At $9,500, Is This 2003 Pontiac Bonneville SEEI A Bargain?

Good Price Or No Dice 2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

Today Good price or no dice Pontiac takes its name from the famously revered speeding site of Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. The car is supposed to be charged, but let’s see if it price bites to like salt on a wound.

There is a myth that in the 18th century a law was enacted in Maine that prisoners could not be fed lobster more than twice a week as was done. would therefore be considered inhuman treatment. It’s a somewhat confusing history considering how large decapods are considered a rare and expensive delicacy today.

Due to its European specifications, the 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 EC we looked at yesterday is comparatively rare and, according to some of you, rather expensive. As common as it gets is back in its home market, here the cloth upholstery and four-speed manual gearbox make the car rather unusual, which obviously iThis is what prompted the seller to set a significant price of $13,000 for his sale. Too few of you were willing to consider this, however, and the Benz suffered a 72% loss with no dice.

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Of course, not all vintage cars are rare. EtcGiven that the model name has been around since 1957, one wouldn’t expect the Pontiac Bonneville to be a particularly rare car model at all. I bet, however, that these days the only ones to give the model any consideration at all are those who currently own one. With its discontinuation after the 2005 model year, and Pontiac itself having broken down a few years later, it’s safe to say these owners could be considered a special breed.

If anyone wants to join this group of brave and daring Bonneville boosters, this 2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi seems like a great way to get into the club.

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This Bonneville is from the tenth and final generation of the model and was built on General Motors’ corporate G platform which at the time was shared with the likes of the Olds Aurora (dead), Cadillac Seville (also dead) and Buick Riviera (doornail child poster). According to the ad, the car comes with having had each option box is checked and therefore offers interesting features like a head-up display, a Monsoon sound system and a sunroof.

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As this is also the top of the range SSEi model, it comes with a supercharged edition of the 3.8-liter L67 V6. In the Bonneville, that was 240 horsepower and perhaps, more importantly, 280 lb-ft of torque. That’s mated to the standard four-speed automatic which sends the ponies to the front wheels.

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In nearly 20 years these front wheels have done nothing but pull the car barely 62,000 miles. It’s peanuts and the car appears to be in nearly new condition as a result. The Galaxy Silver paint still seems to hold up, as does the chrome on the factory alloys and the plastic lenses on the headlights.

A strong tint on the windows likely helped the interior materials ward off the weather and the sun, though it should be pointed out that the plastics GM was using at that time weren’t the best they could be. Additionally, the interior design of the Pontiac might be considered a bit grim and fussy for modern tastes. If you agree with this, so more power to you. Speaking of power, just about everything in this Bonneville, from the windows to the locks to the air conditioning, is all electric or automatic..

The ad claims a new battery and shows all the original manuals, but does not give us the title status of the car. This is due to it being inexplicably displayed in Craigslist’s General For Sale category rather than the more comprehensive Cars and Trucks category. We can work with that since everything in the ad points to the car with a clear title. It’s also priced at $9,500 and it’s now up to you to comment and vote on whether you think that’s an appropriate amount for the car as it stands.

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What do you say, is $9,500 a fair price for this Bonneville that seems so underused? Or, few kilometers or not, is it too much to ask for a moribund brand deceasedyou model named after a long-dead Sea?

You decide!

Denver, Colorado, craigslistwhere to go here if the ad disappears.

H/T to mpssweeney for the hookup!

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