1997 Pontiac Bonneville User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Bonneville Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 1997 Pontiac Bonneville reviews.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSEi Supercharged Sedan Review
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4

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3.8 Supercharged engine is great. Still runing strong with 238,000 miles.

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Getting hard to find stuff for this car.

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One Of The Best Cars I Have Owned. — Love the power of the 3.8l Supercharged V6. It offers a nice compromise with power and feul economy. I get 24mpg around town and about 28mpg highway. Awesome road car! This things cruises down the highway. I have to be careful of the speed in this thing as it rides so smooth you will be flying down the road at 90 plus and not be able to tell.

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jericks5 writes:
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Very reliable, lots of options, very roomy.

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None

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It's Been A Very Reliable Minnesota Car — It's been my car since I was in high school and I am now in graduate school, it is still running strong. The car has 240,000 miles and has no ill effects of driving in the cold every year. I've been living in Fargo/Moorhead for the last 7 years and have never had a garage. Even with 30 below temperatures,60 below windchill, and four feet of snow the car still started every single morning. Great car for driving in the winter due to the FWD. I wish they still used this engine in other cars. Easy to drive and very reasonable maintenance costs since it's a GM.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lumo93 writes:
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Very comfortable, big car, torquey engine, lots space in the front and back, cavernous trunk,  good handling for a big, older model, American sedan,and a solid car.

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Cheap interior materials, front wheel drive, not a very sporty sedan (but for it's time it was great).

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Loved That Car. — I loved my Bonneville. It was a great vehicle to have as a first car, and I would love to have another '97 Bonneville, preferably the base model with the SLE package. This car was great: it looked cool, it rode so nice, it didn't have very high performance numbers, but the engine felt like it had more power than it did. The 3800 Series II engine was considered a world class motor, and I can see why. It handled snow very well and always went where I needed it to. It was a very solid car, which made it great when the wind decided to try and blow over a building. It was pretty decent on gas, felt sturdy, and ran no matter what. I absolutely loved my Bonneville. I miss it a lot.

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Clayton writes:
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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EVERYTHING!  Especially the seats and factory stereo.

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They don't make them anymore.

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Awesome Bonneville Sle With 291k Miles — AWESOME CAR!! Got 291,000 miles on her and still going strong. Has awesome pickup can carry 5 full size people and their luggage while getting 34+ MPG highway and 20+ intown and that when your "go- pedal happy" Show me a Toyota that can compare....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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acceleration

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top speed

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Good Fun — Great fun off the line (mounds of torque!), but somewhat lacking on the high side on the highway. EXTREMELY comfy tho!Fit and finish was good overall, but "the little things" tended to be lacking in overall quality and reliability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSEi Supercharged Sedan Review
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Power, fuel economy (on highway), lucury.

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A boat of a car, very big. Fuel economy poor in the city.

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Luxury At It's Finest. I Tore It Apart For The Engine. — I only bought this car as a donor car for my project fiero. I wanted the massive, powerful supercharged engine for my little fiero, along with the transmission. After a week of driving though, it was a really, really tough thing to do: tear it apart. The car was awesome. Fast, powerful, comfortable. Great on gas on the highway, and every luxury I could think of. 12-way adjustable leather seats, auto-tinting rear-view mirror, power everything, heads-up display (a sort of holographic display that puts your speed, fuel, blinker lights and stuff in the windshield area for easy driving, without taking your eyes off the road, very very cool).

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Great car.  Very comfortable.  Reliable.  Great on gas.
Couldn't ask for a better car.

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The only thing I hate is that the Wisconsin winters have started to rust it.

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1997 Bonneville 40th Anniversary Sle-awesome Car! — This car has been absolutely amazing! The most comfortable car I've ever been in. Lots of options and tons of power will still getting 30+ MPG. This has been the best car for me. Maintenance costs are cheap and after 287,000 miles she's still going strong. This car has one of the best drivetrains ever built (GM 3800) and the FWD is great in the snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Randy writes:
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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it has lot of power

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nothing

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Great Family Car — I paid $800 for the car Since i new the guy so he give me a deal on it. It need nothing and it look like a brand new car inside and out. The ehgine and transmission run like new. the brakes are really good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Heather writes:
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If you are a tall person

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If you are 5' 5" and under this in not a good car for you

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Good Reliable Car — This is my hubbys car all i need to say it has over 200,000 miles on it. It will never die. It does not cost that much to maintain just your normal maintence. It is very easy to drive and handle in the snow.

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Randy writes:
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Nice riding car on highway

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nothing really sucks about it

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Great Car! — It is a clean well taken of pontiac Bonneville that has the 250 horse motor and gets up and goes very well has a very nice system inside the car as well...jvc head unit with eclipse speakers and kicker sub with a clarion amp.

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

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2003 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

Great Beginner Car, With A Cult Following By Josh

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

All Around Good Car By Nicole

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