Used 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Pontiac Bonneville - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

11 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Bonneville model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
love it - style, performance, economy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By clevelandbonneville
on

Vehicle

2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car is great. I bought with 90K. It now has 102K. I love the style. Very stylish car. Its big!! Its comfy. It has a very quiet cabin. The gm 3.8 is an amazing engine. Actually got 30 mpg when doing a highway trip of 480 miles. with 16 gallons of gas. It has a big gas tank at 18 gallons. Don't need to fill up much. Normal MPG is about 25 with highway/city mix and not winter out. One problem it died on me on the freeway. Kinda scary. It was the Mass airflow sensor. It happened out of nowhere. No engine lights. I would replace this at 100k miles or sooner. That's when it died on me. Besides for that no problems. You can probably have autozone replace for you.


Best Features

style, motor, stereo, pretty much whole car. What a stylish car. I think they look cooler than cadillacs honestly.


Worst Features

nothing. Let engine light warn you of an impending serious problem like mass airflow sensor going.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Amazing underrated car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By clevelandbonneville
on

Vehicle

2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

So far owned for 3,000 miles. I got this beautiful car for a bargain price with 90k miles. It drives like it has 30k miles. I've gotten between 23 and 27 mpg per tank so far. Nothing has broken except for a burned out head- light bulb. Very smooth torquey engine with silky smooth shifting transmission. Lots of style. More style than all the imports for sure. I love the look from the back and side especially. Only cool Chryslers and Dodge's have more style but they are troublesome. This car feels heavy and well-built and safe. Nice looking interior with a large trunk and back seat. This car is big and a bit tricky to maneuver in parking lots and city but its a dream on the freeway.


Best Features

Powerful 3.8 and smooth transmission. Great sounding radio with song/artist display. Stylish and uniquely American exterior and interior.


Worst Features

none.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Awesome Vehicle, Bring it back!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jdkan1
on

Vehicle

2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Well, about one month after we purchased the car, it had a recall on a steering linkage. Since then (it now has over 100,000 miles on it) it is going strong. Good mileage (20 in town 29 on the road). Bullet proof 3800 Series II engine. Only the normal wear and replace things such as tires and brakes. We just did the first tune up and are getting ready to replace shocks, struts, coolant flush and refill, new surpentine belt and transmission service, hope for another 100,000 out of it! One of the best cars we've ever owned for durability and comfort.


Best Features

Coold orange gauges, low profile, wedge styling. spoiler on trunk lid. very comfortable car.


Worst Features

Better support in back seat.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nice deal
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jeff
on

Vehicle

2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is a large, safe, 4 door sedan built by the UAW in Michigan. It is based on GM's G platform which also underpins the Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS, and it is lighter than both of these cars. Most of the shortcomings of the Bonneville have been addressed in GM's newer models, but if you can live with them, the price is incredible.


Best Features

Old-school tires, rear seat air conditioning, bulletproof powertrain (GM 3800 series II and 4-speed transmission), decent mileage, orange dash lights, good acceleration and handling (especially low end torque), cup holder fits Big Gulp perfectly, big windows, good visibility, solid platform and ride


Worst Features

Plasticky interior, dated wedge styling (still cool IMO), buzzing in door due to speaker vibrations, brakes squeal, unsupportive seats, 5-position non-telescoping steering wheel, no side airbags. When the Bonneville comes back I'd like to see it on a large RWD platform with a sexier engine, trans.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Never Again
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mikki
on

Vehicle

2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Not a good car through rain and puddles. It only has 27,000 on the odometer and the trans is shifting hard, clanking noise every now and again in front. Brakes have been fixed once and checked three times. They still squeal. Mechanic says it's the brakes they put on cars these days. Also has blind spots. Paid $22,000 and is simply not worth the money. I'm trading it in A.S.A.P


Best Features

Good MPG, rides smooth and it looks sleek.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

  • SUV
  • Sedan
  • Truck
  • Convertible
  • Minivan
  • Hybrid/Electric
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT