundai Elantra; Hyundai Sonata; 2xKia Sportage; Honda Element; Nissan Sentra; Buick Rendezvous (blew engine, had it replaced, got t-boned a month later); Kia Rondo (blew engine, replaced under warranty, still going 'strong'); Eagle Talon TSi AWD 5spd (most fun I've ever had behind the wheel); Toyota Solara (RIP, another engine toasted) and now Pontiac Bonneville! I think that is it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:17 pm 
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See, nothing to worry about.

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP: Black/Ebony *SOLD*

Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

Daily Drivers:
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Pontiac G8 GT: L76, Sport Red Metallic
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


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