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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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This Is Just Terrible! — this is a horrible car. i have had it since new and it has been very problematic. it seemed fine at first, but then problems just kept happening, and i know it wasn't the dealer's fault, but pontiac's for making such a terrible car. i had the same engine problem twice! and, once i had finally payed the car off, the transmission went out. it was like gm was out to charge me money. maybe they could just make a good car. now there's an idea. in my opinion, a car should either be fun to drive or luxurious. the bonneville is neither of these. i recommend avoiding this car at all costs.

Pros: absolutely none.

Cons: reliability, styling, performance, build quality, i feel sick just getting in it, not that comfortable, not that fun to drive.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSE SedanReview
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Big But Nice — Its a nice car fro what it is. Has some cool features like Heads-Up display, its own air pump.

Pros: Pretty quick, looks nice, very comfortable

Cons: Typical GM issues.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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'97 Bonnelville — It runs awesome and has a 3.6L V6 in it... but I need to do some performance upgrades. Jet black with medium black tint all around and chrome wheels too.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSEi Supercharged SedanReview
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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).

Pros: Power, fuel economy (on highway), lucury.

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

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Nice Big Car — Good Acceleration and good braking but handled a little top heavy. Always wished it was rear wheel drive.

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: When anything went wrong, you were left standing.

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Good Car. — I bought this car from my pastor. I once drove it to Los Angeles, to Dallas, and then back home again. Great car for road trips.

Pros: Stylish.  Powerful. Comfortable.

Cons: Have to watch for missing coolant.  Notorious for intake manifold failures.  (made of plastic.)  

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Good Car With Only One Fault — This is a very nice riding car with generaly soft suspention which provides a very comfortable ride over speed bumps or normal roads. The engine is one of GM's most relyable, most well known engines, the 3800 series 2. Thee only thing that is known to go wrong with it is that the lower intake leaks about every 4 to 5 years. The power is good but I had goten acustumed to V8 power with a Ford 5.0 HO. The interior is very spacious far me. I am 6' 6" an the seat goes low enough that I can't look back out the rear windsheild and still see the road. The exterior styling is nice. I like it but not many people do. They call it an old persons car.

Owner for 0 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: interior space, relyability, styling

Cons: lower power but decent

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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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.

Pros: 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.

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

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1997 Pontiac Bonneville Review
Calvinthe1st says:
Very comfortable
vs2008 Pontiac G8 GT
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Front Seats Ranked 2008 Pontiac G8 GT worse.
"Love both cars but the 97 is the car"
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2003 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews

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