I bought my car with 142k on it, it's been a little over a year and I'm about to break the 150k mile barrier. I can only say good things about my beloved Bonnie; she's never failed me. This car is great; I give it my full recommendation. If you're looking for a good car that will last with you through thick and thin, then this is the car for you.
Good pickup, comfortable as all-get-out, stoutly built, easy to work on by a home mechanic, etc. etc.
Rear door seals can leak, especially in the bend on the back part of the rear doors - check them from time to time to make sure they don't pull away from door and cause water to come in, interior quality in spots leaves something to be desired...
My 93 Pontiac Bonneville has been the
best car I've ever owned. When newer,
36 MPGs were possible when highway
driving. Now with 203K, 22-24 is
average. I've replaced evey major
engine appendage (alternator, power
steering, tensioner, etc.), but the
engine itself is still going strong.
A/C has been the most problematic.
I've spent 1k over the years in A/C
repairs, but a new factory compressor
at 175K miles seemed to solve the
problem. For an American car, the
Bonneville is one of the best.
Engine. The 3800 Series 1 is a great
engine! Watch plastic plenum in the
Series 2 engines.
The best car i have owned yet. 1
alternator change but the 4wheel anti
lock brake has gone out twice. I use
castrol oil in it ever 3,000 miles.
133k miles and she still has all the
pep as when i first got it. The car is
I have had real good luck with my
Bonneville. I bought it used in 94'
with 40k miles on it. I was a little
skeptical about it but it was loaded
with all the features I wanted. So
here I am 10 years and 150K miles
later. All I have done is routine care
and maint for the most part. I did
have some brake work (master cylinder
and reservoir) as well as alternator
The 3800 is a real good engine, and the
performance is good enough for regular
drivers like myself. It has a real
nice ride and has held up well over the
Interior stuff. Like the radio
controls on the wheel, they stopped
working so I just put an after market
cd player in it. Also the A/C knobs
have cracked (about $12 each) The sun-
visors and clips are lacking, and the
right-rear power window stopped
I drive close to 40,000 miles a year.
Combined HWY/CITY driving. I get oil
changes every 3,000 miles, and have to
replace the brake pads once a year.
That's absolutely all for maintenance!
I love this car. Close to 200,000 miles
and I wouldn't trade it in for
anything. Very pleased owner. Have
driven cross country, and easily
averaged 450+ miles per tank!! Normal
city/hwy for me is 325 per tank. Safe
Great fuel efficiency. Acceleration is
the same as when it was brand new.
There is a coolant hose fitting on top
of the engine block which is plastic.
It will eventually fail and need to be
replaced with a metal fitting ($14 from
dealer). The shop wanted $250 to do the
work. Did it myself in 30 minutes.