2002 Pontiac Bonneville Overview


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2002 Pontiac Bonneville Overview

Representing GM's sportier line of cars, Pontiac's stalwart has been the Bonneville, now over 40 years old and still going strong. The 2002 Pontiac Bonneville delivers minor changes, including a restyled front and rear end on the base SE trim, new 17-inch tires for the SE and SLE, a retooled center console and cupholders, and new badging and exhaust pipes for the SLE and SSEi.
Engine choices have not changed for the 2002 Bonneville. The SE and flashier SLE have a 3.8-liter, 205-hp V6 engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. The SSEi is the sportiest model with its supercharged 240-hp V6. All have dual front and side airbags and ABS brakes standard. A recent redesign in 2000 gave the 2002 Pontiac Bonneville a stiffer frame for better handling and control. Though just the base model, the SE comes nicely equipped with power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, remote entry, and a security system. The SSEi features self-leveling suspension, a digital information center that gives drivers warning, a heads-up display that allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road, anti-skid capability, power leather seats, and magnetic variable steering.

The 2002 Bonny seems to be a mixed bag. Owners love its expansive room for five, comfortable seats, peppy V6 engine (especially the supercharged) and its tight handling and responsive steering. Pickup and speed performance are excellent on the highway. Gas mileage is good for a full-size car and it drives like a much smaller sports car. The European-like styling is mentioned highly, as are the heated seats option and the convenient heads-up display feature. But the 2002 Bonneville seems to need a lot of repair work, including problems with the steering column and water leaks through the trunk and window seals. The cupholders are too close together and some owners find all the dash gadgetry too confusing. Less headroom than previous Bonnevilles is also bothersome. Drivers report wind noise and body shudder.


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    So I Put In Aftermarket Radio Into My 02 Bonneville Last Saturday And Got I...

    so i put in aftermarket radio into my 02 bonneville last saturday and got it all wired up corectly it turned on he memry was saving everything was fine but last tuesday i turned my car one it worked...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

    Interchangeable Or Matchable Body Parts

    I need to know which, if any body from other cars will fit a Pontiac 2002 Bonneville. Mainly front end clip, ( bumper, grille, bumper cover). Any help is appreciated.

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    Where Does Vacuum Line Off Wiper Motor Go Too?

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    Ronald Johnson

    Sputtering Problem

    I have a 2002 Bonneville ssei supercharger it starting running rough out the blue and now sputters from taking off from a stop it does this between 0 and 30 miles an hour and after that it runs ...

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    David Ferrick

    Brake Pedal Goes Floor. Changed Brake Booster, No Change. No Visible Leaks...

    Brakes not working good so I changed both front and rear brakes. It looked like the rear brakes were doing more. Even after doing this pedal going to floor. Changed brake booster and bled brakes....

    127 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 months ago)