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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Sedan

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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 205 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/26 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


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 :)




Big green lemon

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 4dr Sedan

Bought this used, with clean CarFax and low miles. Put few miles on per year, and keep up with routine maintenance. Thank God I got an extended warranty. Thousands in repairs of all sorts in the 4 year warranty period, including a replaced engine - which lasted 5500 miles before the 3rd engine. Add'l items not covered by warranty, like sunroof, gauges, fuel lines, starter, and on. Rusting in odd locations - under fuel fill, window pillar on driver's door. HUD is cool, but invisible on sunny days. Power is inadequate - couldn't outrun anything but a heavy truck.




Warning!

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 4dr Sedan

I bought this car a year ago off my Dad and ever since it has been a nightmare. Shutting off randomly at first. Then the water pump blew out in October, $300. One month later my Upper Intake Manifold cracked for a second time in 3 years flooding the engine with coolant causing my starter to blow as well when trying to restart. The Upper Intake Manifolds on these cars are made of cheap plastic. They will crack on your car around 100k to 130k. Its a 1200 dollar repair bill as well. After happily owning a 95 Grand Prix, 94 Trans Am and an 02 Grand Am I was very disappointed by the Bonneville..




Run away from bonneville &

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 4dr Sedan

I purchase my Bonneville SSE new in 1998. At $56,000 the plastic intake manifold cracked, allowing fluid into the cylinders which locked down the engine. Now at 102,000 miles the same thing. No help from GM either time. I am out over $2000 for this poor engineering design. The more I look into it, this is a very common problem with this engine. From day one, the car has had a vibration. I replaced the Goodyear tires with Michelin and the dealer replaced 2 more sets until he found tires that were close enough to perfect to reduce the vibration. Is the suspension so bad I have to search the country for 4 perfect tires so the vehicle doesn't vibrate?



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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