1998 Pontiac Bonneville - Consumer Reviews

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Comfortable car - engine issues
By kjkrgk on 06/28/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought the car new because I fell in love with the looks and ride. Had absolutely no problems for 3 yrs, only needed routine maintenance. At 48000 miles the engine suddenly siezed, needed total engine replacement. After 2 months of aggravation and argument, GM and the dealer each covered a third of the repair costs, and threw in a $1500 certificate for a new GM vehicle. I still love the car, but don't have the same level of confidence when I first bought it. I plan to keep the car for another 4 to 5 years, hopefully no further major problems will develop.
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Fun Sedan
By ejant on 05/23/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan

Review

This was my third Bonny. 90 and 96 prior years. This it one strong sedan. Not too much out there can be comparable in performance for a sedan. Truly "Luxury with Attitude". The alternator went on it at 23,000 and the transmission at 34,500. other than that nil. Ya gotta drive it to beleive it.
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Run away from Bonneville & GM
By Nomorbonnevilles on 05/08/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 4dr Sedan

Review

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?
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98 Bonn.
By emmk on 03/23/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

Review

Vehicle is roomy as expected for it's size.Good mileage.Will not score more then average for handling at speeds over 60.Rock and pinion was replaced at 43,000. Traction Control not much of benefit. Large moon/sun roof is a plus. I'm switching to an import for price value.
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a big fan
By quikie on 03/17/02 23:23 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

Review

i am a big fan of the bonneville, the car is at 77k, and runs new and perfect, i did 120mph it the other day, car runs perfect
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overall performance
By faynor on 03/12/02 10:49 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

Review

this vehicle has been one of the better cars i have owned - have had only one problem, that being a rear oil seal - which was covered by the warr. - has very good gas mileage 29mpg on trips - is comfortable - and still is a good looking car
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intake problems
By robb on 03/02/02 11:50 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan

Review

the vehicle has been a great car. the only problem is the intake manifold. issues of cracks, i had the problem at 54k miles and pontiac did help out. i was a second owner and they stood behind the product i was happy for that.
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