2003 PONTIAC Bonneville

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283,444 Miles
138,176
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 283444
Color: Black
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 3.8L V-Shaped L36
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: BRIDGETON, MO


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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

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

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

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 47 reviews

Get your feel with this Pontiac Bonneville

5
Mandy Carter on 11/12/2016

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

This car is smooth sailing, comfortable, and just an all around great car. You'll love it! I've had it for 2 years and put some good miles on it....because of my jobs and visiting family out of town. Had ball joints replaced and CV joint on drivers side replaced. Other than that....it's been a really great car. I'm just wanting a smaller car because I'm a delivery driver.

Best Ride I've Had

5
Rodd on 09/01/2015

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: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Wish I could buy another car new just exactly like mine. 281,000 miles. Only major repair has been replacing intake and valve cover gaskets.... Knock on wood....Shooting for 350K with no major repairs...

Fun to drive, many repairs

3.5
kirkhemphill78 on 08/04/2014

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

60,000 miles, rear air shock bladder broke, $360. 65,000 miles, mass flow air sensor, $205. 70,000 miles, paint started peeling off hood and below gas cap, did not fix. 70,000 miles Service Engine Soon light, cracked vacuum line to gas tank, $105. 85,000 miles, upper manifold gasket and PVC valve, $895. 85,005 miles, throttle position sensor, $169. 90,000 miles, Service Engine Soon light, replaced gas cap, $105. 95,000 miles, replaced vacuum control valve, $169. 112,000 miles, replaced catalytic converter, $140. 125,000 miles, rebuilt transmission, $2,200. Not enough room to show all.

Great car!

4.4
crames33 on 03/01/2013

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

I bought a 2003 bonneville when it was 8 years old with 86,000 miles and it was in perfect condition! Besides routine things, I never had work done on it. It got great gas mileage on the highway and was a smooth comfortable ride. I recently totaled it when we got a snow storm but I walked away completely fine! It still drove and the engine sounded fine but a lot of body damage was done. I'm looking into getting another bonnelville. Great cars! Very roomy (especially the trunk) and looks sharp too. I would definitely recommend this car for anyone especially for a family car.

2003 Bonneville with 160,000 miles

4.6
Sean on 09/29/2009

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

I am 18 years old and this was my first car. I bought the car two years ago with 130,000 and it ran great. I still have the car and it's still going strong with 168,000 miles. The only thing i have had to do with it is scheduled maintenance (oil changes, balancing tires, etc). Fuel economy is great for a 6 cylinder. It has a very smooth ride, and i like the comfortable leather seats. It also rides quite well at 120 mph. One of the only things i do not like about this car is that it is quite heavy, and does not stop as quickly as many other cars I have driven.

Hate my Bonneville

3.1
belyache on 06/17/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Purchased used, after 2 years I started noticing some transmission slippage from 1st to 2nd.. Then came the the transmission not engaging 1st. I had the transmission replaced, it worked fine for about 5 months. Now it is doing the exact same thing. It also has an annoying steering grind. I would not recommend this car. I have also heard others complaining of transmission problems with this car.

Love my bonni

4.6
Wendell on 04/10/2009

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

Purchased new. Had intermediate steering shaft replaced uhder warranty. Clicking returned at 45,000 miles. My local mechanic put oil in hole at top of steering shaft and now is fine and charged me nothing its abouy a 5 min. Job. Had problem with Goodyear 17 in tires. All have been replaced 2 times under tire warranty. Car is fun to drive handling great. Would buy another one if they still made them. Replaced brake rotors and pads. My only expence to date in over 6 yrs of driving this car. Have had no problems with broken nobs or interior plastic. Car still looks new inside and out. Great looks handling and economy. Buy American. This is my 2nd bonni love them

My 2003 Bonne

4.1
Larry Stevens on 05/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 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 would rate this a good buy! It has performed better than expected. The only problem is something that just came up in the last 6 months which my dealer calls "knuckling," which is when you turn the wheel you experience a "grinding" sound. I am told that GM has no solution for this which is a great disappointment to me.

Great Pontiac Ride

4.5
Mike T. on 04/30/2008

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

This car is a pure joy to own. In 150,000 miles there have been no repairs other than regular maintenance and crash repairs. The fuel economy is very good, better than some of my friends with much smaller cars. Just a note, this is just another in a long line of nearly flawless GM cars that I have owned. Bravo!!

Fun, Good Looking and Great Value

4.5
Schoenerman on 08/27/2007

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

This car is vastly under rated from what I've read. The value therefore is very high due to the relatively low trade-in values. I purchased mine 2- years used with 17,000 miles on it for under $17K. It has never had a problem - currently at 76,000 miles. The 'Buick' 3800 V-6 is the best engine on the American market. All you have to do is change the oil regularly and this car will go and go. I love it.

Supercharged SSEi midnight blue

5
Amber on 08/01/2007

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

Love it! I have always had a Bonneville or an Olds Aurora- love big sedans. This is my favorite of all time! My car is beautiful - love the look in and out and that supercharger is wow. Very comfortable ride

Brakes, Vibrations, and Steering Column

2.4
Tom Wallace on 07/17/2007

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

This car is the biggest lemon we have ever purchased. From day one, it has had an extreme vibration that no one has been able to get rid off. The car has 44,000+ miles on it. After 2 new sets of Michelin tires, countless tire balances, alignments, badly warped rotors at 43,000 miles, sticking calipers, drivers seat that shifts when taking curves, and 2 fixes to the steering column, we still have bad vibration, brake problems, and a seat that shifts - to the tune of about $3000. Oh yes, also had water coming in from under the car as well as in the trunk. I hate this car! GM will not get another sale from me.

Nice ride

5
tony on 06/25/2007

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

I traded my 2004 Grand Prix for this car. It’s a much better ride than the GP. Fuel economy 23 city 28-29 highway. 1 problem since owning was a repair of $46 dollars. Other than that it runs like a top. Comfort. It rides better than my 2002 Concorde Limited.

Missing my Bonneville

5
Ponti-mani-ac on 05/06/2007

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

After having 3 Grand Prixs, I went up to the Bonneville. Wish I had done it sooner. It was a fun to drive, comfortable, sporty, yet classy car. I got great gas mileage, avg around 28mpg. Never had any problems with it. I came out of an almost head on collision at 50mph, taking the brunt of the hit down the drivers side, with no injuries! Unfortunately it was totaled. Now I have a 2007 Grand Prix, since Pontiac discontinued the Bonneville; Bigmistake Pontiac! Would have bought another Bonneville for sure!

Steering Nightmare

3.6
Pete on 01/18/2007

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

A lot of fun to drive, not bad on fuel consumption, and has good looks. At 5,000 the steering rack was replaced, and at 26k we had the intermediate shaft in the steering box replaced w/ a new part. At 40k the cluck,cluck, noise started again "intermediate shaft" the dealer along w/ GM claims there is no safety problem and live with the noise. I'm 55 and this was my last GM product.

Love my Bonneville

4.8
Honeypml2003 on 11/14/2006

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

I really love my car! I have had it for over a year and have driven it to death. The only problem is that the fuse to my interior lights keeps blowing. Other than that it is comfortable and a fun car to drive. When you keep the oil changes current it really accelerates! Gas mileage is okay! Oh and the plastic things in the car keep breaking (cover for the vanity mirrors for example) Other than that it is wonderful and a pleasure to own! IT is VERY reliable!

First Impressions

4
jonnyoz13 on 04/23/2006

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

Have owned this used Bonneville a little under 2 months. Some notes: Fuel Economy; around 27 average in mostly hwy driving, not bad. Comfort; very nice ride, front seats could use additional bolstering in the thigh area. Performance; very good, accelerates nicely when pushed. Accomodations; huge trunk, back seat roomy-head clearance ok even with sunroof, heat/ac with dual climate works nice (although fan runs at same speed for both sides, just temp difference. Annoyances; data computer seems off- gallons used short about 1 gallon out of 17 which shows misleading fuel economy-miles to empty-etc, oil life monitor at 67% after 3300 miles? Conclusion; great family cruiser, 9/10 stars

A Beautiful Vehicle

4.6
Gregory Tocco on 02/21/2006

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

I purchased this Certified Used Vehicle from my local Chevy Dealers' Used Car Lot. This 2003 Pontiac Bonneville SLE is easily one of the nicest vehicles I have ever owned (and I'm 46). The overall styling is striking and I get a thrill everytime I see it! I'm getting almost 24 mpg in mixed (city/hwy) driving. The reliability is exceptional! I simply love this car! I am also very disappointed that GM has discontinued producing the Bonneville (as of the 2005 model year). I will drive this car for quite a long time. In fact, my plan is to drive this car for at least another 5 years, then look for a clean 2005 Bonneville GXP and be in Bonneville Heaven! (I know the 2005 GXP is the best ever!!)

Bonneville, good quality, fair price

4.5
mdjinic on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Had trouble with the steering wheel initially. Strong vibrations in the wheel. This was corrected under warranty, and has been fine since. Engine has given me no problems. Highway mileage consistently 28-30mpg. Seat is kind of hard, and feels like it leans toward center of car, but not the most uncomfortable car I have been in.

Our 03 Bonneville

5
Robert on 08/13/2005

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

Have mad some very minor mechanical issues. Seats could use slightly larger bolsters. Dual climate system could be a bit more effective. Overall very pleased with the car. Very powerful for a six cylinder. I actually do not mind the premium fuel requirement as it gets very good gas mileage for such a large car. Averaging 24 miles to the gallon with a mix of hwy and city driving.Could use a bit more knee room on passenger side (I am 6'1").

Love my Bonneville; could be roomier

4.6
Tim Houseknecht on 11/30/2004

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

I bought this vehicle because I love the way it looks and rides. One pro reviewer didn't like the looks of the 02 model, but I think it's one of the best looking cars out there. It handles great on the interstate and all country roads. A couple of complaints: Mine doesn't get 29 on the highway (lucky to get 24). A friend tells me he gets 29 or 30 on the highway with his SLE. I wish it had the room of the Chrysler cars. I'm 6'4, my wife is tall, and so are my kids. For that reason, I should have looked more seriously at the 300 or Intrepid (tons of room). If Pontiac ever made a roomier version, I'd buy one. It's a well built vehicle.

GM came so close to getting this right

3.6
SpiceUmUp on 09/03/2004

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

The car is good-looking, very comfortable fro very long rides, has a large truck, gets good gas mileage, handles, and rides well. BUT: little parts break off, the latch on the trunk pass through broke the third time I used it, the paint on the radio buttons has worn off, the sun shade flops like a deflated balloon, the paint on the wheel covers is flaking, and the reception on the radio is AWFUL. How hard can it be to put a radio that can get decent AM reception in a car? My VW can get New York AM stations 45 miles from NYC that have long faded to static in the Pontiac. GM needs to start doing the little things well

BOOMING BONNEVILLE

5
PRESTON PAPKE on 05/06/2004

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

FOR THOSE WHO DONT BELIEVE THAT AN AMERICAN SEDAN CANT BE FUN AND ECONOMICAL, THEY HAVEN'T DRIVEN A BONNEVILLE!

2003 Bonneville SSEI

4.9
TOPTIMLRD on 03/02/2004

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

Fun to drive. Doesn't fel like a large car. The 240 horsepower allows plenty of throttle response. Very comfortable interior, seats could use a little better bolster however. Great driver interface, great sound system.

My BONNEVILLE

5
Chuck Finch on 11/09/2003

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 a very exciting and responsive automobile to drive and own, not only is it fun to drive it has class. You folks do not rate it high enough on your car ratings. This car is as good or better than the forign imports and you can take that to the bank. I will put my Bonneville against any of them. The Mercedes and Lexus's don't have anything over this car. This car will eat them up for breakfast. I know I have done it. I work for Daimeler Chrystler and they don't make a ride this good.

Sleek car

4.9
Msscoot on 11/01/2003

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

I absolutely love this vehicle. Feels like your riding on a cloud. Love thie lines on this car the sleekness of it.

I LOVE MY BONNEVILLE

4.5
BEV12STER on 10/30/2003

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

WE HAD A 1997 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX AND I WAS NOT SURE I WOULD REALLY LIKE A LARGER CAR LIKE THE BONNEVILLE BUT I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT. THIS WAS MY HUSBAND'S CHOICE AND I WAS VERY CAUTIOUS AT FIRST THINKING IT WAS SO MUCH WIDER THAN THE GRAND PRIX BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE. IT IS VERY CLOSE IN WIDTH. I'M REALLY GLAD WE WENT AHEAD AND PURCHASED THE 2003 BONNEVILLE SSEI. IT'S A REAL EYE CATCHER BEING A BEAUTIFUL BLACK CAR WITH THE CHROME WHEELS. I'M REALLY HAPPY WITH IT.

Sweet Bonnie

5
ProvemWrong on 10/19/2003

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

I traded a Regal for the Bonnie. so glad I did. This car is more stylish, great comfort, excellent layout inside and out, the butt warming seats and independent climate control keeps the old lady happy, better handling and suspension with more power. Lots to enjoy from the Dash lighting to the leather comfort ride. Easy cruise... XM Radio and moon roof. Great car.

This car can move!

5
dmk on 09/23/2003

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

The Bonneville gives outstanding acceleration and steering performance. I wanted a hybrid sports car / large car. The Bonneville fits the bill.

Fun to Drive

5
cneri on 09/13/2003

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

Nice smooth ride, easy handeling.

IT`S AWESOME!!

4.9
cscib1 on 08/28/2003

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

Did lots of research on this car and reviewed this site alot. This car is AWESOME! It is stylish inside and out, inside dash is unreal, lots of fun gadgets and cool dashboard at night. The ride of my SSEi is like `floating` on air. Best car I have ever owned. Lots of fun to drive. Even let my wife drive it sometimes!

Duke of Bonneville

4.8
Toastmaster on 08/05/2003

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

I have been driving a 2004 SSEi for 10 months now. The car is awesome for highway crusing. Gobs of power once it gets up and going. The SSEi suspension is pretty nice on more demanding roads, but you do have to remember this is a LARGE car and it doesn't handle like a sports car. The tires howl when you push it hard, but it is well behaved and easy to drive. Acceleration is powerful, but not quick. The leather interior is very quiet and comfortable. Adult rear seat passengers rave about the ride and room in the back seat. If price is no object, you can get better, but at this price point, GM has a really sweet performance minded luxo-cruiser.

My car

5
Jskinner on 07/30/2003

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

I have had several automobiles and this has to be the best. It handles great and has the extra pickup needed to pass in a tight situation. It also looks tough.

Nice Car

4.6
shumpert on 07/20/2003

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

First Pontiac owned, good power, handling is excellent for a full size car, quiet and interior styling good. back seat is a little rough for 6 footers, and not to thrilled about placement of the battery underneath the left rear passenger seat. Otherwise, a fine automobile for the price.

bonneville ssei

3.6
pontiac on 07/20/2003

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

The front seats do not go back enough. Getting in and out is not very comfortable. The light control is not in a comfortable position. The windshield wiper control is in a bad position also. I am 5'2" and when larger or taller people enter the car the front seat is very uncomfortable. I also do not like the 4 dr idea. I owned a Pontiac grand prix gtp and enjoyed it very much. In fact this Sept 2003 I will be buying a new grand prix. They handle better and are a lot more fun to drive and have a lot of room in the front.

2003 Bonneville SLE

5
jandres on 06/23/2003

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

The moment I sat in this car for the first time I was hooked. The cockpit reminded me of a jet airplane. Being an engineer, I loved the controls and layout of the interior (especially the instrument panel). The ride and power of the engine are exceptional for this size of car. Lots of room in the back and very comfortable. I opted for the leather seats. Ride and handling are superb. This car is a gem. BTW, Some complain about the lower body- side cladding. I believe it is a plus since it protects the lower part of the car against stone chips and door dings.

Blast to drive, very happy with this car

4.9
CACruising on 05/29/2003

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 car is a blast to drive if you like a car with power that handles well. The suspension gives a great ride for long and short trips. To eliminate some expensive options that we did not want (12-CD, Satellite radio, chrome wheels and sun roof because of head clearance), we ordered the car. It arrived in 4 weeks. Had a water leak problem with trunk through the bolt holes that hold Spoiler. It was fixed after a couple of tries.

Another floater from GM

3
josh4488 on 05/21/2003

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

1) Horrible handling. No on-center feel, wanders (with correct alignment); rolls heavily and non- linearly (including over its sidewalls); steering has super-weird feel while accelerating hard. Brakes warped in less than 10K mi. 2) Slow. Geared incredibly high (second gear can take you well over 100 mph), so there's little off-the- line power. Above 55 mph the car refuses to downshift into second - feels slow at almost every speed. 3) Junky interior. Bad plastics. The steering wheel has a squishy feel to the humps at 10 and 2. Buttons look haphazardly placed. Steering wheel obscures gauge cluster.

Loyal Bonneville Buyer!

4.4
Loriorio on 05/17/2003

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

This is my 4th Bonneville. My trade was a 2000 Grand Prix GT...super sharp looking but just not a Bonneville. Bonneville's ride is smooth and quiet. Driver seat is so comfortable and controls are easy to find and use.

Best Family Sedan On the Market

5
Joe Dixon on 04/13/2003

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 bought our Bonneville just last month, we previously had owned a 94 Bonneville. The car itself has a good design its quite attractive, for someone who has a family and wants something big enough to easily ride in comfort and have plenty of power doing so, then this is the car. The engine sound is amazing. As soon as you open up the engine the supercharger roars, its really gives you a rush. When test driving the vehicle, a Ford Mustang GT pulled up becide and we had a bit of a drag race, we easily pulled ahead of him, beleive it or not the pedal was not to the "metal".

Oldman's hot rod

4.8
t-bone on 03/29/2003

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

Great all around car. Lots of pep and handles great.

Sporty Mom car

4.8
nmhst on 02/26/2003

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

This car not only looks good,but drives wonderfully. I have three kids and they have plenty of room. The trunk space does not let me miss my SUV. Don't let the name "Bonneville" mislead you. It is not the big old bug car.

worlds best car ever!!!!!

5
john anderson on 02/07/2003

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 car is amazing i love every moment i get the pleaser of riding in it. it gives me something to look forward to every time i hit the highway for work.best car i have every owned.3800 seres 2 v6 has great pick up.

worlds best car ever!!!!!

5
John Anderson on 02/07/2003

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 car is amazing i love every moment i get the pleaser of riding in it. it gives me something to look forward to every time i hit the highway for work.best car i have every owned.3800 seres 2 v6 has great pick up.

Supercharge It!

4.8
leaseman on 01/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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 is a handsome vehicle now that the universally hated body cladding has been replaced with simple molding. The driver's seat is like a cockpit with soft, comfy leather seats and an assortment of lights and gadgets that will make any techie drool. Acceleration is snappy with the supercharged engine, the only noticeable lag being when the car was being driven aggressively up a steep hill. This is a fine American performance sedan.

Love our SSEi

4.8
BonnyLad on 10/14/2002

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

Wow! Now I know some of you sports car nuts are going to cringe at this statement, but.....Our 2003 Bonneville SSEi is one of the fastest best road hugging vehicles I have ever owned and I ve owned a few. Excellent creature comforts, plenty of pedal, and amazing sound system and fantastic all round performance. My highest recommendation.

Sweet 'n powerful Bonnie

4.9
Ming on 08/11/2002

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

I love these cars. Great tire squealing acceleration off the line, none of that "240 hp" that only comes 10 minutes into driving it up to 10,000 rpm. Instant power. The interior is comfortable, but the headrest is a little odd - it supports my head only when tilted forward. Love the heads up display and at your fingertips radio controls. Only problem was insulation in the trunk at one spot leaked. Fixed under warranty.


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