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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Sedan

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Pontiac Bonneville Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Big car for a small price. Strong V6 engine. Stylish sheetmetal.

  • Cons

    Soggy suspension. Odd Halloween pumpkin taillamp illumination.

  • What's New for 1998

    Second-generation airbags are standard, the SE comes with a standard deck lid spoiler, and the SSE gets more standard equipment. New colors freshen the aging Bonneville.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Rock solid car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

We've had Saabs and VWs, Olds and Buicks, Dodges and Triumphs. This Bonney, now at 237,000 miles, is the best car I've ever had (even though it's being a sedan kept us from being able to move furniture in it). Time, distance, and New England winters are finally catching up with it -- no major repairs ever needed until this past year -- and I'm finding that I cannot find anything near as good and as responsive and comfortable to drive (while being affordable) as the Bonney nowadays. Massive, major mistake to deep-six Pontiac and Oldsmobile.




Great car! i love my

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

I purchased my 1998 Bonneville SE in 2004 with 76,000 on it, now it has over 143,000. Being that it was sitting on a Chicago used car lot for I don't know how long, I didn't know if it was a good deal or not buying through Ebay. After I got it, I have several things done to it. It's still a good over all great car. In 2011 I had the anti-freeze problem fix with gaskets replaced, upper plenum (Upper air intake) replaced, water pump, radiator, spark plugs, wires, all hoses, all sensors, and starter replaced. Even though nothing was wrong, I still wanted to be safe than sorry. The new radiator sprung a leak and I fixed that with Bar's Leak. I also replaced the stock muffler with a Flowmaster.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

I bought this car with 155,000 miles on it for a straight $2000 in 2008. I loved my Bonnie, but I was a pretty brutal driver. Although some things broke (lever for high beams, speakers, side mirrors, etc), I'm actually surprised more didn't break under some pretty heavy use. The only engine problem I had was serpentine belt snapping that lead to a few other problems such as a blown radiator and teaked power steering. I took this car to DC and back a few times and had an extremely comfy ride. This car is HUGE and great for moving. Has great pickup and gets to 100 easily. Bad city mpg, but great hwy mpg approaching 28-30mpg (lazy 5th gear). Heavy handling, but fun enough to drive. Great Car.




I love this car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 4dr Sedan

It was a great car I have it right now but will be trading it for a newer car, haven't had any problems with it :)




Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

I bought my Bonneville with 140,000 miles on it. It now has 158,000. The person I bought it from replaced the transmission and struts. It's a really great car. I had to replace the water pump (really cheap part, and fairly easy to repair). I love driving it. It's been extremely reliable, and it's nice and roomy.




My bonnie is the best

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan

I bought this car from an individual, and I am ashamed to say that I was very ruluctant to buy it because of a Grand Am I had before, which was a big piece of junk, but now I am so glad that I did. It's the best and most dependable car that I have ever owned. Rides smooth, the seat adjustments are awesome, very comfortable, has a lot of kick when you need it. She has 230,000 miles on her and shows no signs of stopping. I have had to replace the water pump, a pulley and the belt, and the radiator hose, thats it. Awesome car, and I would love to buy another one but they are getting hard to come by anymore, the 98 models are the best in my opinion.



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Full 1998 Pontiac Bonneville Review

What's New for 1998

Second-generation airbags are standard, the SE comes with a standard deck lid spoiler, and the SSE gets more standard equipment. New colors freshen the aging Bonneville.

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Talk About The 1998 Bonneville

1998 Pontiac Bonneville Discussions See all Started By

mmctighe
mmctighe
07-04-2014
1998 pontiac bonneville car runs fine until you come to stop light then tach drops down to 500 also...


que69
que69
07-09-2014
I have a 1998 pontiac bonneville that normally runs perfect. I went outside to start it up and it started but shut off,like 5 sec later.... My power windows not working, my music work so its not my ba...


theiceman
theiceman
05-21-2001
You don't say what trim level you're looking at. Nevertheless, you should check out a reliability rating of the '98 at Carpoint. They report minimal problems....



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