2005 Pontiac Bonneville User Reviews

2005 Pontiac Bonneville Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"exhaust" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"sound" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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William296 writes:
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Good acceleration and build quality.

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Bad Gas milage 24 MPG and poor factory breaking. To bad they stopped making the Bonneville in 2005

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I Always Loved The Bonne Gxp's — Breaking was a bit slow untill I put D/S rotors and Ceramic pads on. Now it breaks awesome.

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trnrdrrck writes:
2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP Review
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really fun to drive and dependable in snow

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too many quirks with workmanship

trnrdrrck
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Love The Car!!!!! Hope To Be Able To Fix Everything, A Real Keeper — I absolutely love my "Bonnie" GXP. It's my second one (First SE leaked in trunk). I love the exhaust,interior,ride,performance etc. However, I think I am the unlucky one that ended up with the poorly built version or dumb mechanics-heater fan suddenly really loud & vibrating,leaking in rear & front interior(supposedly via sunroof),sometimes transmission will not shift properly which was fixed once before (a small computer chip in engine)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremy writes:
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5

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Handles like a dreram, one of the smoothest rides I've ever had the pleasure of putting my arse in.

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Trying to find one.

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Absolutely The Best Car I've Ever Rode In! — Hugs the road like a Cheetah chasing a Gazelle, I absolutely love the instrument panel, reminds of a small plane's cockpit. Everything is accessible from the driver's seat. Makes driving more enjoyable for me, versus past cars I've owned (with the exception of my 1979 Hurst/Olds.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ruzzinator writes:
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looks, ride, power

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storage space in console, lots of brake dust on those nice wheels

ruzzinator
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Hey I Give It 10 Out Of 10 — 11/20/10 = Just found my 2005 Bonneville GXP, white tricoat with 18,000 miles. What a find. Have only driven a few hundred miles but I love it. A real head turner. Love the Northstar smooth power delivery and throaty sound. Very comfortable. Mileage not bad, 17 city, 24 highway. Really awesome so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jwdstang2000 writes:
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5

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powerful

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gas guzzler

jwdstang2000
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Gxp — fun car, drives great. expensive to maintain. love beating up on little tuners at the stoplight when they least expect it. looks like your typical car, but runs like a true sprts car. love it. 1 all the way. WOOHOO!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Douglas writes:
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Styling, features, handling, acceleration, exhaust note

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Gas mileage, build quality, dealer service, Northstars eat motor mounts

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All The Guys At The Repairs Shops Love It. So Do I. — This has been the car I've loved the best so far. I drove it to the Fairmont in Dallas, and the valets LOVED the car. Everywhere I take it and leave it, they seem to like it better than the expensive German metal.

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John writes:
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Exhaust/ heads up display!

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gas mileage/ premium fuel

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Love It! — I love my GXP, we named him Reco. He has 45,000 miles and runs amazing. I love how when I drive, i always get stared at. I love it. It has quad exhaust, tinted windows, and remote start. I wouldn't wanna drive any other car.

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donhank writes:
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This is possibly one of the best sports sedans GM ever made. It has so many good qualities it was devastating to me to see the Bonneville end and then the Pontiac line thereafter. Pontiac was the one GM line that did have driving excitement. This GXP has beautiful lines, great power and a truly great exhaust  sound for a family car. I have had three Bonnevilles: a 2000 SSEi, and two 2005 GXPs. I have had BMW's, Mercedes, Volvos, and Saabs, and I would prefer this GXP over any of them.

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The front seat is just a little cramped for a guy 6'5" tall. Bigger brakes would have helped this otherwise greatly refined and well executed design for an American sports sedan.

donhank
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Another Great Orphan Bites The Dust. — Pontiac has been a favorite of mine since owning my Firebird TransAms. This car has great handling, great traction, decent brakes and nice performancce. The cladding gave the car perfect looks. A great sound system with XM radio and On-Star. The Tricoat White Gold paint is beautiful. I wish Pontiac still made driving excitement cars. I thought this GXP was a worthy sports sedan to replacce the fun I had driving in My TransAm. Now I get my driving excitement from my Sky Red Line, another great orphan.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
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Sounds sick

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MPG

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Bottom Line - Mustangs Beware — Strong V8 and tone Good bang for buck Looks aggresive and sporty yet classy Highway mileage is decent (24 mpg) Very fun to drive Brakes should probably be upgraded Handles pretty well for a heavy car Could have had a few more interior upgrades

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John writes:
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Its awesome! I love this car, rides will!

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none

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Head Turner — Awesome car! Rides great! This car is a head turner down the road! Love the throaty exhaust and the tinted windows. Only bad thing is the gas mileage, 18 on the highway is not the best, but I still love this car! Its amazing!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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