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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 205 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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.

  • Safety
  • 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Bad situation

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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.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Amazing car!

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my 2002 Pontiac Bonneville a few months ago, and absolutley love it. I owned a '91 Bonneville before, and was very suprised at how reliable the car was even with it's old age. I expected nothing less from my new one, and found that it is just as reliable. It is a very smooth and comfortable ride. The car's V6 3800 engine gives it the kick one would expect, while maintaining that level of comfort that is needed for long car trips. It is a larger car, so as you could expect, it does not get the greatest gas milage. Like any car, it does have a few issues such as the leaky doors and trunk, the poping noice in the steering, and noicy exhaust. Other than that, it is an amazing car!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Amazing

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

All the complaints dont define this car. Being a mechanic I know most of malfunctions are driver wear without maintnace. although there are somethings that just happen. the clunk noise in the front end is a strut plate the seals are just a litte flawed and owning many 3.8s the intake gaskets are only a matter of time. Fun to drive. Great gas mileage. Looks Sleek and has plenty of power and room if anyone complains about that tell them to get a mini van. Oh and one more thing. Start making them again !!!!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

No-more-gm

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I have been a loyal GM owner my whole life (now 45) and this is my last GM product. It is no wonder they are in the trouble they are. I have owned my Bonneville for almost 3 years. I love the comfort and it's a very fun car to drive. But if you read my review and other we all have the same problems. Mine has a bad noise in the front suspension. Persistent leaks. The rear spoiler allows water to store in the trunk lid and you get wet when you open the trunk after a heavy rain. I also leaks at the driver door and the rear floorboard. Had to replace a rear window motor and heated seat element failed.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Attention pontiac!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I love my Bonneville but this car has issues. Vibration in front end, popping noise in the steering, leaking doors, heated passenger seat stopped working and the trunk is leaking. I have had two new passenger side tie rod ends put on this car in 60,000 miles. Pontiac you need to step up to the plate and take care of these issues.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Unhappy at this point

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

My father bought this car and unfortunately he died 5 months after. I put car on the road 5 months later at 18,000 some miles in mar 05. Couple months later inside dome lights stopped working and battery died. Took it to dealer told them I thought there were electrical problems they said it was just a fuse, replaced battery. 3 months later inside dome lights quit working again. Awhile after that, driver side rear window just fell down one day. Passenger side front and rear power switches stopped working, heated seats stopped working and keyless entry alarm. Now at 69,946 miles car has bad vibration in front end and gas pedal at high speeds usually 55 mph and up. Just replaced wheel bearing and helped



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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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Talk About The 2002 Bonneville

2002 Pontiac Bonneville Discussions See all Started By

jaceyc
jaceyc
04-22-2014
I have had my 2002 Bonneville for over a year. It was in the shop for an oil change and check up in early March, but they didn't mention anything about these issues. 3 days ago, I found out that my wi...


kts0347
kts0347
10-02-2008
I discovered that both of my 02 SSEi rear package shelf speakers are shredded. The foam holding the cone to the frame has dry rotted. I need replacments....


scscars
scscars
11-18-2013
Looking forward to seeing pictures of your rebuild. I hope to learn something from it as there are fixes that I need to make on the 3800 Series II that I have in my 2002 Bonneville. Good luck!...



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