Ming's Pontiac Bonneville

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    Ming's Pontiac Bonneville

    Some people have asked to see this in the past but I never got around to taking a photo. I'll take another today in an open spot without all of the vegetation reflecting on the car. This is in my driveway in Magnolia, TX.

    It's a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi with optional chrome 17-inch wheels.

    Originally Black, Repainted in Subaru Black Obsidian Pearl Metallic (looks almost purple in the sun, black in shade) - If you look closely at the paint job in person there are what look like red metallic flecks in the paint.



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    Paint close up in sun:

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    Why did it need repainted?
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    It is an absolutely great car! I envy you

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    Re: Ming's Pontiac Bonneville

    Quote Originally Posted by grandam_man
    Why did it need repainted?
    See around my house? Weeks of pine tree and other pollen and sap falling each year, other contaminants along with a minor fender bender that took out my right hand mirror and scraped along the side all made my original black paint look very nasty. Not to mention we have very hard water and I left it once without shammying - permanent water spots on my clear coat. Buffing and polishing kept it looking OK, but the paint should've been maintained better from the start, my fault. The original paint was also slightly orange-peel from the factory, but I can't complain since it was a Demo with 5000 miles and I got a great deal on it.

    It is an absolutely great car! I envy you
    Thanks Bravada , I've been tempted by many newer cars in my 6 years of ownership, but none of them have had the "total package" - supercharging with lots of torque off the line, decent fuel economy, interior room, and a sleek exterior. Not to mention its been easy to maintain with no major issues. My only complaints are no fold down rear seat and crappy little cupholders.
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    Nice car Ming. I'm glad you are happy with it.

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    Re: Ming's Pontiac Bonneville

    I had a 1998 & 2002 Bonneville SSEi's. Two of the greatest cars I ever owned. Never a problem, drove like a dream. The '98 had an interior that lit up at nite like a Xmas tree. The console had about 12 buttons for a bunch of different seat adjustments and 4 modes of suspension settings, firm, sport, highway or some other such name. Can't believe they just let this car wither away, a classic.
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    Added shots I took yesterday.

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    Wow...you live in a nice area of Houston (I can tell by the trees). =]
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    Re: Ming's Pontiac Bonneville

    Wooooow... that looks VERY nice.
    It's rare to find an SSEi

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    Too bad TX requires front license plate, kinda spoils the flow of the front end.
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    Thats a sweet car Ming!

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    Re: Ming's Pontiac Bonneville

    Quote Originally Posted by DuSpinnst
    Not around here, most of the 1995ish (when the Bonneville got really rounded) to the last redesign where SSEi's. Seriously in the late 90's it seemed like everywhere I went I saw one. I still see a good number of them today, obviously in poor condition.
    Bonnevilles were pretty popular around here back in teh day.
    But SSEi's were a true rarity.
    I really REALLY loved the SSEi's of the early 1990's... in white... with the white rims... and the dozens of buttons on the dash and ceter console.

    I thought that car was a BEST!! And it had to be white!!

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    Wish they would have continued the Bonny they had I loved those cars whenever we would rent a car it was a Bonny or something similar in size and that was my fav hands down it was just a blast to ride in being a great sport sedan even for a front driver.
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    Gorgeous car. I've always loved SSEis. And I even like their c0ckpit interiors with all the buttons and stuff like HUD. Too bad I couldn't afford one when they built them. Glad to hear yours runs trouble-free. One hears a lot about them gasget problems.

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    I agree that you have a nice car there Ming, though when my friend and I went on a test driving spree one day, I have to say we were very unimpressed (2002 SSEi). At least for the sticker price, anyway. I can see why the car was discontinued.
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