2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

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$700
$4,855
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168,950 Miles
18,379
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 168950
Color: BLUE
Body Style: SEDAN 4D
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Engine Type: 3.8L 6
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: NORTH BILLERICA, MA
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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 49 reviews

Ten times around the globe

4.6
rdthore on 03/23/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have over 220,000 miles on this car and only minor wear and tear repairs to this point. I bought this used with 18,000 miles in 2003 and have driven it in the harshest of ND and MN winters. There isn't a spot of rust anywhere on it. I've since handed it down to my daughter and have no qualms about her taking it to college. It's big, it's safe and with over 200k miles, it still gets almost 30 mpg at 75 mph and 20 in town.

Bonneville's are the BEST

4.8
mightymouse75 on 07/04/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third Bonneville. I love them. The SLE model with leather and heated seats and moonroof and remote start and the list goes on. I have owned it since 149,000 miles and now have 190,000 4 years later. GREAT car. Now I finally need valve cover gaskets. Not too shabby. I would buy another in a heartbeat. If you are considering one just do carfax and see what problems "it" has had. If it looks clean, then buy it , you wont regret it!!!!!!!!!!

WORST CAR EVER !!!!!

1
cantonjh on 04/04/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

From the day I got this car I had NOTHING but problems !!!! first the rack & pinion ( right passenger side ) goes out then back window regulator goes out then countless converter replacements then 2 coils replacements then A/C goes out then countless sensors replaced then front wheel bearings replaced and both tire rods replaced then front passenger window regulator goes out then water pump and raidtor repleaced had to replace the tension pully then valve cover gastets replaced and now my head gasgets are leaking my car has been in the repair shops more then on the road NEVER again will I buy crap like this SHAME on GM !!!!!

Worst Car I've ever owned!!

2.1
allierockette on 12/07/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought this car used with low miles. LOVED the power and pep of the engine. but in a little over 30 days both back window motors broke at the same time. Then my gas and oil gauges quit working, the gas compartment hinge got stuck all the time, constantly replaced head/taillights, trunk leaked, transmission started shifting hard, had problems with front end alignment alot so new tires were needed more often than they shouldve been, front cv joint/axle replaced twice, and bc the gas gauge didnt work it constantly made the "warning" ringing sound. Was embarrased to be seen driving this. . .worst piece of crap ever!

my pontiac

4.6
My pontiac on 11/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this 2001 Pontiac Bonneville because I wanted a sporty family sedan I had a Mitsubishi diamante and let me tell you I've read some these reviews with problems with the Bonneville well go own a Mitsubishi. those cars were problems from the beginning my Bonneville currently has 140,000 miles on it I had to replace the catalytic converter other then that the cars dependable for me only thing it lacks is speed it seems slow but it is a big car I didn't think I'd ever own an American car I'm more of a foreign car owner but I thought I'd give it a shoot and haven't regretted it yet I wouldn't buy another American car again but I will keep this Bonneville running for as long as possible

Pontiac-One of Detroit's best.

4.8
Dwayne on 11/20/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this vehicle for four years now and I have had absolute no problems at all. I purchased my Bonneville with almost exactly 60,000 miles on it and was expecting some sort of major issues, but so far they have not occurred. I live in a Downtown Metro area and drive both city (and I mean gridlock city) and highway. My average MPG is 24 which is very manageable. This car has handled everything I have thrown at it and I couldn't ask for anything more quality wise. Very well rounded competent vehicle with a wonderful blend of sport and practicality.

European Road Trip 2010

3.5
Circo on 10/25/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

What's all this about Bonni's with 35 K ? 75 K ?? 125 K? Mine has nearly 300 K on the clock and is still going strong - and as for those who don't think it's comfortable - get a sofa ! I've driven mine the whole way across the EU, have had it in Hungary for a few months and am about to roll it back to the UK this week in a 18 hr straight drive!

Wouldn't trade for the world

4.9
Brandyrn on 08/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! Problems, a few but overall meets all my expectations and have no reason to trade for a newer model. I get 28 miles on the highway and 14 in the city. I have all the options where most cars today have a few. Power seats,10 disk changer,heated seats,heads up display,cd/tape player, onstar, you get the idea. Chrome wheels were pretty but crap. Front lighter a waste but the car still looks new and rides great. Easily would buy another.

great car

5
njtravelguy on 01/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I consistently got 30 mpg on the highway. It never broke down. The only repairs were the right front ball joint and broken motor mount. Unfortunately my car was hit on the side and the insurance company declared it a total loss. Now I have to find a car. I have had 3 Pontiacs and don't know what to get now.

sharp car with dependability issues

4.4
Wayne on 01/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the exterior styling of this car, very sporty. NO idea why GM ended its production. It handles well. The 3.8 engine is very dependable, but all the other attachments to it seem to go out. It started at 125,000 miles with a number of sensors, coil packs, alternator, starter, the plastic intake manifold, front ball joints, front wheel bearings, the list goes on. The same with my old 1989 Bonneville, only that started at 75,000 miles. And at 80,000 on my 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans for that matter. I finally started to buy Toyota for dependability sake. GM may not have needed a bail out if they had adopted Toyota's model of quality control years ago. Daughter has it at college now.

2001 Bonney Super Charged

4.9
Garv0516 on 01/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This particular car is my third Bonneville!! I have been extremely happy with my ssei!! I have had so many compliments on this vehicle that i cannot remember them all! I have had a few second looks as well. I'm very sad that the prodution of the Bonneville has ended. My goal now is to own the last Bonneville produced in 2005...the GXP!! I have had very few problams with my particular model...except for the fact my heated seats have both stopped working at exactly the same time, so if anyone else has had this problem, please let me know what the problem might be (example..a fuse or whatnot). I have owned the 1989 Bonneville, as well as 1999 Bonneville, and now the 2001 Bonneville! I'm happy!!

Diminishing reliability

3.8
Wayne on 02/20/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought the car used with 70,000 miles. Soon, it developed a cracked plastic intake manifold. It ran well, with few repairs until 140,000. In the past 10,000 miles, I have put over $2,200 in repairs into it, including front wheel bearings, several coil packs, a number of expensive electronic sensors, and I don't doubt the famously weak GM tranny will be next, at $1,600 to rebuild. I wish I could go back a year and dump it for a Toyota. Over the past 22 years, I have owned 4 GM cars and a Dodge, and I swear my mechanic owns a 401K with my name on it.

buying foreign from now on

3.6
Wayne on 02/11/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought it used. At 70,000 the plastic intake manifold cracked, at 140,000 front wheel bearings, at 141,000 a coil pack, at 145,000 another coil pack,at 149,000 MAF sensor, at 149,500 another MAF, at 149,550 a MAP sensor, and now the weakly designed tranny is slipping. It was a stylish and sporty design, but after 4 GM cars and a Dodge, my mechanic has a 401K with my name on it. He even said that if everybody owned a Toyota, he'd be out of business, so I am going to do my part to help him retire.

Very Happy!

5
twostepper on 01/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car used and have been very satisfied. Gets great gas mileage. Had the transmission rebuilt, but was worth it to me because I wanted to keep the car. Other small, fairly inexpensive mechanical problems but its a used car and things go wrong.

Solid car

5
Wayne on 09/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The engine is very good, with lots of power. Mine now has 147,000 with 28 mpg, no oil use between changes. The plastic intake manifold cracked at 70,000, which did not happen in my 1989 Bonneville Series One 3.8 liter engine(going strong at 212,000), which had an iron manifold. Other maintenance has been front wheel bearings at 140,000, and now the tranny started slipping at 147,000. The experienced mechanic who does mostly transmission work says the clutches go out at about 125,000. $1,600 bill for the clutches and tightening the chain. GM dropped the ball when they ended the line.

Not even 45 days

3.5
me on 04/28/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this used car about a month ago and have had nothing but problems. The car have been more in the dealerships presents than mine. I've had 4 speed senors & fuel injectors put in, a new dash cluster which part of the lighting is burned out, a new radiator not to mention the master switch for the windows doesn't work, nor does the passenger mirror & driver side seat warmer. Hear comes the big one the engine is finished, over. But I love the car, what it stays for if that makes any sense. Otherwise, the car runs very well much power.

Bought new in 01- sharing the experience

4.6
Bought New in 01 on 04/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased the car new in 2000 after looking at all the options. Main buying factor was the GM 3.8L. With all my other GM models having the 3.8L, I have totaled over 650,000 mile on this engine model. Typical 30 MPG, great acceleration and reliability. Recommend using Mobil 1 10w30 and platinum plugs, drop the hood and drive. The car has proven reliable, safe, and fairly enjoyable to drive. Currently has 150,000 on the car and plan to drive to at least 250,000. Repairs to date: 3 brake sets, 1 transmission at 149K cost $1700 rebuilt, updated and installed, rear air shocks, 1 battery at 147K, heater motor and fuel sending unit, all the exterior lamps. Drives great on snow.

Great Car

4.8
Travis on 04/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car at 72,000 miles in 05' and I've only had to replace the water- pump. I got 132,000 miles on it and no transmission problems yet. I just wish the rain wouldn't get in the lid of the trunk and the headrests made sense.

Choose Wisley

4.4
Iffy on 01/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This is a good but not great car. I bought it used a year ago and have had some problems. 2 of the windows went down, alternator left me stuck on the side of the road 100 miles from home and now the right front speed sensor is bad. Convert is plugged also. The car has good power and is fun to drive.

Love/hate

4.3
bonbon on 12/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought my car new, it now has 131k. Very nice styling, very comfortable. I have gotten as high as 36mpg, but typically 20 around town, 30 on the road. Have had the same squeaks and rattles in the front passenger area since the car was new. Dealer could never find them. The ashtray would slide out, and after six times to dealer, fixed it myself. In the past year and a half, I have put in almost $5500 in repairs. My brother owned a Honda Accord with almost 225k, and he put in only $2000 worth of repairs in all that time. Reliability is very very poor, but this car is fun to drive. I am leaving GM after having two Pontiacs that have required excessive repairs.

Nice car

4.8
Troyboy on 12/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a great car, nothing wrong with it at all. I bought the cheap kind with the cloth seats and nothing fancy, get the nicer stuff, it's so much better, my cousin has one and its great. Engine though is unbeatable, had it until about 140,000 miles and would have kept it alot longer but I hit a deer. Great crash safety! I hit the deer going 80, and it didnt even scratch me! Great car will never let you down!

Wouldn't trade it for anything!

5
FREX10 on 03/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You haven't driven until you've driven this car. The power and response are thrilling. The safety features are comforting. I took a TBone hit square in the driver side front door (i was crawling and she was traveling at 40 mph- and she never hit the brakes!) and my 10 yr old was in the front passenger seat- neither my son nor I were hurt at all, the car's frame was not bent, the glass did not break - it was amazing. the traction control feature is amazing as well. if you hit the brakes in light rainy conditions and your wheels fail to grip properly, the car takes over and bumps the vehicle to a stop (no idea exactly how, but it has saved us a couple times!). Pontiac should resurrect production!

Not Happy!!!

3.4
rebels77 on 12/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

had the car 2 1/2 years and had more than enough problems.1: aircon. had to be fixed.2:wheel bearing in the front was bad. 3: rear window regulator broke.4:front pass. window works only on once in awhile. 5:intake manifold is leaking has to be replaced.6: power steering pump is leaking.7:dash lights are burning out. Can't wait to buy my new Dodge Charger!!. This is coming from a person who has driven Gm Cars for 30 years, Very disappointed!!! This car has only 132,000 km which is 82,500 miles

Nice Car, But Poor Comfort

3.6
James on 10/05/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car used a couple of months ago and although I like the styling, the seat comfort is horrendous. Do yourself a favor and only buy 2003 and newer as the seats were redesigned and are far superior. Ride quality is good and fuel economy is 26 MPG with mostly highway. Overall, I'm happy with the car, but am buying new seats.

Great Car

5
Jeff on 08/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have used this car primarily for work and put between 30,000 to 40,000 miles per year. My 2001 Bonneville currently has 157,000 and still drives like it is new.

Expensive & frequent electronic repairs

3.6
Lola R. on 11/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Have driven this pre-owned vehicle for nearly two years and have had a number of electronic problems, all of which were fairly expensive to repair. The two front heated seats have now been fixed a total of five times - three times for the driver's seat heating element alone! It is comfortable, stylish and affordable and I enjoy driving it, but it has far too many electronic options, which makes it a very expensive car to repair.

Transmission #3

3.8
looked good on 09/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought this car because of the reputation of the engine and the gas mileage. It also looks fantastic. My only complaint is that I recently installed transmission #3. The original tranny was replaced at 55000, and now at 120000 I am replacing that one ($2600). The transmission shop said that these "Bonnies" have a weak tranny.

Pontiac's answer to European Luxury

5
Jim on 09/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pontiac has definetly came up with a luxury sedan that rivals the likes of the BMW and Lexus..I purchased this car with 124,000 miles and it still runs like the day it came off the assembly line.The only things that I have had to replace was the brake pads. I put ceramic pads on to quiet the squeaks from braking.

Suoercharged fun

4.9
Mark on 06/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pontiac is the spirited style division of GM and this car shows it! If you don't love it you hate it. I love the style the SSEi brings to the table as well as it's spirited performance. The red glow of the cluster is on par with my BMW 540i and the interior offers more room for the family. MPG is over 27 when going 75ish on the interstate, but fall of fast when dipping in to the supercharger around town. All in all I wouldn't give up my BMW for it, but when I figured in the bang for the buck factor, I bought and love it. Another great alternative is the Buick Park Ave ULTRA. Same power train, but more laid back in design.

Bad Transmission

3.4
unhappy with GM on 10/20/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Overall a fun car to drive. Could use a V8. Transmission had to be totally replaced at 72000. GM will not acknoledge there is a transmission problem with this car. I know 3 of my friends had the same problem from 40k to 70k. GM did not respond at all when I went through their channels. Too bad for them because they have lost a good customer.

My 3rd Bonnevile

4.4
rolka57 on 05/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned Bonneville's for 10 years now. I particularly love the looks and comfort of the SLE. It is quick and fun to drive yet exceptionally comfortable. However, it performs so poorly in the snow even though I have ABS and traction control. The dealer says it is the size of the tires as I had no problems with my '94 and '97 SE's. Living in the northeast I cannot go another winter with this car I love and am looking at AWD cars now.

Bonneville not reliable

3.8
rnckr on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

This is a fun car that constantly breaks down. I am done with GM.

Review of 2001 Bonneville Se

4.9
Jim Richerson on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

vehicle has been repair free for the 38000 miles I have driven it. It now has 47000 miles on the odomoter.

Bonneville Reliability

3.6
astribling11 on 04/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Bad experience. Bought car new. Had electrical problems for 2 months after I bought the car. I had transmission problems at 42,000 miles. Pontiac dealership fixed the problem. Then, at 45,000 miles the entire transmission had to be rebuilt. Also, electric window motor on passanger side front has gone out. Car reliablity is very poor!

Steering System is Defective

3.9
Murrysville on 04/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Dependability is a problem. Brakes had to be replaced at 35,000 mile - most of which are highway. The Steering rack had to be replaced at 44,000 miles and GM offerd insignificant assistance. There is a TSB on the steering shaft, but only if you know it is there will they do the service. Rear Rotors have failed at 44,000 mile. I love the drive of the car, gm needs to improve on the quality. Lastly the sun roof had to be repaired twice and finally replaced altogether.

Solid Fun

4.5
T-C on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Big car that performs! This car makes it fun to go to the store, but the headrests are useless on a long trip. Great options and good gas mileage for the size.

An excellent car and fun to drive!

5
flyingdutchman01 on 09/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned quite a number of cars and this one stands out above all the rest. I'm at 105,000 miles now and it still runs like it was new. It has required nothing but routine maintenance. Mine is a base SE model but there is plenty of power and the ride is nothing short of supple. From my point of view it gives the Lexi, Audis, and BMWs that I pass on the highway a good run for their money, costs alot less and looks better. Great car!

review

4.5
cointoss on 08/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought vehicle with 10000 miles on it, and over all very pleased. Have had 3 small problems, of which one was a engine stopper(alternator went out). Nice to drive and smooth ride. I have put Toyo TPT tires on it and that has made a world of difference in performance and ride. Love the mpg--30 on highway. Have 37000 on vehicle now and still is a great buy. No squeaks or comfort problems so far.

Back into a Bonn

4.6
2nd Bonne on 08/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The last Bonne that I owned was an '87 SE...and what a change! Having 3 kids, we needed a car with lots of space - and still fun to drive. This car does everying well - but not perfect (not sure anyone does). There is lots of room, but the center rear seat is only good for the smallest child, the front seats are not as comfortable as first thought for a long drive, the auto down windows are a little two easy to activate (I am looking for issues here). Overall though, I am immencely happy with this car, and one year from now, I think I will move from this used SLE, to a new SSEi - just to spice things up even more. Considering a Bonne?? Go for it!

2001 Bonneville SSEI

4.8
Matty H on 04/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car for a little over a year. What a pleasure it is to drive! Plenty of power, comfort and performance. Only downfall is the low profile tires in snowy weather. I currently have 34,000 miles without a signle problem.

Good purchase....poor investment

4.3
Rah Rah on 03/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After 40,000 miles, my SSEI has proven its merit. I have enjoyed driving it but am disapointed with the resale value. The heating system has very poor venting . The air blows out weakly in numerous caverns and crevices and nowhere strongly. Dealership did not see anything unusual with this. Headrests are absolutely worthless. All else up to par or better.

Looking to Sell

3.1
Unhappy Bonny Owner on 02/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Well, it's a year and a half old and I'm looking to sell. The final straw was the transmission going at 38k. Pontiac had me pay $500 of the cost which to some people is nice, but I don't think the tranny should go at 1 1/2 years! The radio which shuts off when the car door opens, actually stays on 1/2 the time. I've never been really comfortable with the design of the brake and gas pedal positions. I don't know if it's because I sit in traffic alot and I'm tall, but it's a VERY uncomfortable design. I'm pretty sure I'll never buy another GM again...

Great Car

4.8
braddthom on 02/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've ever had, I would buy it again. Has the power of a Jag, handles like a BMW, and feels like a Lexus.

Cool Car

4.1
taybjay on 01/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

For the money a good value. 30 mpg on the highway is awesome. The ride is smooth and quiet. There are some squeaks and rattles that come and go which are annoying. Mostly from dash area. The 3800 motor is like an old friend. Always there when you need it. Spacious cabin and trunk are always a delight too.

2001 ssei

4
serell on 09/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The paint quality needs to be improved for metallic light bronze mist. There are numerous small air bubbles in the paint. The fit on the door handles could be tighter to the body.

Great Car!

4.9
ohioseahawk on 08/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car ever owned. Have had it for over 1 year and have not had it to the dealer for a single problem. First time I have ever bought a new car and have not had to take it back to the dealer for something.

My Bonnie

5
Mr Ed on 07/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Vehicle for a traveling sales grunt

Squeeks and rattles

4.1
scothosw on 04/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased the brand new Bonnie over a Infiniti I30. Mistake #1. The car rides perfect, has lots of bells and whistles, and runs strong. The problem I have is various squeeks from the door, a slight rattle in the dash, all of which you would not expect from a car that stickers over 34K. I have had it in the shop 3 times the first 3 months I owned it. Water leaked into the trunk area when it rained. Found out the drain holes were not drilled into the trunk lid from the factory. Alternator was bad after 2 months. Squeeks and rattles still not fixed in the door and dash after 2 trips in. Very typical GM car, plauged with squeeks and rattles.

my 2001 bonneville sle

4.5
w. jones on 04/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

At almost 20,000 miles has never been back to dealer for any reason,great car



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