2000 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

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326,550 Miles
142,659
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 326550
Color: BROWN
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Engine Type: 3.8L 6
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: BILLINGS, MT
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VIN 1G2HX54K3Y4209314 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3800 V6 (L36) ENGINES AND CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, THE REGULATORS HAVE A MUCH HIGHER THAN USUAL RATE OF FUEL LEAKS. A LEAK CAN ALLOW FUEL TO ENTER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THROUGH A VACUUM LINE. IF THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHEN CRANKED, THE FUEL FROM THE LEAKING REGULATOR AND A MISTIMED SPARK CAN CAUSE A BACKFIRE.


Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 77 reviews

I'm curious

3
Adam trainer on 03/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Obviously make sure nothing is wrong with it before you buy it .I knew better or atleast I thought .I was in too big of a hurry .paid 950 for it I overpaid the last few owners didn't take care of nothing .And these guys are saying it worth well over a thousand in the worst condition.even though it barely gets up to any speed now .cant be too good to be true.im gonna have to check elsewhere. . Do some more diggin.

Good Car for Families and New Drivers

4
Edwin U on 09/02/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

The problem with this car is that so many things break. The transmission. Some of the belts. Sound system. Inside ceiling fabric falling down. Door panels coming loose. All 4 windows broke. The back 2 broke 2-3 times each (Went down and stayed down). Some of the wiring is off. But in all, the car handles pretty well. And since I am a new driver, it was an easy car because we've had the car for over 11 years, and I am used to the feel of how it rides. But try to avoid pot holes because they can shut the car off.

I loved my bonneville

2.9
jfranks83 on 07/02/2015

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

but I bought mine with 140,000 miles on it and it would shut down all the time and even got to the point where it would shut down for hours then just start back up. Took a while but figured out it was the crank sensor, but also within having the car a week I had to replace, front struts, back shocks,both control arms, both sway bars, latterall links in the back, the fuel pump, and the ignition. This car was beautiful but it killed me money wise. Also rack and pinion was bad and was going to change it only to find out the rear end was rusted to the point that only the floor boards were holding it together!I bought another and also has the same front shake, anybody know why?Also window prob.

Best Car I have owned

5
otax on 10/09/2014

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 a 2000 Bonne SSEi in dark red with about 97K miles on it. It still is an excellent car a lot of fun to drive. It performs like it was still new. If I were to ever fall in love with an inanimate object, this would be the one.

A cut above for those who settle for no less

4
pontibonnie on 01/08/2014

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

This is a pretty great car, although i have had for a short time only. I bought it in Nov/2013 with 95,000km (57,000mi) it was completely rust free and fit the price, It needed new air ride shocks in the back, but other then that it was practically new. In the 2 months i have owned it, it has performed well, although the passenger rear door lock has stopped working, otherwise though nothing has broken. it does have it's issues, sure, what car doesn't. however, i think it is a great machine for a great price these days and i really am thrilled with my purchase and i encourage anyone looking for a fun, reliable cool looking car to not pass up the 2000-2005 Bonneville's, they're great :)

2000 Bonneville

3.8
thargarther on 09/24/2012

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

I love the car but it has been a little bit of a money pit. I hate how it rust right under the gas cap and on the hood. The front end is clunking and I can not figure out why. Every time i accelerate kinda hard it starts to shake up front and it feels unsafe. The gas gauge is messed up, every time it gets bellow half, it goes to full.

We got the lemon

3.9
Pink Arzora on 01/30/2010

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

I've had many Bonne's & they've gone forever, but this one was a complete $$ pit. In 11 months and a total $7000 investment it sits in a junk yard. The ignition locked up, the gas gauge didn't work, the catalytic rattled, the struts - shot, the sunroof broke & leaked, the window motors were failing, and after 500 into trans to save it - still slipping, and then 700 into engine for it to throw a rod. It hurt to see such a beautiful car that we babied to go to sh*t. It had 129K when we bought it, Bose/Onstar/SuperCharge/Tinted/Leather - thought would be our reliable car, but my 94 Bonne turned out to live longer and WAY more reliable.

built for the road

5
gary mcgaffic on 08/15/2009

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

Great road handling ability, stabilitrak is fantastic but scary at first. Heads up display is great, day or night. The under side of the suspension system is built like a tank, extremely rugged. I get over 26 mpg on the highway which is great for a supercharged car of this size. As of 08/14/09 only 51,000 mile on it. Sill looks new...

The good and the bad

4.5
BCORTIS on 02/12/2009

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

Overall I love my Bonneville! I love the way it handles. Lots of room for taller people like myself. Gas mileage is good for the size of the car. The engine has been reliable, The main problem I've had with this car is the windows! I have to replace both regulators in the back doors and the front passenger motor seems very sluggish. Some rusting right on the edge of the front hood not sure if that's normal for this model. I did have to have the trunk lock cylinder taken out and unjammed/cleaned. Of course brakes and rotors seem to wear quicker than normal. I also tried to convert radio/cassette to CD but couldn't because of factory settings. Otherwise I absolutely love my Bonneville.

Third Bonneville

4.1
cap on 10/07/2008

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

I just purchased this Bonneville after owning a 1994 and a 1997. I enjoyed both prior cars for their gas mileage, size, and durability. This one has me worried, as I have already replaced both rear window regulators. I did find them online for $50 apiece, so it didn't hurt too bad. After reading other reviews, I am concerned about the steering and rotors. I plan to replace the front rotor soon. I would really like to find a decent repair manual, but can't locate one. I changed the wires and plugs, and it took three hours because of the back three cylinders. I hope this one works as well as the other two. I'll just have to wait and see.

Great Car

5
JP on 08/13/2008

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

This was my third Bonnie after driving my `96 to 309,500 miles we decided to get another. I won't hit that on this one not because it won't go, but because I for what ever reason didn't drive as much. My wife drives them the first 4 years then I take them over. My `04 is coming to me to drive the heck out of it. It is well worth the money and quality is great. I am sad they don't make them anymore. I think I will have to buy a Buick now.

I love my car!

4.6
ItsmybabydaBonnevile on 07/06/2008

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

I have had plenty of cars. By far this is the best one. I have a black one with tan leather seats and she rides like a dream. Great on gas but only thing is I've had problems with the back rear left side window. The gas hand floats real bad. Other than that she is perfect. I highly suggest anyone buy one.

Surprisingly Great Car

5
sgrabin on 06/25/2008

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

Last year we had just sold a vehicle and needed a "new" family car pretty quickly and at a reasonable price. Our prior car was an Accord, so I was wary about buying a GM product for quality reasons. Found our Bonneville with only 42K miles so I thought/hoped we wouldn't have any problems. We've been very pleasantly surprised after 1.5 years. The Bonneville is always reliable, runs smooth and powerful, and still has no squeaks or rattles at 59K miles now. MPG averages 24, mixed city and hwy, which is great for such a roomy car. Only weird thing is that GM did not put a remote trunk release in this car, so you have to use the key. I really recommend as a used car.

Great Car

5
JP on 04/24/2008

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

This is one of the greatest cars (and maybe the best engine) GM produces. I have 249,305 miles on it as of this morning and you couldn't ask for a better reliability report. That isn't to say I have never replaced anything on this car. I have. But it has the original "Big Ticket" items. No need to replace the trans or engine. Breaks, tires, oil filters. Almost as good as my 96 Bonnie with 309,000 miles. I would recommend this car to anybody.

Solid Value for the Money

4.5
sclass_benz on 12/20/2007

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

I've owned my 2000 Bonneville for 10 months now and have been very pleased. It always starts easily and runs strong. Being a previous Honda owner, I had some concerns about squeaks and rattles showing up in a GM product, but I've been pleasantly surprized, the ride is nice and quiet and there are no rattles. I am averaging 22+ miles per gallon (city/hwy combined) and there is definitely plenty of power. Only complaint is that a remote trunk release was an option that I don't have, so you have to turn off the motor, then use the key to open the trunk. Highly recommended and a great value.

Proud Owner

4.6
Scooter on 08/20/2007

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

This is an overall beautiful car. Pontiac has built a keeper, once again. The powered leather seats, and leather steering wheel, dual climate zone, and sleek dash really set the interior off. The way the headlights and fog lamps are designed are harmonious. The car is astonishing in day or night. I wouldn't trade it back for my old Camaro, if I had to!

Great Looking Full Size

4.4
PNA 14 on 08/16/2007

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

I love the car for its great looks and full size features, yet it's still nimble handling and decent power. Also, despite its size, I average almost 25 mpg, and I'm not a light pedal pusher either. However, I have had similar issues as other owners. The steering shaft, brake rotors, power windows and flickering lights. I too bought an extended warranty and this helped. However, now that it's out of warranty things could get expensive. The steering and brake rotors are my biggest complaint. However, it is a great looking car, definitely fun to drive for a full size vehicle and thus far, reliability really hasn't been an issue, mostly a few modest annoyances.

2000 Bonneville

4.6
jim on 07/02/2007

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 used it to travel between WV and FL for 7 years. Excellent gas mileage, reliability and comfort. Absolutely no major problems- no major expenses.

My 2000 Bonniville

4.8
cmorgan429 on 06/22/2007

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

This has been one of the best cars I have ever had. No mechanical problems in seven years except for a rear power window malfunction while under warranty. Great fuel mileage for a full sized car with the 3.8 V6. On trips I always get near or above 30mpg on the highway on regular fuel. Good power and smooth ride. Comfortable seating for my 6ft 4in frame. I only wish they still made them so I could get another new one.

OK , But not great!

4
SeniorSooner on 12/28/2006

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

Bought this vehicle new. Replaced water pump at 17000 mi, replaced ABS system at 38000 mi. Replaced tie rod ends, brakes at 52,000 mi. Replaced right rear window power motor about 55,000 mi. Radio has a mind of its own sometimes. Steering column continuously makes clunking noise when turning. GM says it needs to be serviced, but OK/safe to drive with the noise. Overall, I've spent less than $2000 out of pocket in 6 years. Engine and transmission seems to be the best part of this vehicle.

Jeff's 6 year itch

3.4
Jeff's 6 year itch on 09/17/2006

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

New 2 year old with 32k in 2002. 2 mnths later trans went. Dealer replaced at their cost, but forgot a few bolts during the repair. Yup fluids all over the engine and driveway. Rear window came off the track 2x's. Sunroof was completely replaced(glass and all) because of wind noise. Wonderful steering noise started just after 39k miles(sorry warranty done). After that my ignition key doesn't always want to turn (happens to both of my keys), and leaves the million dollar question- will it start today. 2 alternators later and 4 weeks after the last one car died again. To make if even better it was on my Birth Day (9/16). I only have 57k miles on a 6yr old car-why I ask do I have so many issues.

Pre-Retirement Thrill

4.6
slnews on 06/04/2006

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

In my search for a comfortable, roomy car for a big and tall person like myself, the Bonneville was last on my short list. After driving it, I had to have it! Deceivingly roomy, yet drives and performs outstandingly. The creature features are just enough to pamper me but not too much to spoil me. I'd rather have a responsive "big" car in today's deteriorating roads, jam packed with inattentive (aka cell phone handicapped) drivers. The 3.8 liter V6 is the perfect bridge between typical 3.5's and less that cars around this weight class usually get, and the gas guzzling V8's. I don't know if it's on purpose, but Pontiac dual exhausts have always "growled", which you won't hear in a Buick!

Excellent Fun Vehicle

5
David Craig on 06/02/2006

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

This car handles like a dream - love to take it on curvy roads. The power is awesome and has great fuel economy when driving normally. Get lots of compliments on the exterior still (2006). Like that there are very few of these on the road and it has outrun anything I have raced against. The interior is very roomy and comfy. Love the dash and lighting design.

Buy a different car before warranty is up

4.4
Brook on 02/12/2006

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

I purchased this car new, I loved the inside/outside such a unique car & the heads up~wow!! But immediate problems, dealership gave me the go around & failed at their job, so took it elsewhere and the guys there do try! The car growls at approx. 13 mph in front. the spoiler holds water & leaks into the trunk. The wheel roters have been turned & replaced numerous times. The windows both broke within an hour of each other, $500 a pop to fix, extended warranty a must, now when I turn it/try to turn it over won't start, must turn part way wait 15 secs. before it will start. fuel filter & pump replaced, relay replaced, power steering pump replaced, sounds like crap back to shop, new foreign car!!

Fun, but.......

3.5
Lotsamiles on 01/12/2006

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

We purchased new, now have 94k+. Very fun to drive, good mileage for large car. Reliability has been lousy! Same problems with windows/motors. Had dealer print out repair history; it was 12 pages long. Injectors, tie rod, windows, steering column, and so forth. Afraid to pass on to our daughter! Steering column has to be taken apart and lubed...now at our cost...every 50k miles.

This Car is a Nightmare

3.8
dmh on 11/09/2005

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

I've owned this car for two years and it was great at first. Now The passenger side window won't roll up the back window won't roll down, but it falls down. My headlights have started flashing on and off so I can't drive at night. My windshield wipers work intermittently. And my Traction, Anti-Lock, and Brake light all have come on at the same time. My warranty has run out. I took the car to an auto electric shop and he said I would need all four window regulators which are over 300.00 dollars a piece. That's just the beginning. Anybody want to buy a car?

For the dad who still likes excitement

4.5
Snitz on 10/23/2005

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

I bought it new and got a 7/100K warranty that pd for itself. Great mileage and fun to drive. Typical American maintenance. That is why they lose their value quickly. But I knew this going into the deal. No serious problems with car. I think a fifth gear would be nice and a little more grumble from the exhaust. An aftermarket battery should be made available. As of now, you go to the dealership. It is either all or nothing with the stereo system too. Modular aftermarket components would be a nice option for upgrades. The leather is not up to Toyota standards and they do get hot in the summer. More front passenger leg room. The dash lights up like a cockpit (really like that!).

My Bonny

4.8
Cadzilla_53 on 09/25/2005

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

I bought this car with 42,000 miles on it. It now has 120,000 miles on it. It has been a great performer, gets great gas mileage (30 mpg highway) and is still very solid and rattle free. The stereo has killer sound. Everything works on it like it was designed to do. Am thinking of buying another one, but this time the GXP.

My 3rd, and most likely last

3.4
Josh Carter on 09/22/2005

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

No service issues until 40K. Now @ 50K: Transmission, Wheel barings, CV Joints, Tie Rods, Steering rack, Window motor, Dash gauges & lights, Radio, Heated seats, Converter & Exhaust, Rotors, Calipers, Strut mounts, struts, 02 sensors, A/C, mass air flow sensor, injectors and some other engine parts. Now the supercharger is dying, and there is a strong vibration during acceleration that no dealerships can seem to figure out. Also, the car is rusting in spots.

2000 Pontiac boneville

3.3
PAM AMATO on 08/12/2005

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

Lots of problems with this car. Window motors keep failing, ac went out, transmission problems. Looks good, put poor quality mechanical devices

Looks and drives better then built

4.1
Michael02pb on 08/07/2005

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

I really enjoy the design of the car, it is a very sporty for a full size car. It handles and accelerates with great ease. However I spend more on repairs then what I acutally spend on the car payment

Fun to Drive, but has mechanical issues

3.8
RPM on 07/30/2005

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

Bought this "used" car in March 2005. Very sharp and sporty looking car and very fun to drive. Plenty of power. Fully loaded, has all the bells and whistles that the SSEI has, but without the supecharged engine. But since we've bought this car, it had to go back to the garage 4 times now for minor, but annoying mechanical issues that shouldn't be happening on a 5 year old car. Now it has a water leak on the rear passenger floor. The wife really loves this car, but I wish we had waited and bought a Monte Carlo SS.

roberto

3.1
roberto9088 on 05/25/2005

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

Engine and transmission very good, very good handing. Interior materials very cheap, the seats are horrible and very unconfortable. The body paint need to be improved the quality. The rust is coming out already. I changed two of the four electric motor windows already.

My First Pontiac

4.4
Poor Boy on 04/07/2005

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

Overall pretty good car. Steering rack was leaking, had it replaced under extended warranty. Window motor went out, again replaced under warranty. Great Gas Milage. Intermediate steering linkage has been a problem, fixed under recall but now acting up again. Purchased car almost three years old with 23,000 miles and bought it for half of new car sticker. Never owned a Pontiac before, thought I would give it a try.

2000 Bonneville SE - Great car!

4.9
2000 SE on 03/19/2005

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

I bought this car new in Dec 1999 when the new styling was introduced. I love this car. Lots of features, power and luxury that's hard to beat for the price. Very roomy interior, fun to drive. Great styling. Very reliable. Have had a few minor things repaired. I recently purchased a new 2004 GXP and love this car even more. My wife is now driving the 2000 SE.

Its alright

4
Josh on 01/29/2005

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

this car looks very nice, looks a little like a race car. However I have had problems with this car also, struts make noise when you turn the wheel, outside temperture gauge, fog light switch, And even the passenger leather seat heater burnt a hole in the seat!! And drivers heating element burnt out completely, looks nice but if you plan on owning this car for a long time, dont dream of it. This car is only 3 years old, and I cant imagine whats going to go wrong next in another 3 years.

Hope to buy another Bonne

5
Great Car-Joleen on 09/18/2004

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

Love this car! Hate green but bought this green car because it was worth the money. Husband wanted a Bonne so I relented. Now I wouldn't trade it off and hope to put 200,000 miles on it. I now have 120,000 miles on it and have had very little wrong with the car. The cup holders are somewhat small and I do hate the battery behind the back seat. Under warranty, the alternator had to be replaced but really has worked great since. Handling is a major plus! And the car has plenty of power with the 3.8 engine-pretty good fuel mileage (25- 30) too.

Love the car/ditch the dash lights

4.3
Kennndoll on 07/29/2004

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

Best car I've ever owned overall; rides nice and solid, 30-32 mpg highway. Other than a brake rotor problem during warranty period, I've had nothing done to it except scheduled maintenance in 50,000+ miles of driving. Only problem is an annoying shimmy at 70mph which started in front and went to the rear after I rotated the tires, so it's either a bum tire or a wheel hole off center. This is a lot of car for the money. My only beef is with those annoying red dash lights that can only have been designed by someone under 40; too hard on older eyes!

Buy Something Else

3.3
Displeased on 06/26/2004

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

We have loved driving this car. Looks great! However, we have had several problems with it. Rack and Pinin had to be replaced at 1000 miles,and since then at least once a year, transmission problems, catalic converter had to be replaced, carbarator had problems, dash board panel peels, had to be replaced. Shakes and Rattles in side, High road noise. Cup holder is for two cups, but it will only hold one.

A comfortable sleek rocket

5
lRocket on 04/12/2004

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

This is third Bonneville and best yet. Very fast, economical and a joy to drive. 600 miles a day is nothing and you feel fine after. A lot of car for the money. Much more comfortable than Avalon or Maxima

Great Car

5
Travis A. Filing on 02/10/2004

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

What a great car! Fun to drive and reliable. My 2nd Bonneville and certainally not my last!

my first but not my last bonneville

4.5
rshaw on 02/09/2004

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

bought in 2003 with 17000 miles; great car; need time to understand all the bells & whistles. got extended warranty thrown in by the dealer; good thing, it didn't cost me a dime to have rear window motor replaced. would definitely buy another.

Sweet ride for a great price

4.4
SteveG2000 on 12/29/2003

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

Found one of these with low mileage, and I feel like I paid twice as much, this is a great car.. The outside design has hardly changed in four years so it still looks like a brand new car.

Must have been a monday car

3.9
wanna import edition on 12/28/2003

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

Where to start... driving home from the dealer suspension was knocking - turned out to be broken bolt. Engine kept stalling while driving - bad crank sensor (towed 3 times before diagnosed) Engine soft plugs poped while driving Steering column was replaced twice. Door panel replaced twice Seatbelt mechanism rattled and squeaked. Transmission failed after 38 months and 27000 miles. Now exhaust flange has cracked (no impact marks per dealer - it just failed) Dealer and GM have been great in fixing the clunker - it just my time that is wasted and nerves that are being wracked.

Momma's Silver Baby

4.9
sportsfreak on 12/15/2003

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

After 33000 miles this vehicle has proven to be very reliable. My ife and I have enjoyed it very much. we are planning on selling it to our son very soon and buying another GM vehicle.

Shimmy Shimmy KoKo Bop

2.6
the booky on 10/25/2003

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

Although I have really enjoyed the three Bonnevilles I've owned, this 2000 model is the worst of the bunch. Lots of rattles & squeaks plus a lot of front end difficulties. Now they tell me the drive shaft is shot and needs replacement. Some strut squeaks and woes thrown in for good measure. Replaced brakes (new) make a lot of noise too. Still it has been reliable in all other regards.

Great design and ride but poor quality

3.3
Abbott on 10/25/2003

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

Love the design, performance, and ride. But,quality has not been good.Power steering and rack went out at 1000 miles.Other problems in the first 25000 miles include lose headliner, sunroof track misaligned, leaking window, power window broke, cracked speaker, numerous door rattles, ignition switch replaced, manifold gasket leak, replace tie rod ends, replace steering shaft. Now at 38,000 the transmission is acting up. The console has a 2 cup holder but the holders are too close together so only 1 cup will fit.

Brake Eater

4
Minnesota Bound on 08/08/2003

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

This car was a 2000 at the end of the model year. First 250 miles, complete change out in transmission. Sun Roof has never sealed correctly. On my 4th set of front brakes in 57k miles. Switched to Ceramics…expensive, but seem to last longer with out the black front tires. Trunk lid leaked until missing gaskets replaced. Radio is better suited for AM only. On the plus side. Not you fathers Bonneville. Performance on the SLE is surprising. Gas mileage, outstanding. Feels like you are flying a jet at night with all of the gages and computers. Power drivers seat a must on this car. Great handling with correct tires in the snow and ice.

Fun to Drive

4.1
Bryscott on 07/25/2003

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

The Bonneville SE 4 door sedan has a great ride. The Over all feel of the car is fun and sporty. With the 3.8 L 204hp engine it has enough power, but not too much. The body style offers a sleek / sporty look. The only problem is the interior space. It doesn't fit tall people very well. Unless you like to lay down to drive. Is very dependable. Averaging 25 to 30mpg it is very fuel efficient.

I would have spent the money elsewhere

3.5
JD11 on 07/19/2003

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

Just not impressed with the vehicle. As mentioned in previous critiques, there are many little problems with it. There was no compressor/airconditioner put in the car when there should have been, right tire rod had to be replaced (25000 miles), now experiencing muffler problems (40,000 miles on car). IN addition, there is a continuous rattling behind the steering wheel. THese are problems that should not occur in a new car. Just a dissapointment

2000 BONNEVILLE REVIEW

4.8
kimmyb on 07/17/2003

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

We were exceptionally pleased with the quietness and handling with this car. Also pleasantly surprised with the mileage we are getting 28*29 mpg highway.Very impressive for a 3.8 Liter engine. It is better on gas than our 1997 Lumina was!

Problems problems problems

3.8
Kempster on 07/02/2003

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

Ive had the car 3 years now and its been nothing but a headache. Traction control light and ABS sensors have been replaced 2 times and now the lights are back on again. Struts needed to be replaced, intake manifold cracked and there is now a problem with the steering box. Chrome wheels started pitting day one. Fortunately the warranty covered all repairs but the time the cars been in the shop is to much for a 3 year old car with less than 34,000 miles. Cant wait for my company to replace this car, I hope it lasts to October.

Little Things

3.8
beach on 05/28/2003

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

Previously owned 97 model, this model not as good. Fit and finish disappointing especially around sunroof. Blew out a engine drain plug in first year, but overall reliability was very good. Performance of the car was great, nice ride, terrific power and good handling. Car was surprisingly good in snow and very good fuel economy overall. Just a lot of little things that make the car disappointing for what you pay for it.

Very nice car with a few problems

4
WIdriver on 05/19/2003

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

I love the look. I love the handling. The 3.8 engine continues to prove its durability. BUT, they have to redesign the split-bench front seat. Very uncomfortable. I use a seat cushion and that helps. And, I remember a time when seats were comforatble enough to fall asleep in. Not this car! The steering column stick shift covers the radio controls when in "Drive." DUH! The back seats are too low unless your kids are six feet tall. But for the money and size, I can't find a better vehicle.

AWESOME

4.9
StealthXtreme on 05/11/2003

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

This car has been one of the best sedans I've ever driven. And working at GM I've driven quite a few, since I get a new vehicle every three months. This has outperformed my son's friends in their 3000GT's ( SL's of course ) and their sporty little ricers. Awesome torque and power, especially when upgraded like ours is. Yes, only 12,500 mileage.

Sporty, Fun To Drive, Great Economy

4.9
Leo-Bailey on 04/27/2003

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

What a great ride! I have 26000 miles on the car with none of the problems listed by other reviews. Did have a shaking problem between 65 & 70, but found the tires to be at fault. Goodyear replaced them free of charge-- Problem solved! Solid, great handling and fantastic fuel milage with great performance! Some girl followed my wife for 10 miles just to tell her the car was the best looking car she has seen. She wanted to know the make and model

SSEi = Super Special

4.5
absbill on 03/13/2003

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

This has been a great car for my wife: a real looker, classy, excellent fuel economy considering how powerful the car is. She's been very happy with it.

Very Decieving

3.5
Not Satisfied! on 02/24/2003

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

This car is not what you think you are getting. Have had to replace racking pionion 5 times, transmission had to be replaced, new brakes in less than 5000 miles, makes popping noise all the time, front end will not stay in in-linement, Tire Rods has had to be replaced 4 times, Tires are to expense to have to ahve replaced so often because of the rubbing of the tires. Do not recommend this car to ANYONE> It is a LEMON!

reliable, sturdy and comfortable

4.3
little red vette on 02/23/2003

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

Sturdy with lots of interior comforts. Very reliable, never a problem. Appears a bit bulky in the exterior design, but you can't compare the quality and reliability.

Expected ecitement and quality, oops

4.3
UKFan on 02/12/2003

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

As a previous owner of a 1995 SEL, I really like the improvements in the 2000 model. I've had a few issues: replaced heater fan, water gathered under the spoiler and would spill into the trunk when I opened it, an A/C hose failed last year. But what really pissed me off, was both of the rear power window motors had to be replaced within two weeks of each other. This happend at just under 40,000 miles and the dealer nor GM would cover it under warranty. I had to go through a lenghty process to get 50% back from GM.

Looks can be deceiving!

3.6
Not Impressed on 02/08/2003

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

I love the looks of this car, However we have had to replace a lot of "things" on this car, no tire rods were on the car, rackingppion has had to be replaced 4 times, cadlic converter had to be replaced, several items, list to long to mention, in my opinion Pontiac should recall the models from the year 2000, to many "little" problems that have had to be replaced! Also the interior dash panel has had to be replaced because of peeling around the gear shift, radio, etc.

Switching from a Cadi to a Ponti

3.6
NewBonnOwner on 01/20/2003

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

Traded my 95' Black Deville for this 2000 Bonniville.....What a difference! The bonniville is much quicker and more agile but is quickly noted for a lack of styling and cosmetic appeal from my former car (according to friends). The gas mileage is great comparatively to other big cars and the driver feel/form is good. It doesnt ride like a hog nor quite or roomy but it rides damn good.

Fun to Drive

4.6
Darth Vader on 01/20/2003

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

I had a 1995 Bonneville SE previously that I traded in for this car. I love the Bonneville's for there size, performance, comfort, styling and just the simple fact that it's FUN to drive.

2000 Pontiac Bonneville SLE

5
BJ Baker on 12/28/2002

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 love my Bonneville!!! Exterior styling is awesome for a 4- door.

good old bonnie

4.4
woodsy on 11/29/2002

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

This has a terrific car. It's fun to drive, has been reliable, and looks good. My only complaint is a small back seat. Very uncomfortable for adults, and definitely too small for 3 people.

It's just not my ol' 94 Bonneville

3
It's for sale on 11/29/2002

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

When I purchased this car, I was in hopes that it would compare to my 94 Bonneville. Didn't happen. The r&p steering has been replaced twice before fixed. Fan blower motor replaced, still chirps. Dealership trying to find clunking noise near glove box. Have installed a windshield and "three alternators" (not sure why)with the noise still there. Terrible wind/road interior noise in front and back. Front cup holders are too small.

driver and passenger comfort

3.1
adm on 10/31/2002

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

The split bench seat is worthless due to console design. With the drivers seat up and forward you can hardly get in and out of the car. In general leg room is not what you would expect in a full size car. You get as much out of a Grand Prix

SSEI

4.9
APS on 09/06/2002

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

$ well spent; you will not be disappointed; a great family sport sedan

pontiac

4
alanna on 08/23/2002

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

Very sporty car but for a family there is not enough leg room in the back.

Definitely Attitude

4.6
Jam K on 08/20/2002

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

This car has been superb regardless of the trouble spots. At 1,400 miles the supercharger blew and took the engine with it. The dealer was more concerned as to what caused the problem rather than just fixing it. The heads-up display was scrambling and needed replaced as well. The StabiliTrak system is amazing and works well especially in the snow, although a sensor had to be replaced twice to keep it working. Other minor annoyances were the A-pillar trim panel keeps coming loose, the sunroof needs tightened occasionally but never leaks. Even still if you drive one you'd likely buy one! Truly Luxury With Attitude!

Disappointed

3.6
Disappointed2 on 08/12/2002

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

Styling was underwelming. I appreciated the changes in the chassis. Interior is spacious and comfortable, the convience of the tire pump is great! Performance is adequate (I am waiting for the GTO , next year) First problem was electrical took dealer 3 times to fix. Verbal explaination of repairs, "you don't want to know!". Now have racheting noise in the steering I am told the car was bottomed out ... the "Craddle" is bent and the noise/popping we hear is body flex. We don't drive radically. Even though there are signs of the undercarraige being scraped there is no way that we impacted anything hard enough to warp the Craddle.

Great American Car

4.8
Stephen on 08/07/2002

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

This is my 4th Bonne; 88, 93, 97 and now 00. Great car with smooth quiet ride and handles well for a large sedan. Each one was trouble free with less than $200 maint. per year (excluding tires, since that's dependent on how you drive). Fun to drive. They just get better every year.

Fun, Sporty, Solid Value though...

4.8
kevmark on 07/14/2002

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

I was very impressed with this car. Have searched for a few months..so no quick decision here. I like almost everything about it except for the cup holders up front, they actually overlap each other so only two cans can fit, no large cups, or at least not for the two of you!! Pretty stupid design, what was up with that engineering quirk? Also, the middle of the radio/CD display is dark so some characters and numbers are unreadable. I'm hoping this is simply a bulb burned out behind the display.

Nice Car but

3.9
yahoo waa on 06/15/2002

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

Nice car but I have had nothing but problems with is shaking at 65 mph. Now the brakes pulsate as a result. Dealership unable to fix 5 times. Would not buy another one.

LOVE THIS CAR

4.8
EBBAL on 05/13/2002

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

FUN TO DRIVE, GOOD ECCELLERATION,RIDES GREAT, HANDLES WELL, NICE CAR, I WOULD BUY ANOTHER. I LOVE THIS CAR

Great Bonneville

5
ctlackey on 05/08/2002

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

My Bonneville has been a excellent running car for the past 46000 miles of driving. Average 28 mph driving at highway speeds of 75 miles per hour. I am 6' 5" tall and weigh in at 240 lbs. and find this car very comfortable driving it up to 16 hours at a time on trips across country. Original tires still show little tread wear. Every component of the car has operated flawlessly since delivery. When car was first test driven, I reported defective seat belt sensor which was replaced before delivery. I could not be more satisfied with this automobile. Would buy another without hesitation.

Exciting to Drive, Passenger Space Small

4.4
LC768 on 03/20/2002

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

This is an exciting car from the view point of the driver, however, from the passenger view piont the interior space is too small and not as spacious as previous models. Really disappointed in the downsizing of the passenger seating area.


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