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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSEi Supercharged Sedan Review
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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

Pros: Very reliable, lots of options, very roomy.

Cons: None

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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

Pros: EVERYTHING!  Especially the seats and factory stereo.

Cons: They don't make them anymore.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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

Pros: Great car.  Very comfortable.  Reliable.  Great on gas.
Couldn't ask for a better car.

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

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSEi Supercharged Sedan Review
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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.

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

Cons: Getting hard to find stuff for this car.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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

Pros: it has lot of power

Cons: nothing

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: If you are a tall person

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

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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

Pros: acceleration

Cons: top speed

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice riding car on highway

Cons: nothing really sucks about it

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville Se — Smooth ride, ok acceleration for such a heavy car, never broke, but it did eat a lot of gas. Bought it cheap and sold it for a profit after cleaning it up. Would have kept it but found a Grand Prix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth and quiet

Cons: Not super fast and relatively unattractive

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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My Bonneville — With 185k miles on the clock and being 12 years old, this car still performs beautifully! The only mechanical repair it's needed in the 2 years I've owned it is a fuel pump, the rest is solid. I get 18mpg hwy & city, and solid highway miles have been over 32mpg at one time. The car drives like a boat and has the turn radius of a greyhound bus, but thanks to it's SRS it's the smoothest riding car I've owned (in addition to having "couch seats" as my friend called them), but it holds tight to the road and corners like a sports car if you know how to handle her.

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

Pros: Good solid car, low maintenance, ages gracefully, very roomy and comfortable.

Cons: HUGE turn radius, rear drum brakes, wiper motor is very lethargic

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2005 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

I Love My Pearl By migration_badkitty5961

Had her since she was 4 years old. With regular maintenance...she is still running strong! Regular oil changes and tire rotation. Only problem at 150,000 is head gaskets and a slow oil leak. Nothing m... Read More

This Is A Great Vehicle. Now I Know Why There Is A Pontiac Club. By James

I did a lot of research about this car before I decided to buy. Great ride and drive. Seats are as comfy as you will find. Car has plenty of power whenever needed. Gas mileage is consistently at 28 MP... Read More

2003 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

Bonneville Or Bust By Roger

Despite issues I've had with this vehicle ,It handles well with lots of power to get me where I'm going. Interior is very comfortable has all the bells and whistles that I haven't had in other vehicl... Read More

A Great Cruiser ,sharp Looking ,value And Affordable Car By BonneV

Handles wonderful on the interstate and has like 16-17 mlg in town and 20-23 on the hwy. the car rides smooth and is comfortable love the ride ,the sunroof makes summer and winter enjoyable. Great i... Read More

2002 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

Great Beginner Car, With A Cult Following By Josh

It's a great car with gobs of power and plenty of modding potential. Great stopping power and stellar looks. Not much in the aftermarket for appearance, but creativity isn't stopping that. These car... Read More

Nice Ride By Steve

The only thing I don't like about this car is it's not a FORD I like it on trips it's comfortable and fun to drive. wish it had a super charger but it runs ok for a GM product. My wife fell in love wi... Read More

2001 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

To Much Maintenance. By Kerry4996

It is the best thing I have ever driven, but that doesn't say much. It leaks coolant, ATF, and oil. As long as you aren't low on any of the leaking fluids, it runs great! But I think its time for some... Read More

Sleek Domestic Sport Sedan By yourbuickgmcguy

I love the way it handles and the power is more than adequate for a car this size and the MPG is great on the highway. The 3.8 liter is great and was one of GM's best 6-cylinder engines for many years... Read More

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