Pontiac bills the Bonneville as "Luxury with Attitude." That's an accurate description, given its basis on Cadillac's Seville platform and available 240-horse supercharged V6 engine. If traditional Pontiac styling twists your crank, and you want a large sedan packed with performance and features, the Bonneville is your kind of ride.
by jyanis on Dec 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this Gem almost 3 years ago at 140K+ miles. I was hesitant because of the very high mileage but I was told it took routing trips that stretched several states by the owner. He also had done a lot of work to get it ready for it's next owner.
Well, I am at 196K+ and I have only changed the oil. Very reliable and still strong even though it is a senior citizen mileage wise.
I drive it hard and still get 22 MPG on EVERY tank. That is an accomplishment because I burn gasoline...lol!
She is very comfortable and roomy...I am 6'1" and 270lbs. Not confined at all. Another BIG plus!
If you can find one in good condition, you will be pleased. The push-rod motor will run forever!!
by oldwiz09 on Feb 7, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I'm experiencing the same problems as many of these reviewers. I've had 3 window regulators go bad and replaced them myself, which wasn't bad once I figured out how to remove the door panels. Interior lights frequently blow the fuse. Just replaced heater blower motor and resistor. Intermediate steering shaft bumps but tech bulletins say this poses no real problems. IP lights are slowly fading out. I have enjoyed owning this car overall but all these quirks make me want to never own another GM product.
by streetside56 on Jan 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
we have a 2002 bonneville sle its the best car my dad has owned but recently we have had some major problems. first off it started shifting hard we thought nothing of it until it started jerking when you accelerate. a little after that it started dying at street lights in the middle of traffic.we have replaced the coil packs and everything any help would be greatly appreciated.
Only subtle changes are on tap for the 2002 Bonneville. Most notable on the list are new front and rear fascias for the base SE model, while new exterior badging and dual exhaust tips debut on the SLE and SSEi models. Newly styled 17-inch wheels, three new exterior colors, LATCH child-seat anchors, an improved Monsoon sound system and redesigned cupholders round out the changes.