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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 19 reviews
1997 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 18 reviews
The Pontiac Bonneville has always had a reputation for full-size luxury and room, and the current generation of Bonnies also deliver a younger, sleeker style and a lot of performance power.
There were few changes to the 1997 Pontiac Bonneville. The two trims, SE and sportier SSE (with self-leveling suspension and lower ground effects), came standard with a Series II 3.8-liter, 205-hp V6. An SLE package on the SE and SSEi package on the SSE added performance suspension, badging, lots more interior features, such as leather seats, traction control, and power sunroof, and a supercharged V6 that got 240-hp. New in 1997, the SSE got a premium sound system and a new automatic transmission. The four-speed allowed the driver to select between normal and performance modes. It was available as an option on the base model SE.
Standard features on the SSE, including power driver's seat, cruise control, keyless entry, and automatic climate control, were options on the SE. ABS brakes, fog lights, daytime running lights that changed to low beams as it got darker, and dual front airbags were standard across the line.
The 1997 Pontiac Bonneville receives praise for its enormous interior room that comfortably fits people over six feet tall. Its smooth handling, responsive steering, quiet ride, and engine power are also rated highly. The Bonnie moves fast and has great pickup with the supercharged V6. It is comfortable on long trips and a lot of owners like the new sound system. Low marks go to the common problem of a cracked manifold, costly repairs and maintenance, and a wide turning radius. Weak climate control is also a downside. When you open the trunk lid, collected water or snow tends to pour into the trunk. Some drivers wish for more horsepower.
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Pontiac Bonneville Questions
Stopped To Get Gas And Went To Leave Car Wouldn't Start, Wouldn't Even Turn...
Just bought the car a week ago and now it sits. It was running great right up to putting gas in and then nothing. It won't turn over but radio and lights work. Has new battery and new starter.
I Have A 97 Pontiac Bonneville. It Starts And Then Shuts Right Back Off. Ra...
The first time it happened, the car turned back on after sitting for about 5 minutes. Now, it just turns off. I'm only the second owner, previous owner had no problems.
97 Bonneville Surges Rpms Idles Rough Or Not At All
code comes up with P0102 MAF and P0300
Why Doesn't My Car Not Want To Shift From 1 St To 2nd Until It Reaches 30 M...
The car shifted fine until I replaced the upper and lower manifold gaskets. the car accelerates great, but doesn't want to shift until the rpms are above 3000 rpm. The tps checked bad so I replaced it...
What Powers The Fuel Pump In A 97 Bonneville
My fuel p in my 97 bonneville is new and works, however, it's not getting any power. I need to know what powers it so that I can trace the problem and fix it.