2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi – High Performance Pontiac Magazine

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Pontiac Bonneville

Supercharged SSEi Sentiments An 18-year-old Pontiac Fan

My love for all Pontiac began before I even imagine how to drive. My had many Ponchos, and the car I grew up and learned how to drive in was an ’89 Bonneville, he got after trading in his older

I loved the way that then-newly Bonneville looked and drove. It was and handled well, and was the most car we had. Even when dad it to a family friend, it was still like a champ with miles, no matter how bad it looked the Chicago rust it had developed.

When I was a child, my older bought his ’84 Trans Am and began it. When it came time for me to buy a I looked right to the Third-Gen I ended up buying an ’85 Trans Am; it the rebuilt 305 from my brother’s which had rusted away.

He his car with an ’88 GTA and a 383 that he built.

I’m my T/A painted soon and it will be to finished. I don’t want it away, so I looked for a winter and found a gem of an ’01 Bonneville SSEi. The White beauty had only miles when I bought it in 2010.

I walked in to the dealership the day the Bonneville in, and fell in love with it At that moment, however, couple was crunching numbers on it and my sank. They left to about it—I went into the dealership the next took the bright white to my mechanic, got the A-OK, went and wrote the check.

I can’t a car stock to save my life, so not surprising that hadn’t had it a week when I began it. First up, I replaced the stock with Flowmaster Super 44 They’re just loud to know the exhaust is not stock, but not so that it’s obnoxious.

I then added a cold air to let the supercharged 3800 V-6 breathe

Since I believe in preventative I’ve already done the tune-up, including flushing the and replacing the thermostat, and took the of upgrading the ignition path to wires and NGK spark plugs. I the supercharger oil (something often and other regular disposable like the fuel and air filters.

I had the windows tinted to the legal limit and installed Weathertech deflectors. Also, I have a GXP strut tower brace to the front end in corners. That, with numerous hours of compounding, and waxing, really this previous-one-owner, garage-kept car shine.

It stands out in a crowd and people say, “There is different about that but I can’t decide just what it is.” I love it keeps people guessing.

Pontiac Bonneville

Now I the Bonneville just as much as the Am because it is one of the quickest, best sportiest H-bodies around, and as a daily driver that 30 mpg on the highway. Compared to its cousin, the this car is like an F1 racer.

I could not be happier with my Bonneville. I’ve always Pontiac and will continue to do so for the of my life. Even though I’m 18 and a lot of my age can’t even spell I am one of the few who has a passion for them. I love on them just as much as I driving them.

I, for one, that by some miracle is brought back from the

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