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 Post subject: Time to Say Goodbye
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:07 pm 
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Hi All,

It is with great sadness that I must tell you that the time has come for me to sell (or donate, not sure which yet) my beloved 1998 Galaxy Silver Bonneville SLE. This car was my buddy since 2001--even named him Benny after Benjamin Bonneville. It is just that he is no longer reliable (stalling a lot, rusting up again, etc.). I am afraid that my brake lines or fuel lines will break again, and I cannot take the stalling anymore. So why don't I just fix the car? This is really because my husband has had (and still has) the say-so regarding decisions with the vehicles. He neglected the car until it got to the point that in addition to the big issues there are too many little things are wrong with it now. Two power windows no longer work, the driver's seat is no longer secure and moves around, etc, etc. I am not badmouthing my husband; just telling it like it is. He can read this if he likes and he knows how I feel. I think the problem is that he went and bought a 2004 E Series Mercedes Benz in addition to the other 3 daily drivers (ridiculous!) that we have so the Bonnie got forgotten and there was nothing that I could do about it. (I don't like the Benz.)

I am driving the 2010 Dodge Charger SXT now, and while, yes, it is newer and "nicer" in a lot of ways, I still believe that the Bonneville is a better made car. Let's just put it this way: I would like to see if the Charger holds up for 21 years or 100,000+ miles without needing major mechanical repairs. In addition, the Bonnie's front-wheel drive was great in snow, which I will miss. I won't even be able to drive the Charger in snow.

Just wanted to tell you. Thanks for all of your help through the years. Bye Benny. :(

Sincerely,
Cat =^..^=


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 Post subject: Re: Time to Say Goodbye
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Time to Say Goodbye
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Time to Say Goodbye
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:56 pm 
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Just a little update. I still have the Bonnie because somebody is dragging his feet. He has finally decided to donate it, though; we just can't decide where. I am thinking the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Good idea?

I will keep you posted....

CMNTMXR57: I agree!
nos4blood70: Did you ever consider writing for Hallmark cards? LOL!


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