Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

64 kiwi boni's 1964 Bonneville

2023 February
of the Month

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, where we keep the memory of Pontiac alive with great discussion, maintenance tips, restoration/modification progression "blogs" and help from professional & DIY mechanics. Also, wonderful competitions that occur regularly. Please register for an absolutely free account to join in!

new car ideas


Sam
 Share

Recommended Posts

If you have been keeping up with my fml tthread you will see that my trans am will be sold as of Friday. So I am looking for something around 8k or less. Ideally something fun but dependable.....

So suggestions please.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

  • Founders

G6 GT, reliable plus is fun but not WS6 fun.

Back to a Grand Am?

G5, Cobalt, Monte Carlo, Impala, Malibu, Aura...

All mid range cars that are still fun to drive and can find good deals on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ill be the first to ask, what are you looking for specifically? do you want a vehicle that can just be your daily or do you want a vehicle that you can eventually deck out once you have some money? do you want to stay with GM or do you want to move away from GM?

we can only suggest but the choice is up to you. unless you want to buy a geo for now and then upgrade later. :P the geo thing is a joke. lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wish you lived near me I would hook you up with a car. Good luck with your search. :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

+03 GA's can be had for cheap. Private sellers keep the price low on them.

There's always the Delta platform too: IE the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, Pontiac G5.

W-body Impalas are dirt cheap as well, and you can easily find one with L36 power. And we all know because of the L67 the potential that motor has. Base models have LA1 power, so if you miss your GA too. :P

You could even stay F-body, 98-02 L36 powered models are sold on the cheap, and you can still have fun.

Of course, you could always go import, +03 Accords come with a variant of the K20, so fun could be had once you land on some extra cash, and they're just stupidly reliable for miles on end.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

' date='Jul 14 2010, 07:06 AM' post='32591']

+03 GA's can be had for cheap. Private sellers keep the price low on them.

There's always the Delta platform too: IE the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, Pontiac G5.

W-body Impalas are dirt cheap as well, and you can easily find one with L36 power. And we all know because of the L67 the potential that motor has. Base models have LA1 power, so if you miss your GA too. :)

You could even stay F-body, 98-02 L36 powered models are sold on the cheap, and you can still have fun.

Of course, you could always go import, +03 Accords come with a variant of the K20, so fun could be had once you land on some extra cash, and they're just stupidly reliable for miles on end.

03 accords i believe come with a k24. if you get one, go with a k20 head and you will be pusshin more hp than with the k24 head. :cheers:

anyways, i can make suggestions all day but what do you feel comfortable with? american or import?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Honestly anything...

I'm looking between 91-93 accords to lt1 camaros and t/a's to try and keep some sort of fun.

I would really like something that I can mod a little bit and will be fun.

Hell I'm confusing myself lol

Like I have found an 05 GTP with 70k miles for $7,500 that i'm going to look at.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Love the Bonnie GXPs. Yeah the miles are pretty high, but if you can talk him down a bit, I'd say it's worth it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Talked to the guy. Says the car is MINT......MINT......MINT....

Currently at a detailer to get it perfect. 90% hwy miles and hell its a northstar v8 so its got alot left in it. He says he owns a small trucking company and one of his trucks is down and needs the money to get it fixed so he is selling this.

Having my dad go check it out for me friday and if this car is what he says it is....I very well might pick this up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Talked to the guy. Says the car is MINT......MINT......MINT....

Currently at a detailer to get it perfect. 90% hwy miles and hell its a northstar v8 so its got alot left in it. He says he owns a small trucking company and one of his trucks is down and needs the money to get it fixed so he is selling this.

Having my dad go check it out for me friday and if this car is what he says it is....I very well might pick this up.

good luck man

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Talked to the guy. Says the car is MINT......MINT......MINT....

Currently at a detailer to get it perfect. 90% hwy miles and hell its a northstar v8 so its got alot left in it. He says he owns a small trucking company and one of his trucks is down and needs the money to get it fixed so he is selling this.

Having my dad go check it out for me friday and if this car is what he says it is....I very well might pick this up.

Not a Northstar, but an LS4. Same motor in the GXP GP, and Impala SS models.

Either way, I LOVE these cars. DOO EET.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Founders

good luck man

:)

That Bonnie should be good thing, I've never liked the body style of it though just something about it but I do have to say that it will be a good car and quite some fun,

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you get the VIN# I can run its warranty history. That will tell you a lot more.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Those Bonnies are nice its like driving your sofa down the road. If it has the HUD i have heard they are a pricey repair but most people just use the dash once it goes down.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did quite a bit of research last night and really haven't found any bad complaints other than neglect. Really don't mind the heads up display. Can't say I have ever really seen it in person. But I have been negotiating with the guy so we will see.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.