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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 Yes

Review of the 2002 Pontiac Bonneville

  • 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.

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  • Pros

    Loads of gee-whiz features, head-turning styling.

  • Cons

    Stout V6 in a segment that demands a V8, nameplate lacks snob appeal of luxury imports, head-turning styling.

  • What's New for 2002

    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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Driving excitement

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

Bought used. Had the usual problems with leaking door, intermittent steering shaft noise, and now rear passenger window regulator. No other maintenance problems. Pontiac delivers is Driving excitement promise. I get 28 MPG hwy and 18 MPG city with a Supercharged V6 awesome. This car makes me feel like I'm driving a luxury car with all the extras of a sports car. The interior is simple and pleasing to look at. The full power seats are extremely comfortable for long drives. I get at least 2 compliments on the looks of this car every day. Large spacious trunk. Smooth ride. Built in trunk tire inflater is great to have. Aggressive acceleration and handling. Best SPORT luxury sedan for the price.




2002 ssei

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

The car has been a delight to own and drive. The 3800 Series engine is all as advertised and more. I get 25 +/- MPG on the highway and 18 +/- in town. Handling is excellent and response is as well. I do have a few complaints ... a persistent leak on the rear spoiler allows water to store in the trunk lid and you get wet when you open the trunk after a heavy rain. The brake pads needed to be replaced after only 24,000 miles and again at 50,000. The tires - Goodyear Eagle RSA's are the original tires ... outstanding. Had to replace a rear window motor and heated seat element failed. All the problems have been annoying and should NOT have happened to a top of the line car. Overall a great car




Great car

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

Having been in a Grand Prix GTP I got used to the power of the supercharged 3800. This car is equally impressive and maintains 26+ MPG highway if I behave. Good traction ... 60K miles on original tires. Leaking spoiler (3 times to dealer)a nagging issue with no other quality issues. Brakes replaces after 24K and I am not hard on them. Dealer said it's normal for this car. Good stlying, comfortable on highway and a blast on side roads. Looks like Pontiac is moving to smaller sized cars so being a big guy this may be my last Pontiac unless they change their focus. High end stereo and all the goodies make this a fun car to own. Great tire wear ! Some balance issues as tire wear though.




This car could double as

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

I love the looks and the equipment. It is a lot of fun if you drive under 60 mph. At high speeds, the vibration will liquify your brain. The dealer has put three sets of tires on, replaced the front lower control arms, and road force balanced the tires at least six times. He now claims it is within GM specs, but the vibration is awful. Apparently, GM dose not have very high expectations for their cars.




2000 ssei

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

The more I drive this car the more I like it. I love the power this big car has left when driving at 55+. The improved headlights are great too. I've owned SUV's for the last 5yrs, this is my first car since my single days in a sports car. I'm impressed so far with this car.




Great value-better car than cadillac

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

After driving Sevilles for the last decade, we decided to try the Bonneville SSEi which is on the same platform as the Seville and $20,000 less. This is a better driving and riding car than its higher priced sister. It does lack a few options, V- 8, rear heated seats, wood trim, and the Cadillac mystic, but the super- charged engine is a great performer and let's face it, the Cadillac mystic is not worth $20,000. See what the Cadillac name means when the warranty runs out and you need any type of repair, $$$$$.



Full 2002 Pontiac Bonneville Review

What's New for 2002

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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