2002 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

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$2,988
131,000 Miles
3,036
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 131000
Color: MAROON
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 3.8L V6 OHV 12V
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Glendale, AZ
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Information about Dealer

Cynthia and manuel

5
Cynthia on 10/01/2016

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

my boyfriend and I were in need of a car, so we came into New Deal preowned autos and employee Theo was kind enough to work with us and gave us the best service we've ever had in and buying a car. we are happy with the outcome and I would recommend my friends and family to purchase a car from New Deal preowned autos

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 65 reviews

Bountiful Bonnie!

5
Kim & Rob on 10/28/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

We bought Bonnie with 70k miles from my dad who properly maintained the vehicle from day one. She now has 175k miles and going strong! Bonnie will be with us for many more years to come. Burns a bit of oil. However, still a very dependable 3800 engine. We love the Bonneville so much, we decided to buy another. A 2003 SLE. We named her Sally. Another great car!

Can't Ask For More

4.8
jyanis on 12/17/2013

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

Bought this Gem almost 3 years ago at 140K+ miles. I was hesitant because of the very high mileage but I was told it took routing trips that stretched several states by the owner. He also had done a lot of work to get it ready for it's next owner. Well, I am at 196K+ and I have only changed the oil. Very reliable and still strong even though it is a senior citizen mileage wise. I drive it hard and still get 22 MPG on EVERY tank. That is an accomplishment because I burn gasoline...lol! She is very comfortable and roomy...I am 6'1" and 270lbs. Not confined at all. Another BIG plus! If you can find one in good condition, you will be pleased. The push-rod motor will run forever!!

Very Quirky

3.4
oldwiz09 on 02/07/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I'm experiencing the same problems as many of these reviewers. I've had 3 window regulators go bad and replaced them myself, which wasn't bad once I figured out how to remove the door panels. Interior lights frequently blow the fuse. Just replaced heater blower motor and resistor. Intermediate steering shaft bumps but tech bulletins say this poses no real problems. IP lights are slowly fading out. I have enjoyed owning this car overall but all these quirks make me want to never own another GM product.

bad situation

4.5
streetside56 on 01/26/2012

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

we have a 2002 bonneville sle its the best car my dad has owned but recently we have had some major problems. first off it started shifting hard we thought nothing of it until it started jerking when you accelerate. a little after that it started dying at street lights in the middle of traffic.we have replaced the coil packs and everything any help would be greatly appreciated.

GOOD CAR

4.8
cyclone10 on 12/24/2010

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Bonneville new in 2002. It is the best car I have ever owned. I have owned new Dodges and Fords. I have been a Ford fan for most of my life.am a Ford person, but this has been the best car by far I have ever owned. Still own it.

Amazing Car!

4.9
Anonymous on 12/06/2010

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 bought my 2002 Pontiac Bonneville a few months ago, and absolutley love it. I owned a '91 Bonneville before, and was very suprised at how reliable the car was even with it's old age. I expected nothing less from my new one, and found that it is just as reliable. It is a very smooth and comfortable ride. The car's V6 3800 engine gives it the kick one would expect, while maintaining that level of comfort that is needed for long car trips. It is a larger car, so as you could expect, it does not get the greatest gas milage. Like any car, it does have a few issues such as the leaky doors and trunk, the poping noice in the steering, and noicy exhaust. Other than that, it is an amazing car!

2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr 3.8L 6cyl

3.5
Leon on 05/30/2010

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

Bought new 9/2001. bad move. poorly built, just a bad car. Fun to drive when it's running. With Goodyear Assurance tires (soft ride), rides like a Cadillac. nice mileage for a big car, decent handling, fairly peppy. But - replaced lower intake manifold gasket twice ($700+ job), 1st time at 35,000 miles, 2nd at 95,000 miles. All 4 electric window units replaced, bad leaking problem, rain leaked into / under 3 of the doors and pooled on the carpeting. 8 trips to dealer. Moon roof was only used 15 times, then the linkage cracked and fell apart. $1200 to fix - I opted to seal it shut with gasket compound. Window washer motor replaced. A lot of rattles. My wife refuses to drive it.

Amazing

5
Chris J on 06/01/2009

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

All the complaints dont define this car. Being a mechanic I know most of malfunctions are driver wear without maintnace. although there are somethings that just happen. the clunk noise in the front end is a strut plate the seals are just a litte flawed and owning many 3.8s the intake gaskets are only a matter of time. Fun to drive. Great gas mileage. Looks Sleek and has plenty of power and room if anyone complains about that tell them to get a mini van. Oh and one more thing. Start making them again !!!!

I love this car! Exept...

4.1
LoverofALLPontiacs on 03/11/2009

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

I love all Pontiacs. This is my second Pontiac. My first one, 96 Grand Am GT, was crap. I decided to try again. There are many electrical problems, which is typical of Pontiacs. The lights for the controls on the dash work when they want to. Minus the electrical issues, I love this car. More than most Pontiacs. I am 22 and do not feel like I am driving a grandma car because the sporty styling makes up for it being a boat.

No-More-GM

3.5
Martyev on 11/24/2008

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

I have been a loyal GM owner my whole life (now 45) and this is my last GM product. It is no wonder they are in the trouble they are. I have owned my Bonneville for almost 3 years. I love the comfort and it's a very fun car to drive. But if you read my review and other we all have the same problems. Mine has a bad noise in the front suspension. Persistent leaks. The rear spoiler allows water to store in the trunk lid and you get wet when you open the trunk after a heavy rain. I also leaks at the driver door and the rear floorboard. Had to replace a rear window motor and heated seat element failed.

2002 Bonneville SE

2.1
Bennett on 10/26/2008

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

We would not recommend this car to anyone. We have problems with the sunroof leaking, the windshield leaks, the control for the heated seats doesn't work. We had it replaced twice. The steering wheel has a hang in it when turning left. The antifreeze that is recommended for this car clogs us the radiator, and there is a gasket that leaks water into the motor.

Attention Pontiac!!!

4.5
April on 08/06/2008

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

I love my Bonneville but this car has issues. Vibration in front end, popping noise in the steering, leaking doors, heated passenger seat stopped working and the trunk is leaking. I have had two new passenger side tie rod ends put on this car in 60,000 miles. Pontiac you need to step up to the plate and take care of these issues.

Driving Excitement

4.5
Dan on 07/07/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Bought used. Had the usual problems with leaking door, intermittent steering shaft noise, and now rear passenger window regulator. No other maintenance problems. Pontiac delivers is Driving excitement promise. I get 28 MPG hwy and 18 MPG city with a Supercharged V6 awesome. This car makes me feel like I'm driving a luxury car with all the extras of a sports car. The interior is simple and pleasing to look at. The full power seats are extremely comfortable for long drives. I get at least 2 compliments on the looks of this car every day. Large spacious trunk. Smooth ride. Built in trunk tire inflater is great to have. Aggressive acceleration and handling. Best SPORT luxury sedan for the price.

Unhappy at this point

3.6
spytfyre13 on 05/15/2008

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

My father bought this car and unfortunately he died 5 months after. I put car on the road 5 months later at 18,000 some miles in mar 05. Couple months later inside dome lights stopped working and battery died. Took it to dealer told them I thought there were electrical problems they said it was just a fuse, replaced battery. 3 months later inside dome lights quit working again. Awhile after that, driver side rear window just fell down one day. Passenger side front and rear power switches stopped working, heated seats stopped working and keyless entry alarm. Now at 69,946 miles car has bad vibration in front end and gas pedal at high speeds usually 55 mph and up. Just replaced wheel bearing and helped

There are reasons they stopped making it

3.9
Tom on 09/12/2007

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

Water still leaks into car during heavy rain storms despite 10 trips to different dealers and numerous contacts with the Pontiac folks. Back of front seats had to be replaced-they fell apart on their own, as did the rear window regulator assemblies (both within two days, $530 each). Wires fell down from behind the dash and had to be replaced along with defective lights. Firestone tires stink-two blow outs at lower speeds and Firestone dealers will not honor warranty (similar problems with Saturn I had previously). Then there's the normal irritants such as an ash tray that rattles constantly, and the lug nut caps that keep flying off (the dealers want $6 each, junk yards sometimes are free).

Love my Bonneville!

4.5
lreed on 04/19/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I have loved this car since the day I bought it new in July 2002. It has required no major repairs and still runs smooth after 100,000 miles. Regular oil changes are the best investment you'll ever make in your car. I only wish Pontiac still made them so I could buy another. Guess I'll have to settle for a G6.

2002 SSEI

4.5
Gene on 03/06/2007

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

The car has been a delight to own and drive. The 3800 Series engine is all as advertised and more. I get 25 +/- MPG on the highway and 18 +/- in town. Handling is excellent and response is as well. I do have a few complaints ... a persistent leak on the rear spoiler allows water to store in the trunk lid and you get wet when you open the trunk after a heavy rain. The brake pads needed to be replaced after only 24,000 miles and again at 50,000. The tires - Goodyear Eagle RSA's are the original tires ... outstanding. Had to replace a rear window motor and heated seat element failed. All the problems have been annoying and should NOT have happened to a top of the line car. Overall a great car

My most reliable car...ever!

4.3
T. Wambaugh on 03/02/2007

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

I bought this car new four and a half years ago. It now has 65,000 miles on it and all that it has required of me is to change the oil and filter. The original tires, brakes, even windshield wipers are still installed. The vehicle is garaged and run primarily on interstates at 60 to 80 mph. It gets about 30 mpg on the interstate. Around town, the mileage drops down to low to mid twenties. Although the depreciation rate is fairly steep on this car the actual dollars depreciated are far less than my wife's 2003 Lexus. The only complaint I have regards the Traction Control System; it is far to easy to spin the tires at take off on wet pavement.

Let Pontiac deal with this crap

2.8
miket on 10/11/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this car in October 2003 with 19,000 miles on it. It now has 64,000, and I've had nothing but problems. The reason for buying the car was that I wanted a large vehicle that didn't look like an "Old man's" car, and the fact that my uncle owned two Bonneville's previously with little or no mechanical problems. Much to my dissapointment, this car has failed me miserably. The first year wasn't too bad, because it was still under warranty. I've always had a steering problem, with a slight knocking sound and "bump" felt when turning. This has graduated to a whining noise. Replaced the trans 3 months ago. I could go on, but to hell with GM - tried Ford; looks like foreign now!

Great Car

4.4
Gene - Massachusetts on 04/24/2006

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

Having been in a Grand Prix GTP I got used to the power of the supercharged 3800. This car is equally impressive and maintains 26+ MPG highway if I behave. Good traction ... 60K miles on original tires. Leaking spoiler (3 times to dealer)a nagging issue with no other quality issues. Brakes replaces after 24K and I am not hard on them. Dealer said it's normal for this car. Good stlying, comfortable on highway and a blast on side roads. Looks like Pontiac is moving to smaller sized cars so being a big guy this may be my last Pontiac unless they change their focus. High end stereo and all the goodies make this a fun car to own. Great tire wear ! Some balance issues as tire wear though.

Don't Buy New

3.9
kt'sbonnie on 01/09/2006

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

Bought used SE summer of 2004. Avoided some of that massive depreciation. Was a GM buyback because of water leak. Dealer said window seal fixed problem but I took it in twice before they un- clogged door drain holes. Water was coming in at bottom of door seal. Seems to be fixed, but now that warranty is out interior light fuse has blown several times. Concerning complaints about water in trunk, I've found that this gets in when the car is wet and trunk is opened. Lot of wind noise on driver's side. Firestone Affinity tires need help. Otherwise car is comfy with a great engine and my transmission has worked fine.

nice ride

5
larry krapp on 12/09/2005

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

This car has been the best riding car and no repairs. I wish that GM had not stopped making this car

Disappointed and Frustrated

1.9
Disappointed in GA on 04/02/2005

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

I loved this car from the start. It was fun to drive. But, after owning this vehicle for less than 1 year, I got a vibration in the front end that was so made it would make your butt numb. Literally. I have had it in the dealership at least 15 times and have replaced the tires. No help. I also have an issue with losing power. Completely and without warning. The dealership cannot find a problem. It just won't start for a day or two. And then it does. I too have had issues with the steering column and Idler Arms needing to be replaced. I agree, owning this vehicle will cause you to know your Service Advisor much too well. Very disappointing and very frustrating.

The Bone

4
Cargoguy on 11/29/2004

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

Traded in Lincoln Continental for a reliable GM product. Although the 3.8L lacks a little power it runs great and is a proven design.

WIDE TRACKER

5
shade21 on 09/25/2004

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

NO PROBLEMS EXCEPT FOR A LIGHT BINDING IN STEERING COULMN WHEN TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT STILL IN WARRENTY AND HAVE EXTENED COVERAGE OTHERWISE PROBLEN FREE SINCE BOUGHT

Don't but this car

4
jesse 97 on 07/28/2004

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

This is an ok car but i wouldn't recommend buying it. I have had many problems with it. I had to get new front brake rotors at 20,000 miles and now the brakes are squeaking. The 3.8L engine has a lot of power but it seems like the transmission is holding it back. The engine also runs very rough and is very loud, but when you are inside the car you can't hear anything. I also think the car has horrible handleing. The interior of the car is very comfortable except for the headrests and head room. I don't like leather so the cloth seat option was nice.

Don't but this car

4
john729 on 07/28/2004

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

This is an ok car but i wouldn't recommend buying it. I have had many problems with it. I had to get new front brake rotors at 20,000 miles and now the brakes are squeaking. The 3.8L engine has a lot of power but it seems like the transmission is holding it back. The engine also runs very rough and is very loud, but when you are inside the car you can't hear anything. I also think the car has horrible handleing. The interior of the car is very comfortable except for the headrests and head room. I don't like leather so the cloth seat option was nice.

an ergonomic nightmare!

3.6
sbrenning on 04/14/2004

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

The brakes still squeak after having two complete brake jobs! Front end still vibrates when slowing down after having new tires installed! My biggest complaint is the interior design. The glove box is way too far under the dashboard to be of any use, which also makes the trunk release worthless. Head rests are also worthless. You have to lean your head way back just to make contact with them. I doubt if they would even provide support in a rear collision. Console arm rest is too high. Front seat backs keep coming apart if my children push their feet on them because they are only held in place by some kind of track system that clips together.

From a hardcore Pontiac person

3.8
C&C on 04/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Being in to old collector Pontiacs as my primary hobby, I thought I would try a new one. My wife drives this car everyday and loves it!! My biggest concern so far has been 2 window motors,intake gaskets,steering shaft,seat cover and rear seat divider panel in 20 K miles. This is excessive for any car. Hopefully Pontiac will get back on "track" soon.

Update from 7/10/02

3.6
2XBonnie Again on 02/25/2004

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

This is an update from my post on 7/10/02. Since then the car has had the following additional 'issues': 1. A recall for a potential motor gasket failure. Can u believe it? 2. 2 separate electric component failures on the power windows. 3. a leaking power steering hose. 4. an intermitant alternator malfunction (hasn't failed yet). All within 15.5k miles and 21 months of being new. You can decide if this meets your criteria of acceptable quality. Oh yes. The depreciation has been breath-taking. Apparently the market knows something I'd wish I'd known before buying this car.

This car could double as a blender.

3.3
Shaking on 02/10/2004

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

I love the looks and the equipment. It is a lot of fun if you drive under 60 mph. At high speeds, the vibration will liquify your brain. The dealer has put three sets of tires on, replaced the front lower control arms, and road force balanced the tires at least six times. He now claims it is within GM specs, but the vibration is awful. Apparently, GM dose not have very high expectations for their cars.

02 Bonneville SLE

4.6
Natalee on 01/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

This is a great Pontiac! Gets a lot of looks, very flashy for a sedan. Performs very well when needed with the standard SLE V-6. Only area for improvement is the cabin space, but over-all a great, fun-to-drive car.

Made in USA

4
Bob_96 on 01/20/2004

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

This is my second Bonneville, the first was a '96. I try to buy American products because I think it's important to this country's long term health. My '96 was 95% domestic (USA/Canada) while the '02 was 85%. I loved my '96 and when it was time to replace it, the choice was between the '02 and the '03. The price difference was less than $100 but GM made standard features in the '02 optional in the '03. The '02 ended up being a much better value.

soso so far

4.3
dapper on 11/25/2003

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

This is my second GM with the 3800 motor. My only problem so far is the left front suspension area keeps producing a popping noise during turning. The dealership has lessened the problem but can't seem to fix it. The 3.8L is a great reliable motor. My last one, a 1998 Olds Intr, had 98,000 mi. in 3 years with no mechanical problems. The car performs great and looks great especially when you tint the windows and change rims.

Love it!!!!

4.9
dgmyr1 on 09/17/2003

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 is my third bonneville and is by far the best car I have ever driven!! It is extremely fun to drive! It handles well and responds when you press the pedal unlike other cars that I have driven. With it being low to the ground it is also safer to drive as I found out when I hit a patch of wet pavement with my last Bonneville (balding tires my fault)and spun off the road (at 70mph) but the car and passengers were quit safe. My first Bonnevillewas over 200,000 miles when I sold it my second 80,000 after 4 years when I sold that. No problems!!! Great cars!!!! Looking forward to my next Bonneville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avoid

3.6
nothappy4321 on 09/12/2003

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

The trunk leaks. I used a garden hose and found that water is making it through the weather-stripping and streaming right down into the spare tire well. The back passenger floor also gets wet when it rains, probably bad weather -stripping. The driver's side window makes a groaning noise when I power it down. The car clunks when making turns. I thought the clunk was due to the intermediate steering shaft which the GM claims he fixed but now I'm being told it's a bad front strut bearings.

Nice, but....

3
boonie80mph on 08/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

The comfortable seats convinced us that this was the car for us. The ride was incredibly smooth and quiet. The handling just great. BUT...the car was in the shop more than with me the first few months, due to trunk leaking, brakes squeeking, noise coming through front doors, CD playing going crazy, fuel pump rattling, headliner rattling, etc. Most of these problems have not been able to be corrected due to design problems or "can't be duplicated".

DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE

1.1
nell on 08/21/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 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

this car is junk.it has leaked on the passenger side since i bought it.i have taken to dealer 5 times.still not fixed.they are driving me crazy!!!! the floor board is full of water everyday.the car smells like something has died in it.try eating in it! i have called GM for help they told me to roll the window down before closing the door.pay this much for a car and do this until another appt.@ body shop!!!

Good, could be better

4.5
PGD on 08/18/2003

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

I really like the car but I have had three trips back to the dealer for minor repairs: air bag recall, anti- freeze leak, trunk liner to back seat. All were fixed easily. My only real complaint is that a $30K car should not have any wind noise.

Awesome

5
02 Bonnie Lover on 08/14/2003

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

This is our thrid bonneville, we previously had a 97 se and a 92 before that. Were thinking about goign for a maxima/altima this time but decided that the galaxy silver sle was perfect for us as it is the family car. went to the dealer not intending to purchase another pontiac because we needed change and fell in love with it. the sle is perfect all the great features with out the high cost no use to us options

HOW GM CARS BEING MADE

4.1
RONY on 03/28/2003

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

CAR BEEN INSHOP EVERY MONTH SINCE BOUGHT TRUNCK LEAKES WATER HAD TO BE FIXED OVER FIVE TIMES .REAR DRIVER FLOOR FULL WITH WATER HAD TO BE FIXED TWICE.A BRACKET ON STEERING COLUMN BROKE ,HAD VIBRATION AND LOOSE STEERING. BACK TO DEALER TO FIX. FIRST DAY CAR WAS BOUGHT A PANEL FELL DOWN UNDER DASHBOARD BY BRAKE PEDAL COULD NOT SWITCH GAS TO BRAKE HAD TO FIX AT DEALER. THIRD PONTIAC OWNED IN TEN YEARS . WILL BE LAST.

We love this car

5
Flock on 03/15/2003

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

We upgaded from a 95 Grand Am. We liked that car too, but Our Bonniville is awsome. Not only does it look cooler than most other sedans. It also rides and performs great. The only problem we have had in the first 14,000 miles came with the car new. The Panel behind the back seat, which is located in the trunk, fell off because the magnets used to hold it up were glued to the panel. The glue melted, but zip ties fixed the problem.

Best New Car In Years!

4.9
topdown73cat on 02/15/2003

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

We have purchased numerous new cars over the last 20 years. Our 2002 Bonneville SE is the best new one yet. It is much quieter, better fit and finish, excellent performance and far less TROUBLE than the 1996 Dodge Intrepid ES we had. We have owned the Bonneville 7 months now and only oil changes have been done. At 7000+ miles it hasn't been into our dealer yet!

3rd Pontiac Bonneville

2.8
niles on 02/12/2003

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

Fun to drive and comfortable. Loyal to Bonneville until now. Disappointed in overall quality. Too much interior plastic. To date: trouble with the driver window and fluid leakeage. Dealer is fabulous and warranty covered repairs, but am worried about what the future holds for this car.

WOW

5
dride9 on 01/18/2003

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

This is my second bonneville. The first was a 1996. This is a 2002 and I love it. I bought it used and fill that it is like a brand new car. Love the styling and the ride. For such a big car it can out handle most of the smaller competition in the curves. I will only own bonnevilles from now on. And with the introduction of the GXP. WooHoo! Keep them coming pontiac.

2002 Bonneville

4
pmdta76 on 12/21/2002

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

The 2002 Bonneville has tight handling and quick reflexes. The suspension/steering package hold this vehicle squarely and securely on the road even in hard cornering, but leaves a smooth ride and feeling of control. The styling is contemporary and makes a stunning visual from any angle. The 3.8L V-6 automatic is smooth and moderately torquey, but can snap the car cleanly and quickly down the highway if need be. The instrumentation is easy to read at a glance and all controls can be accessed without leaning from the driver's seat. Seating is comfortable, but the thigh bolsters and head room are less than previous model years.

2000 SSEi

4.5
johnnys bonny on 10/31/2002

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

The more I drive this car the more I like it. I love the power this big car has left when driving at 55+. The improved headlights are great too. I've owned SUV's for the last 5yrs, this is my first car since my single days in a sports car. I'm impressed so far with this car.

Great Value-Better Car than Cadillac

4.4
T-Fish on 09/26/2002

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

After driving Sevilles for the last decade, we decided to try the Bonneville SSEi which is on the same platform as the Seville and $20,000 less. This is a better driving and riding car than its higher priced sister. It does lack a few options, V- 8, rear heated seats, wood trim, and the Cadillac mystic, but the super- charged engine is a great performer and let's face it, the Cadillac mystic is not worth $20,000. See what the Cadillac name means when the warranty runs out and you need any type of repair, $$$$$.

Reliable and Economical

4.6
HAppy on 09/22/2002

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

My fourth Bonneville. Each one has been troublefree.. one set of brakes and one set of tires in 80,000 miles -- no other out of pocket repairs other than oil changes

Love This Car

4.4
Jeffs72 on 08/01/2002

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

Great car. I love driving it - it is fast, it is sporty, it is big enough to be comfortable.

Good Cruiser

4.3
2XBonnie on 07/10/2002

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

This is my 2nd Bonnie. I've had it 3 months. Replaced the front windshield (defective), had the windshield washed fixed and have one rattle that I fixed - they couldn't get the job done at the dealer. Jeez. The car is comfortable and roomy - good sized trunk. A good highway cruiser but not a good handling car in the twisties. VG standard radio. OK seats.

RG's Bonneville

4.6
RG on 07/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Since purchasing this vehicle I have made a round trip from CT to CA and also from CT to FL. The car was very comfortable handled well and gas mileage was almost 29 MPG

SSEi, Yeah, Baby Yeah!

4.3
dan-d-Dave on 06/22/2002

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

So far, so good. I haven't had any real problems with this car. Initially, there was some issue with starting the car. Somehow that has worked itself out. Other than a cargo net anchor breaking, this car rocks! If you have the opportunity and the means, get one!

I picked a good one...

5
Longneck on 06/06/2002

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

I am 6'6"/275 lbs. I was surprised at how much room I have. I like the acceleration and handling. I drive country roads and the tracking is superb on the curves. It gets hot down here in Texas, but the AC cools the car down very quickly. The sound system is great, too. So far, I am quite pleased and feel like I got a real bargain.

Uncomfortable ride for a luxury car

2.8
Scott-ssei on 06/05/2002

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

The car ran well for the first year. After that a power window broke, numerous rattles began, the rack and pinion failed (replaced twice), the transmission shifting became inconsistant, rough idle, and worst of all, a harsh vibration started to occur at speedsover 55 mph. Freeway driving is VERY uncofortale. The worst part is that the dealer failed or even tried to repair the problems. Even though they acknowledge the problems when I test drive the car with them, the car is returned to me with "problem not found". This is my last Pontiac. Don't buy this car.

One outstanding car!

5
SE Lover on 05/30/2002

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

This car is simply amazing. For less than $26000, you get quite a luxurious yet sporty car with tons of safety features, power, styling, roominess, and amenities. I really am astounded that I don't see more of them on the road.

Very Happy

5
Jeanette on 05/21/2002

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

We are very happy with our Bonny.Great looks. When we first bought it our friends and relatives could only say 'wow'!!!! Like others have mentioned did have some minor vibrations on freeway at 65+ But after rotating tires the problem is gone and it rides as smooth as ever a 80mph. I love this car

Fun to Drive

5
Lofty on 05/09/2002

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

12K mi now and not one problem. Great car, rides and handles very well. Comfortable and smooth on trips. A supeior veh to the Impala. A much better value to the Cadillac Seville.

A pleasure to own

4.9
michael A DeLisio on 04/28/2002

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

I purchased my Bonneville in Oct. 01 and have had no problems with .It has plenty of power and good fuel milage .the ride is comfortable and the interior is pretty quiet.

One Class Ride

5
ban217 on 04/17/2002

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

An exceptional value. This car offers a cadillac ride with stabillitrac, fine response, sleek styling, and all at an attractive price. The interior is impressive in terms of design, comfort, and audio Monsoon stereo. The leather seating is very nice. I highly recommend the car.

NW Bonneville Review (2001)

4.8
Hank Schmitten on 04/11/2002

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very happy with this car. It replaces a 1993 Bonneville SSE with more than 140,000 miles. Great improvement over a previous great car. Only minor gripes are with the head rests which are set too far back to provide best protection and comfort, and the inability to see into the glove compartment. You just fish blind to find anything stored there.

First Impressions...

4.8
Big Papa on 04/04/2002

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

1) Great engine performance, and economic to boot. 2) Comfortable for 300+ pounder 3) Garage door opener still does not work. 4) Undetermine noise sounds like servo or motor 5) Less trunk more rear leg room 6) Selected vehicle color not same delivered vehicle.

Great Car

4.9
Gto Man on 03/29/2002

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

No problems so far. I had a 1998 Bonneville and had good luck with it. So I bought a another one. Almost as much fun to drive as my GTO

good value

4.4
zzoom1 on 03/20/2002

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

I have the SE with option group 1sc. Leather, on-star, dual climate control,front and side air bags and premium sound. Looked around extensively for a family sized sedan and settled for the Bonny as it is priced competitively and doesn't look like everything else on the road.

AMERICAN SUPER CAR

5
FXDOC on 03/12/2002

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

I HAVE THE SSEi AND LOVE IT.



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